Chicago is a city with music in its DNA. We’re home to our own one-of-a-kind Chicago style sound, a sound that fills our neighborhood clubs, summer festivals, and iconic music venues. And you can experience that sound for yourself, without having to leave your home.
These online shows will give you a feel for the Chicago music scene past and present. Check out the latest local musicians live streaming concerts or go back in time with archival footage of legendary Chicago shows and festivals. Explore online concerts and live streams to get your Chicago music fix from anywhere in the world.
Year of Chicago Music live stream concerts
Experience music in the key of Chicago with these live online concerts. Watch local musicians representing a range of genres, from late-night dance beats to interactive kids shows. These virtual events are in honor of the Year of Chicago Music, a citywide celebration of the city’s iconic and influential music scene. Don’t miss the full line-up of live stream concerts.
Millennium Park Summer Music Series
Remember sitting in the grass watching local bands under the stars? Relive those summer evenings with archived footage of the popular Millennium Park Summer Music Series. Check out all the Millennium Park Summer Music Series videos from the Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.
City of Chicago music festivals
Get your fix of your favorite Chicago music festivals, no matter where you are. Watch past sets from the city’s classic summer events, like Blues Fest, World Music Festival, Gospel Music Festival, Chicago Jazz Festival, and more. Check out the full playlist of videos from the Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.
Classic Chicago concerts archival footage
Do312 has collected some of the best archival Chicago concert footage you can stream at home, straight from the city’s most iconic music venues. Travel back through the decades with Nirvana at the Metro, Muddy Waters and Rolling Stones at Checkerboard Lounge, and the Grateful Dead at Soldier Field.
Ravinia Festival “From the Vault”
Ravinia, the sprawling outdoor amphitheater just outside Chicago, is releasing never-before-seen footage from their Steans Music Institute. Check their YouTube channel each week for unique jazz combos, chamber music featuring piano and strings, and collections of songs from classical to musical theatre.