So you're looking for a great summer concert this month but none of the lineups suit your fancy and you're just not into any of the acts at Taste of Chicago. We've got you. There are still a few great shows left this month.
If you're willing to travel just a little ways outside of the city limits, the "Americanarama Festival of Music" will be well worth your trip. A stacked lineup includes Bob Dylan, My Morning Jacket and our hometown favorites Wilco. The show takes place Friday, July 12, at Toyota Park in Bridgeview. Tickets start at $65.
If you wore Alice Cooper, Tool or Black Flag t-shirts at any point during your life then you're likely familiar with The Melvins. They're celebrating their 30th year as a band this year -- quite the accomplishment -- and bringing their anniversary tour to Chicago on July 22 at the Double Door. Tickets are still available for $25. It's a 21 and older show.
We've all got opinions about her but how many of us can actually say we've seen Courtney Love live in concert. This could be your chance! She plays the House of Blues on July 18. Tickets start at $32.50. You're free to attend if you're 17 years or older.
Time to jam, man. You've got not one, not two, but three chances to catch Phish at the FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island (just south of the Loop). They play nightly July 19 - 21. Lawn seats are $45 and seated tickets start at $60.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra continues its summer residency at the beautiful outdoor Ravinia Theater with performances on July 12 and 21. Lawn seats start at just $10 and it's all ages.
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