Jay Z

Yes, it's cold but don't most great adventures begin with a daunting journey ahead? If these amazing bands and artists can brave January snow and slush to make it out for these sure-to-be great concerts, then so can you!

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Jay Z - United Center (1/9)

Jigga what?! Hot on the heels of his latest album release, Jay Z is bringing his Magna Carta Holy Grail tour to the Chi with a concert at the United Center on January 9. Tickets are still available starting at $71.

Buddy Guy - Buddy Guy's Legends (Thurs-Sun in January)

Buddy Guy

Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy is back this month with his annual January residency at his namesake club in the South Loop. He'll be appearing at Legends every Thursday through Sunday through the 31st. Tickets start at $55. Some shows are already sold out so don't wait too long to make up your mind about this one! For more show information, click here.

Keller Williams - Park West (1/17)

Keller Williams is jamming his way back through town on Jan. 17 at Park West. A man of many genres, the title of his current tour ("What The Funk?") should give you some indication of what to expect from this show in particular. Tickets are on sale for $25.

The Wailers - House of Blues (1/23)

If you're not familiar with The Wailers, here's (arguably) the only thing we need to say to peak your interest: They were Bob freaking Marley's backing band. Since Marley's passing, The Wailers have continued to bring reggae jams to stages across the world. They'll be at the House of Blues on Jan. 23 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Legend. Tickets are on sale now for $27. 

Chicago and Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Symphony Center (1/25 & 28)

When Chicago (the band) and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra get together on stage, you know it's going to be a one of a kind tribute the Windy City. Catch one or both of these special shows on January 25 and 28 at the Symphony Center. You'll hear Chicago's greatest hits performed like never before with the help of the CSO's immaculate musicianship. Limited tickets for both shows are still available starting at $80