Spring has sprung and we couldn't be more ready. It's not quite outdoor music festival season yet but that doesn't mean you shouldn't get in shape by checking out the impressive spread of concerts that will be popping up all across Chicago this month. If you need a kickstart, these shows are sure to get you in the mood.
Elephant Revival at Lincoln Hall (4/3)
What do you get when you combine bluegrass and gypsy song influences? The Elephant Revival. If you're a folk fan at heart, this band is for your. Their songs as both delicate and invigorating and they come off even better live. Tickets for their April 3 show at Lincoln Hall are still available for just $15.
John Legend at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (4/9)
John Legend hasn't won nine Grammy Awards off of his looks--though they don't hurt! The soulful singer is bringing his "All Of Me" tour to Chicago on April 9 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. He promises to bring an intimate acoustic set to the historic theater district venue. Tickets are on sale now.
Lotus at the Riviera Theatre (4/11-12)
Lotus has long combined breathtaking jam sessions and electronic influences to create something that makes for a fantastic live show. If there ever was a band that needs to be seen to receive the full effect. Luckily, they're playing two back-to-back shows at the Riviera Theatre this month. Tickets to both the April 11 and 12 concerts are $27.50.
Armin van Buuren at the United Center (4/17)
As electronic dance music continues to make its rise in the mainstream music scene, so do its best artists. Dutch producer Armin van Buuren brings his show to the big house--the United Center--on April 17. Buy tickets now.
Kid Sister at Reggie's Rock Club (4/18)
Chicago-born rapper Kid Sister has been rather quiet as of late which is why we're so glad she'll be here this month for what's sure to be another electrifying show. Catch her at Reggie's Rock Club on April 18. Tickets are $12 in advance.