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Summer in Chicago means music flows everywhere, inside clubs and concert venues and through the streets and neighborhoods. Check out these great upcoming shows for your summer music fix, including a FREE festival that celebrates the season by presenting concerts all across the city for one music-filled day.

Chicago Flamenco Festival

The year is off to a healthy start for dance in Chicago, with lots of exciting events coming up through winter and spring from both Chicago and touring companies, so plan ahead and mark your calendars! Here are 13 upcoming dance shows to see in Chicago.

Springtime Family Shows at City Winery

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 12:00 AM by Amy Bizzarri

City Winery

Fine wines and kids usually don't go hand in hand, but the City Winery Chicago (1200 W. Randolph St.), a 30,000-sq.-ft., fully-functioning winery, concert hall and Mediterranean eatery is inviting families to celebrate spring with a variety of kid-friendly programming. 


Forget the typical "dinner and a movie" date this winter without sacrificing the entertainment or dining portions of your fun night out. Concert dining, specifically dining while you enjoy a concert, is becoming more and more popular in Chicago.While we doubt the list stops here, we put together some of the city's best options.

Jazzin at the Shedd

When we think of ideal summer concerts experiences, the obvious choice is an outdoor festival of sorts. And while Chicago's parks and streets are literally overflowing with fest goers all summer long, that's not where your options end when planning a fun musical outing.During your next visit to Chicago, check out one of these unique concert experiences.

Must-See International Concerts

Music goes well with wine, especially when those tunes compliment the berry aroma of international flavor. This summer, City Winery vaunts an impressive calendar of live entertainment, including a handful of acts from outside the country. If you're looking for sultry Latin sounds to pair with fine Spanish wines, check out these can't-miss international artists.

New Venue Alert: City Winery

Monday, September 24, 2012 12:00 AM by Katie Karpowicz

City Winery

Music that goes well with wine,” is a phrase City Winery general manager, Greg Kitowicz, uses several times during our conversation. His recently opened restaurant/winery/concert venue in the West Loop is abuzz but, at first glance, I can’t seem wrap my head around it. My musical tastes were birthed in the dingy club scene where a tall can of PBR takes overwhelming preference to a glass of sauvignon blanc. It’s not until Kitowicz—who was transplanted from City Winery’s original location in New York—gives me the grand tour that I start to "get it." It's a venue that's rich and hearty, like a housemade red. Very clever, Mr. Kitowicz. 

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