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Chicago concert venues

Make a lasting impression on your attendees by ending your conference or convention with a rousing closing event at a dazzling Chicago concert venue. From Wintrust Arena at McCormick Square to a historic ballroom with vintage charm, you’re sure to find a venue that will wow your guests.

Wintrust Arena

Wintrust Arena, a 10,387-seat sports and entertainment venue, is located at The Collection at McCormick Square. Close to McCormick Place, the contemporary Wintrust Arena connects via sky bridges to the 40-story Marriott Marquis Chicago and the AAA Four-Diamond Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. Meeting planners can book Wintrust Arena for uses including general sessions or closing events for a convention (such as a concert). Wintrust Arena also offers 22 beautifully appointed luxury suites across two levels that are available for hospitality or event purposes.

Thalia Hall

Performance at Thalia Hall Chicago
© Clayton Hauck
Located in the hip Pilsen neighborhood, Thalia Hall is a one-stop live entertainment, dining, and drinking venue housed in a landmark 1892 building that was originally a Czech meeting hall. Plan a live music performance or presentation in the renovated Thalia Hall that features state-of-the-art light and sound, yet maintains original features like opera boxes and a wraparound balcony. Thalia Hall can accommodate 800 for a standing cocktail party, or up to 240 for a seated dinner.

Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom

When it was built in 1926 at a cost of $2 million, Chicago’s lavish Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom was considered to be the most beautiful ballroom in the world. Designed to resemble the courtyard of a Spanish palace, the Aragon still retains exquisite details such as mosaic tiles, crystal chandeliers, ornate balconies, and twinkling ceiling lights that resemble stars. The Aragon Ballroom can accommodate from 700 – 4,500 people for everything from seated dinners to concert-style presentations.

Park West

Park West

Originally opened as the Lane Court vaudeville and movie house in the 1920s, this historic theater transformed into the Park West in 1977. Today, the venue is known as one of the best-equipped multimedia concert and special event facilities in Chicago. A flexible layout, professional production and venue staff, plus in-house A/V make the Park West an ideal location for a closing corporate event. The 11,000-square-foot venue features five tiered levels, two balconies, seven bars, and cozy booths. The Park West can accommodate up to 900 people for a reception or groups of 100-700 seated.

City Winery

Performance at City Winery Chicago
© John Nunu Zomot
Located in the West Loop, City Winery is a fully functioning winery that features a restaurant and music hall. Rent the Concert Venue that combines the rustic appeal of wine country with modern features like a top-of-the-line Meyer sound system and a full-size stage for a musical act or DJ. The flexible floor plan can be configured to accommodate 240 seated or 350 standing. You can also arrange a seated dinner for 250 guests, with Mediterranean cuisine and wines provided by City Winery.

Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
©Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Located on the city’s scenic Northerly Island, this outdoor amphitheater boasts stunning views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Situated on a 91-acre manmade peninsula, Huntington Bank Pavilion can accommodate 30,000 spectators, with a huge lawn seating area, and two 300-seat grandstands. A state-of-the-art sound system is complemented by giant LED screens on the stage and lawn. Huntington Bank Pavilion is a seasonal venue, open from summer through fall.

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