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THE CHICAGO MUSIC SCENE

From indie to blues, and classical to hip hop, come make your own playlist.

Chicago has long been fertile ground for blues, jazz, gospel, hip hop, punk, metal — and everything in between. Its jazz and blues clubs are legendary, its alternative music venues exhilarating. And throughout the year, locals and visitors clamor to parks and the lakefront for music festivals (many of them free) that fill the city with song both night and day.

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