Opened in 2009 and owned by streaming performance purveyors Audiotree, Lincoln Hall has quickly become one of the city's most vital venues. This is where you'll typically see a band that is about to blow up, or an act that has already blown up and is playing a smaller venue for a change. A stone's throw from the site of the legendary Lounge Ax club, the joint books everyone from Alex Cameron to Beth Ditto in this great sounding room.
Thanks to its central location, Chicago has always been a destination for touring musicians passing through the Midwest on trips across the country. That's why the city boasts so many classic theaters, many of which date back to the early 1900s, and modern rock clubs that celebrate the area's rich live music tradition. It's also why the Chicago concert calendar is packed with worthwhile shows, even during the sometimes lean months of the summer music festival season. No matter what kind of music you enjoy—rock, hip-hop, jazz, blues, electronic—there's a place in the city to see some of the genre's finest performers up close. Make sure you experience an amazing concert at one of Chicago's best music venues.