August 2018

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Shows in August

Hamilton

CIBC Theatre Open Run

The exhilarating hit musical that is changing the face of theater!

Hamilton, CIBC Theatre, Chicago
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Winner of 11 Tony Awards

Don't miss Lin-Manuel Miranda's Pulitzer Prize-winning Hamilton, the exhilarating show that is changing the face of musicals. It's a rollicking historical epic, equal parts Sondheim and Notorious B.I.G.,...

Prices from: $100

Blue Man Group

Briar Street Theater Open Run

Musical genius at its most inventive - a unique experience for your ears and eyes!

Blue Man Group, Briar Street Theater, Chicago
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Unlike anything you've ever seen before, the Blue Man Group's show is a dazzling audio-visual delight, throwing dance, performance art, music and comedy into a big melting pot and giving it a mighty stir....

Prices from: $75

Joshua Bell

Ravinia Pavillion Aug 21, 2018

From amazing child prodigy to breathtaking virtuoso

Joshua Bell, Ravinia Pavillion, Chicago

From amazing child prodigy to breathtaking virtuoso, Joshua Bell has performed with every major orchestra worldwide. He came to national attention at the age of 14 in a highly acclaimed orchestral debut...

Prices from: $35

Heartbreak Hotel

Broadway Playhouse Until Sep 30, 2018

The prequel to Million Dollar Quartet

Heartbreak Hotel, Broadway Playhouse, Chicago

Elvis Presley is at the center of this brand new jukebox musical, which arrives at at the Broadway Playhouse with eyes to a possible future Broadway run. Created by the same team behind the Tony-winning...

Prices from: $60

Murder for Two

Marriott Theatre Until Aug 26, 2018

A screwball murder mystery, with a hilarious twist!

Murder for Two, Marriott Theatre, Chicago

When the acclaimed crime author Arthur Whitney turns up dead at his own surprise birthday party, it's up to small-town policeman Marcus Moscowitz to step in and catch the killer. Hoping to earn his detective...

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Lookingglass Theatre Until Aug 19, 2018

Journey to the depths!

20000 Leagues Under the Sea, Lookingglass Theatre, Chicago

Journey below the sea to a remarkable world in this adaptation of Jules Verne's adventure novel. Written and directed by David Kersnar this astonishing staging tells the tale of Professor Arronax, Captian...

Prices from: $130

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story

American Blues Theater at Stage 773 Until Sep 15, 2018

The incredible Buddy Holly jukebox musical

Buddy The Buddy Holly Story, American Blues Theater at Stage 773, Chicago

Buddy Holly burst onto the music scene when he was still a teenager, and changed music forever. One of the most popular shows in musical theatre history, The Buddy Holly Story charts the singer's life...

Prices from: $130

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace Until Aug 26, 2018

Tennessee Williams' classic drama comes to Chicago

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace, Chicago

Winner of the 1955 Pulitzer Prize for drama, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof became iconic American playwright Tennessee Williams' best known work. Tying together the theme of class, greed, homophobia, gender-based...

Prices from: $65

Pamplona

Owen Goodman Theater Until Aug 19, 2018

Stacy Keach returns to the role of Ernest Hemingway in the one-man tour-de-force

Pamplona, Owen Goodman Theater, Chicago

After 11 preview performances in the Spring of 2017, veteran stage and film star Stacy Keach had to bow out on opening night when he suffered a mild heart attack on stage. Given the all clear, Keach is...

Prices from: $120

Drake with Migos

United Center Aug 17 - 18, 2018

Drake's heading out on massive North American tour with Migos!

Drake with Migos, United Center, Chicago

Drake's been storming the charts with hits including 'Gods Plan' and 'Nice For What', and now the highly anticipated album Scorpion has been announced along with a North American tour with features rap...

Prices from: $95

Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra

All State Arena Until Aug 15, 2018

Triumphant return to form!

Jeff Lynnes Electric Light Orchestra, All State Arena, Chicago

The 1970s behemoth of sunny, classically fused synth-pop is triumphantly back and taking on the world once more! From the early strains of Mr. Blue Sky, it's impossible not to become totally immersed in...

Prices from: $115

Ariana Grande - The Sweetener Sessions

Vic Theater Aug 22, 2018

Ariana Grande hosts a series of VERY exclusive gigs!

Ariana Grande The Sweetener Sessions, Vic Theater, Chicago

Don't miss out! Ariana Grande hosts a series of VERY exclusive gigs - space is strictly limited and most have sold-out officially! The intimate concerts come to mark the release of the singer's new album,...

Prices from: $220

Boy George and Culture Club

Ravinia Pavillion Aug 31 - Sep 1, 2018

Get ready for a night of nostalgia!

Boy George and Culture Club, Ravinia Pavillion, Chicago

Boy George and Culture Club are back and heading out on the road, and if that isn't nostalgic enough - the multi-platinum selling band The B-52s! Culture Club is one of the UK's most successful bands,...

Prices from: $25

Keith Urban

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre IL Aug 18, 2018

One of the most accomplished and exciting talents in country music!

Keith Urban, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre IL, Chicago

Keith Urban has made a name for himself as one of the most accomplished and exciting talents in country music, and has established himself as a judge on The Voice and American Idol. His 2018 tour comes...

Prices from: $35

Miranda Lambert with Little Big Town

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre IL Aug 25, 2018

Two of the biggest acts in Country join together on mammoth Bandwagon tour

Miranda Lambert with Little Big Town, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre IL, Chicago

Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town, two names you'll definitely have heard of, are joining forces for a mammoth North American tour this summer. The titled Bandwagon tour will see the superstar artists...

Prices from: $20

Sam Smith

United Center Until Aug 15, 2018

Smith returns to the USA for a second massive tour!

Sam Smith, United Center, Chicago

Most people first heard Sam Smith's unmistakable vocals on Naughty Dog's La La La, the electronic earworm which rocketed to the top of the UK Singles chart and cracked the Billboard Hot 100 Top 20 in 2013....

Prices from: $40

Marvel Universe Live!

I Wireless Center Aug 31 - Sep 2, 2018

Marvel fans, assemble for a brand new show - Age Of Heroes!

Marvel Universe Live, I Wireless Center, Chicago
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Get ready for this mind-blowing arena experience featuring all your favorite characters from the Marvel Universe, including Iron Man and The Avengers Team, Wolverine, Spiderman... and not forgetting some...

Prices from: $20

Beach Boys

I Wireless Center Aug 26, 2018

Join the 50th anniversary celebrations!

Beach Boys, I Wireless Center, Chicago

Let the celebrations commence! It's hard to believe that these guys have been helping the world to rock and roll for five decades since releasing "Fun Fun Fun" but there you have it. This tour will also...

Prices from: $45

Beach House

The Chicago Theatre Aug 18, 2018

Hypnotic, dreamy folk pop!

Beach House, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

The brainchild of Baltimore natives Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally, Beach House combines sparse programmed drumbeats and swirling ethereal synths and guitar lines with Victoria's siren-like, diaphanous...

Prices from: $60

Deep Purple and Judas Priest

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre IL Aug 22, 2018

Join Metal legends as they join forces for an epic summer tour!

Deep Purple and Judas Priest, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre IL, Chicago

Deep Purple and Judas Priest, two of the biggest bands in Heavy Metal, are joining forces this summer to bring you a tour of epic proportions! Consisting of 25 dates, Deep Purple and Judas Priest combine...

Jim Gaffigan

I Wireless Center Until Aug 15, 2018

There's no one better at crafting great, family-friendly stand-up

Jim Gaffigan, I Wireless Center, Chicago

As a stand-up comedian, Gaffigan's clever, quiet style has earned him a a rapid rise through the comedy ranks, and he now stands as one of the country's most popular comedians. He tours his latest show...

Prices from: $15

Lucinda Williams with Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakam

The Chicago Theatre Aug 16, 2018

Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakam combines forces on the LSD Tour - it's worth the trip!

Lucinda Williams with Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakam, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

It's not just the clever use of initials or punny tagline which grabs the interest on this upcoming LSD Tour; it's the highly esteemed artists, who combined, have garnered 49 Grammy nominations over the...

Prices from: $60

Pearl Jam

Wrigley Field Aug 18 - 20, 2018

Eddie Vedder and Co. bring the rock in their brand new tour

Pearl Jam, Wrigley Field, Chicago

The heroic Pearl Jam have proved themselves more than capable of sticking around. Arriving on the music scene as grunge exploded, the Seattle ruled the airwaves of 90's college radio with tracks like 'Alive',...

Prices from: $125

Sugarland

Ravinia Pavillion Aug 23, 2018

Award winning Country duo with their Still The Same Tour

Sugarland, Ravinia Pavillion, Chicago

Grammy, ACM and CMA award winners Sugarland are back on the stage with their Still The Same Tour. After a short hiatus, Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush are ready to return to the saddle, bringing their...

Prices from: $50

Wild N Out

All State Arena Aug 17, 2018

Film, TV and music superstar Nick Cannon brings his hilarious rap battle TV show to the stage on tour

Wild N Out, All State Arena, Chicago

Nick Cannon's outrageous improv phenomenon is breaking out of your screens and heading out on tour for a run of special live shows. The multi-talented film, TV, comedy and music star has been running riot...

Prices from: $50

Earth, Wind & Fire

Ravinia Pavillion Aug 17, 2018

Dance the night away with the legendary soul band

Earth Wind Fire, Ravinia Pavillion, Chicago

Combining an astoundingly high level of musicianship, the tightest rhythm and horn section ever to grace this planet and the best parts of a wide-reaching selection of genres, Earth, Wind & Fire dominated...

Prices from: $90

Jason Mraz

Ravinia Pavillion Aug 25, 2018

From coffee houses to concert halls, Jason Mraz is THE singer-songwriter to watch!

Jason Mraz, Ravinia Pavillion, Chicago

Jason Mraz's success has taken him from playing coffee houses in San Diego to concert halls around the world, his good looks and affable nature a perfect partner to his laid-back, soulful musical style....

Prices from: $100

Ziggy Marley

Thalia Hall Aug 28, 2018

Grammy Award winning reggae artist and son of Bob

Ziggy Marley, Thalia Hall, Chicago

Bask in the warm glow of reggae great Ziggy Marley as brings his latest tour to the US. Son of Bob and Rita Marley, Ziggy's musical career began way back in the 1970s, when he and his brother Stephen began...

Prices from: $60

Don McLean

City Winery Aug 19, 2018

The American Pie singer in concert

Don McLean, City Winery, Chicago

Singer songwriter Don McLean has more than his fair share of great songs to his name, but one stands head and shoulder above the others. Released in 1971, 'American Pie' remains one of the great tracks...

Prices from: $105

Trombone Shorty And Orleans Avenue

Ravinia Pavillion Aug 26, 2018

Trombone Shorty and his band are one of the funkiest live acts around

Trombone Shorty And Orleans Avenue, Ravinia Pavillion, Chicago

Trombone Shorty's 2013 Say That to Say This was, to the delight of many fans, a return to his New Orleans roots with a full-on funk record. As ever, Shorty is backed by his band Orleans Avenue on tour,...

Prices from: $35

Camila and Sin Bandera

Rosemont Theater Aug 25, 2018

Latin pop legends Camila & Sin Bandera join forces for the 4 Latidos Tour

Camila and Sin Bandera, Rosemont Theater, Chicago

For the first time ever in the proud history of latin pop, Mexican pop rock duos Camila and Sin Bandera will take the stage together on their co-headline joint jaunt the '4 Latidos Tour'. Whilst the bands...

Prices from: $95

Charlie Wilson

United Center Aug 25, 2018

The soul legend brings decades of hits on his latest solo tour

Charlie Wilson, United Center, Chicago

When going through the list of the greatest R&B and funk frontmen of all time, Charlie Wilson will always lead the pack. The charismatic crooner rose to prominence fronting The Gap Band in the 70s and...

Prices from: $65

Chick Corea

City Winery Aug 23, 2018

Few jazz musicians do 'epic' like Chick Corea!

Chick Corea, City Winery, Chicago

A member of Miles Davis' sixties band, Corea was a key figure at the dawn of the electric jazz fusion movement and is considered to be one of the most influential jazz pianists around.

Prices from: $155

John Hiatt

Ravinia Pavillion Aug 30, 2018

John Hiatt & The Goners featuring Sonny Landreth!

John Hiatt, Ravinia Pavillion, Chicago

John Hiatt's legacy reaches far and wide across the Great American Songwriter's landscape. The Indiana native has long been respected as one of the most respected and gifted songwriters of our time, yet...

Prices from: $40

Lyle Lovett & His Large Band

Ravinia Pavillion Aug 28, 2018

Catch four-time Grammy winner and country legend Legend Lyle Lovett on tour!

Lyle Lovett His Large Band, Ravinia Pavillion, Chicago

Four-time Grammy Award Winner Lyle Lovett is known for his intelligent Western Swing-tinged Country Music. Like the great songwriters of the late 70's, in the class of Randy Newman and Guy Clarke, Lovett...

Prices from: $50

Pepe Aguilar

All State Arena Aug 19, 2018

Mexican mariachi and pop great tours the States

Pepe Aguilar, All State Arena, Chicago

Pepe Aguilar grew up in San Antonio with the music of Pink Floyd and The Who, but it didn't take him long to gravitate towards ranchera and mariachi, molding his own individual style. The winner of four...

Prices from: $90

Viva Latino Live

All State Arena Aug 23, 2018

Spotify's wildly popular Viva Latino playlist hits the road

Viva Latino Live, All State Arena, Chicago

Spotify are proving there's way more to Latin music than ubiquitous mega hit Despacito. Capitalising on a mainstream surge of interest in Latin music in recent years, the streaming service company launched...

Prices from: $70

David Dobrik and Jason Nash

The Chicago Theatre Aug 25, 2018

Humorous Online Duo David Dobrik And Jason Nash Bring Their Act To The Stage

David Dobrik and Jason Nash, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

Performing their popular podcast live, duo David Dobrik and Jason Nash are sure to bring the house down as they tell their hilarious anecdotes live on stage with special guests. The duo have been recording...

Prices from: $70

Late Nite Catechism

Great Room - Royal George Theater Until Dec 29, 2018

Hilarious, well-written and inspired!

Late Nite Catechism, Great Room Royal George Theater, Chicago

The two-act solo performances feature Sister giving instruction to a roomful of students (AKA you the audience). Call it Loretta Young meets Carol Burnett. This is part catechism class, part stand-up routine....

Prices from: $55

Ella Mai

Lincoln Hall Aug 20, 2018

...the eruption of "Boo'd Up" may be a sign that things are shifting in R&B for up-and-coming female acts, who have rarely enjoyed the same commercial success as their male counterparts in the last decade.

Ella Mai, Lincoln Hall, Chicago

Five Finger Death Punch

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre IL Aug 29, 2018

The ferocious metal band are back!

Five Finger Death Punch, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre IL, Chicago

Prices from: $30

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Justin Hayward

City Winery Aug 26, 2018

The British star is a committed live performer

Justin Hayward, City Winery, Chicago

Who's Bad - Michael Jackson Tribute Band

House of Blues Aug 30, 2018

An incredibly authentic tribute to The King of Pop

Whos Bad Michael Jackson Tribute Band, House of Blues, Chicago

Prices from: $25

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Rebirth Brass Band (21+ Event)

Cubby Bear Aug 17, 2018

Prices from: $65

Sleigh Bells (18+ Event) (Rescheduled from 1/31)

Metro Smart Bar Aug 17, 2018

Prices from: $86

DSP Live in the USA

UIC Pavilion Aug 18, 2018

Prices from: $58

Ben Weasel (17+ Event)

Reggies Rock Club Aug 18, 2018

Prices from: $40

National Poetry Slam Finals

UIC Forum Aug 18, 2018

Prices from: $45

Dance For Life

Auditorium Theatre Chicago Aug 18, 2018

Prices from: $152

The Yacht Rock Revue (17+ Event)

House of Blues Chicago Aug 18, 2018

Prices from: $33

Loud Luxury (18+ Event)

Concord Music Hall Aug 18, 2018

Prices from: $61

Toad the Wet Sprocket (18+ Event)

Park West Aug 18, 2018

Prices from: $60

Spag Heddy (17+ Event)

Bottom Lounge Aug 18, 2018

Prices from: $41

Ludlow (18+ Event)

Metro Smart Bar Aug 18, 2018

Prices from: $47

Adsit and Eveleth

The Mission Theater Aug 18, 2018

Prices from: $35

Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash

Douglas Park Aug 19, 2018

Prices from: $129

Peter Pan

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre Aug 17, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018

Prices from: $69

Keke Wyatt (18+ Event)

Park West Aug 19, 2018

Prices from: $63

Marc Maron (17+ Event)

Thalia Hall Aug 19, 2018

Prices from: $46

Jeremih and Teyana Taylor (Rescheduled from 8/18) (Relocated from Riviera Theatre)

Vic Theater Aug 19, 2018

Prices from: $65

Shelby Lynne

City Winery - Chicago Aug 20, 2018

Prices from: $74

Dimmu Borgir (18+ Event)

Vic Theater Aug 21, 2018

Prices from: $45

Mighty Mighty Bosstones (17+ Event)

House of Blues Chicago Aug 22, 2018

Prices from: $26

Alicia Witt

City Winery - Chicago Aug 22, 2018

Prices from: $54

Seu Jorge (17+ Event)

Thalia Hall Aug 23, 2018

Prices from: $60

VAV

Copernicus Center Aug 23, 2018

Prices from: $78

Kota The Friend

Reggies Rock Club Aug 23, 2018

Prices from: $27

Strung Out

Bottom Lounge Aug 24, 2018

Prices from: $67

Godflesh

Metro Smart Bar Aug 24, 2018

Prices from: $45

Long Beach Dub Allstars (18+ Event)

Concord Music Hall Aug 24, 2018

Prices from: $40

88 Fingers Louie (17+ Event)

Reggies Rock Club Aug 24, 2018

Prices from: $27

Pedro the Lion (17+ Event)

Thalia Hall Aug 24, 2018

Prices from: $38

Made in America - Tribute to Toby Keith (17+ Event)

House of Blues Chicago Aug 24, 2018

Prices from: $25

Alison Wonderland (17+ Event)

Aragon Ballroom Aug 24, 2018

Prices from: $52

I Am Fest

House of Blues Chicago Aug 25, 2018

Prices from: $34

Psyclon Nine (17+ Event)

Reggies Rock Club Aug 25, 2018

Prices from: $63

Ohmme

Thalia Hall Aug 25, 2018

Prices from: $58

Guadalupe Pineda

Copernicus Center Aug 25, 2018

Prices from: $62

Planet Filth (18+ Event)

Concord Music Hall Aug 25, 2018

Prices from: $32

Dream Freaks Fall From Space

Second City Chicago - Mainstage Aug 18, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018

Prices from: $51

Rachelle Ferrell

City Winery - Chicago Aug 24, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018

Prices from: $131

Wolfgang Gartner (21+ Event)

The MID Chicago Aug 25, 2018

Prices from: $32

Michael Ian Black (17+ Event)

Thalia Hall Aug 26, 2018

Prices from: $42

Lil Baby (17+ Event)

House of Blues Chicago Aug 26, 2018

Prices from: $46

Tombs (17+ Event)

Reggies Rock Club Aug 28, 2018

Prices from: $21

Steel Pulse (18+ Event)

Concord Music Hall Aug 28, 2018

Prices from: $50

Louis Prima Jr.

City Winery - Chicago Aug 28, 2018

Prices from: $59

Davido (18+ Event)

Park West Aug 29, 2018

Prices from: $47

Jeff Bradshaw

City Winery - Chicago Aug 29, 2018

Prices from: $93

Set It Off

Subterranean Aug 30, 2018

Prices from: $45

Persefone (17+ Event)

Reggies Rock Club Aug 30, 2018

Prices from: $32

Pedro Capo

City Winery - Chicago Aug 30, 2018

Prices from: $69

Who's Bad - Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute (17+ Event)

House of Blues Chicago Aug 30, 2018

Prices from: $25

North Coast Music Festival - 3 Day Pass (8/31 - 9/2) (Miguel, Axwell and Ingrosso, DJ Snake, Jamiroquai)

Union Park Aug 31, 2018

Prices from: $129

North Coast Music Festival - Friday (Miguel, Axwell and Ingrosso, Snails)

Union Park Aug 31, 2018

Prices from: $57

Venom Inc

Reggies Rock Club Aug 31, 2018

Prices from: $33

Giorgio Moroder (17+ Event)

Thalia Hall Aug 31, 2018

Prices from: $88

Bible Bingo

Royal George Theatre Aug 17, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018

Prices from: $47

Avenue Q

Mercury Theater Aug 17, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018

Prices from: $79

Manic Focus (17+ Event)

Concord Music Hall Aug 31, 2018
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