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Shows in October


The Privatebank Theatre Open Run

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

Hamilton, The Privatebank Theatre, Chicago
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Winner of 11 Tony Awards

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Pulitzer Prize-winning Hamilton, the exhilarating show that is changing the face of musicals, arrives in Chicago for an open-ended run. It's a rollicking historical epic, equal parts...

Prices from: $185

Les Miserables

Cadillac Palace Theater Oct 11 - 29, 2017

A cinematic new production of the iconic musical

Les Miserables, Cadillac Palace Theater, Chicago
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One of the greatest musicals of all time, Les Miserables returns in a cinematic new production that wowed Broadway audiences and earned three Tony nominations. Produced by Cameron Mackintosh, and based...

Prices from: $85

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: $90

Lyric Opera - Orphee et Eurydice

Civic Opera House Sep 23 - Oct 15, 2017

Featuring the Joffrey Ballet

Lyric Opera Orphee et Eurydice, Civic Opera House, Chicago

In a Lyric Opera first, this new production of Christoph Willibald Gluck's dreamlike Orphee et Eurydice will feature a collaboration with the Joffrey Ballet, adding to the work's wonderful luminosity....

Prices from: $155

Lyric Opera - Rigoletto

Civic Opera House Oct 7 - Nov 3, 2017

The Lyric Opera revive Verdi's ferocious clown

Lyric Opera Rigoletto, Civic Opera House, Chicago

The Lyric Opera revive Verdi's ferocious clown in this tragic masterpiece full of vengeance and venom. Based on Victor Hugo's play La roi s'amuse (The King Amuses Himself) Rigoletto is a raw and powerful...

Prices from: $155

Honeymoon In Vegas

Marriott Theatre Aug 23 - Oct 15, 2017

The stakes are high in this old-fashioned Broadway musical!

Honeymoon In Vegas, Marriott Theatre, Chicago

Following its critically acclaimed run on Broadway in 2015, this glittering comic musical brings the sparkle of Vegas to the Marriott Theatre this fall! Based on the 1992 smash comedy movie, the musical...

Prices from: $55

PJ Masks Live! Time To Be A Hero

The Chicago Theatre Sep 30 - Oct 1, 2017

Disney Junior's animated hit presents its first ever live tour!

PJ Masks Live Time To Be A Hero, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

Adored by millions of young viewers across the globe, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko are the starring trio of Disney Junor's animated show PJ Masks. In 2017, they're coming to the stage, in their first ever...

Prices from: $50

Rock of Ages

Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace Sep 9 - Oct 15, 2017

Get practising your best air guitar moves for this rip-roaring musical!

Rock of Ages, Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace, Chicago

Head back to Eighties-era Sunset Boulevard in this hair-raising hair-rock musical that took the world by storm when it premiered in 2009. Spawning touring shows as well as international productions, this...

Prices from: $110

Newsies: The Musical

Marriott Theatre Oct 25 - Dec 31, 2017

The high-octane Tony-winning musical!

Newsies The Musical, Marriott Theatre, Chicago

Part of the 2017 Marriott Theatre season, this local production of the hit Broadway musical Newsies will storm the stage this fall, in an electric story of the 1899 New York newsboys who made their living...

Prices from: $75

Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull

All State Arena Jun 3, 2017

Prepare for a Latin pop invasion

Enrique Iglesias Pitbull, All State Arena, Chicago

International superstars Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull are heading out on a joint US and Canadian tour this fall. Prepare for their huge collaborations I Like It and I'm a Freak, alongside solo tracks Back...

Prices from: $60

Gospel Brunch

House of Blues Open Run

A regular musical treat for the whole family!

Gospel Brunch, House of Blues, Chicago

Head down to the House Of Blues on selected Sunday mornings for a celebration of the Lord with a gospel concert as well as a delicious brunch served up for the whole family to enjoy! Offering a wide selection...

Prices from: $65

Late Nite Catechism

Great Room - Royal George Theater Open Run

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

Chris Stapleton

I Wireless Center Oct 5, 2017

Prolific songwriter Chris Stapleton hits the road with his own brand of bluegrass outlaw county music

Chris Stapleton, I Wireless Center, Chicago

Country crooner Chris Stapleton's legacy reaches far beyond Nashville's city limits. Having penned songs for the likes of Adele, Sheryl Crow and Alison Krauss, there's a slim chance that you've not heard...

Prices from: $50

Jim Gaffigan

The Chicago Theatre Oct 13 - 14, 2017

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

Jim Gaffigan, The Chicago Theatre, 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. His latest tour, Noble Ape,...

Prices from: $55

Trevor Noah

The Chicago Theatre Oct 20 - 21, 2017

The irrepressible charmer heads back on tour!

Trevor Noah, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

A truly international man of comedy, the rise of South African-born Noah has been nothing short of stratospheric. The surprise successor to take over from Jon Stewart on the Emmy-winning Daily Show, he...

Prices from: $60

Katy Perry

United Center Oct 24 - 25, 2017

Join Katy on her Witness World Tour!

Katy Perry, United Center, Chicago

Katy Perry is back. Following an extended timeout from the spotlight, the pop megastar returns with her new album Witness, and an extensive set of North American concert dates. Witnesses two lead singles,...

Prices from: $60


The Chicago Theatre Oct 8, 2017

Long live the Pixies!

Pixies, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

Led by Black Francis Pixies can lay claim to being the most important American band of the past 30 years. This year marked the release of Head Carrier which they're touring across North America and Canada...

Prices from: $70


Riviera Theater Oct 7, 2017

The 2016 Hypercaffium Spazzinate Tour

Descendents, Riviera Theater, Chicago

Californian punk rock band Descendents are headed out on tour this summer in support of their seventh studio album Hypercaffium Spazzinate, the first since their 2004 album Cool to Be You. The band have...

Prices from: $50

Fleet Foxes

The Chicago Theatre Oct 3 - 4, 2017

Golden harmonies and baroque folk from the acclaimed indie band

Fleet Foxes, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

After six long years of waiting, Fleet Foxes return in 2017 with their third album Crack-Up​, and a supporting North American tour. The fans first taste of the record was lead single 'Third of May...

Prices from: $60

Imagine Dragons

United Center Oct 18, 2017

A refreshing return to the tried-and-true traditions of great rock and roll.

Imagine Dragons, United Center, Chicago

Las Vegas-based "Radioactive" indie pop-rockers Imagine Dragons formed in Utah in 2009. Like their desert-born stadium rock contemporaries The Killers, Imagine Dragons blend engaging, synth-based dance-pop...

Prices from: $40

Kenny Rogers and Linda Davis

Rosemont Theater Oct 28, 2017

Country legend Kenny Rogers stages his final Tour!

Kenny Rogers and Linda Davis, Rosemont Theater, Chicago

After fifty-seven years in the music industry, over a hundred hit singles, and 46 prestigious awards, country music giant Kenny Rogers has embarked on his last-ever series of shows before his much-deserved...

Prices from: $65

Steve Martin & Martin Short

The Chicago Theatre Oct 6 - 7, 2017

Comedy Legends Steve Martin & Martin Short join forces

Steve Martin Martin Short, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

Martin meets Martin in this extraordinary meeting of two of modern comedy's greatest entertainers. Steve Martin and Martin Short present 'A Very Stupid Conversation', a Q&A style conversation between the...

Prices from: $95


Genesee Theater Oct 6, 2017

Their surreal, somewhat psychedelic lyrics were an anomaly in their genre

America, Genesee Theater, Chicago

Soft rock veterans America are back on the road, bringing their popular brand of vocals and acoustic guitar on their latest national tour. Having been inducted into the Vocal Hall of Fame in 2006, the...

Prices from: $70

Ricardo Arjona

All State Arena Oct 8, 2017

This is one Latin hero that we'd travel anywhere for!

Ricardo Arjona, All State Arena, Chicago

Guatemalan singer Arjona has won two Grammy Awards and now brings his Circo Soledad tour to the US/Canada markets, in what is anticipated to be one of the biggest Latin musical concert tours in 2017. This...

Prices from: $95

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Center East Theatre Oct 21, 2017

An acoustic tour from the legendary country songwriter

Mary Chapin Carpenter, Center East Theatre, Chicago

Mary Chapin Carpenter was one of Country's most recognizable voices throughout the 1990s, racking up hits with tracks like Passionate Kisses and Down at the Twist and Shout. In recent years, her songwriting...

Prices from: $75

Paul Weller

House of Blues Oct 12, 2017

The Mod-father returns

Paul Weller, House of Blues, Chicago

Paul Weller is one of the UK's premier recording artists. From his tenure as the lead singer of The Jam to the sophisticated pop group The Style Council and finally as a solo artist, Paul has been producing...

Prices from: $70

Trombone Shorty And Orleans Avenue

Riviera Theater Oct 21, 2017

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

Trombone Shorty And Orleans Avenue, Riviera Theater, Chicago

Trombone Shorty's latest offering 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...

Prices from: $50


V Live Oct 22, 2017

Bright, EDM-enhanced pop duo returns to the road!

Timeflies, V Live, Chicago

The dance-pop duo returns to the road! Just For Fun, Rob Resnick and Cal Shapiro's third full length release, helped hone the group's already infectious brand of EDM-enhanced pop and r'n'b to almost dangerous...

Prices from: $50

Brian Wilson

Rosemont Theater Oct 6, 2017

The acclaimed genius behind the Beach Boys plays new material and hits

Brian Wilson, Rosemont Theater, Chicago

A musical genius, or one of the world's greatest songwriters? We'd say both. Brian Wilson is still one of the best feel-good concert experiences today from the man who created the immortal songs of The...

Prices from: $70


The Chicago Theatre Oct 28, 2017

We always try to put our own spin on it, do something different with the song and present it to the people in a new and fresh way.

2Cellos, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

42nd Street

Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace Oct 26, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018

Broadway's golden age musical satire arrives for the holidays!

42nd Street, Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace, Chicago

Prices from: $100

Janet Jackson

All State Arena Oct 26, 2017

The pop icon tours in support of her first new album in seven years

Janet Jackson, All State Arena, Chicago

Prices from: $50

Yasmina's Necklace

Owen Goodman Theater Oct 20 - Nov 19, 2017

A sweet and hopeful story

Yasminas Necklace, Owen Goodman Theater, Chicago

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Muti Conducts Bruckner 4

Chicago Symphony Center Oct 1, 2017

Prices from: $120


Royal George Theatre Oct 1, 2017

Prices from: $79

Between the Buried and Me

Bottom Lounge Oct 1, 2017

Prices from: $96

KMFDM (18+ Event)

Metro Smart Bar Oct 1, 2017

Prices from: $86

Cold Waves

Metro Smart Bar Oct 1, 2017

Prices from: $75

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - MusicNow 1

Chicago Symphony Center Oct 2, 2017

Prices from: $120


City Winery - Chicago Oct 4, 2017

Prices from: $47

John Popper Project

City Winery - Chicago Oct 6, 2017

Prices from: $147

Jen Kirkman

Thalia Hall Oct 6, 2017

Prices from: $35

Perturbator (17+ Event)

Reggies Rock Club Oct 6, 2017

Prices from: $52


House of Blues Chicago Oct 7, 2017

Prices from: $192

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Sacred Masterworks by Poulenc and Gounod

Chicago Symphony Center Oct 5, 2017 - Oct 7, 2017

Prices from: $68

Louis Lortie

Chicago Symphony Center Oct 8, 2017

Prices from: $68

UFO (17+ Event)

Concord Music Hall Oct 8, 2017

Prices from: $84

Tash Sultana

Thalia Hall Oct 9, 2017

Prices from: $47

The Kooks

Vic Theater Oct 11, 2017

Prices from: $45

RAC - Remix Artist Collective

Metro Smart Bar Oct 13, 2017

Prices from: $52

Reverend Horton Heat

City Winery - Chicago Oct 11, 2017 - Oct 15, 2017

Prices from: $117

The War On Drugs (18+ Event)

Riviera Theatre - IL Oct 19, 2017

Prices from: $56


House of Blues Chicago Oct 20, 2017

Prices from: $45

Bad Suns

Metro Smart Bar Oct 20, 2017

Prices from: $35

The Strumbellas

Thalia Hall Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 20, 2017

Prices from: $44

Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press (18+ Event)

Concord Music Hall Oct 20, 2017

Prices from: $71

Maryla Rodowicz

Copernicus Center Oct 21, 2017

Prices from: $230

Ron Pope

Park West Oct 21, 2017

Prices from: $36

Piotr Anderszewski

Chicago Symphony Center Oct 22, 2017

Prices from: $68


United Center Parking Oct 24, 2017

Prices from: $56

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances and Bernstein

Chicago Symphony Center Oct 26, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017

Prices from: $74

Bible Bingo

Royal George Theatre Oct 6, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017

Prices from: $51


Bottom Lounge Oct 29, 2017

Prices from: $50

Sons of the Never Wrong

City Winery - Chicago Oct 29, 2017

Prices from: $47

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