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Shows in December

A Christmas Carol

Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace Nov 23 - Dec 22, 2018

The family favorite A Christmas Carol is back at Drury Lane!

A Christmas Carol, Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace, Chicago
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Penny pinching and bad tempered old miser Ebenezer Scrooge goes on the adventure of his life, from his past to his present and beyond and learns that the value of gold will never equal that of genuine...

Prices from: $30

The Book of Mormon

Oriental Theatre Nov 20 - Dec 2, 2018

The NINE time Tony Award winner is still as outrageous as ever!

The Book of Mormon, Oriental Theatre, Chicago
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating
tony award

Winner of 9 Tony Awards

With NINE Tony Awards - including Best Musical - a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, and leading New York Times critic Ben Brantley himself calling it the "best new musical of the century",...

Prices from: $70

Joffrey Ballet - The Nutcracker

Auditorium Theatre Dec 1 - 30, 2018

Journey to the Chicago World's Fair in this vibrant production

Joffrey Ballet The Nutcracker, Auditorium Theatre, Chicago
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

This year sees The Joffrey Ballet's annual holiday ballet return, following its critically acclaimed major reinvention by the iconic Christopher Wheeldon in 2016. The previous Joffrey version ran for many...

Prices from: $60

Miss Saigon

Cadillac Palace Theater Nov 14 - Dec 8, 2018

The award-winning musical begins its country wide tour

Miss Saigon, Cadillac Palace Theater, Chicago
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Fresh from Broadway! Heartbreaking musical epic Miss Saigon begins its country wide tour this fall in Rhode Island. A musical by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil and based on Puccini's famous...

Prices from: $50

Fiddler on the Roof

Cadillac Palace Theater Dec 18, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019

The classic musical in Tony-nominated Broadway revival

Fiddler on the Roof, Cadillac Palace Theater, Chicago

The jubilant classic set on the eve of the Russian Revolution heads out on tour after its hugely successful Broadway revival. Featuring the songs 'If I Were a Rich Man' and 'Matchmaker, Matchmaker', Bartlett...

Prices from: $70

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Rosemont Theater Dec 2, 2018

A delightful treat for the whole family!

Moscow Ballets Great Russian Nutcracker, Rosemont Theater, Chicago
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Featuring spectacular sets and beautifully costumed Russian dancers, Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker is an annual treat for the whole family. Whimsical and imaginative storytelling blends with...

Prices from: $55

Salt Creek Ballet - The Nutcracker

Center East Theatre Dec 15 - 16, 2018

Salt Creek Ballet's Holiday hit returns!

Salt Creek Ballet The Nutcracker, Center East Theatre, Chicago

Once again, Salt Creek Ballet will march their way on to the stage this December for the holiday season! This season you will be able to see the brand-new sets and costumes for the first time ever. Performed...

Prices from: $40

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
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

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: $80

Hamilton

CIBC Theatre Open Run

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

Hamilton, CIBC Theatre, Chicago
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating
tony award

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: $85

The Play That Goes Wrong

Oriental Theatre Dec 4 - 16, 2018

The hit Broadway play is going on tour!

The Play That Goes Wrong, Oriental Theatre, Chicago
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

Welcome to the opening night of 'The Murder at Haversham Manor' where students of the Cornley University Drama Society are attempting to stage this 1920s production. However, everything that can go wrong...

Prices from: $35

Holiday Inn

Marriott Theatre Nov 7, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019

A Marriott Theatre revival of the festive Irving Berlin musical classic!

Holiday Inn, Marriott Theatre, Chicago

Nothing says the holidays like an old-fashioned musical, so get into the festive swing of things with the new Marriott Theatre revival of Irving Berlin's iconic Broadway tuner Holiday Inn, fresh from a...

The Woman in Black

Royal George Theatre MainStage Nov 15, 2018 - Feb 17, 2019

The terrifying original heads out on a US tour this fall!

The Woman in Black, Royal George Theatre MainStage, Chicago

For the better part of three decades, Stephen Mallatratt's masterful adaptation of Susan Hill's terrifying tale has been thrilling audiences in London's West End, raising pulses and eliciting shrieks at...

Prices from: $70

'Twas The Night Before Christmas

Broadway Playhouse Nov 3 - Dec 30, 2018

And nothing was stirring, except this one mouse!

Twas The Night Before Christmas, Broadway Playhouse, Chicago

'Twas the night before Christmas and nothing was stirring, except for one mouse! Welcome to Ken Ludwig's delightful and wacky holiday adventure where an unlikely bunch band together to save Christmas when...

Prices from: $35

Waistwatchers The Musical

Royal George Cabaret Theater Until Dec 30, 2018

Who needs exercise when you have a comedy musical to attend!

Waistwatchers The Musical, Royal George Cabaret Theater, Chicago

Ladies, stop standing on the scales in hope of a miracle - our prayers have been answered! Did you know, you can burn calories from laughter, and we have the perfect show to test this statement! Waistwatchers...

Prices from: $45

Shrek - The Musical

Marriott Theatre Until Dec 30, 2018

Everyone's favorite ogre stars in his own musical

Shrek The Musical, Marriott Theatre, Chicago

Join Shrek, Fiona and Donkey in this magical musical version of the Oscar-winning Dreamworks animation. Following the same story beats as the movie, this Tony-winning show features original songs from...

Prices from: $30

Lyric Opera of Chicago - Il Trovatore

Civic Opera House Nov 17 - Dec 9, 2018

Verdi's most thrilling dramatic opera is a passionate tale of love, revenge and tragedy

Lyric Opera of Chicago Il Trovatore, Civic Opera House, Chicago

A roof-raising opera packed to the rafters with memorable melodies, enrapturing romance and hot-blooded jealousy, Verdi's Il Trovatore comes to the Lyric Opera Of Chicago as part of its brand new 2018/19...

Prices from: $130

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Dec 6, 2018 - Jan 27, 2019

Joe Dowling revisits his much acclaimed production of Shakespeare's supernatural rom-com

A Midsummer Nights Dream, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago

In joyous celebration of 20 years of Chicago Shakespeare on Navy Pier, Joe Dowling revisits his much-acclaimed production of the Bard's wondrous supernatural rom-com for a new era. A delightful and dizzying...

Prices from: $120

Charlie Brown Christmas

Rosemont Theater Dec 22, 2018

Charlie and the gang ring in the Holidays

Charlie Brown Christmas, Rosemont Theater, Chicago

Charlie and the gang are here to show you the true meaning of Christmas in this stage adaptation of the classic TV Special. Debuting in 2013, this theatrical production faithfully recreates the atmosphere...

Prices from: $50

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rosemont Theater Dec 7 - 8, 2018

The animated festive favourite comes the stage!

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Rosemont Theater, Chicago

Based on the beloved 1964 animated special, this adaptation brings everyone's favourite reindeer to the stage. This classic tale teaches the importance of friendship and respect, whilst getting everyone...

Prices from: $55

Cirque Musica

I Wireless Center Dec 4, 2018

There's a new brand of magic in Cirque Musica!

Cirque Musica, I Wireless Center, Chicago

Catch the elegant marvels displayed by the stunning Cirque Musica, who will be joined by your local symphony orchestra! This festive seasons sees Cirque Musica Holiday present Wonderland, a concert experience...

Prices from: $45

Lindsey Stirling

I Wireless Center Dec 6, 2018

Don't miss one of a kind Lindsey Stirling and her Wanderland tour!

Lindsey Stirling, I Wireless Center, Chicago

The absolutely unique Lindsey Stirling has stepped into the futurist world of animation and electronic beats, and invites you to join her. Being one the biggest artist in recent years to make an insane...

Prices from: $55

Into The Woods

Cahn Auditorium Dec 22 - 31, 2018

Sondheim's twisted fairytale classic!

Into The Woods, Cahn Auditorium, Chicago

Stephen Sondheim's famed classic, Into the Woods is a twisted and enthralling re-imagining of our favorite fairytale characters that delves into their hopes and dreams (and wishes), uncovering the dark...

Prices from: $50

Mannheim Steamroller

Rosemont Theater Dec 15, 2018

The epic festive concert returns for another year of yuletide fun!

Mannheim Steamroller, Rosemont Theater, Chicago
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

With the release of Mannheim Steamroller's first holiday album 1984 came the kind of fame that made the act a veritable Christmas time tradition. With founder and composer Chip Taylor at the helm, the...

Prices from: $60

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Handel Messiah

Symphony Center Orchestra Hall Dec 20 - 23, 2018

Experience the world's greatest oratorio

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Handel Messiah, Symphony Center Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Composed over 275 years ago, Handel's career-defining oratorio remains one of the most popular pieces in the classical canon, an unequaled tribute to the holiday season that sets the audience's pulses...

Prices from: $120

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Tilson Thomas Conducts Tchaikovsky 6

Symphony Center Orchestra Hall Dec 14 - 15, 2018

Tchaikovsky's crowning glory headlines this program of Russian greats

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Tilson Thomas Conducts Tchaikovsky 6, Symphony Center Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Tchaikovsky's final output and arguably his crowning glory, Symphony No. 6 has long since been the subject of interpretation. From aural suicide note to treatise on the hidden homosexual experience, many...

Prices from: $90

American Girl Live

Center East Theatre Dec 23, 2018

The popular American Girl dolls step onto the stage in a brand new musical production

American Girl Live, Center East Theatre, Chicago

For over 30 years, the American Girl dolls have inspired millions of young girls, encouraging them to dream big and reach for the stars with its relatable characters and story lines. In the spirit of the...

Prices from: $75

Lyric Opera - Anna Netrebko

Civic Opera House Dec 2, 2018

The world's leading opera diva performs at Chicago's Lyric Opera for one special night only!

Lyric Opera Anna Netrebko, Civic Opera House, Chicago

Often likened to the next Maria Callas, it's hard to believe Russian Austrian operatic soprano Anna Netrebko had a life before opera, let alone a job that included scrubbing the floors at St. Petersburg's...

Prices from: $180

Lyric Opera of Chicago - Cendrillon

Civic Opera House Dec 1, 2018 - Jan 20, 2019

Massenet's light-hearted fairytale opera based on Cinderella

Lyric Opera of Chicago Cendrillon, Civic Opera House, Chicago

Massenet's elegant operatic retelling of beloved fairytale Cinderella is imbued with the composer's trademark sense of wit. Sumptuously sentimental and heart-warming, the adaptation is an unapologetically,...

Prices from: $135

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

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Rosemont Theater Dec 1, 2018

Turning Tchaikovsky on his head, featuring Kurtis Blow!

The Hip Hop Nutcracker, Rosemont Theater, Chicago
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

What do you get when you combine the elegant holiday score of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker and a DJ with pin-sharp contemporary hip hop dance? This hit show mashes up two very American icons into a stunning...

Prices from: $50

The TSO are back celebrating 20 years as top purveyors of Christmas spectacle!

Trans Siberian Orchestra The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve, All State Arena, Chicago
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

The Tran-Siberian Orchestra hit the road with an exciting new production of their beloved classic, celebrating 20 years as top purveyors of Christmas spectacle! Including Ghosts of Christmas Eve alongside...

Prices from: $50

Amy Schumer

The Chicago Theatre Dec 20, 2018

The Trainwreck and Comedy Central star is back on the road

Amy Schumer, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

There's no bigger name in comedy right now than Amy Schumer. Her incredibly topical and incisive Comedy Central show has won her critical plaudits and a huge fanbase, tackling subjects like gun control,...

Prices from: $95

Dave Koz Christmas Tour

The Chicago Theatre Dec 7, 2018

Have a smooth Christmas with renowned saxophonist Dave Koz and friends!

Dave Koz Christmas Tour, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

Celebrate Christmas in style with smooth jazz aficionado Dave Koz and special guests Jonathan Butler, Candy Dulfer and Bill Medley. Although he's Jewish, Koz loves the festive season and all the trimmings...

Prices from: $55

Thom Yorke

The Chicago Theatre Dec 4, 2018

Radiohead's Thom Yorke on rare solo tour!

Thom Yorke, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke returns to the road with a series of solo shows this year, featuring appearances by Nigel Godrich and Tarik Barri. Expect to hear tunes old and new as Yorke bares his soul...

Prices from: $35

Disney On Ice: Frozen

I Wireless Center Nov 29 - Dec 2, 2018

Disney's biggest ice extravaganza is back!

Disney On Ice Frozen, I Wireless Center, Chicago
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

Frozen is about family, sticking together through thick and thin and accepting who you are. Join Elsa and Anna, with all your favorites, including the hilarious Olaf, adorable Kristoff, and his trusty...

Prices from: $25

John Legend

Civic Opera House Dec 13, 2018

A Legendary Christmas tour!

John Legend, Civic Opera House, Chicago
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

The R&B and soul heart-throb John Legend, who recently completed his EGOT collection after winning an Emmy for his starring role in Jesus Christ Superstar, is hitting the road on his first Christmas tour...

Prices from: $75

Straight No Chaser

Civic Opera House Dec 15, 2018

The a-capella collective go back on tour!

Straight No Chaser, Civic Opera House, Chicago
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

The 10-man a-capella group, who found fame on Youtube after forming at Indiana University, continue to dazzle with their renditions of pop classic and modern chart hits, including "Let It Go", and Pharrell...

Prices from: $55

A Magical Cirque Christmas

Genesee Theater Dec 9, 2018

Celebrate the holiday season with the world's greatest variety show!

A Magical Cirque Christmas, Genesee Theater, Chicago

What better way to get the family together and celebrate the holiday season, than with the world's greatest variety show! With jaw-dropping, breathtaking circus acts of A Magical Cirque Christmas, you'll...

Prices from: $70

Camila, Cardi, Shawn and many more!

B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash feat Camila Cabello Shawn Mendes and Cardi B, All State Arena, Chicago

It's time to ring in the holiday season with some of pop's biggest names at the All State Arena! B96's Jingle Bash is headlined by former Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello, who kicked off her solo career...

Prices from: $90

Brett Eldredge

The Chicago Theatre Dec 5, 2018

Join Brett Eldredge on his first-ever headlining tour, The Long Way Tour!

Brett Eldredge, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

Brett Eldredge gets ready for his first-ever headlining tour! Borrowing the title from his latest single, The Long Way Tour is set to hit 11 cities with guests Devin Dawson . (his Warner Nashville label...

Prices from: $70

Cole Swindell and Dustin Lynch

I Wireless Center Dec 7, 2018

Mega-star Cole Swindell is joined by Dustin Lynch on tour!

Cole Swindell and Dustin Lynch, I Wireless Center, Chicago

Like many a modern Country star, Cole Swindell began his career in Nashville as a songwriter behind the scenes, penning numbers for the likes of Craig Campbell, Thomas Rhett, and of course, longtime buddy...

Prices from: $40

Ingrid Michaelson

Vic Theater Dec 7, 2018

"Lyrically deep and musically adventurous, Michaelson has it all."

Ingrid Michaelson, Vic Theater, Chicago

Singer, songwriter and actress Ingrid Michaelson is hitting the holiday road in support of her upcoming Christmas album, Songs for the Season. The 12 song collection features a 35-piece symphony in order...

Prices from: $70

Jeff Dunham

All State Arena Dec 31, 2018

Jeff, Achmed and company embark on their Passively Aggressive Tour!

Jeff Dunham, All State Arena, Chicago

One of the most successful comics in the business, Jeff Dunham returns to the road this year in his brand new Passively Aggressive tour. He'll of course be joined by Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Jose Jalapeno...

Prices from: $70

Jimmy Carr

Thalia Hall Dec 2, 2018

Jimmy Carr is back with his The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour

Jimmy Carr, Thalia Hall, Chicago

Jimmy Carr is back with his The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour - and he wants you to join him! After woo-ing the UK with material from the show, he's decided to try his luck across the pond...

Prices from: $65

Pentatonix

Rosemont Theater Dec 11 - 12, 2018

Enjoy the festive season with vocal acrobatics form the world's coolest a capella group

Pentatonix, Rosemont Theater, Chicago

Pentatonix, a four-piece who found success through NBC's The Sing-Off, have been at the forefront of the recent a capella revival. With six record-breaking albums behind them, the kings and queen of a...

Prices from: $65

The Piano Guys

The Chicago Theatre Dec 8, 2018

A unique blend of classical and pop music from internet sensation, The Piano Guys

The Piano Guys, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

From Bach to Bruno Mars, The Piano Guys have made a name for themselves as one of the decade's foremost blenders of pop, rock, film scores and more with the best of classical music. Known for both their...

Prices from: $90

Travis Scott

United Center Dec 6, 2018

The Houston rapper brings Astroworld to town!

Travis Scott, United Center, Chicago

The Wish You Were Here tour sees Travis Scott touring across the country in support of his recently released album, AstroWorld. The rapper's debut studio album, Rodeo was one of the 2015's most highly...

Prices from: $50

Stomp

Broadway Playhouse Dec 5 - 30, 2018

A remarkable show which creates thunderous music from everyday items

Stomp, Broadway Playhouse, Chicago
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Inspiring the music-makers in all of us, Stomp conjures up intricate rhythms from everyday household items. Marvel as the cast of eight incredibly talented players fill your theater with an orchestra of...

Prices from: $60

Atreyu

House of Blues Dec 2, 2018

Atreyu hit the road with their upcoming seventh album, In Our Wake!

Atreyu, House of Blues, Chicago

Get ready to rock! American metalcore band, Atreyu are grabbing their kit and hitting the road in support of their upcoming seventh album, In Our Wake. Joining Atreyu on their headlining tour is fellow...

Prices from: $35

Brian Regan

The Chicago Theatre Dec 31, 2018

The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality...

Brian Regan, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

Critics and peers agree Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The "perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality" (Wall Street Journal), Brian...

Prices from: $55

Shen Yun Performing Arts

Civic Opera House Dec 26 - 30, 2018

Exceptional entertainment for the whole family

Shen Yun Performing Arts, Civic Opera House, Chicago
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

A glorious celebration of five thousand years of Chinese culture, Shen Yun presents colorful and exhilarating performances of classical Chinese dance and music, integrating technique and influence from...

Prices from: $120

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

The Chicago Theatre Dec 12 - 16, 2018

A delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleigh load!

Cirque Dreams Holidaze, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Ornaments come to life when Cirque Dream: Holidaze's costumed characters perform astonishing feats that celebrate the holiday season with spectacle, imagination and whimsical dreams. Marvel at gingerbread...

Prices from: $50

The Harlem Globetrotters

All State Arena Dec 27, 2018

The greatest exhibition basketball team in the world!

The Harlem Globetrotters, All State Arena, Chicago

The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team that combine athleticism, theatre, and comedy. They also claim to have the longest running streak in the sport's history, which isn't too surprising...

Prices from: $30

Melissa Etheridge

Genesee Theater Dec 7, 2018

Ms. Etheridge is an emblematic rock-and-roll true believer.

Melissa Etheridge, Genesee Theater, Chicago

Since her 1988 debut 'Bring Me Some Water', Melissa Etheridge has been an iconic voice in alternative rock and roll. When in 1993, her second record 'Yes I am' went double platinum, that success was cemented....

Prices from: $70

Allen Stone

Vic Theater Dec 1, 2018

This son of a preacher man has the vocal chops!

Allen Stone, Vic Theater, Chicago

Allen Stone was raised on Gospel and cut his teeth singing in church when he was a youngster, leading the congregation in song with an emotive voice and his trusty acoustic guitar. With the discovery of...

Prices from: $50

Carol of the King

Rosemont Theater Dec 9, 2018

The Irish Dance Christmas spectacular heads out on tour!

Carol of the King, Rosemont Theater, Chicago

Bring some Irish spirit into your festive plans this year as the Carol of the King comes to you! Created by one of Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance former lead dancers, Carol of the King is a unique...

Prices from: $55

Maxwell

The Chicago Theatre Dec 2 - 3, 2018

Maxwell's, 50 Intimate Nights Live!

Maxwell, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

After a wait of seven years, Maxwell finally released blackSUMMERS'night in 2016, a highly anticipated record which contained the reliably cool lead single 'Lake by the Ocean'. This year sees Maxwell preparing...

Prices from: $55

Michael McDonald

Genesee Theater Dec 15, 2018

The man with the voice is out on tour once more!

Michael McDonald, Genesee Theater, Chicago

From his silver hair to his stunning and unique vocal stylings, Michael McDonald is one of the biggest names of the 70's and 80's. Starting from humble beginnings as a back up singer for Steely Dan, he...

Prices from: $60

Christmas Bingo: It's a Ho-Ho-Holy Night

Royal George Theatre MainStage Nov 23 - Dec 30, 2018

Festive, Interactive fun for the whole family!

Christmas Bingo Its a Ho Ho Holy Night, Royal George Theatre MainStage, Chicago

Celebrate this festive season with something a little out of the ordinary... Christmas Themed Bingo! Devised by Nicki Quade, the woman behind Chicago's popular religious themed play 'Late Night Catechism',...

Prices from: $50

Daughtry

Copernicus Center Theater Dec 7, 2018

Daughtry returns for 2018!

Daughtry, Copernicus Center Theater, Chicago

Alternative rock band Daughtry formed in 2008 after vocalist Chris Daughtry made it to the finals in the fifth season of American Idol. The show proved to be the perfect platform for the North Carolina...

Prices from: $75

Greta Van Fleet

Aragon Ballroom Dec 12 - 15, 2018

Young blood rock and rollers Greta Van Fleet revive the spirit of classic rock

Greta Van Fleet, Aragon Ballroom, Chicago

Greta Van Fleet exploded out of their hometown of Frankenmuth, Michigan in a whirlwind of fire and fury, determined to keep the spirit of classic rock and roll alive. Unapologetically throwing back to...

Prices from: $70

Los Lobos

City Winery Dec 9 - 12, 2018

The genre-bending living legends hit the road on tour

Los Lobos, City Winery, Chicago

Fusing good old fashioned rock and roll with brown-eyed soul, cumbia, boleros and norteno, Tex-Mex outfit Los Lobos (which translates to The Wolves) first gained commercial success and an international...

Prices from: $105

Richard Thompson Electric Trio

Thalia Hall Dec 7 - 8, 2018

The legendary British songwriter hits the road!

Richard Thompson Electric Trio, Thalia Hall, Chicago

Richard Thompson's 'Electric Trio' is composed of himself, bass player Taras Prodaniuk and drummer Michael Jerome. Together they offer up a stripped down, bold interpretation of the Thompson's legendary...

Prices from: $110

The Weepies

Park West Dec 9, 2018

The folk-pop duo continue their comeback

The Weepies, Park West, Chicago

Folk-pop duo (and husband and wife) The Weepies returned last year with Sirens, their first full-length record in five years. The record comes at the end of a tough period for the band, with founding member...

Prices from: $55

The Dollop

Athenaeum Theater Dec 1, 2018

The bits of history you didn't learn in class

The Dollop, Athenaeum Theater, Chicago

Every couple of weeks, Gareth Reynolds and Dave Anthony explore an historical titbit on their podcast The Dollop. They're not interested in history's grand sweeping narratives, rather those stories which...

Prices from: $195

August Greene

The Chicago Theatre Dec 1, 2018

...you're struck by the feeling that you're listening to three wizened souls taking a step back to reflect on the world around them while younger generations buzz by chasing after trends. Experience is being channeled through music.

August Greene, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

Bob Seger

All State Arena Dec 14, 2018

He's one of rock's most famed performers!

Bob Seger, All State Arena, Chicago

Prices from: $95

SOLD OUT

Dancenter North: The Magic of the Nutcracker

Genesee Theater Dec 8, 2018

Dancenter North's annual production of The Nutcracker is now in its 23rd year...

Dancenter North The Magic of the Nutcracker, Genesee Theater, Chicago

Jingle Ball

All State Arena Dec 12, 2018

Featuring some of the biggest names in music!

Jingle Ball, All State Arena, Chicago

Prices from: $45

SOLD OUT

Secrets & Illusions

Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre Dec 1 - 2, 2018

Unlock your destiny at Secrets & Illusions

Secrets Illusions, Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre, Chicago

TroyBoi

Concord Music Hall Dec 1, 2018

Don't miss this rising star

TroyBoi, Concord Music Hall, Chicago

Prices from: $35

SOLD OUT

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Chicago Symphony Center Dec 1, 2018

Prices from: $56

Walk The Moon (17+ Event)

Aragon Ballroom Dec 1, 2018

Prices from: $57

VNV Nation (18+ Event)

Metro Smart Bar Dec 1, 2018

Prices from: $53

Haken (17+ Event)

Bottom Lounge Dec 1, 2018

Prices from: $39

TroyBoi (18+ Event)

Concord Music Hall Dec 1, 2018

Prices from: $35

Jon Wayne And The Pain (21+ Event)

Cubby Bear Dec 1, 2018

Prices from: $110

Ezra Furman

Thalia Hall Dec 1, 2018

Prices from: $181

Mutual Benefit (21+ Event)

Empty Bottle Dec 1, 2018

Prices from: $181

Floorplan

Metro Smart Bar Dec 1, 2018

Prices from: $101

J Worra (21+ Event)

Spybar Dec 1, 2018

Prices from: $181

Cedric Tiberghien

Chicago Symphony Center Dec 2, 2018

Prices from: $75

The Slackers (17+ Event)

Reggies Rock Club Dec 1, 2018 - Dec 2, 2018

Prices from: $33

Suzy Bogguss

City Winery - Chicago Dec 2, 2018

Prices from: $64

Death Cab For Cutie (17+ Event)

Aragon Ballroom Dec 2, 2018

Prices from: $58

ACE

Vic Theatre Dec 2, 2018

Prices from: $77

3OH!3 (18+ Event)

Metro Smart Bar Dec 2, 2018

Prices from: $56

The Contortionist

Bottom Lounge Dec 2, 2018

Prices from: $50

Jimmy Carr (17+ Event)

Thalia Hall Dec 2, 2018

Prices from: $62

Parquet Courts (18+ Event)

Vic Theatre Dec 3, 2018

Prices from: $44

AlunaGeorge (17+ Event)

Bottom Lounge Dec 3, 2018

Prices from: $46

Rittz and King Lil G

House of Blues Chicago Dec 4, 2018

Prices from: $45

HER - Gabi Wilson

Riviera Theatre - IL Dec 4, 2018

Prices from: $58

Draco Rosa (17+ Event)

Thalia Hall Dec 4, 2018

Prices from: $62

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Chen Leads All-Mozart

Chicago Symphony Center Dec 1, 2018 - Dec 4, 2018

Prices from: $110

Kris Allen

City Winery - Chicago Dec 4, 2018

Prices from: $64

Minzy

House of Blues Chicago Dec 5, 2018

Prices from: $73

Amber Liu

Park West Dec 5, 2018

Prices from: $38

Joe Pug

City Winery - Chicago Dec 5, 2018

Prices from: $64

Sunny Sweeney

Joes on Weed Street Dec 5, 2018

Prices from: $181

Esperanza Spalding (18+ Event)

Vic Theatre Dec 5, 2018

Prices from: $117

Stars - Band (18+ Event)

Metro Smart Bar Dec 5, 2018

Prices from: $95

With Confidence and Broadside

Bottom Lounge Dec 6, 2018

Prices from: $51

Squared Off (21+ Event)

Reggies Rock Club Dec 6, 2018

Prices from: $181

93XRT Holiday Jam - The Head and the Heart

Chicago Theatre Dec 6, 2018

Prices from: $97

Adam Conover

Vic Theatre Dec 6, 2018

Prices from: $52

Minnesota (18+ Event)

Concord Music Hall Dec 6, 2018

Prices from: $56

Preoccupations and Protomartyr (17+ Event)

Thalia Hall Dec 6, 2018

Prices from: $75

Trophy Eyes

Bottom Lounge Dec 7, 2018

Prices from: $46

Omar Apollo

Metro Smart Bar Dec 7, 2018

Prices from: $27

Second City 107th Mainstage Revue

Second City Chicago - Mainstage Dec 7, 2018

Prices from: $92

Wheeler Walker Jr. (21+ Event)

Joes on Weed Street Dec 7, 2018

Prices from: $28

Revolt Coda (21+ Event)

Cubby Bear Dec 7, 2018

Prices from: $110

Snails (18+ Event)

Aragon Ballroom Dec 7, 2018

Prices from: $43

Amelie Lens (21+ Event)

Spybar Dec 7, 2018

Prices from: $37

The Ugly Duckling

Chicago Symphony Center Dec 8, 2018

Prices from: $544

Lucky Boys Confusion (17+ Event)

House of Blues Chicago Dec 8, 2018

Prices from: $37

Cavetown (Moved From Subterranean)

Bottom Lounge Dec 8, 2018

Prices from: $66

Brand X (17+ Event)

Reggies Rock Club Dec 8, 2018

Prices from: $37

Manchester Orchestra

Aragon Ballroom Dec 8, 2018

Prices from: $50

KD (17+ Event)

Concord Music Hall Dec 8, 2018

Prices from: $32

Eve 6 (18+ Event)

Metro Smart Bar Dec 8, 2018

Prices from: $61

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets

Chicago Symphony Center Dec 7, 2018 - Dec 9, 2018

Prices from: $131

Scotty McCreery (17+ Event)

House of Blues Chicago Dec 9, 2018

Prices from: $44

Brother Ali

Bottom Lounge Dec 9, 2018

Prices from: $30

Kings X (17+ Event)

Reggies Rock Club Dec 9, 2018

Prices from: $36

Silverstein (17+ Event)

House of Blues Chicago Dec 11, 2018

Prices from: $36

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - The Inextinguishable Symphony

Chicago Symphony Center Dec 6, 2018 - Dec 11, 2018

Prices from: $112

Roosevelt (18+ Event)

Bottom Lounge Dec 12, 2018

Prices from: $35

Coone (18+ Event)

Concord Music Hall Dec 13, 2018

Prices from: $27

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Michael Tilson Thomas

Chicago Symphony Center Dec 13, 2018

Prices from: $114

William Elliott Whitmore

Thalia Hall Dec 13, 2018

Prices from: $173

Story Party Chicago (21+ Events)

Reggies Rock Club Dec 13, 2018

Prices from: $185

Small Town Murder (18+ Event)

Vic Theatre Dec 14, 2018

Prices from: $46

Slander

Concord Music Hall Dec 14, 2018

Prices from: $45

Chachuba (21+ Event)

Cubby Bear Dec 14, 2018

Prices from: $83

Pink Talking Fish (18+ Event)

Park West Dec 14, 2018

Prices from: $36

Cloud Nothings (17+ Event)

Thalia Hall Dec 14, 2018

Prices from: $50

Gang of Youths (18+ Event)

Metro Smart Bar Dec 14, 2018

Prices from: $29

Chromeo (21+ Event)

The MID Chicago Dec 14, 2018

Prices from: $88

Nastia (21+ Event)

Spybar Dec 14, 2018

Prices from: $37

Blue Mud (21+ Event)

Cubby Bear Dec 15, 2018

Prices from: $101

Bomba Estereo (17+ Event)

Thalia Hall Dec 15, 2018

Prices from: $85

Lawrence Arms (17+ Event)

Bottom Lounge Dec 13, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018

Prices from: $203

Post Animal

Metro Smart Bar Dec 15, 2018

Prices from: $31

Slander (18+ Event)

Concord Music Hall Dec 15, 2018

Prices from: $63

Midland

Joes on Weed Street Dec 15, 2018

Prices from: $57

A Merry-Achi Christmas

Copernicus Center Dec 16, 2018

Prices from: $57

Vienna Teng

City Winery - Chicago Dec 16, 2018

Prices from: $74

Bomba Estero (17+ Event)

Thalia Hall Dec 16, 2018

Prices from: $46

Tab Benoit

City Winery - Chicago Dec 17, 2018 - Dec 18, 2018

Prices from: $77

Nothing Nowhere

Bottom Lounge Dec 19, 2018

Prices from: $45

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass

Chicago Symphony Center Dec 19, 2018

Prices from: $90

Cat Power (17+ Event)

Thalia Hall Dec 20, 2018

Prices from: $52

Kurt Elling

City Winery - Chicago Dec 19, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018

Prices from: $93

Veil of Maya

Bottom Lounge Dec 21, 2018

Prices from: $181

All Time Low

House of Blues Chicago Dec 21, 2018

Prices from: $55

Farewell to February (21+ Event)

Cubby Bear Dec 21, 2018

Prices from: $83

Macabre (17+ Event)

Reggies Rock Club Dec 22, 2018

Prices from: $27

Kurt Vile (18+ Event)

Riviera Theatre - IL Dec 22, 2018

Prices from: $55

Illenium (18+ Event)

Aragon Ballroom Dec 21, 2018 - Dec 22, 2018

Prices from: $47

The Floozies (18+ Event)

Concord Music Hall Dec 21, 2018 - Dec 22, 2018

Prices from: $34

Saved By the 90s

House of Blues Chicago Dec 22, 2018

Prices from: $23

Michael McDermott

City Winery - Chicago Dec 21, 2018 - Dec 22, 2018

Prices from: $75

Shiba San

The MID Chicago Dec 22, 2018

Prices from: $56

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Handels Messiah

Chicago Symphony Center Dec 20, 2018 - Dec 23, 2018

Prices from: $117

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Merry, Merry Chicago

Chicago Symphony Center Dec 14, 2018 - Dec 23, 2018

Prices from: $90

Shemekia Copeland

City Winery - Chicago Dec 26, 2018 - Dec 27, 2018

Prices from: $77

Doug Allen Nash

Park West Dec 28, 2018

Prices from: $42

Every Avenue (17+ Event)

Bottom Lounge Dec 27, 2018 - Dec 28, 2018

Prices from: $51

Cash Cash (21+ Event)

PRYSM Nightclub Dec 28, 2018

Prices from: $69

Owen Finn (21+ Event)

Cubby Bear Dec 29, 2018

Prices from: $91

Squnto

Park West Dec 29, 2018

Prices from: $33

The Selena Experience (17+ Event)

House of Blues Chicago Dec 29, 2018

Prices from: $20

Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra - Salute To Vienna

Chicago Symphony Center Dec 30, 2018

Prices from: $108

Space Jesus

Bottom Lounge Dec 30, 2018

Prices from: $38

Eve of the Eve with Adriatique (21+ Event)

Spybar Dec 30, 2018

Prices from: $29

DeRay Davis

Arie Crown Theater Dec 29, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018

Prices from: $90

Space Jesus (18+ Event)

Concord Music Hall Dec 31, 2018

Prices from: $67

Greensky Bluegrass (18+ Event)

Riviera Theatre - IL Dec 28, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018

Prices from: $68

Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press (18+ Event)

Vic Theatre Dec 31, 2018

Prices from: $66

Galantis (18+ Event)

Aragon Ballroom Dec 30, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018

Prices from: $69

Guided by Voices (21+ Event)

Bottom Lounge Dec 31, 2018

Prices from: $70

Boy Band Night (21+ Event)

Joes on Weed Street Dec 31, 2018

Prices from: $217

Avery Sunshine

City Winery - Chicago Dec 30, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018

Prices from: $107


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