Summer 2014 concerts in Chicago

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The temperatures are finally rising in Chicago, and what better way to kick back and start your summer off right than with a few awesome concerts? Chicago is known to have some of the best concerts and festivals for people of all ages to enjoy. Check out this list of what’s going down this summer.

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Of course, this is one of the biggest concerts happening in Chicago. The dynamic duo are finally giving the people what they’ve been asking for; a concert that’s fitting for all Jay-Z and Beyoncé fans together for one night only. Soldier Field on July 24, at 8 p.m. is the place to be this summer. Tickets are on sale now. Visit or for ticket prices.

Next up is another exciting tour full of everyone’s favorite artists:

Under the Influence of Music Tour features Wiz Khalifa, Jeezy, Tyga, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan, Sage the Gemini, Iamsu!, DJ Drama, Mack Wilds all coming to the stage at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Illinois  Aug. 5, 2014, at 6 p.m.

This lineup is a treat for everyone. Some of your hottest rap stars and a few up-and-coming artists that have already began putting their mark in this music industry are all going to be on one stage. I would strongly suggest you get your tickets now.

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Every year Grant Park in Chicago hosts a series of events and festivals. Lollapalooza Music Festival 2014, also known as Lolla, fortunately has a whole slew of your favorite artists all on one stage and broken down into three days of pure adrenaline and good music. This year’s lineup consists of : Eminem, OutKast, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Lorde, The Avett Brothers, Zedd, Foster the People, Calvin Harris, Krewella, Nas, Spoon, The Head and The Heart, Fitz and the Tantrums, Grouplove, Sebastian Ingrosso, Childish Gambino, Cage The Elephant and many more! The festival begins Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. For more information, visit

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August Alsina fans, get ready. On the Fourth of July, he’s finally making his way to Chi-town to bring the house down with hits from his new album, Testimony. He’ll be at Adrianna’s Ballroom, 163rd S. Dixie Hwy. at 9 p.m. This is one the largest urban radio stations in Chicago, Power 92’s event.

Chicago not only caters to the urban music market but we also have something for the grown and sexy. These events are coming up soon. Tickets are on sale now:

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Motown the Musical (Chicago)
Oriental Theatre Chicago
June 12 – 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Earth, Wind & Fire
Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, Illinois
Saturday, July 12, 2014  at 8 p.m.

Narski Music Presents: Loose Ends and Angela Winbush at GSU Center for Performing Arts
July 5 at 7 p.m.
1 University Parkway, University Park, Illinois 60484
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Matteson Summer Festival
Narski Music Festival with Peabo Bryson and Howard Hewett
June 28 at 3:30 p.m.
Matteson, Illinois 60443
This is event is free!
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Narski Music presents: Lakeside, SOS Band & Chante Moore at the GSU Center for Performing Arts
August 29 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now.
Visit for ticket price and more information.

Lastly, for those pop fans out there, your Monster Ball Queen, Lady Gaga is back and will bless the city with her exciting new tour The ARTPOP Tour on July 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the United Center. Enjoy the pop artist’s crazy theatrics and phenomenal showmanship all on one stage for one night only. For tickets, visit

~ dana williams

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