Catch these three concerts and music festivals to find your song of the summer.
Beyoncé Formation World Tour
1410 S. Museum Campus Dr.
Every king and queen has an era in history, and I’d say since 2008 we’ve been living in the Beyoncé Era. With the latest release of her album “Lemonade,” along with its visual component, Beyoncé has not only been dominating headphones but news cycles as well. With the crossing of genres, vulnerable lyrics, and social commentary this album might be her magnum opus, and we all know it will only be better live. For more information on her two-day stop at Soldier Field visit soldierfield.net/content/beyonc%C3%A9-formation-world-tour.
Chicago House Party
201 E. Randolph St.
3 p.m.–9 p.m.
House music was born in Chicago over 30 years ago when DJs and artists like Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy, Jesse Saunders, Mr. Fingers, and others were doing sets at places like The Warehouse and The Power Plant. Celebrate that bass bumping, synthesized sound in Millennium Park at the Chicago House Party. The House Legacy Project will perform along with DJs Joe Smooth, Steve Miggedy Maestro, Superjane’s DJ Heather & Lady D. Robert Williams, who ran The Warehouse, will be receiving a mayoral proclamation for his contributions to house music. Admission is free. For more information visit cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/hlp.
Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest
3200 N. Sheffield Ave.
12 p.m.–10 p.m.
If you love cover bands and tribute bands then get off at the Belmont stop on the Red Line for the Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest. For classic rock catch 97nine, for female empowerment see Girl Power Night, and for some classic ’90s tunes catch The Personnel. These are just some of the bands playing at the festival. You’ll also get to enjoy some of the great food and drink vendors that call Lakeview home. There is a suggested donation of $5 at the entrance. For more information visit chicagoevents.com/event.cfm?eid=140.