Chicago Weekend Music Scene


Those with the end-of-summer blues, whether it’s caused by start of school or the impending drop in temperatures, can still get one last hurrah in with several musical stars hitting town this weekend. Here are this weekend’s top musical acts in Chicago:

One Direction

The international boy band sensation hits town this Sunday with a show at Soldier Field that is sure to leave thousands of screaming fans breathless.

The quartet come to Chicago for the first time since fifth member Zayn Malik departed the band in March. The band has not skipped a beat, however, as their six-continent One the Road Again Tour has continued to impress around the globe.

The group, which formed after meeting while auditioning as solo artists on the British television show “X Factor,” has been compared to the Beatles in the way their fans gush over them. It certainly provides for a tough ticket to get.

However, tickets are still available for the Sunday show, which begins at 7 p.m. For tickets, visit Soldier Field is located at 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive.


Spend an evening this Saturday and Sunday at Ravinia taking in one of the bestselling bands of all time. “An Evening with Chicago” will provide attendees with a night full of music and memories as the band named after the city plays hits that formed the soundtrack of the late ’60s through the ’80s.

Tickets are available for both days. For more information, visit

Lady Antebellum

It’s a quarter after one and Lady Antebellum is coming to the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Tinley Park this Saturday. The country trio will bring their unique sound to country music fans looking for a good time in the Southwest Suburbs.

The amphitheater is one of the largest outdoor venues in the Chicago area and allows for concert goers to have the full experience without the hassle of heading into the city. Easily accessible via Interstates 57 and 80; driving is the best option.

Great seats are still available at reasonable prices. For ticket information, visit

Smaller Shows, Smaller Names, Still Great Times

There are many options across the city at smaller venues with acts that are little more out of the mainstream, but still offer a great time. Check out indie rock band Vinyl Theatre as they bring the house down at Lincoln Hall this Friday. Tickets are $15 and can be bought at Lincoln Hall is located in the heart of Lincoln Park at 2424 N. Lincoln Ave and can be best reached via the Fullerton CTA Station and No. 8 Halsted bus. 

If you’re into more of a Nirvana-esque sound, check out alternative band Failure as they play the Metro Friday night. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $32 and can be bought at The Metro is located at 3730 N. Clark St. and can be best reached via public transportation.

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