15 Awesome Places To Experience Live Music In Chicago

15 Awesome Places To Experience Live Music In Chicago

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Savor live music, just the way you like it, with our complete guide to the best music venues in Chicago.

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    [Graham, Anderson, Probst & White, 1929] This building features Art Deco and Art Nouveau styling, musical motifs and designs by Jules Guerin - famous for his watercolors of the 1909 Plan of Chicago. -- Eliane vdB via Foursquare
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    Live music fans congregate at the often standing-room only Double Door, which has hosted thousands of up-and-coming and established musicians, including the Rolling Stones and the Smashing Pumpkins. -- Explore Chicago via Foursquare
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    Its late hours, regular acoustic blues sets, all-night kitchen, and vibrant neighborhood full of shops, restaurants, and other entertainment recommend this club as a top blues destination. -- Explore Chicago via Foursquare
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    The back room's a great size and has the best touring and local indie acts. The front room is where everybody knows your name. Check them out on Facebook - they're always giving away tickets to fans. -- RCRD LBL via Foursquare
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    The 5,000-square-foot "Wine Garden" hosts live music to go along with small plates like green-tomato gazpacho and grilled Merguez sausage. tmout.us/lkteo -- Time Out Chicago via Foursquare
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    If you are a short person like me, head upstairs for a seat and a better view. If there isn't a show, check out Brew and View. Cheap beer, cheaper movies, and one of the cheapest date ideas around. -- Lisa W via Foursquare
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    Go upstairs and play pinball. They have four games, Creature From the Black Lagoon, Gilligans Island, Champion Pub Fighter & Addams Family...all in decent shape! -- Mike A via Foursquare
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    On Sundays, the venerable music venue delivers the best of Chicago's rockin' kids' music scene to little scenesters, with names like Jeanie B and the Jelly Beans and Mr. Singer & The Sharp Cookies.-MS -- Time Out Chicago via Foursquare
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    Arguably the best place in the city to catch a live show. Food is good, beer selection is solid and the acoustics are second to none. If you see an artist you like on the calendar, don't think twice. -- Colin Reynolds via Foursquare
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    Get a stamp before going to buy band merchandise because it is located right outside where they check tickets. If you don't have a stamp, you can't get back in! -- Digital Tour Bus via Foursquare
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    world's best, chicago's own! student tickets available to select shows for 10$ on cso's website. watching cso perform will blow you away and/or bring you to tears. it's a beautiful experience. -- Diana Rocha via Foursquare
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    Chicago is also a music town. Stop into The Green Mill for cocktails and jazz and keep your fingers crossed that Patricia Barber is playing that night. Wow, what a voice. - Nikki -- Showtime Network via Foursquare
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