Dinosaurs like the heat. The concert slate in late summer reads like it did in 1994—or 1982. Billy Joel, Foo Fighters, Cheap Trick and more hit the big outdoor sheds and stadiums in August. Take a good summer read and a picnic basket and hit the lawn. The summer music festival season enters its final stage as well, and Lollapalooza is just the tip of the iceberg. Explore our picks of the top August gigs.
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After debuting Sonic Highways at Cubby Bear last October, Dave Grohl and his arena rockin' crew return to Wrigleyville. Urge Overkill, Naked Raygun and Cheap Trick open, making this a Chicago love affair. Only without Chicago (the band). Tickets are also available for the rooftops.Read more