Summer is finally upon us! We need go outside as frequently as possible, considering the entire months of January and February were spent under a comforter. Good thing the summer music festival season is now in full swing, not to mention the outdoor concert season. Spring Awakening brings many of the top DJs in the world to Soldier Field. There are some massive live shows under roofs as well. U2 returns to our sports arenas, scaling down from Soldier Field to United Center. Bette Midler also pops in to belt some tunes in United Center. Explore our picks of the top concerts in Chicago in June.
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Local promoter React Presents keeps making its mammoth EDM festival so much more mammother, with bigger stages, acts and bass drops. If you're looking for mellow, run away. This is an orgy of neon, skin and low end frequencies. A couple of c-notes might seem steep for a concert, but that's VIP bottle service to see just one of these A-listers.Read more
The Divine Miss M's latest album, It's the Girls, finds the seasoned singer taking on classic cuts by some of pop's most famous all-female groups. Though the album skews toward the Brill Building–era, we love her take on TLC's immortal "Waterfalls." A ticket to the show guarantees you a copy of the record.Read more