Chicago is known for its vibrant nightlife, so it stands to reason that it also boasts an awards ceremony to show appreciation for the people who keep the parties running night after night. The third annual Chicago Nightlife Awards will return to Concord Music Hall on June 7, recognizing the most outstanding artists, DJs, promoters, venues, bartenders, parties and more.
Just like last year, the festivities will be hosted by infamous mustachioed Kansas City Royals fan Jeremy Scheuch. The awards ceremony will include performances by musical guests such as ProbCause, The Walters, Sleep On It and My Gold Mask. Awards will be presented by a yet-to-be-announced lineup of guests and will include categories like Band of the Year, Best DJ, Best Festival, Best Live Music Venue and Best Promoter.
If you want to recognize your favorite club, venue or performer, you can help nominate and vote for the honorees through June 3. You can also attend the ceremony at Concord Music Hall, which kicks off with a red carpet gala at 7:30pm on June 7. Admission is free with RSVP and subject to capacity, but you can guarantee entry with the purchase of a $15 ticket. All proceeds from the event will be donated to charitable partners Howard Brown Health and the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.
Check out how last year's celebration went down: