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Red Bull Sound Select 30 Days music festival is coming to Chicago in November

Zach Long
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Zach Long

November typically isn't a banner month for live music in Chicago—it's usually the season for arena shows, return visits from summer festival headliners and a bit of downtime around Thanksgiving. This year, Red Bull will inject variety (and, naturally, some energy) into 2017's penultimate month of concerts, introducing the very first Chicago edition of its Red Bull Sound Select 30 Days festival.

As its name suggests, the festival comprises 30 days of concerts and events, taking place in some of Chicago's best music venues, including Metro, Empty Bottle, Lincoln Hall and more. The lineup features plenty of established acts, including Young Thug, Migos, Whitney, Mitski, Noname and recent MTV VMA best new artist Khalid. Each bill also features emerging artists curated by Red Bull Sound Select, such as Kweku Collins, Charlotte Day Wilson, Xavier Omär, Ravyn Lenae and Smino.

In addition to a packed slate of concerts, the festival will also feature one-off events like a celebration of local hip-hop blog Fake Shore Drive's 10th anniversary, a record fair presented by online music marketplace Discogs and an invitation-only photography workshop.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, September 6 at 10am. In order to purchase tickets, you'll need to be a Red Bull Sound Select member—don't worry, it's free and easy to sign up. Once you're registered, you'll be able to purchase up to two tickets to each show and event, all of which are priced at $15 or less (that includes the wild finale headlined by Migos and Lil Yachty).

Take a look at the full Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in Chicago lineup below and prepare yourself for a packed month of shows.

Nov 1
Young Thug

Nov 2 
Whitney + NE-HI + Mt. Joy

Nov 3
Kehlani + Kodie Shane + Blaise Moore
Riviera Theater

Nov 4
Fake Shore Drive 10th Anniversary, featuring Tee Grizzley + friends of Fake Shore Drive
Portage Theater

Nov 5
Discogs Presents: Crate Diggers Chicago, a festival featuring local record vendors, food, DJ sets and live music from Polica + Ohmme
House of Vans

Nov 6
Music + Photography Master Class, an invite-only event where culture photographers will share their stories and host hands-on demonstrations. 
The Annex

Nov 7
Mitski + Miya Folick + Hazel English
Lincoln Hall

Nov 8
Syd + Charlotte Day Wilson + Bailey Wiley

Nov 9
Kali Uchis + Twelve’len + Elley Duhé
Thalia Hall

Nov 10
Ibeyi + TheMIND + Koda

Nov 11
6lack + Toby Lou + Emi
Thalia Hall

Nov 12
Sabrina Claudio + Kiya Lacey + Amanda Delara

Nov 13
Event to be announced

Nov 14 
Jorja Smith + Dizzy Fae + Snoh Aalegra

Nov 15
Parquet Courts + Meat Wave
Empty Bottle

Nov 16
Mura Masa + Tennyson + Bonzai
Concord Music Hall

Nov 17
Alice Glass + NOLIFE + Nadia Tehran

Nov 18 
Amine + Pell + A2

Nov 19
Lizzo + Bia + Junglepussy
Thalia Hall

Nov 20
Daniel Caesar + SiR + Cherrie
Reggies Rock Club

Nov 21
Noname + Buddy + The Last Artful, Dodgr
Concord Music Hall

Nov 22
Jacob Banks + JØSEPH + Durand Jones & The Indications
Lincoln Hall

Nov 23 
It's Thanksgiving—go eat!

Nov 24
Eryn Allen Kayne+ Sidewalk Chalk
Fourth Presbyterian Church

Nov 25
Kweku Collins + Kamau + Trapo

Nov 26
Smino + Ravyn Lenae / Monte Booker + Bari / Jay2
Lincoln Hall

Nov 27
Jungle + NoMBe + Drama Duo

Nov 28
Xavier Omär + Jesse Baez + Jake & Papa
Chop Shop

Nov 29
Khalid + Amber Mark + Marteen Estevez
Aragon Ballroom

Nov 30
Migos + Lil Yachty + Ro Ransom + Shaboozey
Riviera Theatre 

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