February may be the shortest month of the year, but you shouldn't let the final month of winter in Chicago fly by without seeing some live music along the way. Whether you're looking for a romantic gig to attend with your sweetheart (or solo) around Valentine's Day or just want an excuse to get out of the house when there's snow on the streets, you've got options. Catch legacy acts like Cher and Elton John, see Ólafur Arnalds tickle the ivory at Thalia Hall or attend Pitchfork's new Midwinter music festival at the Art Institute. Plot out your month of music with our guide to Chicago's February concert schedule.
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