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Concerts in Chicago in January 2019

Kacey Musgraves, Buddy Guy and an indoor music festival kick off January's slate of Chicago concerts

Kacey Musgraves performed at the FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island during Farm Aid 30, September 19, 2015.
Photograph: Max Herman

It's 2019 and it's time to make good on your New Year's resolution to see more live music at some of Chicago's best music venues. Local legend Buddy Guy is playing a string of shows at his South Loop blues club, country star Kacey Musgraves is headlining the Chicago Theatre and former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus is coming back to Metro. If music festivals are your thing, there are a couple to choose from, including the city-spanning Tomorrow Never Knows and punk rock celebration Ian's Party. The weather outside may be a little bit frightful, but the tunes inside will be extra delightful—fill out your calendar with our guide to Chicago's best concerts in January.

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