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Tomorrow Never Knows music festival

Rising bands, local acts and hilarious comedians filled out the lineup at this annual winter music festival

Zach Long
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Zach Long

Winter may not be filled with weekly festivals and giant outdoor concerts, but there's still plenty of great live music to see—if you know where to look. One of the season's best bets is Tomorrow Never Knows, an annual music festival organized by local music venues Schubas and Lincoln Hall that lines up five days of great concerts. The lineup focuses on rising bands, local acts and some hilarious comedians. During a slow month that's not exactly notorious for great shows, TNK is a consistent bright spot. We've gathered everything you need to know about Tomorrow Never Knows, including the lineup, the best gigs and more.

When is Tomorrow Never Knows 2018?

Tomorrow Never Knows takes place January 17–21, 2018.

Where is Tomorrow Never Knows 2018?

Venues all over the North Side of Chicago host Tomorrow Never Knows concerts, but the bulk of the shows take place at Schubas and Lincoln Hall (which also organizes the annual event). You can also catch TNK gigs at Metro and Smart Bar, while Hideout hosts the festival's comedy lineup.

How much are tickets to Tomorrow Never Knows 2018?

Five-day passes are $125 and tickets to individual shows are $15–$27.

Tomorrow Never Knows 2018

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