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Winter music festival Tomorrow Never Knows unveils its 2022 lineup

The multi-venue fest brings national and local acts to some of Chicago's best concert venues.

Zach Long
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Zach Long

It's been nearly two years since the last edition of Tomorrow Never Knows, the annual multi-venue music festival that regularly heats up the January concert calendar in Chicago. This year, the series of shows will run from January 19–23, bringing more than 40 acts to Lincoln Hall, Schubas, Metro, Hideout, Sleeping Village and newcomers Golden Dagger.

As usual, the Tomorrow Never Knows lineup is heavy on rising acts, though you will be able to see some more established performers like indie pop duo Best Coast, former Danity Kane member Dawn Richard and rock duo Diet Cig. Notable local acts on the bill include saxophonist and singer-songwriter Sen Morimoto, synth-pop duo Valebol, soulful rock outfit Waltzer, hip-hop duo Air Credits and multi-instrumentalist Macie Stewart (of Chicago experimental rockers Ohmme). According to organizers, additional acts will be added in the coming weeks.

This year, Tomorrow Never Knows has done away with the five-day festival pass that has previously been offered, which allowed attendees to bounce between shows. You'll have to cobble together your multi-day schedule by purchasing individual tickets—each venue put their respective shows on sale this morning.

Check out the complete lineup of Tomorrow Never Knows concerts below and prepare to get cozy in a local venue once January arrives. 

Tomorrow Never Knows 2022 lineup poster
Courtesy Tomorrow Never Knows

Wednesday, January 19

Best Coast + Rosie Tucker @ Metro

Thee Sacred Souls @ Lincoln Hall

Water From Your Eyes @ Sleeping Village

Hana Vu + Burr Oak + Emily Jane Powers @ Schubas

Valebol @ Golden Dagger

Thursday, January 20

Lomelda + CARM + Alexalone @ Lincoln Hall

Sen Morimoto + Blake Saint David @ Sleeping Village

Underscores + TYGKO + Folie @ Schubas

Waltzer @ Golden Dagger

Friday, January 21

Wolves In The Throne Room + Full Of Hell + Uada @ Metro

Genesis Owusu + Air Credits + Roy Kinsey @ Lincoln Hall

Muzi @ Sleeping Village

Sam Evian @ Schubas

Macie Stewart @ Golden Dagger

Saturday, January 22

Geese + Gustaf + Native Sun @ Lincoln Hall

Dawn Richard @ Sleeping Village

Skin Tag @ Sleeping Village

Dante Elephante + Early Eyes @ Schubas

DJ Zolita + Magin @ Golden Dagger

Sunday, January 23

Diet Cig + Izzy True @ Lincoln Hall

Another Michael @ Sleeping Village

Skin Tag @ Sleeping Village

Matthew E White + Benét @ Schubas

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