We’re firm believers that Chicago has one of the greatest live music scenes—the Smashing Pumpkins, Styx, Jennifer Hudson, Chance the Rapper, and many other artists were discovered here. Whether you’re into R&B, Rap, Indie Rock, or Pop, there is a stream of festivals and artists coming to perform in Chicago. With venues ranging from intimate dive bars to Wrigley Field, there’s no shortage of concerts in Chicago, so here is the list of all the best ones coming in February.
February 13th: MAX
Maxwell George Schneider, also known by his mononym Max, is an American singer and actor who is currently signed to Arista and Sony Red. His 2018 single “Lights Down Low” went double platinum in the US, Platinum in Canada, and Gold in Australia.
📍Location: Lincoln Hall
February 15: TINASHE
Tinashe is a singer-songwriter, producer, and skilled dancer known for her electrifying, genre-bending take on modern R&B and pop. The 22-year-old artist released her debut studio album, Aquarius, in 2014 on RCA Records hot off the heels of a slew of self-produced mixtapes and the #1 Platinum hit “2 On” featuring ScHoolboy Q.
February 17: ANDY FRASCO & THE U.N.
Andy Frasco & The U.N. have long been the high-flying DIY renegades of the touring scene known and loved for their kaleidoscopic musical fusion and one-of-a-kind onstage audacity. Now celebrating their longevity, the band is shaking things up with L’Optimist (Fun Machine Records/Soundly), as its title suggests, Frasco’s most hopeful and enthusiastic collection thus far.
📍Location: The Metro
February 22: Cold War Kids
Join Cold War Kids, an American indie rock band from Long Beach, California. Band members are Nathan Willett, Matt Maust, David Quon, Matthew Schwartz, and Joe Plummer.
📍Location: The Salt Shed
Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Chicago. Get your tickets now to discover the music of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong at Salvage One under the gentle glow of candlelight.
📍Location: Salvage One