The summer is finally in full swing, and with it comes the casual weekends, warm weather, and relaxing vibes we wait for all year in Chicago. Between Friday, July 4 and Friday, July 11, there are several amazing concerts to kick yourself into the spirit of summer and enjoy the beautiful weeks we’ve waited all year for.
If you’re looking to capitalize on the change of season and loosen up a bit in the coming weeks, you are in luck. Chicago’s famed concert venues and fan experiences outweigh those of almost anywhere in the country, and no time is better than now to get out and put those claims to the test. Big acts including Dave Matthews Band, Paul McCartney, and Lady Gaga will all be performing in Chicago between July 4 and July 11 and fantastic deals on tickets are still available, ensuring any music lover to have an extended week of fun from Independence Day onward.
Perhaps the most famous jam band in the modern music scene, the Dave Matthews Band is celebrating the Fourth of July Weekend with some of the most patriotic and fun-loving Chicagoans alive. Enjoy the sun and excitement of an outdoor concert at the FirstMerit Bank Pavilion on Friday, July 4th and Saturday, July 5th. Prices start at $79.00 a ticket on Friday and $92.00 a ticket on Saturday, but rates are subject to change.
The legendary Paul McCartney is also stopping by Chicago on Wednesday, July 9th at the United Center. The famed Beatle with a large and critically acclaimed solo discography goes on stage at 7:00 PM, promising a night full of exciting and historically important music from one of the most influential musicians to ever live. The multidimensional and genre-crossing music of McCartney ensures something for everyone, ranging from soft crooning piano ballads to hard-rocking excitement. Prices at the moment start at $195 and are subject to change.
Two days later, on Friday the 11th, Lady Gaga will be performing at the United Center as well. Known for her outlandish theatrical stage presence and unique costumes she wears while she performs (anyone remember the dress made out of meat?), in addition to hits such as Born This Way, Judas, The Edge of Glory, Bad Romance, Poker Face, and Telephone, Lady Gaga always puts on a show that will not soon be forgotten. Lady Gaga’s tour supporting her most recent release, the album titled Art Pop, has received positive press for her gripping performances and theatrics, all the while singing her heart out to the famous tunes millions know and love.