Windy City Fun

The city of Chicago’s busies Arena; the United Center is once again the center of activity for events in the Windy City as it revealed several big announcements early in the week about important city wide events. Of course, as many fans know this weekend will be the highly anticipated showing of “Barbara Live!’ which will bring legendary signer Barbra Streisand to the city of Chicago in a once in a lifetime concert opportunity and a rare public performance from the talented singer and actress. As many are gearing up for the big Barbara Streisand concert set to take place at the United Center on October 26th other big news has hit the United Center. The venue announced that there are tickets currently still available for the highly anticipated December concert of the Dave Matthews Band and that fans who act quickly will be able to still get tickets to the big event.

While the Chicago music scene is excited to see both of these big acts come to the city, one of the biggest announcements for the city and for the United Center came this week from the sports world. The NHL recently announced that they would be officially canceling all of the games of the 2012-2013 regular season through November 1st. Although fans were understandably disappointed to hear that the cancellation of Blackhawks games would be extended an additional week, there was some silver lining for fans.

This means tentatively, one of the first NHL games of the season will be taking place right in Chicago and will feature the city’s beloved Blackhawks taking on Nashville in what is sure to be one of the most watched games of the season. The Blackhawks are set to finally kick their season off, weeks after their scheduled opening and will be taking the ice in their home arena of the United Center to play in front of thousands of adoring fans who have been waiting anxiously for the team to return. This first big game will take place Friday evening November 2nd at 7:30 PM at home. Tickets are already selling fast so those who want to see the Blackhawks for the first time this season in their highly anticipated home game will want to act quickly.

Chicago Sports and Concerts

Over the weekend, many Chicago sports fans, turned to the city’s division leading soccer team as the majority of the city’s professional sports teams were on hiatus. With the Chicago Bulls gearing up to start their regular season games, and the Bears on break until Monday Night football, and the Hawks still facing NHL lock outs, many turned to the Fire for the boost Chicago sports fans needed. The Fire were coming off a two week break and were gearing up enter the post season over the weekend when they traveled to play the New England Patriots on the road in Boston. The team suffered a devastating loss 0-1, but after the game promised fans around the city that they would be pulling it together for one of their final season games and working on improving their defense and finding new ways to score goals as they care up for one of their last home games of the season.

This home game will take place next weekend on October 27th and will mark the first time in a month that the Chicago Fire will be back home. The Fire will be taking on D.C. in an important game that is essential to their playoff success. There are a few tickets available for the event, but fans will want to hurry and get tickets while they can as they prepare for one of the biggest Chicago Fire games of the season. As Fire fans wait with bated breath for this important end of season home game, there is still plenty for Windy City residents to do for entertainment around the city until the weekend game.

The popular rapper and soon to be first time father Wiz Khalifa will be attending the UIC Pavilion in Chicago and while tickets are nearly sold out there are still a few available for fans who are looking to see the artist live. The following evening the Arie Crown Theater will be holding another rap and r&b legend; R. Kelly, who will take the stage to an already packed crowd of adoring fans. The United Center will also be brimming with activity this week, as the Bulls take on Oklahoma City in their last home preseason game on October 23rd. Of course as many fans know, Friday October 26th will also be a momentous occasion for the city of Chicago as the United Center hosts Barbara Streisand live and in concert. The event will take place on Friday at 8:00 PM and there are a limited number of tickets available for the must see event, but fans will need to act quickly to get in on the action.

Chicago Fire Plus

The weekend the Chicago Fire will be playing in their last regular season home game against the Revolution The team is already playoff bound and is looking to add some additional wins to their record as they gear up to enter the post season. The Fire will be taking on the New England Patriots on the road and are coming off a two week break from earlier in the month. After taking on the New England Patriots on the road, the Chicago Fire will return home on the 27th after a nearly a month away from their home stadium to take on D.C.

While the Chicago Fire continue their hiatus from the Windy City, the other Chicago football team, the Chicago Bears will be taking the weekend off in order to get ready for their home Monday night game. This will be the second time the Chicago Bears will be on the Monday Night football stage this season and this weeks matchup will have them facing off against rivals; the Detroit Lions. This home game will be a major event for sports fans throughout the city who will get to see the division leading Chicago Bears playing at one of the biggest events in professional sports. Fans will be looking to quarterback Jay Cutler to take on the strong defense of the Detroit Lions in this Soldier Field matchup which will take place Monday evening at 7:30 PM.

Most people in the city of Chicago know that the United Center is the current home of the Chicago Bulls. Next week, the Chicago Bulls are going to be hosting one of their last preseason games of the season and gearing up for their upcoming regular season games as they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday. The team is hoping to add to the string of successful preseason games they hosted over the week and bring their preseasons endeavors to an end on a high note. This will be the last big preseason game before the Bulls season gets underway . The game will be taking place next Tuesday October 23rd at 7:00 PM; this is one game Bulls fans won’t want to miss. Do you have your tickets for the event yet.

 

Bears, Hawks and Concerts

This week proved to be a big one in terms of Chicago city announcements as good news was abound for residents of the Windy City. The city’s Bears fans sat through a quite week as the team was on a bye. During this period, the Bears announced that they were rested, minor injuries had been attended to and that they were ready to take on the Detroit Lions in a Monday Night Football event. The game, scheduled to take place on October 22nd, will be at their home stadium of Soldier Field.

Meanwhile, as the city of Chicago’s beloved NHL team the Chicago Blackhawks gathered for a charity tournament earlier in the week that had fans longing for the return of the hockey team; reports released Monday showed that there may be more hope for a Blackhawks reunion in the future. On Wednesday the NHL released the full details of their proposal to the NHL Players’ Association, which if accepted could end the NHL lockout for good and have the Blackhawks reunited in Chicago’s United Center much sooner than anticipated.

Big announcements came for the city as far as concert announcements go as well. Sports aren’t the only big events coming for those living in the Windy City. Two of musics icons have recently announced they will be paying a visit to the Windy City in the next few months. Lady Gaga announced that she would be visiting the Windy City on Valentine’s Day, February 14th at the United Center. This announcement from the pop diva came shortly after her concert for February 13th at the arena sold out.

In addition to the singer’s announcement; one of the original pop divas in music; Madonna also revealed she would be making a stop in Chicago for two nights; the Wednesday and Thursday before Lad Gaga’s performances. Madonna’s concert dates for the 11th and 12th of February have gone on sale as has the newly announced February 14th concert for Lady Gaga. Tickets for both of these concerts are expected to sell out quickly, so despite the events being months away; fans are encouraged to buy their tickets now. Tickets are on sale and a limited number of seats are still available; have you gotten your  concert tickets yet?

Happening Chicago

As the city of Chicago settles into its break as the sports world transitions between seasons and the NHL Blackhawks continue to stay on lockout, there is still great news for music fans who are looking for some great live entertainment in the Windy City. This is because the city of Chicago is preparing to host some of the biggest names in music throughout the month to help keep Chicago fans entertained.

At Chicago’s Allstate Arena, fans of the legendary music superstar and the most iconic Mexican ranchero singer of all time, Vincente Fernandez, will have the rare opportunity to see this iconic signer live. Fernandez only does a limited number of performances in the United States and they are known for selling out quickly. However, the good news is thanks to the fact that the performers show for Saturday October 20th for 8:00 pm, has already sold so many tickets the singer is adding an additional show to make sure all of his fans will be able to see him live. Now fans can also catch this act on Sunday October 21st also at the Allstate Arena at 7:00 pm.

However, one of the biggest announcements for music fans revolves around the fact that one of the most legendary signers of all time is not only heading out on a nation-wide tour but is stopping in the city of Chicago during the month of October. This of course, is Barbara Streisand and the music legend will be making her way to Chicago on October 26th at the United Center arena. This widely anticipated concert tour will have the iconic legend up close and personal with her Chicago fans as she performs some of her biggest hits of today and some of her biggest hits from her last few decades in the industry. There are very few opportunities like this one to see such a legendary performer live so fans won’t want to miss out on the action.This Friday evening show is sure to sell out quickly so fans will want to act fast and make sure they get their tickets to this once in a lifetime life show spectacular as soon as they are able to. Tickets are on sale now; do you have yours yet?

Chicago Music Scene

Chicago music fans got dealt a sweet treat this week when it was revealed that Prince will be adding his third concert to his “Welcome 2 Chicago” residency. The legendary performer was already slate for two shows at the United Center i on Sept. 24 and 25. However, after the two highly anticipated performances sold out, the artist announced that Wednesday of this week, tickets for a third concert, to be held on Wednesday September 26th, would go on sale. Beginning at 4 pm on Wednesday September 12th, Chicago fans will have their third chance to snag tickets to this highly anticipated performance which not only places fans up close and personal with the legendary performer but also supports the Rebuild a Dream program.

Those looking to catch Price live in Chicago at the United Center can purchase tickets at can purchase the best seats in the house right here. However, just because one of the biggest acts in music is coming to the Windy City, it doesn’t mean he is the only source of live action entertainment. In the week and a half leading up to the September 24th opening show of Prince’s residency, the Chicago Cubs will officially be taking over the city once again. For ten days in a row beginning this Friday the 14th of September the Cubs will be hosting home games at Soldier Field as they enter the important end of the season push.

During this ten game stretch, the Cubs will be taking on teams every evening or afternoon and will be facing up against the Pirates, Reds and Cardinals. Chicago Cubs fans will get the ultimate chance to catch as many home games as possible before the end of the series with this upcoming home game series. The Cubs’ home series, begins on Friday the 14th with a five game series face off against the Pirates that will keep Chicago sports fans on the edge of their seat while the Bears travel to Greenbay to take on the packers.

The Cubs will then face off in a three game series against the Reds and finish up with three home games against their rivals the St. Louis Cardinals. The last series against the St. Louis red birds finishes with a night game on the 23rd and will wrap up just in time for the big Prince concert series beginning on the 24th. Are you going to miss out on your chance to see the legendary performer live in Chicago?