First Midwest Bank Amphitheater Tickets
The First Midwest Bank Amphitheater is an outdoor music venue located in the southwest Chicago suburb known as Tinley Park, Illinois. The amphitheater first opened in 1990 to hoards of excited Chicago music fans as the theatre promised to be one unlike any other in the Chicago area. To this day it is still one of the largest music venues in the greater Chicago area. The First Midwest Bank Amphitheater can hold up to 28,000 guests at a time and features ample parking thanks to its suburban location. During its time as a theatre the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater has been called a number of names including the Tweeter Center Chicago, the World Music Theatre, and the New World Music Theatre. However, in 2006 the First Midwest Bancorp Inc. acquired the name in a seven year deal.
The First Midwest Bank Amphitheater is currently owned by Live Nation and is one of the few large outdoor theaters in the greater Chicago area. When it first opened in 1990 the arena was welcomed in by a performance from Cher; the very first entertainer to perform on the stage. Since the theater’s introduction from the legendary singer there have been a number of other big names to make their way to the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater stage and to perform in front of the arena’s thousand of fans. Big names such as Collective Soul, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, Kid Rock, Whitney Houston, Sting, Metallica, Blink 182 and more have all performed at the venue.
Thanks to its massive size the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater has also been home to several big music festivals. This includes Lollapalooza, the Van’s Warped Tour, Ozzfest, The Mayhem Festival and more. Even though it is located in the suburbs, the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater is known for bringing in some of the biggest crowds in the city thanks to all of the big names that frequent this unique venue. To this date, many in Chicago not only see the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater as one of the largest venues in the entire city but the center of some of the biggest music experiences to ever come to the Windy City.