Music lovers rejoice. Summer heats up this July with awesome music events in Chicago. Whether you crave rock n’ roll, blues, country, or pop, the Windy City’s music culture is everywhere – from the free Grant Park Music Festival to the high-intensity experience of Lollapalooza.
Kick back at the spectacular Jay Pritzker Pavilion and enjoy free concerts at the Grant Park Music Festival, continuing through August 22. The nation’s only free outdoor classical music series presents ten weeks of classical concerts, including performances by the Grant Park Orchestra. In its 81st season, the Grant Park Music Festival is a fantastic experience to enjoy world-famous symphonies and composers play under the stars of downtown Chicago.
A powerful music explosion and a kaleidoscope of sounds and scenes, Lollapoolozza takes over Grant Park, July 31 through August 2, 2015. One of the most amazing music experiences in the world, this summer music festival in downtown Chicago features 4 days of concerts from the hottest bands and musicians on the planet. This year’s sublime lineup features Paul McCartney, Sam Smith, Florence + the Machine, Metallica, and Alabama Shakes. Beyond the stages, the event has food and drink markets and pavilions, a wine lounge, and an autograph tent.
Chicago Hotels For Music Lovers
If you’re traveling to Chicago from out of town, or just want to stay close to the music, you’ll find a diversity of hotels in downtown and around Grant Park – from cool boutiques to luxury high-rises.
With its legendary rock ‘n’ roll past, the Days Inn Chicago is a historic downtown hotel in the Lincoln Park neighborhood and within five minutes of the Grant Park festivals. This unique boutoque hotel offers renovated rooms and suites, free breakfast, a fitness center, and valet parking. Just leave the keys and take a cab or hop on the Brown Line train, 3 blocks away, to enjoy music in the park.
Located within walking distance of Grant Park, The Silversmith Hotel is a chic luxury boutique with contemporary decor and stunning architecture. This unique boutique hotel offers gorgeous rooms and suites with eclectic modern decor, valet parking, and energetic new lounge and restaurant. Before the concert, enjoy artisan cocktails and creative American food at Adamus, Chicago’s coolest new gastro lounge with a charismatic vibe.