Concert Season

Concert Season

As a Chicagoan, one of my favorite unofficial seasons has started that all music loving college students absolutely adore — Concert season. With Chicago being the third largest city in the country, it seems like no matter what genre you listen to, and how big or small the artist might be, if they’re touring, they’re almost always going to stop in the city.

Even if you don’t listen to certain artists often, depending on how popular or mainstream they might be, very frequently you’ll be able to find some cheap tickets to help fill up an empty day on your schedule, by looking up certain venues around the city that are easy to get to and looking at their calendars for the coming weeks and months.

And if you want to be more adventurous, looking into the DIY scene and finding a cheap lineup of bands and musicians of all backgrounds is just as easy. And once you gather some connections in the music scene around the city, it becomes so much easier to continue your pursuit.

I know myself personally, I’ve already been able to get tickets for 4 shows, a couple of them being under $10 to see about 3 bands each night. And even though I haven’t listened to the bands, the experience of listening to them with my friends and expanding my musical palette is more than enough of an experience for myself. If you don’t want to take that risk like I’m going to be doing, the off chance of being able to find the band or musician’s stuff on ‘bandcamp’ or ‘soundcloud’ is entirely possible to help you get a taste of their talent, and decide whether they might be worth seeing for you.

In the meantime, I’ll be hitting up a variety of shows, and getting a taste of the intimacy of seeing an artist play for a smaller crowd of people as opposed to¬†what you would find at larger music festivals, that populate all of Chicago’s summer months. Don’t let the crummy weather ruin your good vibes! Take that leap and find some great tunes to keep you going through the rest of the school year

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