7 Can’t Miss Chicago Concerts in November: Red Bull Music Festival, Smashing Pumpkins, WGCI Big Jam & More


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Winter is coming, but live music is showing no signs of stopping in the Windy City. Before the holiday concerts start to come to town in December, November has a collection of great shows that you need to check out. From a number of concerts taking part in the Red Bull Music Festival to the Smashing Pumpkins, Chicago is hosting a ton of great shows next month.

Check out our list of the 7 can’t miss concerts in Chicago this November!

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WGCI Big Jam @ United Center (November 24th)

WGCI’s Big Jam is returning to the United Center for another great year. Artists like Kendrick Lamar, Future, Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Meek Mill and more have blessed the stage at the Big Jam, but this year may be the best as Cardi B is set to headline with support from Kodak Black, Tory Lanez and more. You won’t want to miss your chance to see one of the biggest artists in the world right now, so get your tickets for the November 24th concert here while they are still available.

Josh Groban @ United Center (November 6th)

Josh Groban and special guest Idina Menzel are bringing their sounds to Chicago in the first week of November, as the two are set to perform at the United Center on November 6th. To say Groban’s vocals are easy on the ears is an understatement, so why not unwind and destress by enjoying his headlining tour? Get your tickets now on Ticketmaster.

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Amine @ House of Blues (November 21st)

Did you hear? Amine is coming to Chicago and Marina City’s House of Blues on November 21st. The Portland native is one of the most exciting emerging rappers right now and his fun energy and infectious personality is a must see. Amine has already delivered a number of great Chicago performances, including a set at Lollapalooza in 2017, so you won’t want to miss his headlining show this month. Get your tickets here.

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GOOD Music Showcase x Red Bull Music Festival Opening Night (November 3rd)

Want to enjoy some GOOD Music this month? Why wouldn’t you, right? Showcasing the amazing live music scene in the Windy City, Red Bull is bringing the Red Bull Music Festival to Chicago all November long, and to kick off their awesome lineup Kanye West’s GOOD Music label is putting on a showcase at the Wintrust Arena. With scheduled performances from Nas, GOOD Music president Pusha T, Valee, Teyana Taylor and more, this may be one of the best concerts of the entire year. While the current lineup alone is easily worth the price of admission, some fans are even speculating that Chicago’s own, Kanye West, may even make an appearance since he moved back to his hometown. Get your tickets here.

Smashing Pumpkins @ Aragon Ballroom (November 30th)

The Smashing Pumpkins were just at Chicago’s United Center, but will already return to the Second City to perform a very special show at the Aragon Ballroom. The intimate show will be one of the few around the country in honor of the band’s 30th Anniversary celebration, so you need to be there. Fans can also catch their performance 2-hours away in Madison, WI at the city’s brand new venue, The Sylvee. Tickets are long gone, so hopefully you got yours in time!

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Jamila Woods @ Harold Washington Cultural Center (November 30th)

The Red Bull Music Festival is kicking off on a high note with the GOOD Music showcase and it’s ending on a high note as well, as Chicago’s own, Jamila Woods, will deliver a memorable performance at the Harold Washington Cultural Center. This won’t be like your typical concert as Woods will be accompanied by strings, a choir, DJ, poets, dancers and visual artists, so although tickets are all sold out, you need to be there. Find more information here.

Marc Anthony @ Allstate Arena (November 30th)

Latin singer/songwriter Marc Anthony is bringing his Legacy Tour to Chicago’s Allstate Arena in Rosemont this month. Anthony is a legend in Latin music and it isn’t every year that you have the chance to see him live, so rightfully so, fans are not going to miss out on his Chicago performance. Tickets are still available for his Chicago date, so get them now at Ticketmaster while they are still available.


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