5 Can’t Miss Chicago Concerts in March: Gracie Abrams, John Mayer, WizKid & More


Gracie Abrams
Photo by Dan Garica/The Early Registration

As winter comes to a close and spring approaches, Chicago’s music scene is heating up with a lineup of highly anticipated concerts featuring some of the biggest names in the industry. Next month promises to be an exciting month for music fans, with a variety of genres and styles represented in a series of concerts across the city. Whether you’re a fan of indie pop, hip-hop, or rock, there’s something for everyone on this list of the most anticipated Chicago concerts in the month of March. From the most exciting up-and-coming artists to seasoned veterans, these performers are sure to put on unforgettable shows that will leave fans talking about the night long after the final encore. So mark your calendars and get ready for a month of incredible live music in the Windy City.

Check out our list of the 5 can’t miss concerts in Chicago in March below!

John Mayer
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

John Mayer @ the United Center (March 31st)

John Mayer is one of the most celebrated musicians of our time, with a career spanning over two decades. He has sold millions of albums worldwide, won multiple Grammy Awards, and has established himself as one of the most talented guitarists of his generation. He first gained popularity in the early 2000s with his breakthrough album “Room for Squares,” which included hits like “Your Body Is a Wonderland” and “No Such Thing.”

Mayer’s music has evolved over the years, with each album showcasing a different side of his artistry. He has explored various genres, from blues and rock to folk and country, and has collaborated with a wide range of artists, including Eric Clapton, Alicia Keys, and Frank Ocean.

Mayer’s live performances are legendary, with his guitar solos leaving audiences in awe. He has headlined some of the world’s biggest music festivals, including Coachella and Bonnaroo, and has played sold-out shows at iconic venues like Madison Square Garden and the Hollywood Bowl. This time around though, Mayer is delivering an extra special live show as he is delivering a solo acoustic tour for the first time in his career.

His SOLO tour promises to be one of the most highly anticipated concerts of the year. Fans can expect to hear a mix of old and new material, with Mayer showcasing his incredible musicianship and songwriting skills. With hits like “Gravity,” “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room,” and “New Light,” this concert is sure to be a memorable experience for all in attendance.

Tickets for this one are all sold-out but select single seats and resale tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster.com.

WizKid @ the United Center (March 24th)

Nigerian singer and songwriter, WizKid, who has taken the world by storm with his unique blend of Afrobeat and pop music first gained international recognition with his hit single “Ojuelegba,” which was later remixed by Drake and Skepta, bringing him even more exposure on the global stage and fans can see him live and on-stage at the United Center on March 24th.

His upcoming concert at the United Center on March 24th, part of his anticipated “More Love, Less Ego” Tour, promises to be one of the most anticipated shows of the year for Chicago rap fans. Fans can expect to hear hits like “Essence,” “No Stress,” and “Ginger,” as well as tracks from his latest album, “More Love, Less Ego,” which was released late last year and brought fans his latest single “Bad to Me.” With his infectious rhythms and danceable beats, WizKid is sure to deliver a show that will have the entire crowd on their feet. This concert is a must-see for fans of Afrobeats and world music, and anyone looking for a night of pure entertainment.

Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Gracie Abrams @ the House of Blues (March 6th and 7th)

Gracie Abrams is a rising star in the music industry, and her upcoming performances at the House of Blues on March 6th and 7th are a couple of the most highly anticipated concerts in Chicago next month. The 23-year-old singer-songwriter first gained attention in 2019 with her debut single “Mean It,” which showcased her introspective lyrics and unique vocal style. Since then, she’s continued to build a dedicated following with a series of critically acclaimed releases, including her 2020 debut EP “Minor” and her live performances opening for Olivia Rodrigo on her Sour Tour.

What sets Abrams apart from other young artists is her ability to craft emotionally resonant songs that capture the complexities of the human experience at such a young age. Her lyrics touch on themes of love, loss, and self-discovery, and her raw, vulnerable delivery draws listeners in and leaves a lasting impact. Abrams’ music has been compared to artists like Phoebe Bridgers and Lorde, and she’s been praised for her ability to blend indie and pop influences in a way that feels both authentic and innovative.

Fans who attend Abrams’ House of Blues concerts can expect to hear a mix of fan favorites and her brand new album “Good Riddance”, all performed with her trademark sincerity and passion. Whether you’re a day one fan or new to her music, this is a concert you won’t want to miss, especially before she is set to hit the road with Taylor Swift, opening for her stadium tour which kicks off next month. With her star on the rise and a bright future ahead of her, Gracie Abrams is an artist to watch in the coming years, and her Chicago performances are sure to be one of the highlights of March’s music scene.

J.I.D performs at Lollapalooza 2019
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

J.I.D and Smino @ the Aragon Ballroom (March 21st)

J.I.D and Smino have been two of the fastest rising names in the world of hip hop for the past few years, each bringing their own unique style and perspective to the genre. J.I.D, born Destin Route, hails from Atlanta, Georgia, while Smino, born Christopher Smith Jr., is from St. Louis, Missouri, though many of his Chicago fans will also claim him as their own.

J.I.D’s music is characterized by his rapid-fire flow and intricate wordplay, as well as his introspective lyrics that delve into personal struggles and social issues. He first gained attention with his 2017 album “The Never Story,” which showcased his talent as a storyteller and his ability to tackle heavy themes with nuance and depth.

Smino, on the other hand, is known for his smooth, soulful vocals and playful, witty lyrics. His music blends elements of hip hop, R&B, and funk, and often features jazzy instrumentation and melodic hooks. He has been praised for his unique approach to songwriting and his ability to create a distinct sound that is all his own.

Together, J.I.D and Smino are hitting the road for a co-headlining tour that promises to be one of the most exciting hip hop shows of the year. Their concert at the Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom on March 21st will be a celebration of their individual talents and their chemistry as performers.

Fans can expect to hear a mix of old and new material from both artists, with J.I.D performing tracks from his latest album, “The Forever Story” and Smino with his latest project, “Luv 4 Rent.” With their unique styles and undeniable stage presence, J.I.D and Smino are sure to deliver a concert experience that will leave audiences buzzing for days. This is a can’t-miss show for fans of hip hop and anyone looking for a night of top-notch live music.

Joshua Bassett @ the Chicago Theatre (March 18th)

Joshua Bassett is making a name for himself in the world of pop music and acting, known best perhaps for his work on the Disney+ series “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.” Born and raised in California, Bassett first gained attention with his covers of popular songs on YouTube, showcasing his natural talent as a singer and musician.

In 2020, Bassett released his debut single, “Common Sense,” which showcased his ability to craft catchy, upbeat pop tunes. His music draws inspiration from a variety of genres, including rock, folk, and pop, and often features heartfelt lyrics that explore themes of love, loss, and self-discovery.

Bassett’s upcoming concert at the House of Blues on March 18th, part of “The Complicated Tour”, promises to be an intimate and unforgettable experience. Fans can expect to hear a mix of old and new material, including songs from his latest EP, “Different,” which many fans speculate is about his famous ex, Olivia Rodrigo.

Bassett’s live performances are known for their energy and authenticity, with the young artist connecting with his audience on a personal level through his music and banter. His soulful vocals and dynamic stage presence are sure to captivate the crowd, making for a concert experience that fans won’t soon forget.

With his undeniable talent and charismatic personality, Joshua Bassett is on the rise in the world of pop music, and his upcoming concert is a must-see for fans of his music and anyone looking for a night of live entertainment.


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