Nothing beats live music in the Windy City in the summer months, so it’s no surprise that a number of big concerts are coming to your favorite Chicago venues. From 5 Seconds of Summer’s lakeside performance in the middle of the month, to Little Big Town’s Ravinia Festival Performance in Highland Park, we have five big shows that you need to catch this month.
Check out our list of the 5 can’t miss concerts in Chicago in July!
Last night was one to remember, as Chicago’s B96 brought their annual Pepsi Jingle Bash to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, for another sold-out concert with some of the biggest names in music.
With perhaps their best lineup yet, boasting performances from Taylor Swift, Khalid, Fifth Harmony, Logic, Sabrina Carpenter and pop royalty, the Backstreet Boys; last night fans got back their price of admission early into the night.
From Khalid’s opening set, complete with a surprise appearance from EDM artist Marshmello, to Taylor Swift’s closing and headlining performance, where fans saw the first ever live performance of ‘Gorgeous’, the B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash was a hit from start to finish!
Check out our photos from this year’s amazing Jingle Bash below.
As the holidays begin, so do the amazing variety of holiday concerts and more. From WGCI’s Big Jam with Rick Ross and Chris Brown to B96 Jingle Bash with Taylor Swift and the Backstreet Boys, Christmas is coming early for a lot of music fans in Chicago next month.
Check out our list of our 8 can’t miss concerts in Chicago next month!
B96‘s Pepsi Jingle Bash is less than a couple weeks away and we can’t wait! With highly anticipated performances from Taylor Swift, the Backstreet Boys, Khalid, Logic, Fifth Harmony and Sabrina Carpenter, Chicago’s Allstate Arena in Rosement is the place to be in December. The monumental night will take place on Thursday, December 7th and it couldn’t come sooner.
Hit the jump and check out our list of the 10 songs that we need to hear at this year’s Jingle Bash, and while only single seats remain, you can get your tickets now at Ticketmaster!
Chicago B96 delivered in a huge way this afternoon, as the popular radio station revealed its monumental lineup for his annual B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash. Christmas is coming early for Rosemont’s Allstate Arena, as the Backstreet Boys, Khalid, Logic, Fifth Harmony and Sabrina Carpenter will all hit the stage before the night’s huge headlining star, Taylor Swift.
If the rest of the lineup wasn’t enough reason to make your way to Rosemont on December 7th, Taylor Swift has enough star power to sell out a week’s worth of shows at the Allstate Arena, none the less one with some of the biggest names in music by her side. This will be one of the first, if not the first, opportunities for fans to catch Taylor live before her next big stadium tour, so you can’t miss out.
Get your tickets the moment they go on sale, at Ticketmaster.com on October 7th at 10AM. There is no doubt that this one will sell out in record time. And as always, be sure to listen to B96for more Jingle Bash updates.
Easily the most diverse stadium tour of the summer, country music stars Florida Georgia Line have recruited a few big names to their Smooth Tour 2017. Joining FGL on their forthcoming tour will be rapper Nelly and boy band legends, the Backstreet Boys, as well as country’s emerging star, Chris Lane.
Currently the stellar lineup is scheduled to make three stops throughout the United States. First making an appearance at Fenway Park in Boston on July 7th, next at Target Field in Minneapolis on July 29th, and last but not least, the historic Wrigley Field in Chicago on August 12th.
Fans can visit Florida Georgia Line’s official website for more information, tickets and additional tour dates. So if FGL and their huge lineup of supporting acts are coming to a city near you, make sure to not miss out.
Last night iHeartRadio and 103.5 KISS FM brought the Jingle Ball Tourto Chicago’s Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL. With the sold-out Windy City crowd watching, some of the biggest names in music brought a memorable night of live music to the Allstate. Artists like Ariana Grande, the Backstreet Boys, Ellie Goulding, Daya and Hailee Steinfeld (just to name a few) were there to give the packed arena a night that they will not soon forget.
First up for the night was the lovely and diversely talented, Hailee Steinfeld, who kicked things off with her track ‘You’re Such A’. Also performing tracks like her DNCE collaboration ‘Rock Bottom’, ‘Love Myself’ and ‘Starving’, which went platinum early this week, Steinfeld put on a great opening set for her Chicago fans, dubbing 2016 one of the best years of her entire life. And with a platinum single and a critical acclaimed film in theaters now, with “The Edge of Seventeen”, can you blame her?
Next up, emerging singer Daya greeted the Jingle Ball crowd, calling her recent Jingle Ball performances as “such a dream”. Daya performed songs like ‘Sit Still, Look Pretty’, ‘Words’, ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ and of course the track that changed her life, ‘Hide Away’.
After Daya thanked the sold-out arena, it was time for Lukas Graham to hit the stage. Perhaps one of the top performances of the entire night, Lukas Graham exceeded the expectations of many. Like so many artists on the Jingle Ball lineup, Lukas Graham also have a lot to celebrate. Fresh of their three Grammy nominations, jumping from a spring Chicago performance of about 700 people to performing for a sold-out arena in Rosemont, and getting the crowd engaged with their tracks ‘You’re Not There’, ‘Mama Says’, ‘Strip No More’, ‘Drunk In The Morning’ and their big single ‘7 Years’, it’s a great time to be in Lukas Graham.
After fans finished singing along to ‘7 Years’, One Direction’s Niall Horan blessed the stage with a performance of his new solo track, ‘This Town’. Horan called Chicago his favorite city in the United States, a place where he would spend a lot of time while touring. Unfortunately for Niall though, he told the fans “it makes me upset that I only have one song to perform.” Don’t worry Niall, we are sure you’ll be back very soon with a debut solo album to perform.
Next on the Jingle Ball stage was Tove Lo, who not only played her biggest singles like ‘Habit (Stay High)’ and ‘Talking Body’, but also gave fans some awesome performances from her new LP, Lady Wood, including ‘Cool Girl’ and ‘True Disaster’.
And then it was time for probably the biggest performance of the night. That’s right, the Backstreet Boys are back, and they made a huge stop in Chicago before their forthcoming Las Vegas residency. Whether you were a mom who brought your daughter and her best friends or a ’90s baby (but birth certificate or just at heart), you probably lost your voice or hearing from all the screams. Opening with their mega-hit ‘Everybody’, which was the perfect opening track to set the tone for the rest of their performance, and later ending with their equally huge, ‘Larger Than Life’, BSB gave us years of hits and still was able to leave us wanting more. If you missed out on the Jingle Ball or if you were there and just a half hour of the Backstreet Boys left you feeling “incomplete”, well make your way to Planet Hollywood in Vegas from March to June and see what the Backstreet Boys “got going on”.
Met with the very difficult task of following one of the best selling groups of all-time, Ellie Goulding met the challenge head on and surely delivered. Goulding opened with her big hit single, ‘On My Mind’, and whether or not the track was inspired by Ed Sheeran’s displeasure of her rumored fling with fellow Jingle Ball artist Niall Horan, Ellie killed it. Goulding also performed tracks like ‘Anything Could Happen’, ‘Love Me Like You Do’ and busted out the guitar for her hit single ‘Burn’. Ellie hasn’t been around as long as BSB, but still her entire set was hit after hit. Ellie Goulding live will never disappoint.
While the Backstreet Boys were certainly the highlight for the moms in the audience, the night’s headliner was all about the daughters, as Ariana Grande closed out the Chicago stop on the Jingle Ball Tour. Ariana of course got things going with her huge 2016 single, ‘Side To Side’, and although she wasn’t joined by Nicki Minaj for the performance, Ariana didn’t need it. Grande kept the fans screaming and ended the night on a high note, and who can hit those high notes better than Ari? From top to bottom, everyone delivered for Chicago last night.
Check out our photos from the Jingle Ball last night in Chicago below, and peep the remaining dates on the Jingle Ball Tour here!
99.7 NOW!’s “Triple Ho Show 7.0” isn’t only a mouthful, it’s one of the biggest concerts of the year, and not just in the Bay Area either, but anywhere in the U.S. From some of the most exciting emerging names in music, like Hailee Steinfeld and Zara Larson, to the biggest names in music today and yesterday, with Justin Bieber and Britney Spears, the SAP Center in San Jose has everything you could want and more on December 3rd. And while tickets are all sold out, those lucky enough to attend are in for a night of their lives.
And with such a great list of artists, it’s only natural that we already have a list in mind, of songs that we absolutely need to hear at 2016’s Triple Ho Show. From Justin Bieber’s Major Lazer hit collaboration ‘Cold Water’, to Meghan Trainor’s infection single ‘No’, there are a number of songs that we can’t go without on December 3rd.
Hit the jump and check out our list of the 10 songs that we need to hear at the seventh installment of 99.7 NOW!‘s Triple Ho Show, and although tickets are all sold out, check out 99.7 NOW! for more information and listen to the station for chances to win your way in.
Tickets for iHeartRadio and 103.5 Kiss FM‘s Jingle Ball went on sale only hours ago and it won’t be long until Chicago’s Jingle Ball becomes sold out like New York and Los Angeles. And with amazing Jingle Ball artists like Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, the Backstreet Boys, Ellie Goulding and more, it is no surprise why tickets are moving fast.
So whether you got your tickets the minute they went on sale, or if you’re one of the lucky ones who grabs some before they sell out, we have compiled a list of some of our favorite songs that we need to hear at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on December 14th. From Ellie Goulding’s ‘On My Mind’ to the classic Backstreet Boy record ‘I Want It That Way’, there are a bunch of must hear songs at the Jingle Ball this year.
Hit the jump and check out our list of the 10 songs that we need to hear at this year’s 103.5 Kiss FM Jingle Ball, and if you haven’t yet, get your tickets now while you still can, and check out the other dates for iHeartRadio’s Jingle Balls here!
With a huge lineup of the biggest artists in music, from pop superstars like Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, the most exciting emerging artists like Alessia Cara and Daya, ’90s pop legends with Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys, rappers like G-Eazy and Pitbull and some of the biggest names in EDM with The Chainsmokers and Martin Garrix, the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball is the best it’s ever been in 2016.
Kicking off November 29th in Dallas, TX, and making stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and more, until the tour concludes December 18th in Miami, the Jingle Ball is the can’t miss event of the year, so stay tuned at iHeartRadio’s official website for information on how you can get your tickets before they are all gone.
And to get you excited for the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Presents by Capitol One, we have compiled our list of our 20 most anticipated artists for the big show, in no particular order.