With COVID-19 cases down, mask mandates being lifted throughout the city, and one of the busiest months for live music in a long time, March is a dream for any music fan in the city of Chicago.
From huge arenas shows with Dua Lipa and Bad Bunny, to slightly smaller but equally anticipated shows, like Conan Gray at the Aragon Ballroom, there are many concerts coming to Chicagoland that fans are counting down the days for.
Check out our list of the 5 can’t miss concerts in Chicago in March!
Last night Chicago’s 103.5 KISS FM and iHeartRadio brought their show stopping Jingle Ball to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL.
With a number of amazing performances from some of the biggest names in Top 40 Radio, artists like Dua Lipa, Shawn Mendes, Calvin Harris, Bebe Rexha, Bazzi and more blessed the stage to give their Chicago fans a more than memorable night. Year after year, iHeartRadio, KISS and Capital One give Chicago the ultimate present for the holiday season, and this year was certainly no exception.
Up first for the night was nineteen-year-old singer and actress, Sabrina Carpenter. Known first by many as Maya from the Boy Meets World re-boot “Girl Meets World”, Carpenter has been hitting the ground running with her music career. Sabrina rewarded fans for showing up early on Wednesday with performances of ‘Almost Love’, ‘Sue Me’ and more. Next up Bazzi warmed up the crowd and despite only having a couple Top 40 tracks to perform in his young career, the majority of the crowd still sang along word for word while Bazzi performed some of his B-sides and big singles.
Following Bazzi’s entertaining performance, a Jingle Ball regular, Bebe Rexha, blessed the stage. The highlight of the singer/songwriters performance was the “track that changed (her) life”, her Florida Georgia Line-collab, ‘Meant To Be’.
Soon after the star power of the night performed back to back, as Shawn Mendes and Dua Lipa both performed their amazing sets. Two artists that could sell out the arena on their own, Shawn and Dua had no shortage of hits to perform for their Chicago fans.
Then to close the night on a high note, Alessia Cara and later Calvin Harris brought the memorable night to an end. Alessia performed her breakout single ‘Here’ as well as tracks from her brand new sophomore album. Then to get any remaining energy out of the Chicago crowd, Calvin Harris had the crowd dancing with a headlining DJ set.
Check out photos from Chicago’s 2018 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball below, peep our red carpet photos here!
Last night the annual iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour returned to Chicago’s Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL. And before the talented cast of performers stepped on stage for the star studded night of entertainment, your favorite names in music hit the red carpet backstage, dressed to the nines. Stepping on the red carpet in the Windy City this year was Bazzi, Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha and more!
Check out our photos from the Jingle Ball red carpet last night in Chicago, and make sure you don’t miss out if the Jingle Ball is still coming to a city near you!
iHeartRadio’s legendary Jingle Ball is invading a city near you for another holiday season. And Chicago fans should get excited now, as 103.5 KISS FM’s Jingle Ball has announced its highly anticipated lineup for 2018.
Performing at Chicago’s Jingle Ball this year will be Shawn Mendes, Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha, Alessia Cara, Bazzi and Sabrina Carpenter! The Jingle Ball will take place at Chicago’s Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Wednesday, December 12th. Capital One cardholders can grab their tickets on October 10th (10AM CT), but tickets for the general public go on sale Monday, October 15th.
Get more information on Chicago’s Jingle Ball and the rest of the Jingle Balls throughout the country here!
Before Chicago transitions into festival mode, with Lollapalooza and Pitchfork scheduled to takeover the Windy City in the coming months, B96 kicks off the summer by bringing some of the biggest names in music to the Allstate Arena with their annual B96 Pepsi Summer Bash.
Celebrating some of the biggest female artists in pop music today, this year’s Summer Bash saw performances from Dua Lipa, Meghan Trainor, Alessia Cara, Bebe Rexha and a huge headlining set from Halsey. And that is not to say that the guys on the lineup didn’t deliver, because Liam Payne, Why Don’t We, 5 Seconds of Summer and ‘Mine’ newcomer Bazzi all delivered for their Chicago fans in Rosemont.
Las Vegas’ iHeartRadio Music Festival revealed the lineup for it’s 2018 Daytime Stage and it has something for everyone!
Everything from rock, rap, country and pop, fans at the Daytime Stage on September 22nd will see performances from Dua Lipa, Bazzi, Dustin Lynch, 5 Seconds of Summer, Lil Uzi Vert, Belly, Bobby Bones and The Raging Idiots and Greta Van Fleet. Tickets for the Daytime Stage will go on sale Thursday, May 3rd (1PM EST) at iHeartRadio.com.
English singer/songwriter Dua Lipa is transitioning from her festival shows and dates in support of Bruno Mars, into a big headlining North American tour of her own.
Dubbed The Self-Titled Tour, the ‘Be The One’ artist’s tour will kick off on Monday, November 20th in Boston, and will make stops in Chicago, Nashville, New York, Toronto and more, with a second leg starting up in February 2018 with more dates throughout North America. Stay tuned to Dua Lipa’s official website for tickets and more information.
Check out the dates for Dua Lipa’s The Self-Titled Tour below.
Last night Kygo closed out the party at the annual B96 Pepsi Summer Bash at a packed Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL, just minutes outside of Chicago.
With showstopping performances from some of the biggest names in music, the Windy City crowd was treated to sets from pop stars like Hailee Stenfeld, Camila Cabello and Noah Cyrus, electronic superstars Zedd and Kygo, the always entertaining Jason Derulo, half of One Direction and the newly solo Niall Horan and Liam Payne, and more! From start to finish, the B96 Pepsi Summer Bash absolutely delivered for yet another yet.
Up first for the night, electronic trio Cheat Codes kicked off the party in Rosemont. The energetic trio made themselves a very tough act to follow for the rest of the night. As the Los Angeles natives performed their Demi Lovato collaboration, ‘No Promises’, the B96 listeners knew that last night would be a show full of some of pop radio’s biggest tracks.
Next up, singer Dua Lipa greeted the Chicago crowd. Fresh off her big performance at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Dua Lipa performed her biggest tracks from the past year, including ‘Blow Your Mind’ and her Sean Paul collab, ‘No Lie’.’
With little time between sets to keep the momentum going, Noah Cyrus came to the stage. The little sister of Miley Cyrus, Noah Cyrus showed the Summer Bash that she is her own artist with performances from her debut LP, NC-17, including her single ‘Make Me (Cry)’ and a cover of The Weeknd’s hit single, ‘I Feel It Coming’. She may not come with as much controversy as her big sis, but she brings just as much personality to the table.
Following Cyrus’ set, it was time for the lovely and diversely talented singer/actress, Hailee Steinfeld, to return for another B96 performance. You either know her for her movies like “The Edge of Seventeen” and “True Grit” or her pop radio favorites like ‘Love Myself’ and ‘Starting’, or all of the above. The highlight of Steinfeld’s set though, came with the performance of her new and empowering anthem for women everywhere, ‘Most Girl’.
For the next three acts, the night was dedicated to the newly solo artists who used to lead some of the biggest pop music groups, with One Direction’s Liam Payne and Niall Horan, and the Fifth Harmony stand-out, Camila Cabello. All of the three were contestants of the X-Factor, before being formed into the groups that rose them into the stars that they are today. However, all are now enjoying their new solo careers, writing music that speaks to themselves as individuals. From Liam’s ‘Strip That Down’ to Niall’s ‘Slow Hands’ and of course Camila’s ‘Crying In The Club’, these performances were some of the best of the entire night.
Next, it was time for some more dancing as EDM superstar Zedd came to the stage. Known in part for some of his big pop collabs, like ‘Starving’ with fellow Summer Bash artist Hailee Steinfeld and ‘Stay’ with Alessia Cara, Zedd knew how to keep the party going in Chicago.
Following Zedd’s memorable set, it was time for one of the night’s big headliners, Jason Derulo. Whether it was his impressive dancing or the sheer volume of hits that the singer has to perform, there was much to enjoy from Derulo’s set. Perhaps the most underrated performer in pop music today, Jason Derulo has been a staple in pop music for the past decade, and with recent hits like ‘Swalla’ and ‘Get Ugly’, Derulo isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Last but not least, another huge DJ blessed the Summer Bash stage, this time Norwegian house artist, Kygo. One of the biggest highlights of the entire night, the crowd went crazy as Kygo helped close out the Summer Bash with his massive Selena Gomez collaboration, ‘It Ain’t Me’.
From some of the world’s best DJs to the biggest names in pop music, new and old, the B96 Pepsi Summer Bash continued to kick off the summer by bringing a plethora of talent and entertainment to the Windy City.
Check out our photos from the 2017 B96 Pepsi Summer Bash below.
For it’s 16th straight year Bonnaroo brought some of the biggest names in music for fans in Manchester, TN. With memorable sets from The Weeknd, U2, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Travis Scott, Lorde and Major Lazer, just to name a few, this was certainly another great year at The Farm.
Check out our seventh Bonnaroo Photo Series of 2017, of Dua Lipa’s Tennessee performance.