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.
Chicago is bar none one of the best cities for live music, not only in the U.S. but in the world. Whether you are seeing an intimate performance at the Concord Music Hall, a packed show at some of the city’s most historic venues like the Chicago Theatre or the Aragon Ballroom, one of the cities awesome music festivals, or even a huge production at the United Center, Chicago has something for everyone.
And right now, even in the middle of winter, it’s a great time to catch a show in the Windy City. This month alone fans can check out some performances by the dabbing rap trio Migos, hard rock’s legendary band AC|DC, country music’s Dustin Lynch, and a whole bunch of big name rappers including Future, Fetty Wap and Hoodie Allen, just to name a few.
Migos @ The House of Blues (2/28)
The ‘Versace’ rapping trio Migos is bringing the dab to Chicago this month as the group will be performing at the House of Blues on February 28th at 5:00PM (performance begins at 6:30). Expect the crowd to go crazy at the group plays their hit single ‘Look at My Dab’, as well as other cuts off their YRN 2 mixtape. Get your tickets now at LiveNation.com for only $25, that’s less than $9 per Migo!
AC|DC @ The United Center (2/17)
Legendary rockers AC|DC will be back in black at Chicago’s United Center on February 17th this month. Tickets are unfortunately all sold-out, but if you managed to get some in time, then definitely consider yourself more than lucky because the guys are expected to put on one hell of a performance for their Rock Or Bust tour.
Hoodie Allen @ The Riviera Theatre (2/27)
Hoodie Allen is just one of many rappers that are coming to Chi-town this month, and he is bringing some great company with him, as his Happy Camper tour features rapper Kyle and singer Blackbear. The show will take place on February 27th at the Riviera Theatre, and you definitely don’t want to miss out. This one is all ages, tickets cost just $30, and you can get your tickets now before they sell-out at Jam Productions‘ official website.
Future @ The Aragon Ballroom (2/18)
In just a few days, DS2 rapper Future is bringing The Purple Reign tour to the Windy City. Going down on February 18th at the Aragon Ballroom, Future will be joined by rapper Ty Dolla $ign, and each by their own are worth the price of admission. This one is sold-out, so only re-sale tickets are available on Ticketmaster.com, but whether you have tickets or not, the Aragon will definitely be the place to be this Thursday.
Fetty Wap & Post Malone @ The House of Blues (2/17)
A day before Future’s sell-out performance at the Aragon Ballom, another can’t-miss rap concert is coming to Chicago, this time with Fetty Wap and Post Malone’s Welcome To The Zoo tour. Both rappers have catapulted into the rap world in the past year, Post Malone with his track ‘White Iverson’ and Fetty Wap of course with his smash hit ‘Trap Queen’. The performances will take place on February 17th at the House of Blues, and this one is sold-out so get your re-sale tickets now while you still can.
Keith Relief Benefit Concert w/ Dustin Lynch @ Joe’s On Weed St. (2/22)
We covered Dustin Lynch’s recent Chicago tour stop and now the country singer is already on his way back and for a great cause, to help alleviate the financial and emotional burdens of families and individuals dealing with medical crises. Headlining the Keith Relief benefit concert, a charity ran by Chicago Blackhawks superstar Duncan Keith, Lynch will surely give his all for the sold-out crowd of hockey fans and country music fans alike. This one is taking place on Monday, February 22nd at Joe’s on Weed St., so if you have your tickets you’ll surely be treated to a great night for a great cause.
Dirt Nasty & Mickey Avalon @ The Bottom Lounge (2/26)
Last but not least is probably the most unique concert on our list. Taking stage at the Bottom Lounge on February 26th, actor/rapper Simon Rex (“Dirt Nasty”) and ‘Jane Fonda’ rapper Mickey Avalon have squashed their beef and will make a stop in Chicago on their new Married to the Game tour. The two are more than entertaining, Dirt’s raps are absolutely hilarious, their song ‘My Dick’ is a 10 out of 10, and together the two make a great team. Tickets are still available so don’t miss out!
Last night, country music’s Dustin Lynch literally brought one hell of a night to the Windy City. Joined by singer-songwriter and North Carolina-native Chris Lane and ‘Radio’ singer Tyler Rich, Lynch brought a great bill of talent to Joe’s on Weed Street for back-to-back nights of the “Hell of a Night” tour in Chicago. Lynch is touring in support of his second and latest album, Where It’s At, which debuted at #1 on iTunes Country Music Album Charts, led by his platinum-certified title track and #1 single, ‘Hell of a Night’.
Kicking off the night was singer Tyler Rich, perhaps known best for his 2014 single ‘Radio’ which introduced Rich to many last year. While the Sacramento native doesn’t have as big of a catalog to perform from as Lynch, Rich certainly held his own while warming up the crowd. Tyler Rich will definitely be a name to watch in the new year.
Next up was another hot emerging act in country music, singer Chris Lane. Lane put himself on the radar of many with the success of his infectious single ‘Fix’, which broke the record for the most single week adds from a debut male artist in Country Aircheck history. Lane has some huge co-signs from country music’s biggest superstars, including Florida Georgia Line, Brett Eldredge, Cole Swindell and of course Dustin Lynch, and despite being relatively new to the game, the iHeartRadio Rising Star finalist is getting a lot of praise for pushing the boundaries of country music. After seeing Lane perform live for his Chicago fans, it’s no surprise that the record breaking singer is receiving a lot of praise and success.
While Lane and Rich gave their all for the Chicago crowd, the man of the night, of one hell of a night, was set to perform. When Lynch hit the stage, the crowd’s volume was at its max level up until that point, but the energy levels only increased throughout the headlining performance. Performing a mix of his biggest hits from his 2014 and self-titled debut LPs, including songs like ‘Where It’s At’, ‘Cowboys and Angels’ and ‘Hell of a Night’, a lot of the highlights of the night probably came when Lynch performed some of his B-side records. A personal favorite moment of the night though, was when Lynch performed his newest single ‘Mind Reader’, another exciting single from his latest album that is sure to be a favorite for country music fans. From beginning to end, Lynch gave a performance Friday night that will not be soon forgotten.
If you missed Lynch’s two night residency at Joe’s, don’t worry because the ‘Where It’s At’ singer still has plenty of stops left on his tour until it concludes on May 14th in Oklahoma City. Get your tickets here now before it’s too late. And if you’re in Chicago and missed out, or you want to relive Thursday and Friday’s performances, Lynch will be back at Joe’s next month when he helps support a great cause while performing in support of Chicago Blackhawks star defensemen Duncan Keith’s Keith Relief benefit concert.
Check out some of Ariana LaBarrie’s photos of Dustin Lynch’s Chicago performance below!
Chicago Blackhawks’ Duncan Keith played a major role in helping the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup last season and this February the star defenseman is playing a major role in helping families in need with his annual charity concert. This year Keith has invited country music star Dustin Lynch for a February 22nd charity show benefiting “Keith Relief”, Duncan’s charity which is dedicated to alleviating the financial and emotion burdens of families and individuals dealing with medical crises.
The show will take place on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 7:45 PM at Joe’s on Weed Street. Ticket’s come in two forms, $80.00 general admission tickets as well as $250 VIP tickets which include a VIP reception prior to the concert (6:30 PM) which will include drinks, appetizers and the opportunity to meet a number of your favorite Blackhawks. A silent auction will be open through the show, in addition to a live auction before the concert. Funds raised will benefit Keith Relief and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.