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.
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 and guest appearances, artists like Demi Lovato, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Kesha, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne, Charlie Puth and more blessed the stage, to give their Chicago fans a night that they will not soon forget. Year after year, iHeartRadio, KISS and Capital One give Chicago the ultimate present for the holiday season, and 2017 was no exception.
Check out our photos from Chicago’s 2017 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball below, peep our red carpet photos here, and stay tuned for our full review!
Last night the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour returned to Chicago’s Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL. And before the talented cast of artists stepped on stage for the sold-out performance, 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 Halsey, Demi Lovato, Kesha, The Chainsmokers and many 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!
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!
Chicago’s 103.5 KISS FM has shared its lineup for the Jingle Ball 2017, again bringing some of the biggest names in Top 40 radio to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL. Performing at this year’s Jingle Ball will be Demi Lovato, The Chainsmokers, Charlie Puth, Kesha, Liam Payne, Camila Cabello, Julia Michaels and Why Don’t We.
Year after year, Chicago’s Jingle Ball continues to out-do itself, so be sure to grab your tickets when they go on pre-sale for Capital One cardholders tomorrow, Wednesday, October 11th, at 10 AM. Tickets will be available for the general public on October 16th at noon at www.iHeartRadio.com/JingleBall.
And as always, 103.5 KISS FM will give back to the community with the Jingle Ball, this year donating $1.00 of every ticket sold to the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, dedicated to inspiring today’s youth entertainment and education focused initiatives.
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.
Joining Harry Styles and Zayn Malik, One Direction’s Liam Payne is now the third member/former member of the hit group to sign a solo record deal. Earlier this morning Liam took to his official Instagram account to announce to fans that he has signed a deal with Capitol Records. “Very happy to have signed to my new record label Capitol Records. They have such an amazing history of artists, I hope I can follow in the footsteps,” Payne wrote to fans. “One Direction will always be my home and family byt I’m very excited to see what this chapter brings.”
While many may be upset that this is another dagger, making One Direction’s current hiatus a potential indefinite breakup, it will certainly be interesting to see how Payne’s solo music will sound, as he was definitely one of the stand out singers from the ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ group.