Chicago’s WGCI brought some of the biggest names in hip-hop and R&B to the United Center this weekend for their annual Big Jam. The lineup included 2019’s biggest hitmakers from hip-hop heavyweights the Migos, the charismatic DaBaby, and “Hot Girl Summer” creator Megan Thee Stallion.
The stacked-up bill also included support from Tink, Yella Beezy, Jacquees, G Herbo, and Wale. It also included a surprise appearance from Chicago’s own Jeremih during Wale’s set. The Chicago fans came to represent the city well with the strong support for G Herbo. The hometown favorite wasted no time in his laidback robust set.
Meg The Stallion turned up the crowd into a frenzy with her Hot Girl Summer anthems. She also led two rounds of an audience volunteered twerk showcase. Da Baby’s hip-hop musical took over the Big Jam stage, which created an energy-filled performance from start to finish that performing in the show out audience. There was a missed opportunity not having Megan Thee Stallion and Da Baby perform “Cash” together, but both performances were equality highlights of the night.
Big Jam paid tribute in the packed United Center to Chicago’s own Juice Wrld. “Lucid Dreams” played as a montage of footage of past performances and studio sessions played to honor the recently passed artist.
WGCI’s Big Jam continues to bring the biggest names in music, creating a lineup of can’t miss performances. This year was no different. The always sold-out Big Jam is the best way to celebrate and enjoy the biggest names in hip-hop and R&B. Big Jam has succeeded in ending the year on a high note with its talent stacked lineup.
2015 saw a lot of great concert tours, from J. Cole’s Forest Hills Drive Tour with Big Sean, YG and Jeremih to Taylor Swift’s huge 1989 World Tour. Some tours sold out stadiums and arenas, selling out the entire tour before it even begun, and some tours were in small intimate venues, either strategically or because simple supply and demand. Some had stacked lineups top to bottom and some introduced us to a lot of great new artists. Festivals like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Coachella were bigger than ever this year, but that didn’t stop your favorite artists from building up some great shows of their own.
Hit the jump and check out our list of our 20 Favorite Concert Tours of 2015!
Today marked the first day of Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival in 2015. Today Coasties saw some awesome performances from a number of different genres. Rap fans saw sets from MMG’s Wale, SAVEMONEY’s Leather Corduroys (Joey Purp and Kami de Chukwu) and the talented Skizzy Mars. Bassheads danced their asses off to performances from The Glitch Mob and Knife Party. And the old school fans even left happy, as they saw a great set from the legendary Widespread Panic. Day one had something for everyone, and we made sure to catch it all!
Check out our photos below, of what Day 1 of the North Coast Music Festival had to offer in 2015, and make sure not to miss tomorrow’s artists (Steve Aoki, D’Angelo and more).
Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival is less than a month away and if you haven’t got your passes yet, don’t wait too long and get them now because the festival is returning to Union Park just as big as ever. With headlining performances from Widespread Panic, The Chemical Brothers, D’Angelo and The Vanguard, Knife Party, Chromeo, The Glitch Mob and many more, the top of the festival lineup is stacked. That’s not to say that this year’s undercard isn’t great as well! With sets from Stefan Ponce, Skizzy Mars and Pheobe Ryan just to name a few, the earlier performances will surely get the Windy City fans hyped.
In anticipation of next month (September 4-6), we compiled our list of the 10 Most Anticipated Acts that you need to see at North Coast 2015, which you can check out at the jump below. And if you haven’t yet, make sure to enter our giveaway, to win two 3-Day passes to North Coast this year!
We aren’t only giving away a pair of festival passes to Summer Set, as we are also giving away a pair of 3-Day GA passes to see D’Angelo, Widespread Panic, Wale, Chromeo, Steve Aoki, The Roots and many more at Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival! This year North Coast, the “Summer’s Last Stand”, will take place from September 4th through the 6th at the Windy City’s Union Park (1501 W. Randolph). North Coast is also happy to announce that they will bring back their Silent Disco tent this year, which will feature a double DJ booth with two separate channels of music on every headphone, so fans will be able to switch between each DJ.
Winning is easy, enter at the link below and by following The Early Registration and North Coast on social media, and by sharing the contest with your friends, you gain entries that increase your chances of winning! Contest ends August 20th.
But why leave things to chance? Buy passes for North Coast 2015here and check out the daily lineup below. Also be sure to enter our giveaway for a pair of 3-Day Passes to Summer Set!
Get ready Chicago! North Coast Music Festival is closing out the long Chicago summer with another packed lineup this year. Just announced today, North Coast will see 2015 performances from D’Angelo and the Vanguard, The Chemical Brothers, Steve Aoki, Wale, The Roots, Twin Shadow, Galactic with Macy Gray, RAC, Portugal. The Man, Chromeo, Atmosphere, and many many more! There will also be an announcement of a “very special rock headliner” on May 12th, so stay tuned!
This year’s North Coast will take place from September 4-6 (Labor Day Weekend) at Chicago’s Union Park. Get your tickets now!
These are the highlights of this past week in music! Hopefully you can bump these tracks on your way to work to brighten up your Monday mornings, and to stay up-to-date on today’s music. This week we have new music from Toro y Moi, a Alchemist produced track from Action Bronson & Earl Sweatshirt, a collaboration from Wale, Ty Dolla $ign & Kanye West, and more. Get started at the jump below to check out our favorite records of the past week.
Check out Wale’s new Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign collaboration, ‘The Summer League’. Wale’s The Album About Nothing LP is set to arrive in a week, so get excited with this new track. Stream a radio rip of ‘The Summer League’ below.
Wale’s highly anticipated Seinfeld inspired, The Album About Nothing, LP is just around the corner. And after releasing one of the three album covers for the project yesterday, today we have its tracklist as well. The Album About Nothing is scheduled for a March 31st release and will feature J. Cole, Usher, Jeremih, SZA and of course the legendary Jerry Seinfeld. Peep the tracklist below.
Check out Wale’s premiere of his brand new single ‘The Matrimony (Making Plans)’ featuring Usher. The new track marks the first single off the MMG rapper’s upcoming studio album, The Album About Nothing, which is schedule for a March 31 release. Listen to ‘The Matrimony’ below.