From blues and jazz to hip-hop and rock, Chicago has always had its own spin on music, and there are plenty of places to take in the Windy City’s unique musical stylings. Checking out one of the many concerts in Chicago on any given night is easily one of the best ways to get to know the city’s people and its spirit — it’s just a matter of knowing where to go. Here are some great places to start.
There are many good reasons why Chicago is called the Blues Capital of the World. There’s the annual Chicago Blues Festival, for one, along with the city’s long history of blues greats dating back to the 1940’s.