Whatever your musical tastes, Chicagoland’s got a show to suit your style this summer—from classical to country and everything in between.
Recitals, lectures, master classes and more make up the Music Institute of Chicago’s 26th annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival (July 11–20) at Evanston’s Nichols Concert Hall on1490 Chicago Avenue. Guest artists include Greg Anderson, Elizabeth Joy Roe, Joseph Smith, Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem. For a full lineup, visit www.musicinst.org.
Lollapalooza Official Aftershows featuring Phosphoorescent and Papa on August1 and Run the Jewels and Ratking on August 2 will take place at Chicago’s Double Door on 1572 N. Milwaukee in Wicker Park. Call 773- 489-3160 for more details.
On Thursday, August 7, the seven-time-Grammy-winning trio Lady Antebellum featuring Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood will perform at at 7 p.m. at RiverEdge Park in Aurora. Tickets ($40) and more information are available at www.RiverEdgeAurora.com.
On Sunday, August 10, JAM and 93XRT presents Echo and the Bunnymen at Metro on 3730 N. Clark Street in Chicago. Tickets ($30) for the 18-and-over-show are available at www.metrochicago.com and www.smartbarchicago.com. For additional information, call 773-549-0203.
Influenced by Latin, Caribbean and African music, Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound will combine rhythm and blues with dance music when the band performs with Peter Mulvey on Friday, August 15 at City Winery Chicago on 1200 W. Randolph Street. For tickets ($20-$25), visit www.citywinery.com. Also performing at the West Loop venue in August are Carlene Carter on August 9; Bruce Cockburn with Jenny Scheinman on August 10-11; Sharon Shannon on August 12; Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen and The Barefoot Movement on August 14; Leo Kottke on August 17-18; and Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore with Fred Eaglesmith on August 21; with a Paul Thorn CD release show on August 22.
In Glen Ellyn, Grammy Award-winning pop singer and acoustic guitarist Colbie Caillat will perform at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage on August 29. Tickets go on sale on August 18 at www.AtTheMAC.org. For more information, call 630-942-4000.