Concerts & Events

8/20/18 – Pearl Jam – Night 2 – SOLD OUT

8/20/18 – Pearl Jam – Night 2 – SOLD OUT

Eddie and the boys are back to rock 2 nights at the Friendly Confines! Catch Pearl Jam take over Wrigley Field on Saturday, August 18th and again on Sunday, August 20th and both shows have SOLD OUT! Miss out on tickets? All you have to do is enter your Area 101 information here for your shot to win tickets to one of the shows,…More Info

8/21/18 – Death Cab For Cutie Session

8/21/18 – Death Cab For Cutie Session

Follow us into the Sound Lounge for Death Cab For Cutie! They’re stopping by on Tuesday, August 21st and the only way in is to win, thanks to Coors Light!! All you have to do is text ‘GOLD’ to 312-101 for your chance to get in! Sponsored by Coors Light – World’s Most Refreshing Beer!  Or, maybe you want…More Info

8/23/18 thru 8/26/18 – Wizard World Comic Con Chicago

8/23/18 thru 8/26/18 – Wizard World Comic Con Chicago

Wizard World Comic Con Chicago Dates: August 23-26 Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Kids 10 and under are free with an adult admission! Celebrate the best in pop culture! Wizard World Chicago Comic Con brings it all – Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, TV, Anime, Manga, Horror, Wrestling, Original Art, Collectibles & More! Meet your…More Info

8/24/18 – Epic 48 Qualifier Giveaway at Chicago Harley-Davidson

8/24/18 – Epic 48 Qualifier Giveaway at Chicago Harley-Davidson

  Join Tim Virgin and the 101WKQX Promotions team on  Friday August 24th from 5:30-8:30pm at Chicago Harley for one of your last chances to qualify to win the most Epic 48 hours of your life!  Win your way into the Epic 48 and check out Bike Night at Chicago Harley. Every 30 minutes Chicago…More Info

8/26/18 – Epic 48 Final Event

8/26/18 – Epic 48 Final Event

  Join the entire 101WKQX crew on Sunday, August 26th from 12:00pm-3:00pm for our EPIC 48 Finale! We’ll be at Fitz’s Spare Keys in Elmhurst giving someone the most epic 48 hours they have ever experienced! Already qualified? Check in between 12:00pm-1:45pm to claim your $101 gift card and qualify for the grand prize. Still need…More Info

8/29/18 – Schaumburg Boomers – College Night

8/29/18 – Schaumburg Boomers – College Night

Batter up! Join 101WKQX at the Schaumburg Boomers’ stadium on Wednesday, August 29th for College Night. Tickets are $3 in the lawn or $7 for reserved seating with a college ID! First pitch is at 6:30pm. Plus, make sure to stop by the 101WKQX table to register for a chance to win tickets to Fall Out…More Info

8/30/18 – neXt2rock Local Finale

8/30/18 – neXt2rock Local Finale

Join 101WKQX on Thrusday, August 30th at Cubby Bear as we support Chicago’s best local bands in our neXt2rock local competition. Our top five finalists will battle it out to see who’s headed to LA for the finals and a shot at a national recording contract! Finalists include Friday Pilots Club, MIDWAVE, Like Language, The…More Info

8/31/18 – The Revivalists Session

8/31/18 – The Revivalists Session

The Revivalists are headed back for a session! They’re stopping by on Friday, August 31st and the only way in is to win, thanks to Coors Light!! All you have to do is text ‘FRIENDS’ to 312-101 for your chance to get in! Sponsored by Coors Light – World’s Most Refreshing Beer!  Or, maybe you want to…More Info

9/6/18 – 101WKQX Presents… 311, The Offspring, & Gym Class Heroes

9/6/18 – 101WKQX Presents… 311, The Offspring, & Gym Class Heroes

It’s not summer without a 311 show! They’re taking the stage with The Offspring AND Gym Class Heroes at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on Thursday, September 6th! It’s the Never Ending Summer Tour and tickets are on sale now. Want to win your way in? Enter your Area 101 information here for your shot to win a pair of tickets to the show, furnished…More Info

9/7/18 – 101WKQX Presents… Car Seat Headrest

9/7/18 – 101WKQX Presents… Car Seat Headrest

Car Seat Headrest are extending their European tour in support of their new album Twin Fantasy with newly announced dates in America! Catch them with Naked Giant on Friday, September 7th. Due to popular demand, the show is moving from The Vic to The Riv! All tickets for The Vic will be honored at The Riviera, and additional…More Info

9/8/18 – Fall Out Boy & Rise Against

9/8/18 – Fall Out Boy & Rise Against

Talk about AMAZING! Hometown boys Fall Out Boy AND Rise Against are rockin’ Wrigley Field! They’re coming to the friendly confines on Saturday, September 8th and we can hardly wait! Tickets are on sale now and $1 from every ticket sold will go to the Fall Out Boy Fund, benefiting charities throughout Chicago! We want to send you to the show for FREE! All…More Info

9/8/18 – Counting Crows & Live

9/8/18 – Counting Crows & Live

It’s 25 Years And Counting of Counting Crows! Celebrate their 25th Anniversary at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Saturday, September 8th! They’re joined by Live and you can join the party too! Tickets are on sale now! Want to win your way in? Listen to Alt_Backspace Sunday mornings at 10 for your shot to win a pair…More Info

9/12/18 – Queued Up Artist Showcase with White Denim

9/12/18 – Queued Up Artist Showcase with White Denim

Amazing new music + delicious, locally brewed craft beer… it’s a match made in heaven! Join us for our next Queued Up Artist Showcase presented by Two Brothers Artisan Brewing. You won’t want to miss White Denim taking the stage at House of Blues Chicago on Wednesday, September 12th. Tickets are just $20, but you can get them for $10.11 with…More Info

9/13/18 – 101WKQX Presents… Nothing But Thieves

9/13/18 – 101WKQX Presents… Nothing But Thieves

YESSSS! Nothing But Thieves is heading back to Chicago! They’re taking the stage at METRO on Thursday, September 13th and tickets go on sale Friday, May 18th @ 10 a.m. We’ve got your hookup! Enter your information here for your shot to win a pair of tickets to one of the the shows, furnished by METRO! Check It Out Get psyched for…More Info

9/14/18 – Riot Fest – Day 1

9/14/18 – Riot Fest – Day 1

Riot Fest has announced its first wave of artists for 2018, including: Blink-182, Beck, Elvis Costello, Incubus, Interpol, Blondie, Father John Misty, the Jesus Lizard, Rock Pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis, and dozens more! Riot Fest returns to Douglas Park September 14th-16th. Tickets are on-sale NOW here! Second wave of Riot Fest 2018 artists still to…More Info

9/15/18 – Riot Fest – Day 2

9/15/18 – Riot Fest – Day 2

Riot Fest has announced its first wave of artists for 2018, including: Blink-182, Beck, Elvis Costello, Incubus, Interpol, Blondie, Father John Misty, the Jesus Lizard, Rock Pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis, and dozens more! Riot Fest returns to Douglas Park September 14th-16th. Tickets are on-sale NOW here! Second wave of Riot Fest 2018 artists still to…More Info

9/16/18 – Riot Fest – Day 3

9/16/18 – Riot Fest – Day 3

Riot Fest has announced its first wave of artists for 2018, including: Blink-182, Beck, Elvis Costello, Incubus, Interpol, Blondie, Father John Misty, the Jesus Lizard, Rock Pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis, and dozens more! Riot Fest returns to Douglas Park September 14th-16th. Tickets are on-sale NOW here! Second wave of Riot Fest 2018 artists still to…More Info

9/19/18 – 101WKQX Presents…Ash

9/19/18 – 101WKQX Presents…Ash

Fresh off the release of their 7th studio album, Northern Irish rock group, Ash, is making their way to Chicago with a stop at Schubas on Wednesday, September 19th. Tickets are on-sale now here. Heads up, this show is 18+! Want to win your way in? Listen to Alt_Backspace with Brian on Sunday mornings for your…More Info

9/23/18 – Kevin J Lederer RUN FOR LIFE 5K Run

9/23/18 – Kevin J Lederer RUN FOR LIFE 5K Run

  Please join us for the 4th annual Kevin J Lederer RUN FOR LIFE 5K run. Run for Life will be held Sunday September 23, 2018 at Blue Star Memorial Woods in Glenview, IL. There will be a 5K chip timed race, a 1 mile family walk and a 100 meter toddler dash and family…More Info

9/27/18 – Welshly Arms

9/27/18 – Welshly Arms

PIQNIQ alum Welshly Arms are heading back to Chicago! They’re stopping by Chop Shop on Thursday, September 27th with The Glorious Suns and Charming Liars. Tickets are on-sale now, but we’ve got a stash of tickets for Area 101! Text ‘LEGEND’ to 312-101 for your shot at a pair of tickets, furnished by Live Nation!  Heads up, this show is 18+!…More Info

9/29/18 – SYML

9/29/18 – SYML

Didn’t catch SYML at his Queued Up Artist Showcase? Well don’t worry, he’s headed back to Chicago this fall for the Where Did We Go tour! Catch him at Lincoln Hall on Saturday, September 29th. Tickets are on-sale now here. Want to win your way in? Text ‘WHERE’ to 312-101 for your shot at a pair…More Info

10/6/18 – 101WKQX Presents… Meg Myers

10/6/18 – 101WKQX Presents… Meg Myers

Miss Meg Myers at her Subterranean show in June? Well she’s coming back! This time she’s stopping by the House of Blues on Saturday, October 6th and tickets go on sale Friday, June 15th here! Want to win your way in to the show? Text ‘MEG’ to 312-101 for your chance to win a pair of tickets, furnished…More Info

10/16/18 – Gorillaz

10/16/18 – Gorillaz

Gorillaz are back!! With their new album, The Now Now, out June 29th they’ve announced a handful of North American arena dates including a stop in Chicago on Tuesday, October 16th at the United Center! Tickets are on sale now! Want in? Win your way in to the show here! Check It Out Get psyched for…More Info

10/17/18 – 101WKQX Presents… Twenty One Pilots – SOLD OUT

10/17/18 – 101WKQX Presents… Twenty One Pilots – SOLD OUT

They’re baaaaack! Twenty One Pilots is returning to the United Center on Wednesday, October 17th for their massive world headlining Bandito Tour! Tickets are SOLD OUT but we’ve got your hookup below! Enter your Area 101 information here for your shot to win a pair of tickets to the SOLD OUT show, furnished by Live Nation! Check It Out Get psyched…More Info

10/17/18 – Garbage

10/17/18 – Garbage

PIQNIQ alums, Garbage, are heading back to Chicago in support of their recently announced 20th anniversary edition of their legendary second album, Version 2.0! They’ll be taking over The Riv on Wednesday, October 17th and tickets are on sale here! Heads up, it’s an 18+ show! We’ve got your hookup for FREE tickets to the show! Text “VERSION” to 312101 for…More Info

10/19/18 – Florence + The Machine

10/19/18 – Florence + The Machine

YESSSS!! Mark your calendars for Friday, October 19th! Florence + The Machine is taking over the United Center for The High As Hope Tour and tickets are on sale here. You can see Florence belting it out for FREE! Enter your Area 101 information here for your shot to win tickets to the show, furnished by Live Nation! Check It Out Get psyched…More Info

10/25/18 – Nine Inch Nails – Night 1 – SOLD OUT!

10/25/18 – Nine Inch Nails – Night 1 – SOLD OUT!

WHAT?! Nine Inch Nails is heading back to Chicago for not 1, but 2 nights at the Aragon Ballroom! They’re taking the stage with The Jesus And Mary Chainon Thursday, October 25th and Friday, October 26th and tickets are SOLD OUT! Didn’t get your hands on tickets? Head to Area 101 for your shot to win a pair! Check It Out Get psyched for the show with…More Info

10/26/18 – Dirty Heads

10/26/18 – Dirty Heads

Fresh off their Courtesy Concert performance, Dirty Heads are headed back to Chicago, this time with Jukebox The Ghost! They’re taking over The Riv on Friday, October 26th and tickets go on-sale Friday, August 17th at 10am! Want to win your way in? Text “HEADS” to 312101 for your shot to win a pair of…More Info

10/26/18 – Nine Inch Nails – Night 2 – SOLD OUT!

10/26/18 – Nine Inch Nails – Night 2 – SOLD OUT!

WHAT?! Nine Inch Nails is heading back to Chicago for not 1, but 2 nights at the Aragon Ballroom! They’re taking the stage with The Jesus And Mary Chain on Thursday, October 25th and Friday, October 26th and tickets are SOLD OUT! Didn’t get your hands on tickets? Head to Area 101 for your shot to win a pair! Check It Out Get psyched…More Info

10/28/18 – Billie Eilish – SOLD OUT

10/28/18 – Billie Eilish – SOLD OUT

Didn’t catch Billie Eilish at Lollapalooza or her official aftershow? Don’t worry! She’s headed back to the Metro on Sunday, October 28th! Tickets are SOLD OUT, but we have your shot at a free pair! Want to win your way in? Text ‘OCEAN’ to 312-101 for your shot at a pair of tickets, furnished by…More Info

10/31/18 – 101WKQX Presents…Joywave and Sir Sly

10/31/18 – 101WKQX Presents…Joywave and Sir Sly

It’s a Halloween double feature! Joywave, Sir Sly and Mansionair are taking over the House of Blues on Wednesday, October 31st and it’s going to be a spooky good time! Tickets go on-sale Friday, July 27th, but we’ve got a stash of tickets for Area 101! Text ‘DOUBT’ to 312-101 for your shot at a pair of tickets, furnished by Live…More Info

10/31/18 – Lily Allen

10/31/18 – Lily Allen

We’ve got the biggest Smile on our faces, cause Lily Allen is taking over The Vic on Halloween! Make your Halloween plans and snag tickets to the show when they go on sale Friday, June 8th @ 10 a.m. Or, win your way to the show! Text SMILE to 312101 for your shot to win tickets…More Info

11/8/18 – AJR

11/8/18 – AJR

Sound Lounge alumni AJR are coming back to Chicago! They’re taking over Aragon Ballroom on Thursday, November 8th and tickets are on sale now! Can’t wait?! We’ve got a special presale for Area101: AREA 101 PRESALE Thursday, June 21st from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Password: AJR2018 Enter your Area 101 information here for your shot to win a pair of tickets to…More Info

11/11/18 – Mike Shinoda

11/11/18 – Mike Shinoda

Mike Shinoda has announced a solo tour supporting his new album Post Traumatic, with a stop at the House of Blues on Sunday, November 11th! Tickets go on-sale Friday, August 10th, but we’ve got a stash of tickets for Area 101! Text ‘OVER to 312-101 for your shot at a pair of tickets, furnished by Live…More Info

11/13/18 – Tenacious D – Night 1 – SOLD OUT!

11/13/18 – Tenacious D – Night 1 – SOLD OUT!

It’s Destiny that Tenacious D is coming back to Chicago. With the promise of a new album (probably), you won’t want to miss this! Catch the boys as they stop by The Riv on Tuesday, November 13th and Wednesday, November 14th! Tickets for both shows are officially SOLD OUT! Heads up, this show is 18+! Miss out…More Info

11/14/18 – Tenacious D – Night 2 – SOLD OUT!

11/14/18 – Tenacious D – Night 2 – SOLD OUT!

It’s Destiny that Tenacious D is coming back to Chicago. With the promise of a new album (probably), you won’t want to miss this! Due to popular demand, a second show has been added to Wednesday, November 14th at The Riv! Tickets for both shows are officially SOLD OUT! Heads up, this show is 18+! Miss…More Info

11/16/18 – Cleopatrick

11/16/18 – Cleopatrick

Fresh off a Lollapalooza aftershow, Cleopatrick is headed back to Chicago! This time the boys are stopping by Chop Shop on Friday, November 16th! Tickets go on-sale Friday, August 10th, but we have your shot at a free pair below! Want to win your way in? Text ‘HOMETOWN’ to 312-101 for your shot at a…More Info

11/18/18 – Gary Gulman: Must Be Nice! Tour

11/18/18 – Gary Gulman: Must Be Nice! Tour

You may know him from his appearances on “Last Comic Standing,” “Inside Amy Schumer,” or HBO’s “Crashing” and now you can see him live! Gary Gulman is coming to Chicago on Sunday, November 18th with a stop at the Park West. Tickets go on-sale Friday, May 4th here, Want to win your way in? Listen to…More Info

11/23/18 – 101WKQX Presents…The Struts – Night 1

11/23/18 – 101WKQX Presents…The Struts – Night 1

Sound Lounge veterans The Struts are taking over the House of Blues for not one but TWO nights! They’re stopping by on Friday, November 23rd and Saturday, November 24th. Presale begins Wednesday, August 8th with code ‘WKQX’ and regular tickets go on-sale Friday, August 10th. Want to win your way in? Text ‘BODY’ to 312-101 for your shot at…More Info

11/24/18 – 101WKQX Presents…The Struts – Night 2

11/24/18 – 101WKQX Presents…The Struts – Night 2

Sound Lounge veterans The Struts are taking over the House of Blues for not one but TWO nights! They’re stopping by on Friday, November 23rd and Saturday, November 24th. Presale begins Wednesday, August 8th with code ‘WKQX’ and regular tickets go on-sale Friday, August 10th. Want to win your way in? Text ‘BODY’ to 312-101 for your shot at…More Info

12/4/18 – Thom Yorke – SOLD OUT

12/4/18 – Thom Yorke – SOLD OUT

Thom Yorke has announced a series of live electronic performances in the US for the Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes tour with a stop in Chicago on Tuesday, December 4th at The Chicago Theatre. Thom, Nigel Godrich and visual artist Tarik Barri will perform songs spanning his solo works including The Eraser and Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes. Tickets are SOLD OUT but…More Info

2/4/19 – Panic! At The Disco

2/4/19 – Panic! At The Disco

Brendon Urie and the rest of Panic! At The Disco have SOLD OUT their show at the United Center on Tuesday, July 17th for The Pray For The Wicked Arena Tour! But don’t worry! They’re coming back to Allstate Arena on Monday, February 4th, 2019! Tickets for show go on sale Friday, June 22nd, but we’ve got your hookup! Enter your Area 101 information here for your shot to win a…More Info