Concerts & Events

4/26/19 – Parker Bossley In The Lounge

4/26/19 – Parker Bossley In The Lounge

You may know him from Hot Hot Heat fame, now see Parker Bossley solo in The Lounge  for an intimate performance on Friday, April 26th! The only way in is to win, thanks to Coors Light!! All you have to do is text ‘LIFTED’ to 312-101 for your chance to get in! Sponsored by Coors Light – World’s Most…More Info

4/26/19 – Alice Merton – SOLD OUT

4/26/19 – Alice Merton – SOLD OUT

The Nights We Stole Christmas alum Alice Merton is returning to Chicago on Friday, April 26th with a show at Bottom Lounge! Tickets are SOLD OUT, but you can enter to win a free pair below! Miss out on buying ticket? Text ROOTS to 312-101 for your shot at a free pair, furnished by Bottom Lounge!…More Info

4/26/19 – STRANGELOVE The Depeche MODE Experience at Cubby Bear

4/26/19 – STRANGELOVE The Depeche MODE Experience at Cubby Bear

Strangelove-The Depeche Mode Experience with special guest: Salt Sweat Sugar – Chicago’s premier tribute to Jimmy Eat World. On the heels of Depeche Mode’s own record-breaking sold out world tour, and their own sold out Amphitheatre performances across USA and abroad, this year, Strangelove-The Depeche Mode Experience brings their show in Chicago for an extended…More Info

4/26/19 –  Pick up guaranteed entry tickets to see Badflower! from Ali

4/26/19 – Pick up guaranteed entry tickets to see Badflower! from Ali

Now that spring is finally here it’s time to go to a FREE show! Our next Courtesy Concert is going to be a rockin’ show  because this time, Coors Light is bringing Badflower at BaseCamp Pub and Eatery in Lisle on Saturday, April 27th! The show is free and first come first served until we hit capacity, but we…More Info

4/27/19 – Bad Suns – SOLD OUT

4/27/19 – Bad Suns – SOLD OUT

Bad Suns are coming to House of Blues on Saturday, April 27th for their 2019 Mystic Truth tour and tickets are SOLD OUT! Miss out on getting tickets? Text TRUTH to 312-101 for your shot at a pair of tickets, furnished by Live Nation!  Check It Out Get pumped for the show with the music video to…More Info

4/27/19 – Courtesy Concert with Badflower

4/27/19 – Courtesy Concert with Badflower

Weekend long festivals, concerts at huge venues where you can barely see the band…going to concerts in the spring and summer can get expensive! Coors Light has the cure for money flying out of your wallet – a Courtesy Concert with Badflower at BaseCamp Pub and Eatery in Lisle on Saturday, April 27th! That’s right, it’s a…More Info

4/27/19 – Foals

4/27/19 – Foals

Foals are returning to Chicago with a stop at The Riv on Saturday, April 27th, and tickets are on-sale now! Every pair of tickets purchased online will include your choice of CD or digital copy of Foals’ new album, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Pt.1, released on 3/8. Want to win your way in? Text SAVED…More Info

4/28/19 – Rise Against – SOLD OUT

4/28/19 – Rise Against – SOLD OUT

Rise Against has announced The Ghost Note Symphonies tour, a rare unplugged performance from the band coming to Chicago Theatre on Sunday, April 28th! Tickets are SOLD OUT, but you can enter to win a free pair below! Miss out on buying a ticket? Text GHOST to 312-101 for your shot at a pair of…More Info

5/1/19 – 5/7/19 – National Concert Week

5/1/19 – 5/7/19 – National Concert Week

Celebrate summer concert season with Live Nation’s National Concert Week taking place May 1st through May 7th! For one week only, fans can get their hands on $20 all-in tickets to their favorite shows around Chicagoland including Smashing Pumpkins, Third Eye Blind with Jimmy Eat World, Sublime With Rome and more! For a complete list…More Info

5/1/19 – Jagwar Twin In The Lounge

5/1/19 – Jagwar Twin In The Lounge

Catch up and coming artist Jagwar Twin when he stops by The Lounge on Wednesday, May 1st! The only way in is to win, thanks to Coors Light!! All you have to do is text ‘LOSER’ to 312-101 for your chance to get in! Sponsored by Coors Light – World’s Most Refreshing Beer!  Or, maybe you want to be…More Info

5/2/19 – 101WKQX Presents…CHVRCHES

5/2/19 – 101WKQX Presents…CHVRCHES

The Nights We Stole Christmas alums, CHVRCHES, are heading back to the Aragon this spring! They’ll be stopping by Aragon Ballroom on Thursday, May 2nd! Tickets are on-sale now, but we have your shot at a free pair below! Want to win your way in? Enter your Area 101 information here for your shot at a free pair, furnished…More Info

5/5/19 – Picture This

5/5/19 – Picture This

Picture This is playing Lincoln Hall on Sunday, May 5th. Tickets are on-sale now, but we have your shot at a free pair below! Text PICTURE to 312-101 for your shot at a pair of tickets, furnished by Jam Productions!  Check It Out Get pumped for the show with the music video to One Drink below!  …More Info

5/6/19 – Matt Maeson In The Lounge

5/6/19 – Matt Maeson In The Lounge

In the midst of a sold out US tour, Matt Maeson will be stopping by The Lounge on Monday, May 6th! The only way in is to win, thanks to Coors Light!! All you have to do is text ‘CRINGE’ to 312-101 for your chance to get in! Sponsored by Coors Light – World’s Most Refreshing Beer!  Or, maybe…More Info

5/8/19 – The 1975 In The Lounge

5/8/19 – The 1975 In The Lounge

Before they take over the United Center, The 1975 are returning to The Lounge on Wednesday, May 8th! You won’t want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see them in our super intimate performance space! The only way in is to win, thanks to Coors Light!! All you have to do is text ‘CARS’ to 312-101…More Info

5/8/19 – 101WKQX Presents…The 1975

5/8/19 – 101WKQX Presents…The 1975

Don’t miss Matty and the boys when The 1975 bring their North American tour to Chicago with a stop at the United Center on Wednesday, May 8th. Tickets are on-sale now! Enter your Area 101 information here for your shot to win a pair of tickets to the show, furnished by Live Nation! Check It Out Get…More Info

5/15/19 – Passion Pit

5/15/19 – Passion Pit

With 2019 being the 10 year anniversary of debut album Manners, Passion Pit is bringing a special performance to The Riv on Wednesday, May 15th! Tickets are on-sale now, but we have your shot at a free pair below! Text MANNERS to 312-101 for your shot at a pair of tickets, furnished by Jam Productions!  Check…More Info

5/18/19 – Backyard Brewfest at Church Street Brewing Company

5/18/19 – Backyard Brewfest at Church Street Brewing Company

  Spring has sprung, time for some beer! Come out to Church Street Brewing Company on May 18th from 12pm-5pm to celebrate the 2nd Annual Backyard Brewfest! At the fest, there will be: 15+ Breweries. Music by The Backdrops. Toasty Cheese Food Truck. Rack House (Roasting a Whole Pig). Plus, proceeds from the event will go to a local Itasca charity! A…More Info

5/18/19-5/19/19  – Chicago Open Air

5/18/19-5/19/19 – Chicago Open Air

Chicago Open Air has announced their 2019 lineup and it’s killer! Don’t miss Tool, System Of A Down, The Cult and more when they take over SeatGeek Stadium on May 18th and 19th! Tickets are on-sale now, or you can win a pair of 2-Day passes below! Text OPEN to 312-101 for your shot at a…More Info

5/20/19 – The Hives and Refused – SOLD OUT

5/20/19 – The Hives and Refused – SOLD OUT

The Hives and Refused have announced a co-headlining tour, with a stop in Chicago on Monday, May 20th at The Vic! Tickets are SOLD OUT, but we have your shot at a free pair below! Text HIVES to 312-101 for your shot at a pair of tickets, furnished by Jam Productions!  Heads up, this show…More Info

5/23/19 – Florence + The Machine

5/23/19 – Florence + The Machine

Don’t miss Florence + The Machine when she brings her High As Hope tour back to Chicago, this time with a stop at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on Thursday, May 23rd! Tickets are on-sale now, but we have your shot at a free pair below! Want to win your way in? Text HOPE to 312-101 for…More Info

5/26/19 – Sum 41 – SOLD OUT

5/26/19 – Sum 41 – SOLD OUT

PIQNIQ alums Sum 41 are returning to Chicago on Sunday, May 26th with a show at Bottom Lounge! Tickets are SOLD OUT, but we have your hookup for a free pair! Tune in to Ticket Blitz Thursday on Thursday, May 23rd for your shot at tickets every hour between 9am and 6pm, furnished by Live Nation! Check It Out…More Info

5/31/19 – LOCAL H at Cubby Bear

5/31/19 – LOCAL H at Cubby Bear

Best known for their unorthodox two-man lineup, hard rock act Local H have made a career out of straddling the fine line between indie and classic rock, cleverly framing their sardonic lyrics with a generous helping of power chords and feedback. Don’t miss them live at Cubby Bear! Show is May 31st, Advanced tickets are…More Info

6/1/19 – Adam Sandler

6/1/19 – Adam Sandler

Comedic superstar Adam Sandler has announced his 100% Fresher summer tour with a stop at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Saturday, June 1st! The tour comes fresh off the heels of his Netflix special, 100% Fresh: A Netflix Original Comedy Special. Tickets are on-sale now! Want to see Adam perform for free? Text FRESH to 312-101 for your shot at…More Info

6/7/19 – Queued Up Artist Showcase with Mini Mansions

6/7/19 – Queued Up Artist Showcase with Mini Mansions

The new music discovery keeps coming! Make sure to catch our next Queued Up Artist Showcase with Mini Mansions on Friday, June 7th at Empty Bottle! Tickets are only $15 and on-sale now, or you can enter to win a free pair below! Want to win your way in? Text MINI to 312-101 for your shot…More Info

6/9/19 – 101WKQX Presents…Billie Eilish – SOLD OUT

6/9/19 – 101WKQX Presents…Billie Eilish – SOLD OUT

Billie Eilish has announced her first full length album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? out March 29th, and with it comes a World tour! Catch Billie at the Aragon Ballroom on Sunday, June 9th for TWO shows! The first show is at 2pm and the second at 7pm. Tickets for both shows SOLD OUT almost…More Info

6/15/19 – PIQNIQ

6/15/19 – PIQNIQ

The PIQNIQ lineup is out! Kick off your summer with 101WKQX and The Lumineers, Young The Giant, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Tom Morello, AJR, Blue October, The Strumbellas, The Glorious Sons, Shaed and Friday Pilots Club at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Saturday, June 16th! Tickets are on-sale now! Area101 members have the free hookup on tickets! Enter your information…More Info

6/16/19 – Vampire Weekend

6/16/19 – Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend have just announced the Father Of The Bride tour, coming to Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on Sunday, June 16th! The tour comes along with their upcoming fourth album, Father Of The Bride. Tickets are on-sale now, but we have your shot at a free pair below! Want to win your way in? Text…More Info

6/19/19 – lovelytheband – NEW DATE

6/19/19 – lovelytheband – NEW DATE

The Nights We Stole Christmas alums, lovelytheband, are heading back to Chicago with a stop at House of Blues on Wednesday, June 19th* with Flora Cash and Jagwar Twin. Tickets are almost sold out, so make sure you grab yours here! Want to win your way in? Text BROKEN to 312-101 for your shot at a pair…More Info

6/27/19 – Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World

6/27/19 – Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World

This June, Third Eye Blind, Jimmy Eat World and special guest Ra Ra Riot will be bringing their Summer Gods Tour 2019 to Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on Thursday, June 27th! Tickets are on-sale now, but we have your shot at a free pair below! Want to win your way in? Text GODS to 312-101 for your shot at a…More Info

6/28/19 – The National

6/28/19 – The National

The National have announced a new short film and album, both titled I Am Easy To Find out May 17th, as well as a North American tour! They’ll be playing Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on Friday, June 28th! Tickets are on-sale now, and each ticket purchase comes with a redemption code for a digital copy of…More Info

7/3/19 – Dave Matthews Band – Night 1

7/3/19 – Dave Matthews Band – Night 1

Spend 4th of July weekend with Dave Matthews Band! Dave and the boys are heading back out on the road, this time with a stop at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Wednesday, July 3rd and two stops at Alpine Valley on Friday, July 5th and Saturday, July 6th! Tickets are on-sale now, but we have your shot at a…More Info

7/5/19 – Sublime With Rome

7/5/19 – Sublime With Rome

Keep the 4th of July festivities going with Sublime With Rome at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on Friday, July 5th! Tickets are on-sale now, but we have your shot at a free pair below! Want to win your way in? Text SMOKE to 312-101 for your shot at a pair of tickets, furnished by Live…More Info

7/5/19 – Dave Matthews Band – Night 2

7/5/19 – Dave Matthews Band – Night 2

Spend 4th of July weekend with Dave Matthews Band! Dave and the boys are heading back out on the road, this time with a stop at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Wednesday, July 3rd and two stops at Alpine Valley on Friday, July 5th and Saturday, July 6th! Tickets are on-sale now, but we have your shot at a…More Info

7/6/19 – 101WKQX Presents…311 & Dirty Heads

7/6/19 – 101WKQX Presents…311 & Dirty Heads

Keep your 4th of July celebrations going with 311 and Dirty Heads at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Saturday, July 6th! They’ll be joined by special guests The Interrupters, Dreamers and Bikini Trill. Tickets are on-sale now, or you can enter to win a free pair below! Want to win your way in? Text AMBER to 312-101 for your shot…More Info

7/6/19 – Dave Matthews Band – Night 3

7/6/19 – Dave Matthews Band – Night 3

Spend 4th of July weekend with Dave Matthews Band! Dave and the boys are heading back out on the road, this time with a stop at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Wednesday, July 3rd and two stops at Alpine Valley on Friday, July 5th and Saturday, July 6th! Tickets are on-sale now, but we have your shot at a…More Info

7/12/19 – Rockstar Energy Disrupt Festival

7/12/19 – Rockstar Energy Disrupt Festival

Emo kids unite! Warped Tour may be gone, but Rockstar Energy Disrupt Festival is coming to Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre this summer! See The Used, Thrice, Circa Survive, Sum 41 and more on Friday, July 12th. Tickets are on-sale now, or you can enter to win a free pair below! Want to win your way in? Text DISRUPT to 312-101 for…More Info

7/31/19 – Beck & Cage The Elephant – SOLD OUT

7/31/19 – Beck & Cage The Elephant – SOLD OUT

Pre-game Lolla in style with Beck and Cage The Elephant! They’re bringing The Night Running Tour to Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on Wednesday, July 31st with special guests Spoon and Wild Belle.Tickets are SOLD OUT, but you can enter to win a free pair below! Miss out on buying a ticket? Enter your Area101…More Info

8/1/19-8/4/19 – Lollapalooza

8/1/19-8/4/19 – Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza returns to Grant Park this summer and the lineup is stacked! Catch Twenty One Pilots, The Strokes, Tame Impala, Hozier, Death Cab For Cutie, The Revivalists and more as they take over the city August 1st – August 4th! Get 4-Day GA passes here and 1-Day GA passes here, or enter to win a…More Info

8/15/19 – The Smashing Pumpkins

8/15/19 – The Smashing Pumpkins

Did you miss The Smashing Pumpkins at their SOLD OUT Nights We Stole Christmas show? Well don’t worry! The Pumpkins are playing Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Thursday, August 15th with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and AFI. Tickets are on-sale now! Want to win your way in? Text BILLY to 312-101 for your shot at a pair of tickets,…More Info

8/21/19 – KoRn and Alice In Chains

8/21/19 – KoRn and Alice In Chains

Get a double dose of rock with KoRn and Alice In Chains at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Wednesday, August 21st! Tickets are on-sale now, but we have your shot at a free pair below! Want to win your way in? Text FREAK to 312-101 for your shot at a pair of tickets, furnished by Live Nation! …More Info

9/6/19 – Bush & Live

9/6/19 – Bush & Live

Bush and Live have announced the Alt-Imate Tour with special guests Our Lady Peace coming to Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Friday, September 6th! Both bands are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their iconic albums, Sixteen Stone and Throwing Copper, respectively. Tickets are on-sale now, or you can enter to win a free pair below! Want to win your…More Info

9/7/19 – Social Distortion & Flogging Molly

9/7/19 – Social Distortion & Flogging Molly

Soak up the remaining days of summer with this killer lineup! Catch Social Distortion and Flogging Molly with special guests The Devil Makes Three and Le Butcherettes at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on Saturday, September 7th! Pre-sale starts Tuesday, April 23rd with code SDFM19 and general on-sale begins Friday, April 26th at 10am, or you can…More Info

9/13/19 – The Head And The Heart

9/13/19 – The Head And The Heart

The Head And The Heart have announced a new album, Living Mirage, available May 17th as well as a new tour! Catch the group when they play Chicago Theatre on Friday, September 13th! Tickets are on-sale now, or you can enter to win a free pair below! Want to see the show for free? Text MISSED to…More Info

9/27/19 – The Black Keys

9/27/19 – The Black Keys

They’re baaaaaack! After 5 long years, The Black Keys have finally released new music and announced a North American tour stopping at the United Center on Friday, September 27th. Tickets are on-sale now, or you can enter to win a free pair below! Enter your Area 101 information here for your shot at a pair of…More Info

11/9/19 – Bert Kreischer

11/9/19 – Bert Kreischer

Don’t miss comedian Bert Kreischer when he brings his Body Shots World Tour to the Chicago Theatre on Saturday, November 9th! Tickets go on-sale Friday, April 26th at 10am, but you can enter to win a free pair below! Want to win your way in? Tune into the KQX Morning Crew the week of April 22nd…More Info