Concerts & Events

8/22/19 – 8/25/19 Wizard World Chicago

8/22/19 – 8/25/19 Wizard World Chicago

A traveling pop culture expo for fans of comics, sci-fi, movies, gaming, and more. Tour the artist’s alley, join the explosive costume contests, meet your favorite celebrities, and celebrate your fandom at any and all of the shows! Come hang out with the 101WKQX promotions crew to play games and pick up cool station swag.…More Info

8/23/19 – Win 3 DAY RIOT FEST Passes at Boost Mobile!

8/23/19 – Win 3 DAY RIOT FEST Passes at Boost Mobile!

With the fun filled summer concerts in full effect! It’s time to give you a chance to get ahead of the game and give you a shot to win tickets to the fall’s premium Rock Festival in Douglas Park.  Come to Boost Mobile at 4538 N Broadway st in Chicago on Friday, August 23rd from 4pm to…More Info

8/23/19 – 101WKQX Courtesy Concert with Meg Myers

8/23/19 – 101WKQX Courtesy Concert with Meg Myers

Coors Light is giving you two of the very best things about summer in Chicago: live music and being on the water! Coors Light is bringing you another free show with a 101WKQX Courtesy Concert with Meg Myers at Blarney Island in Antioch on Friday, August 23. Summer doesn’t last forever. So, whether by land,…More Info

8/24/19 – Win 3 DAY RIOT FEST Passes at Boost Mobile!

8/24/19 – Win 3 DAY RIOT FEST Passes at Boost Mobile!

With the fun filled summer concerts in full effect! It’s time to give you a chance to get ahead of the game and give you a shot to win tickets to the fall’s premium Rock Festival in Douglas Park.  Come to Boost Mobile at 4036 W North Ave in Chicago on Saturday, August 24th from 12pm…More Info

8/24/19 – PHANTOGRAM In The Lounge

8/24/19 – PHANTOGRAM In The Lounge

Before their show at the Riviera Theatre, see PHANTOGRAM in The Lounge on Saturday, August 24th! The only way in is to win, thanks to Coors Light!! All you have to do is text ‘MISTER’ to 312-101 for your chance to get in! Sponsored by Coors Light – World’s Most Refreshing Beer!    Check It Out Get excited for…More Info

8/24/19 – PHANTOGRAM

8/24/19 – PHANTOGRAM

After stopping by our Lounge, Phantogram will be headlining their own show later that night at the Riviera Theatre! The show is at 8pm on Saturday, August 24th and you can buy tickets HERE! Otherwise, text “HAPPINESS” to 312-101 to win a pair of tickets now! Furnished by React Presents!  Check It Out Get ready for the show with the…More Info

8/30/19 – Goldfinger

8/30/19 – Goldfinger

Catch Ska mainstays, Goldfinger at House of Blues on Friday, August 30th! They’ll be playing with Big D And The Kids Table and The Planet Smashers. Tickets are on-sale now, or you can enter to win a free pair below! Want to win your way in? Text SUPERMAN to 312-101 for your shot at a pair of…More Info

8/31/19 – Win Catfish and the Bottlemen Tickets from Kevin at Meijer

8/31/19 – Win Catfish and the Bottlemen Tickets from Kevin at Meijer

Join Kevin and 101WKQX for the Grand Re-Opening of the Meijer store at 1301 Meijer Dr in Rolling Meadows on Saturday, August 31st from 11:00am-1:00pm. Get your passport to the world of Meijer for a store wide scavenger hunt, plus check out the in-store picnic featuring Meijer brand hot dogs, chips, soda and more! Make…More Info

9/4/19 – Barns Courtney

9/4/19 – Barns Courtney

Lounge alum, Barns Courtney, is heading out on The 404 Tour and will be coming to Chicago with a show at Park West on Wednesday, September 4th! Pre-sale begins Thursday, May 9th with code BARNS2019 and general on-sale begins Friday, May 10th at 10am! Want to win your way in? All you have to do…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

9/8/2019 – Comedy Bang! Bang! Live!

9/8/2019 – Comedy Bang! Bang! Live!

Scott Aukerman’s Comedy Bang! Bang! is a popular podcast with over 50 million downloads. This special LIVE performance features Scott and very special guests doing a totally improvised program, with plenty of character drop-ins and will be coming to the Chicago Theatre on Sunday, September 8th! Tickets are on sale now but make sure to listen to…More Info

9/13/19-9/15/19 – Riot Fest – 15th Anniversary

9/13/19-9/15/19 – Riot Fest – 15th Anniversary

Riot Fest is here!! Wrap up summer festival season celebrating 15 years with Riot Fest in Douglas Park Friday, September 13th through Sunday, September 15th! This years lineup includes Blink-182, The Raconteurs, Rise Against and more! For the 15th anniversary, a handful of bands are playing special album plays, including Blink-182 doing Enema Of The State…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

9/13/19 – Of Monsters and Men

9/13/19 – Of Monsters and Men

With their third studio album, Fever Dream, set to be released in July, Of Monsters and Men is going on tour this fall! On their tour, they will be performing at Aragon Ballroom on Friday, September 13th! Tickets will go on-sale Friday, May 17 at 10:00am. But, we’ll be giving listeners the chance to WIN TICKETS before…More Info

9/19/19 – 101WKQX Presents…K.Flay

9/19/19 – 101WKQX Presents…K.Flay

Hometown hero, K.Flay, is coming back, this time bringing The Solutions Tour to The Riv on Thursday, September 19th! Pre-sale starts Thursday, May 2nd with code BADVIBES, and general on-sale begins Friday, May 3rd at 10am! Area 101 members have the hookup on free tickets! Enter your information here for a shot at a pair of…More Info

9/20/19 – The Urge

9/20/19 – The Urge

After the Cubs game, make sure to stop by and check out St. Louis natives, The Urge who will be rocking the Cubby Bear on Friday, September 20th! Tickets are on-sale now. Heads up, this show is 21+!   Venue: Cubby Bear Time: Doors: 9:00 PM Show: 9:30 PM Ages: 21+ BUY TICKETS!More Info

9/21/19 – 101WKQX Presents…Angels & Airwaves – SOLD OUT

9/21/19 – 101WKQX Presents…Angels & Airwaves – SOLD OUT

Tom DeLonge fans, now is your chance! See Angels & Airwaves at House of Blues on Saturday, September 21st! Tickets SOLD OUT almost immediately, but we have your shot at a free pair! Want to win your way in? All you have to do is text REBEL to 312-101 for your shot at a pair of tickets, furnished…More Info

9/22/19 – The Band CAMINO

9/22/19 – The Band CAMINO

After hitting the stage at Lollapallooza a month prior, The Band CAMINO is coming back to Chicago! They’re coming back for a solo show at House of Blues on Sunday, September 22nd at 7pm. Tickets are on-sale now, but you can enter to win a free pair below! For a chance to win, text BLUE to 312-101 for your shot…More Info

9/25/19 – Stone Temple Pilots

9/25/19 – Stone Temple Pilots

Don’t miss Stone Temple Pilots and Rival Sons as they join forces for an exclusive 12-city run including a stop at Aragon Ballroom on Wednesday, September 25th! Tickets are on-sale now, but we have your way in for FREE! Text CREEP to 312-101 for your shot at a free pair of tickets, furnished by Live Nation! Check It…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

9/29/19 – Badflower

9/29/19 – Badflower

In the last year alone, Badflower has performed in The Lounge here at 101WKQX and done a Courtesy Concert! Now, they’re headlining their own tour this fall and will be swinging by Bottom Lounge on Sunday, September 29th for the OK, I’m Sick Tour! Want to win your way in? Text SICK to 312-101 for your shot at…More Info

9/29/19 – Eric Andre

9/29/19 – Eric Andre

Eric Andre has announced his biggest tour ever, the Legalize Everything Tour, hitting the Chicago Theatre on Sunday, September 29th! Tickets go on-sale Friday, June 14th at 10am, or you can win a free pair on us! Want to win your way in? Tune in to the KQX Morning Crew the week of June 17th for your shot…More Info

10/2/19 – Bastille

10/2/19 – Bastille

Bastille is back baby! They’ve got a new album, Doom Days, coming out on June 14th, and have announced a world tour with a stop at the Chicago Theatre on Wednesday, October 2nd! Tickets go on-sale Friday, May 10th at 11am, and each ticket purchase comes with a copy of the new album! Want to win…More Info

10/2/19 – SHAED

10/2/19 – SHAED

PIQNIQ alum, SHAED, are going on their very own headlining tour this fall! They’ll be stopping by Lincoln Hall on Wednesday, October 2nd! Tickets are on sale now, or you can enter to win a free pair below! Want to win your way in? Text MELT to 312-101 by 12pm on September 27th for your shot…More Info

10/4/19 – Yungblud

10/4/19 – Yungblud

Lounge alum, Yungblud, is returning to Chicago on Friday, October 4th at The Vic for his Twisted Tales of the Ritalin Club Tour! Tickets are on-sale now, but we have your shot at a free pair below! Want to win your way in? Text PARENTS to 312-101 for your shot at a pair of tickets, furnished by Jam Productions!   …More Info

10/5/19 – 101WKQX Presents…Catfish And The Bottlemen

10/5/19 – 101WKQX Presents…Catfish And The Bottlemen

Fresh off a killer set at PIQNIQ, Catfish And The Bottlemen are coming back to Chicago with a show at Aragon Ballroom on Saturday, October 5th! Pre-sale begins Thursday June 20th at 10am with code WKQX and general on-sale begins Friday, June 21st at 10am. Want to win your way in? Text BALANCE to 312-101 for your…More Info

10/18/19 – 101WKQX Presents…Incubus

10/18/19 – 101WKQX Presents…Incubus

Don’t miss Incubus when they come to Aragon Ballroom on Friday, October 18th to play 20 Years of Make Yourself and Beyond! Tickets go on-sale Friday, May 10th, or you can enter to win a free pair below! Want to win your way in? Enter your Area101 information here for your shot at free passes, furnished…More Info

10/22/19 – 101WKQX Presents…. Tom Morello – The Atlas Underground

10/22/19 – 101WKQX Presents…. Tom Morello – The Atlas Underground

Tom Morello is headed back to Chicago after announcing a North American tour in support of his recent album, The Atlas Underground. The PIQNIQ alum and our favorite phone-throwing-rockstar is headed to the Vic Theatre on Tuesday, October 22nd! Want to win your way in? All you have to do is text ATLAS to 312-101 for…More Info

11/1/19 – COIN

11/1/19 – COIN

Courtesy Concert alums, COIN are returning to Chicago on Friday November 1st at The Vic! Tickets are on-sale now, but we have your shot at a free pair below! Want to win your way in? Text CRASH to 312-101 for your shot at a pair of tickets, furnished by Jam Productions!    Check It Out Get pumped…More Info

11/2/19 – Judah & the Lion

11/2/19 – Judah & the Lion

After making their appearance at our Pop-Up show in August at Navy pier, Judah & the Lion is returning to Chicago on Saturday, November 2nd at the Aragon Ballroom for their worldwide tour! Tickets are on-sale now but you can enter to win a free pair below! Want to win your way in? Text LION to 312-101 for your shot at…More Info

11/5/19 – Matt Maeson

11/5/19 – Matt Maeson

Lounge alum Matt Maeson is returning to Chicago with a show at House of Blues on Tuesday, November 5th. Tickets are on-sale now, but you can win a free pair on us! Want to win your way in? Text CRINGE to 312-101 for your shot at a pair of tickets, furnished by Live Nation!  Check It Out Get…More Info

11/8/19 – 11/9/19 – T1 Fest

11/8/19 – 11/9/19 – T1 Fest

Local music lovers, this one is for you! Don’t miss T1 Fest coming to The Forge. See Brendan Kelly of The Lawrence Arms, Smoking Popes and more hometown heroes November 8th and 9th in Joliet. Tickets are on-sale now, and ALL proceeds from the shows will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to assist…More Info

11/8/19 – 101WKQX Presents… Blue October – Night 1

11/8/19 – 101WKQX Presents… Blue October – Night 1

After hitting the stage at PIQNIQ, Blue October is making their way back to Chicago to perform two nights at House of Blues starting on Friday, November 8th! Tickets are on-sale now! Want to win tickets? Text KING to 312-101 for chance to get tickets to this sold out show! Furnished by Live Nation!    Check It Out Get pumped…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

11/9/19 – 101WKQX Presents… Blue October – Night 2

11/9/19 – 101WKQX Presents… Blue October – Night 2

After hitting the stage at PIQNIQ, Blue October is making their way back to Chicago to perform at House of Blues on Saturday , November 9th! Tickets are on-sale now! Want to win tickets? Text KING to 312-101 for chance to get tickets to this sold out show! Furnished by Live Nation!    Check It Out Get pumped for the…More Info

11/19/19 – DREAMERS

11/19/19 – DREAMERS

Lounge alums, Dreamers, are returning to Chicago with a show at Bottom Lounge on Tuesday, November 19th. Tickets are on sale soon, but you can win a free pair on us! Want to win your way in? Text “FLY” to 312-101 for your shot at a pair of tickets, furnished by Live Nation!  Check It Out Get pumped for the show…More Info

11/22/19 – Third Eye Blind

11/22/19 – Third Eye Blind

For the first time in four years, Third Eye Blind is going on tour to support their seventh album, Screamer! Third Eye Blind will be stopping at the Coronado Performing Arts Centre in Rockford, Illinois on Friday, November 22nd! Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 21st, but we have your shot at a free pair below! Want to win your way…More Info

11/23/19 – AJR

11/23/19 – AJR

Don’t miss Lounge and PIQNIQ alums, AJR as they return to Chicago to perform at Aragon Ballroom for The Neotheatre World Tour on Saturday, November 23rd! Tickets are on-sale on Monday, July 15th at 10am, but we have your way in for FREE! Win you way in by entering HERE for your chance at a pair of tickets! Furnished by Live Nation! Check…More Info

2/5/19 – King Princess

2/5/19 – King Princess

With her debut album coming out this fall, King Princess has announced her Cheap Queen Tour to go alongside the album! She will be performing at the Riviera Theatre on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 9th at 10am but we have your way into the show for free! Want to win two tickets to the…More Info

2/22/20 – The Lumineers

2/22/20 – The Lumineers

Ho-Hey! PIQNIQ Alums, The Lumineers are coming back to Chicago! This time, they will be at Allstate Arena on Saturday, February 22nd, 2020. Tickets go on sale Monday, August 12th, but check down below your way into the show! WIN your way in THURSDAY, AUGUST 8TH during Ticket Blitz Thursday! Listen every hour from 9am to…More Info