“The Insider's Guide” Of Where To Go And What To Do In Chicago
This former Hispanic dance club relaunched as the Concord Music Hall and quickly established itself as the go-to place to discover new musical genres while dancing the night away. Chicago is a city rich with music culture. It is the birthplace of house music and was fundamental in the growth of blues, jazz, metal, punk, and emo genres. Concord Music Hall is new to this tradition but quickly established itself as a venue to be reckoned with.
Opening its doors in 2013, Concord has hosted every genre of music you can think of and is a go-to location for local and independent artists, nationally touring bands, and acclaimed DJs. From the outside, this venue doesn’t look like much, but the Concord can actually host a capacity of 1,600. The acoustics are fantastic so no matter where you are in the room, you can hear the band clearly.
Owners Lucas King and Jeff Callahan of React Presents and their third partner, Nick Karounos, are no strangers to throwing a good party. React Presents is the electronic music promoter behind Chicago’s Spring Awakening Music Festival. With rising pillars set around the room and an iron balcony, the interior looks like an underground rave set in a warehouse. Only this one is clean!
The early evening shows are usually open to all ages but the ones later in the evening after 8 PM are for 18+. When you enter the venue, you have the option to check your coat and bags for $4 on the second floor so you don't need to worry about them as you enjoy your night. For those of you of age, they have a full bar but they do have non-alcoholic beverages as well. If you are hungry, they also sell pizza and snacks to tide you over.