The Best Live Music Venues in Chicago

With a rich and storied music history like the one Chicago has — we’re talking one of the most important hubs for blues, jazz and rock in the world — you would expect Chi-town to have an impressive amount of clubs and venues. Fortunately, modern Chicago is still one of the best cities for music in the United States. Today, both superstars like Kanye West and up-and-coming artists like Angel Olsen call the city home. From historic blues and jazz clubs to indie rock dives to huge concert halls, Chicago has some truly legendary venues. It was a tough job, but someone had to do it. Here are the best venues in Chicago.

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