When people hear the world country music, they don’t typically think of Chicago, IL.
But Chicago is one of the best places to be when it comes to a summer full of country tunes. Between the bars, concerts, festivals and exclusive events, the opportunities are endless.
Put your boots on, because WhiskeyRiff compiled a list of six ways to make the most out of the Windy City when it comes to getting your country groove on.
1. Wrigley Field and Soldier Field Concerts
Wrigley Field and Soldier Field are such a unique and exciting way to watch a country concert. Wrigley Field is steps away from other country bars, making the night never ending, while Soldier Fields throws amazing productions with country stars!
2. The Bars
As mentioned above, there are loads of country bars. Head to Joe’s Bar rooftop on a night there’s no show, or experience the fun atmosphere at Bub City and enjoy some live band karaoke. Old Crow Smokehouse, Big Star, Houndstooth Saloon and Country Club are also favorites.
3. Tinley Park Country Megaticket
For one price, you can get a package deal of five shows and have a summer jammed of country concerts! This year’s shows include Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts and Toby Keith. But hurry – because today is the LAST DAY to get the ticket! Beer, lawn, and country music? What’s better? Uh, nothing! Get your ticket now HERE.
4. Joe’s Bar Shows
Joe’s Bar’s concerts are a feeling like no other! Watch country stars in an intimate setting while enjoying a cold one. Get there early and it’s easy to be front row.
5. Windy City Smokeout
Windy City Smokeout from July 10-12 entails drinks, country music and BBQ – score! Artists include Kacey Musgraves, Chris Young, Lee Brice, Chris Stapleton, Dan + Shay and more! See the list here.
6. Windy City LakeShake
Windy City LakeShake is a three-day festival with all your favorite country artists. The lineup includes Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, Florida Georgia Line and so much more! There’s tons of activities during the day. You won’t want to miss this, believe us. Find out more here.
And of course, be sure to tune into US99*5 all summer long for great music, contests and so much more!