Events Listing

Nick Cave: Live In North America
Friday September 29, 2023

Nick Cave has announced a North American solo tour for fall.  Performing songs from his extensive catalog, Cave will be accompanied by Colin Greenwood on bass guitar. Nick Cave has been performing, writing and recording music for more than forty years. He is best known as the lead singer and songwriter of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. His body of work extends across a diverse range of creative disciplines - score composition, writing of books, novels and film scripts, and more recently ceramic art.

Tank and The Bangas with Chicago Philharmonic
Saturday September 30, 2023

Grammy-nominated in 2020 as “Best New Artist” and in 2022 for “Best Progressive R&B Album,” New Orleans-based Tank and The Bangas are quickly gaining wide acclaim with an incredibly uncategorical soulful mixture of R&B, hip-hop and spoken-word that’s fused into an atomically combustible energetic live performance. Led by the incomparable Tarriona “Tank” Ball, Tank and The Bangas is joined by Chicago Philharmonic to newly unleash their music as a massive orchestral concert experience at the landmark Auditorium Theatre. Fans are in for a magical experience under the golden glow of one of Chicago’s hidden gems. This concert is rescheduled from February 18. For questions, please contact Auditorium Theatre Ticket Services at (312) 341-2300.

Loreena McKennitt
Saturday November 4, 2023

Loreena McKennitt is well known as a composer and singer. In a recording career spanning more than two decades, Ms. McKennitt’s ‘eclectic Celtic’ music has received critical acclaim world-wide, and gold, platinum and multi-platinum sales awards in 15 countries across four continents. To date, she has sold over 14 million albums with a catalogue that includes seven studio recordings, three seasonal recordings, a live in-concert DVD and two DVD documentaries.  She’s won two Junos, Canada’s premiere music award, garnered two GRAMMY® nominations, and has performed for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. McKennitt was inducted into the Canadian Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, March 8, 2023.

Damien Rice
Friday December 1, 2023

Jam presents Damien Rice. Damien has just added four shows in the U.S. including one night at the Auditorium Theatre on Friday, December 1, which will be his first Chicago performance in eight years and his only Midwest performance in 2023. Damien Rice was born in Ireland, and his first album 'o' was recorded at home and self-released in Ireland. Numerous tours followed, along with two more albums '9' and 'My Favourite Faded Fantasy'. Having the unconventional tendency to prefer walking on stage with no setlist, Rice also prefers to travel by sailboat rather than by tour bus, and is planning a sailboat-tour in the Mediterranean in the summer of 2023. Having recently completed a sold-out tour in Europe, he is currently on tour in Australia with a string of dates across South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia & Hong Kong to follow in June. There is a 4 ticket limit per customer. Patrons who exceed the ticket limit may have any or all orders and tickets cancelled without notice. This includes orders associated with the same name, email address, credit card number or other information.

Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus: The Big 4-0, ho ho!
Friday December 8, 2023

Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus celebrates its 40th Anniversary with The Big 4-0, ho, ho! a celebration of CGMC’s holiday favorites over the last 40 years.  Featuring festive arrangements from current Artistic Director Jimmy Morehead and a plethora of music from Chorus Alumni.  This choral show honors how far we have come as an LGBTQIA+ organization and proves that we are still here.  Join in on the fun and ring in the holidays as we prepare to raise our voices for another 40 years!

Sugar Hill: The Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker
Tuesday December 19, 2023 - Saturday December 30, 2023

An exhilarating story told in dance, SUGAR HILL is set to the music of the genre-defying collaboration between jazz icons Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn in a captivating way that has never been done before. SUGAR HILL reveals the glamour of the 1930s as seen through the lens of the nonconformist daughter of a high-society Black family in Manhattan and her fantastic dreamworld in the Sugar Hill neighborhood of Harlem. A jazz-steeped reimagining of the classic tale, this Nutcracker sends a stirring message that champions individuality and the journey to find the power of your unique self: “Go find what makes you different to find your magic”. With Libretto/Concept by Jessica Swan, this original production features Direction/Choreography by Emmy Award Winner Joshua Bergasse, with Co-Choreography by Jade Hale-Christofi. Additional Choreography/Dance Consultation by Caleb Teicher, Jon Boogz, and Graciela Daniele (Tony Award). Orchestrations/Arrangements by John Clayton (GRAMMY® Award) and Larry Blank (three-time Tony Award Nominee). 2023-24 season subscriptions now available. Click here for more information.

Lindsey Stirling - Snow Waltz Tour
Sunday December 31, 2023

For over a decade, Lindsey Stirling has enchanted audiences across the globe by performing a certain spellbinding magic with her electronic violin, dreaming up an exquisitely composed yet boldly inventive sound entirely her own. On her new album Snow Waltz, the classically trained musician/songwriter/dancer/author finds herself fully in her element, sharing a selection of holiday classics and original songs that evoke intense emotion through her immersive arrangements and mesmerizing melodies. The follow-up to her debut holiday album Warmer in the Winter—a 2017 release whose hit single “Carol of the Bells” made history as the only instrumental song ever to reach the Top 10 at AC Radio—Snow Waltz emerges as a singular new entry in the holiday-music canon, once again proving Stirling’s extraordinary gift as an instrumental storyteller.

$1 per ticket goes towards Lindsey’s Upside Fund which helps relieve medical debt for those in need.

Terence Blanchard: Film Scores LIVE!
Saturday January 13, 2024

with The E-Collective & Chicago Philharmonic Visuals by Andrew F. Scott This electrifying multi-media live performance showcases the deep and fruitful body of film scores by two-time Oscar Nominated composer and seven-time GRAMMY winning jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard, whose lush orchestrations have augmented the humanitarian spirit and dramatic scope of over seventy films, from Malcolm X to Woman King to Red Tails. This incredible music comes to life at the hands of Blanchard’s sensational quintet and guest vocalists to be announced, accompanied by Chicago Philharmonic, with specially curated images of the films projected throughout the performance. 2023-24 season subscriptions now available. Click here for more information.

Richard Marx with special guest John Waite
Friday March 1, 2024

Richard Marx is celebrating more than 35 years as a recording artist - his 38th as a professional songwriter. 1984’s “What About Me,” released as a trio by Kenny Rogers, Kim Carnes and James Ingram was co-written by Richard and became not only his first song recorded by an artist, but his first number one as a writer. Richard Marx has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, starting with his self-titled debut which went to No. 8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The album spawned four Top 5 singles, including “Hold on to the Nights” and “Don’t Mean Nothing,” which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. His follow-up, 1989’s Repeat Offender, was even more successful, hitting No. 1 and going quadruple-platinum with two No. 1 singles, “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting.” He has since made history as the only male artist whose first seven singles reached the Top 5 on the Billboard charts. Marx will be joined by special guest John Waite, the British born rock star who has been successfully writing, recording and performing some of the most listenable, enduring and appreciated popular music for more than 35 years.

Croce Plays Croce 50th Anniversary Tour
Saturday April 6, 2024

Multi-faceted singer/songwriter A.J. Croce is hitting the road again in celebration of two more of his father Jim Croce’s legendary albums, 1973’s Life and Times and his final release, I Got A Name, in addition to songs from You Don’t Mess Around With Jim. The much-anticipated fall tour, Croce Plays Croce 50th Anniversary features a legendary band (including drummer Gary Mallaber, bassist David Barard, guitar/violin James Pennebaker) and a moving multi-media presentation accompanying Jim’s songs (which on the previous tour included memorable hits, “Operator (That’s Not the Way It Feels)”, “Time in a Bottle,” and others). It was fan-demand for more, and the camaraderie that A.J. felt with the audience, the players, and the connection to his father’s timeless music that inspired A.J. to embark on the 50th Anniversary tour.