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Austin’s Saloon and Eatery offers everything from line dancing to under one roof. Their Fuel Room Bar features nighttime entertainment including live concerts and DJ’s, Trivia nights, Karaoke events and more. The Alley in Highwood is known for its fun atmosphere and Mickey Finn’s Brewery is more than just an award winning brewery, it’s also a great place to catch some live music. Jam out to your favorites with big-name cover bands or find a new up and coming performer. Hang out and have fun with local bands while enjoying a home brewed beer. Downtown Libertyville is alive with nightlife so be sure to take a stroll and find a new favorite restaurant like Firkin, known for its unique menu and recently named one of Chicago Magazine’s Best Chicago Restaurants or 545 North where you can get a creative drink from their unique combination of adult beverages.

Be a part of music history at The Alley in Highwood, a classic music venue where big named bands like REO Speedwagon, Cheap Trick and the Ramones have played. These days The Alley features live music five nights a week. No matter if you love rock, hip hop, dance or if you prefer blues, jazz or even jam bands… The Alley has it all.

In the summer months, Ravinia Festival is an absolute MUST do of Lake County! Lay out on a blanket under the stars, and listen to world class musical performances from all kinds of genres. From the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, to some of the biggest names in the music industry, get lost in a perfect summer evening with lit candelabras, a bottle of wine and good friends and neighbors.

Looking for some outdoor live music with a beautiful lake setting? Look no further than Lindy’s Landing in Wauconda on scenic Bang’s Lake. Let the Tiki torches on their sandy beach set the summer mood, while the gentle lapping of the lake keeps rhythm with lakeside live music. Just around the corner is Dock’s Bar and Grill, which is another great place to spend an afternoon or evening outdoors with live music and great food.

Blarney Island is a summertime hot spot and if you’re looking for nightlife, then this is the place for you. Catch the hottest national and local bands throughout their Summer Concert Series, dance the night away to live DJ sets, or even see a drag boat race! Blarney Island is a mile off shore on the Chain O’Lakes, so leave the world behind and head out to “The Key West of the Midwest”.

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Music Events
08/14/18 - 08/14/18 Jazz Wave on a Tuesday!
08/14/18 - 08/14/18 Michael Feinstein and Kristin Chenoweth
08/15/18 - 08/15/18 Big Band Sound of Deerfield
08/16/18 - 08/16/18 It's Thursday Concert Presents - Dixie Crush
08/16/18 - 08/16/18 ***Canceled***Frederica von Stade and Laurie Rubin
08/17/18 - 08/17/18 Earth, Wind & Fire at Ravinia
08/17/18 - 08/18/18 Little Bear Ribfest
08/18/18 - 08/18/18 ArtWauk
08/18/18 - 08/18/18 A Tribute to the Music of Leroy Anderson, with Organist Jelani Eddington
08/18/18 - 08/18/18 Alice Peacock in Concert
08/18/18 - 08/18/18 Adult Prom with Live Big Band
08/18/18 - 08/18/18 CSO: Igor Levit Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Ravinia
08/18/18 - 08/18/18 Dvorak's Rusalka: A Mermaid's Tale at Ravinia
08/17/18 - 08/19/18 Blarney Island's Fantasy Fest Weekend
08/18/18 - 08/19/18 Grayslake Summer Days
08/19/18 - 08/19/18 Folk Concert
08/19/18 - 08/19/18 CSO: Frederica von Stade
08/20/18 - 08/20/18 Miloš Karadagli?: "Voice of the Guitar"
08/21/18 - 08/21/18 Joshua Bell: The Red Violin - Film with Orchestra at Ravinia
08/21/18 - 08/22/18 Jonathan Biss: Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Part 6 at Ravinia
08/22/18 - 08/22/18 Cake, Ben Folds and Tall Heights at Ravinia
08/23/18 - 08/23/18 It's Thursday Concert Presents GooRoos
08/23/18 - 08/23/18 Sugarland at Ravinia
08/23/18 - 08/23/18 Dominic Cheli at Ravinia
08/24/18 - 08/24/18 Summer Concert Brass Ambassadors
08/24/18 - 08/24/18 The Beach Boys with Special Guest John Stamos & The Righteous Brothers at Ravinia
08/24/18 - 08/24/18 Argentine Tango
08/24/18 - 08/24/18 Timo Andres and David Kaplan
08/25/18 - 08/25/18 Jason Mraz and Brett Dennen at Ravinia
08/25/18 - 08/25/18 Pacifica Quartet
08/24/18 - 08/26/18 Waukegan Music Festival
08/26/18 - 08/26/18 Aaron Pilsan at Ravinia
08/26/18 - 08/26/18 Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown — Celebrating 300 Years of the City of New Orleans
08/27/18 - 08/27/18 Dawn Upshaw Sings New Caroline Shaw at Ravinia
06/05/18 - 08/28/18 Music on the Esplanade Evenings
08/28/18 - 08/28/18 Christopher Park at Ravinia
08/28/18 - 08/28/18 Lyle Lovett & His Large Band
08/30/18 - 08/30/18 John Hiatt & The Goners featuring Sonny Landreth
08/31/18 - 09/01/18 Culture Club, Boy George, B-52s and Thompson Twins
09/01/18 - 09/01/18 Country Nights Pyramid Lights
09/01/18 - 09/01/18 Lucy Schaufer and Huw Watkins: The Class of 1938
09/02/18 - 09/02/18 O.A.R. and Matt Nathanson
08/29/18 - 09/03/18 Buffalo Grove Days 2018
09/01/18 - 09/03/18 Long Grove Irish Days
09/01/18 - 09/03/18 70th Annual Jubilee Days Festival
09/03/18 - 09/03/18 Jethro Tull 50 Year Anniversary Tour
09/04/18 - 09/04/18 Sir James Galway
09/05/18 - 09/05/18 Peter Serkin at Ravinia
09/06/18 - 09/06/18 50 Cent at Ravinia
09/07/18 - 09/07/18 Yes featuring Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman
09/08/18 - 09/08/18 Tony Bennett at Ravinia
09/08/18 - 09/08/18 Rock the Block
09/08/18 - 09/08/18 WRLR Remote Broadcast at Miller's Dog N Suds
09/08/18 - 09/08/18 Broadway Star Melissa Errico
09/08/18 - 09/09/18 Mundelein Arts Festival
09/11/18 - 09/11/18 Drew Petersen at Ravinia
09/11/18 - 09/11/18 In Our Time: Music of Bernstein & Ellington
09/12/18 - 09/12/18 Lara Downes: For Lenny
09/12/18 - 09/12/18 Considering Matthew Shepard
09/13/18 - 09/13/18 Lagrime di San Pietro (The Tears of Saint Peter)
09/14/18 - 09/14/18 Gipsy Kings & Park 88 at Ravinia
Ongoing First Fridays on MainStreet
Ongoing Live Music at Route 41 Roadhouse Every Friday Night
Ongoing Band Beverages
Ongoing Dino's Cool Party
Ongoing Summer Concert Series
Ongoing MainStreet Libertyville's Car Fun on 21
Ongoing Hawthorn Mall Cruise Night
Ongoing Open Mic Night at The Village Tavern
Ongoing Live Music at Mickey Finns Brewery
Ongoing Karaoke Wednesday and Saturday Nights
Ongoing Open Mic Thursdays
Ongoing Open Mic Night
Ongoing Karaoke Thursdays at Timothy O'Toole's Pub




Nightlife Events
08/14/18 - 08/14/18 Glass Pendant Making & Wine Tasting
08/14/18 - 08/14/18 Jazz Wave on a Tuesday!
08/14/18 - 08/14/18 Michael Feinstein and Kristin Chenoweth
08/15/18 - 08/15/18 Big Band Sound of Deerfield
08/15/18 - 08/15/18 Car Fun on 21
08/15/18 - 08/15/18 Craft Beer and Donut Pairing
08/16/18 - 08/16/18 Game of Thrones Trivia
08/16/18 - 08/16/18 Vollapalooza
08/17/18 - 08/17/18 FKC Appreciation Day
08/17/18 - 08/17/18 Coasters after Dark
08/17/18 - 08/17/18 Orin Swift Wine Dinner
08/17/18 - 08/17/18 Blueberry Wheat Beer Release
08/17/18 - 08/17/18 Earth, Wind & Fire at Ravinia
08/17/18 - 08/18/18 Little Bear Ribfest
08/18/18 - 08/18/18 ArtWauk
08/18/18 - 08/18/18 Alice Peacock in Concert
08/18/18 - 08/18/18 12th Annual Chopperfest
08/18/18 - 08/18/18 Adult Prom with Live Big Band
08/18/18 - 08/18/18 CSO: Igor Levit Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Ravinia
08/17/18 - 08/19/18 Blarney Island's Fantasy Fest Weekend
08/18/18 - 08/19/18 Grayslake Summer Days
08/19/18 - 08/19/18 Folk Concert
08/19/18 - 08/19/18 CSO: Frederica von Stade
08/20/18 - 08/20/18 Miloš Karadagli?: "Voice of the Guitar"
08/21/18 - 08/21/18 Joshua Bell: The Red Violin - Film with Orchestra at Ravinia
08/21/18 - 08/22/18 Jonathan Biss: Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Part 6 at Ravinia
08/22/18 - 08/22/18 Cake, Ben Folds and Tall Heights at Ravinia
08/23/18 - 08/23/18 Top Shelf Tequila Dinner
08/23/18 - 08/23/18 Sugarland at Ravinia
08/23/18 - 08/23/18 Dominic Cheli at Ravinia
08/24/18 - 08/24/18 The Beach Boys with Special Guest John Stamos & The Righteous Brothers at Ravinia
08/24/18 - 08/24/18 Argentine Tango
08/24/18 - 08/24/18 Timo Andres and David Kaplan
08/25/18 - 08/25/18 Jason Mraz and Brett Dennen at Ravinia
08/25/18 - 08/25/18 Operation Combat Bikesaver
08/25/18 - 08/25/18 Northshore Wine, Beer & Cigar Fest
08/25/18 - 08/25/18 Bonkerz Comedy All-Stars
08/25/18 - 08/25/18 2018 North Shore Wine, Beer, Cigar & Food Festival
08/25/18 - 08/25/18 Pacifica Quartet
08/24/18 - 08/26/18 Waukegan Music Festival
08/26/18 - 08/26/18 Aaron Pilsan at Ravinia
08/26/18 - 08/26/18 Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown — Celebrating 300 Years of the City of New Orleans
08/27/18 - 08/27/18 Moonlit Paddle | Ages 12 - Adult
08/27/18 - 08/27/18 Family Paddle Days
08/27/18 - 08/27/18 Dawn Upshaw Sings New Caroline Shaw at Ravinia
06/05/18 - 08/28/18 Music on the Esplanade Evenings
08/28/18 - 08/28/18 Lyle Lovett & His Large Band
08/30/18 - 08/30/18 John Hiatt & The Goners featuring Sonny Landreth
08/31/18 - 09/01/18 Culture Club, Boy George, B-52s and Thompson Twins
09/01/18 - 09/01/18 Country Nights Pyramid Lights
09/02/18 - 09/02/18 O.A.R. and Matt Nathanson
09/01/18 - 09/03/18 Labor Day Weekend at Six Flags
09/01/18 - 09/03/18 Long Grove Irish Days
09/03/18 - 09/03/18 Jethro Tull 50 Year Anniversary Tour
09/04/18 - 09/04/18 Sir James Galway
09/05/18 - 09/05/18 Peter Serkin at Ravinia
09/06/18 - 09/06/18 50 Cent at Ravinia
09/07/18 - 09/07/18 Oktoberfest Beer Dinner
09/07/18 - 09/07/18 First Fridays on MainStreet Libertyville
09/07/18 - 09/07/18 Yes featuring Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman
09/08/18 - 09/08/18 Tony Bennett at Ravinia
09/08/18 - 09/08/18 Waukegan Main Street Wine & Art Stroll 2018
09/08/18 - 09/08/18 GLASA Twilight 5K
09/08/18 - 09/08/18 WRLR Remote Broadcast at Miller's Dog N Suds
09/08/18 - 09/08/18 Broadway Star Melissa Errico
09/10/18 - 09/10/18 Adult's Cooking Class - Brunch!
09/11/18 - 09/11/18 Drew Petersen at Ravinia
09/11/18 - 09/11/18 In Our Time: Music of Bernstein & Ellington
09/12/18 - 09/12/18 Lara Downes: For Lenny
09/12/18 - 09/12/18 Considering Matthew Shepard
09/13/18 - 09/13/18 Lagrime di San Pietro (The Tears of Saint Peter)
09/13/18 - 09/13/18 Sangria Dinner
09/13/18 - 09/13/18 Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: The Scared Scriptless Tour
09/14/18 - 09/14/18 Gipsy Kings & Park 88 at Ravinia
09/14/18 - 09/14/18 Tracy Morgan at the Genesee Theatre
08/31/18 - 09/22/18 Green Town Tales: A Night with Ray Bradbury
09/07/18 - 09/23/18 Calendar Girls
Ongoing No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournaments
Ongoing First Fridays on MainStreet
Ongoing Live Music at Route 41 Roadhouse Every Friday Night
Ongoing Half Price Wines by the Bottle
Ongoing 5X Points
Ongoing Band Beverages
Ongoing Reel Random Jackpots
Ongoing Grillin' and Chillin' at Bonnie Brook
Ongoing Food Truck Thursdays
Ongoing Tomahawk Tuesday
Ongoing Hawthorn Mall Cruise Night
Ongoing Tacos and Tunes
Ongoing New Member Offer
Ongoing Cruise Night at Miller's Dog N Suds
Ongoing Wednesday $1 Off Pints at Bosacki's Home Brew
Ongoing Pub Trivia at Tighthead Brewing Company
Ongoing $4 off Growler Fills on Wednesdays
Ongoing Flight Night
Ongoing Thursday Trivia Nights
Ongoing Improv Comedy Shows
Ongoing Backyard BBQ
Ongoing $2 off Pints Sundays
Ongoing Wine About Wednesdays
Ongoing 1/2 Price Wine Bottle Mondays
Ongoing Straight Up Bingo
Ongoing Jump N Jam Fridays
Ongoing Tuesday is Senior Day at Potawatomi
Ongoing Open Mic Night at The Village Tavern
Ongoing Live Music at Mickey Finns Brewery
Ongoing Trivia Night at Austins
Ongoing Tuesday Night Trivia at Timothy O'Toole's
Ongoing Karaoke Wednesday and Saturday Nights
Ongoing Open Mic Thursdays
Ongoing Trivia Time?
Ongoing Open Mic Night
Ongoing Karaoke Thursdays at Timothy O'Toole's Pub
Ongoing Karaoke Every Friday Night at 17 North
Ongoing Happy Hour at Sullivan's






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