Live music fills the air in the land of lakes. From local performers to legendary musicians, Lake County makes visitors throw their hands in the air as if they just didn't care. Every genre is represented and Lake County hosts a plethora of concerts every season.
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 Chrissoulas Restaurant, known for its menu of delectable Greek cuisine.
Be a part of music history at Genesee Theatre in Waukegan, a classic music venue where big named bands like James Brown, Blondie, Chicago, Styx, Olivia Newton-John, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Everclear, Boyz II Men and a plethora of other stars have played. No matter if you love rock, hip hop, dance or if you prefer blues, jazz, jam band or even stand-up comedy.
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”.