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Lake County Nightlife
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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
11/20/17 - 12/14/17 Holiday Shows
12/14/17 - 12/14/17 A Carpenters Christmas
12/14/17 - 12/14/17 Live Music: John McHugh & Friends
12/15/17 - 12/15/17 Live Music: Rebel Reign
12/15/17 - 12/15/17 Baroque to Baby
12/15/17 - 12/15/17 Live Music: Phil Calkins
12/15/17 - 12/15/17 Live Music: Henneberry
12/15/17 - 12/15/17 Sounds of the Season
12/15/17 - 12/15/17 Live Music: Ron Steta and David Dallison
12/15/17 - 12/15/17 Live Music: Anderlik & Church
12/15/17 - 12/15/17 Live Music: Déjà vu Band
12/15/17 - 12/16/17 Live Music: Classy Act Band
12/16/17 - 12/16/17 Live Music: Kings of the Lobby
12/16/17 - 12/16/17 98° At Christmas
12/16/17 - 12/16/17 Ron Hawking Christmas
12/16/17 - 12/16/17 Messiah and Carol Sing-Along
12/16/17 - 12/16/17 Live Music: Mallory Lennon
12/16/17 - 12/16/17 Christmas Concert
12/15/17 - 12/17/17 Quentin Road Christmas Musical
12/17/17 - 12/17/17 Live Music: Judy Night Quintet
12/17/17 - 12/17/17 Lake County Symphony Orchestra: Welcome Christmas
12/17/17 - 12/17/17 Lake County Folk Club Concert
12/17/17 - 12/17/17 Hanukkah Concert
12/22/17 - 12/22/17 Live Music: Mr. Blotto
12/22/17 - 12/22/17 Live Music: Judson Brown
12/22/17 - 12/22/17 90s Dance Party
12/22/17 - 12/23/17 Live Music: No Limit Band
12/23/17 - 12/23/17 European Cabaret Night
12/23/17 - 12/23/17 Live Music: The Complex
12/23/17 - 12/23/17 Live Music: Green Noise
12/29/17 - 12/29/17 Live Music: Social Que
12/29/17 - 12/29/17 Live Music: June's Got the Cash
12/30/17 - 12/30/17 Legendary Voices at the Genesee Theatre: Chubby Checker, Mary Wilson, & Martha Reeves
12/29/17 - 12/31/17 Live Music: Muzik Engine Band
12/31/17 - 12/31/17 New Year's Eve with Ivy Ford Band at Mickey Finn's
12/31/17 - 12/31/17 New Year's Eve at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
01/13/18 - 01/13/18 Violinist Robert Chen
01/14/18 - 01/14/18 Early Music Series: Black Tulip
12/14/17 - 02/02/18 2018 Daddy Daughter Date Night ticket sale
Ongoing First Fridays on MainStreet
Ongoing Thursday Night DJ at Savanna House
Ongoing Scrooge and the Ghostly Spirits
Ongoing Live Music at the Savanna House Every Friday Night
Ongoing Karaoke Showcase
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
12/14/17 - 12/14/17 Sip & Paint - Barn Landscape
12/14/17 - 12/14/17 Live Music: John McHugh & Friends
12/15/17 - 12/15/17 Live Music: Rebel Reign
12/15/17 - 12/15/17 Live Music: Phil Calkins
12/15/17 - 12/15/17 Live Music: Henneberry
12/15/17 - 12/15/17 Live Music: Ron Steta and David Dallison
12/15/17 - 12/15/17 Live Music: Anderlik & Church
12/15/17 - 12/15/17 Jim Breuer
12/15/17 - 12/15/17 Live Music: Déjà vu Band
12/15/17 - 12/16/17 It's a Wonderful Life Performance
12/15/17 - 12/16/17 Live Music: Classy Act Band
12/16/17 - 12/16/17 Live Music: Kings of the Lobby
12/16/17 - 12/16/17 Ron Hawking Christmas
12/16/17 - 12/16/17 Live Music: Mallory Lennon
12/17/17 - 12/17/17 Live Music: Judy Night Quintet
12/17/17 - 12/17/17 5X POINTS
12/17/17 - 12/17/17 Lake County Folk Club Concert
07/31/17 - 12/18/17 Smash Bros Tournament WiiU
12/12/17 - 12/19/17 Menorah Lighting in Cook Park
12/21/17 - 12/21/17 Yoga on Tap
12/22/17 - 12/22/17 Live Music: Mr. Blotto
12/22/17 - 12/22/17 Live Music: Judson Brown
12/22/17 - 12/22/17 90s Dance Party
12/22/17 - 12/23/17 Live Music: No Limit Band
12/23/17 - 12/23/17 European Cabaret Night
12/23/17 - 12/23/17 Live Music: The Complex
12/23/17 - 12/23/17 Live Music: Green Noise
12/23/17 - 12/23/17 6 Year Anniversary Party
12/28/17 - 12/28/17 Sip & Paint - Elephant Masterpiece
12/29/17 - 12/29/17 Live Music: Social Que
12/29/17 - 12/29/17 Live Music: June's Got the Cash
10/25/17 - 12/31/17 Newsies at Marriott Theatre
12/29/17 - 12/31/17 Live Music: Muzik Engine Band
12/31/17 - 12/31/17 New Year's Eve with Ivy Ford Band at Mickey Finn's
12/31/17 - 12/31/17 New Year's Eve at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
12/31/17 - 12/31/17 Michael's Red Hots New Year's Eve Party
12/31/17 - 01/01/18 Chessie’s New Year’s Eve Celebration
01/02/18 - 01/02/18 Full Moon Campfire
01/13/18 - 01/13/18 Jim Belushi at the Genesee Theatre
12/14/17 - 02/02/18 2018 Daddy Daughter Date Night ticket sale
Ongoing No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournaments
Ongoing First Fridays on MainStreet
Ongoing Thursday Night DJ at Savanna House
Ongoing Bingo (Loteria) at Uno
Ongoing Pub Trivia Night at Broken Earth Winery
Ongoing Think & Drink Thursdays at Uno
Ongoing Live Music at the Savanna House Every Friday Night
Ongoing Pub Quiz Night
Ongoing Happy for Hours in the Bar at Unos
Ongoing Half Price Wines by the Bottle
Ongoing Wine About Wednesdays
Ongoing Pints and Purls at the Greentown Tavern
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 Saturday Night Karaoke
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






60 to Escape (Gurnee)
It's in the name! Your group will enter one of our fully themed Escape Rooms where you have 60 minutes to discover codes, solve puzzles, open locks, a...Read More



Austin's Saloon & Eatery (Libertyville)
Perfect night out under one roof. Family friendly environment with food, entertainment, outdoor dining and ample parking. The Fuel Room Bar offers nig...Read More



Bertrand Bowling Lanes (Waukegan )
40 Bowling Lanes! 7 Pool Tables! (plus one in the bar), full bar, snack shop, ProShop, friendly employees, video gaming and great management! Ask abou...Read More



Blarney Island (Antioch)
As a one of a kind location with fun and entertainment, Blarney Island is waiting for you a mile off-shore in Antioch, IL! Located on the Chain O’ Lak...Read More



Bowlero (Buffalo Grove)
Bowlero is electro-cool bowling with a funky, hipster ethos, a retro-vintage laneside hangout where you can roll like a rebel, party like a rock star,...Read More



Brunswick Zone - Deerfield (Deerfield)
Brunswick operates family-friendly entertainment centers, offering the very best in bowling, billiards, arcade games and more. Designed to meet the en...Read More



Brunswick Zone - Vernon Hills (Vernon Hills)
Brunswick operates family-friendly entertainment centers, offering the very best in bowling, billiards, arcade games and more. Designed to meet the en...Read More



Brunswick Zone - Waukegan (Waukegan)
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Coupon Dave & Buster's (Vernon Hills)
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James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County (Grayslake)
The Center is home to a wide variety of entertainment acts from musical performances to live theatre shows to specialty performances. The facilities ...Read More



Coupon Lake County Fairgrounds & Event Center (Grayslake)
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Coupon Potawatomi Hotel & Casino (Milwaukee, WI)
Located in downtown Milwaukee, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino offers high-energy gambling, award-winning dining and world-class entertainment options. With...Read More



Ravinia Festival (Highland Park)
Ravinia Festival is the oldest music festival in North America and is lauded for presenting world-class music in an inviting, natural environment. The...Read More



Coupon WhirlyBall Vernon Hills (Vernon Hills)
WhirlyBall combines basketball, hockey, lacrosse and bumper cars all rolled into one exciting sport! Whether you're planning a holiday party, corpora...Read More




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No matter which route you take, all roads lead to fun in Lake County, Illinois, which is located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Lake County is home to 170 lakes and rivers, 30,000 acres of lush forest preserves, miles of hiking and biking trails, Six Flags Great America, Naval Station Great Lakes, Ravinia Festival and sandy beaches along Lake Michigan's shoreline. Family adventure is around every turn and awaits you in Lake County.
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