Chicago is a music city, and as such, hosts a plethora of great live shows throughout the year. As spring turns to summer, the amount of concerts happening in Chicago can become overwhelming, causing intense debates about who to see, and in the worst cases causing rifts in friendships (just kidding). That is why we have put together a list of concerts for every week, highlighting the acts we most look forward seeing live.

Here are our spotlight acts for the week of May 1, 2016:


Widespread Panic – Thu 5/5 – Sat 5/7 @ Chicago Theatre

Little Green Cars – Thu 5/5 @ Metro

Alejandro Escovedo – Fri 5/6 – Sat 5/7 @ Space 

Bob Mould – Fri 5/6 @ Metro

Ellie Goulding – Fri 5/6 @ Allstate Arena 

R. Kelly – Sat 5/7 @ Allstate Arena