June is Black Music Month and it’s the perfect kickoff to a very hot concert season. From hip-hop with Kendrick Lamar to reggae with Ziggy Marley, there’s a little something for everyone. Here are some of the buzzworthy shows of Summer 2018.



Les NubiansThe Promontory- June 14

Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Schoolboy Q and Jay RockHollywood Casino Ampitheatre (Tinley Park )- June 15

Joe and Stokely– Country Club Hills Theatre- June 16

Summer Soul Featuring The Hamiltones & Dante Hall– The Promontory- June 21

Jill Scott featuring the RootsRavinia- June 22- Reserved seating available


Miki HowardCity Winery- July 3

Janelle MonaeChicago Theatre- July 5

Anthony DavidThe Promontory- July 11 

I Love the 90s featuring Salt-N-Pepa, Montell Jordan, Rob Base and CoolioHollywood Casino Ampitheatre- Tinley Park- July 12

Faith Evans and Carl Thomas– Country Club Hills Theatre- July 14

V103 Summer Block Party- (Keith Sweat, Ne-Yo, Ja Rule)- Huntington Park Pavilion (Northerly Island) – July 14

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic + BJ the Chicago Kid + The Boy Illinois– Taste of Chicago- Grant Park – July 15

Mary J Blige- Ravinia (Highland Park)July 20

Pitchfork Music Festival Union Park- Highlights: Raphael Saadiq (21st), Lauryn Hill and Chaka Khan- July 20-22

Musiq Soulchild and Avant– Country Club Hills- July 28

Bantu Fest- Midway PlaisanceHeadliners- Amara La Negra and Aleph Beatz- July 28

Chris Brown with 6LACK and Rich the KidHollywood Casino Ampitheatre- July 28


 Tony! Toni! Ton’e– The Promontory- August 10

 Beyonce and Jay-Z– Soldier Field- August 10

 Vivian GreenCity Winery- August 11- 7pm and 10 pm

 Drake with MigosUnited Center- August 17, 18 and 20

Earth, Wind and Fire– Ravinia Pavilion – August 17

Rachelle FerrellCity Winery- August 24-25- 7pm and 10 pm

After 7– The Promontory- August 24- 7pm and 9:30 pm

Ziggy MarleyThalia Hall- August 28





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