Chicago has a rich and storied music history that stretches back to the 1920s and earlier. Today, the history of the Windy City's legendary music scene can be experience at the many music venues in Chicago. Music is alive and well at historic venues such as Park West and the Vic Theatre as well as newly established landmarks such as the House of Blues.
Lincoln Hall -
Once opened its doors as the Fullerton Theatre, the historic building has undergone many merchants from a theater to a garage and machine shop to, now, a very popular music venue. The Schubas, owners of Schubas Tavern, have expanded Chicago's music venues selection by opening the trending Lincoln Hall in 2009.
House of Blues -
Located in the Marina City complex on the Chicago River, the House of Blues Chicago was built in 1996. Based on the landmark Estavovski Opera House in Prague, the famed Chicago music venue hosts many top touring bands.
Chicago Theatre -
Built in 1921, the splendid theater in Chicago boasts 3,600 seats and was meticulously renovated in 1986. Boasting a famed "Chicago" sign on its exterior that stretches six stories high, the Chicago Theatre has often been featured television and film
This top music venue in Chicago first opened in 1982 and is well known for hosting emerging musicians. Such groups as the Smashing Pumpkins and R.E.M. have performed at the 1,100 seat Chicago venue.
Vic Theatre -
Most properly known as "The Victoria Theatre," the Vic opened as a house of vaudeville in 1912. Today, the historic Chicago theater still has its original magnificent Italian marble floors and ornate decoration. In addition to musicians, enjoy "Brew and View" nights, which combine beer and movies.
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