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Top Concert venues in Chicago, IL

Comedy Club/Theater in Rogers Park with a bar
  • $100/hr
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  • 5.0 (2)
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Elegant Bucktown Studio Bar and Event Space
  • $200/hr
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  • 5.0 (17)
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  • Chicago, IL
Best Hookah Lounge with Live Music in Chicagoland
  • $50/hr
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  • 5.0 (3)
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Redline VR
  • $225/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
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Luxury Italian Downtown Restaurant Buyout
  • $1300/hr
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  • 5.0 (0)
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River North Bi-Level Tavern Space w/ Full Kitchen
  • $199/hr
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  • 5.0 (0)
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  • Chicago, IL

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What people are saying about Concert on Giggster

Celeste W.
$ 400
4 hours
20 people
5 months ago
Aileen and Jose, along with their team was amazing. I am thankful for their level of professionalism and ensuring a successful event. My family and friends really enjoyed the environment along with everyone who they came in contact with. Thank you.
$ 400
5 hours
25 people
9 months ago
Rented the place for my daughter’s Quince. We love the space…perfect for our party size and location! The amenities, decor and staff are outstanding. My guests were impressed…bar tender made excellent cocktails. There’s a special mock tail/cocktail designed for the birthday girl, which tasted delicious! Overall fantastic experience!
Eliud C.
$ 400
2 hours
60 people
11 months ago
This place is a hidden gem. The team was super responsive and great before & during our whole event. A charming space!
Harrison C.
$ 1000
5 hours
60 people
a year ago
Awesome space and great location! The owners are wonderful to work with I definitely would recommend!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Concert venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Chicago?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in Chicago on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in Chicago?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Chicago at, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Concert venues are available in Chicago?
Right now, there are 314 Concert venues available in Chicago.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Chicago bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for Chicago guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for Chicago locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near Chicago?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Chicago. Just start a search at and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my Chicago booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in Chicago?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Chicago is $345 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Chicago?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Concierge service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Concert venues in Chicago, IL?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $50 to $1300.
Which Concert venues are most popular in Chicago, IL in 2023?
How do I book a Chicago location on Giggster?
When you find the right venue, you can connect with the host to get additional info and work out the details. Once everything is all set, you can book and pay for the location in a couple of clicks. Learn more about booking locations.
How do I cancel a Chicago reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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About Chicago

Chicago is a big city with many opportunities and a rich history. The city is among the top three most populated cities in the United States. The climate is moderate; the city stays cool in the fall and spring months, and is pleasantly warm in summer, while winters in Chicago can get frigid. Chicago also offers many world-renown attractions, including museums - such as The Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum, and WDNR museum - as well as an aquarium and many historic monuments. Large skyscrapers abound in Chicago, and it's also home to many iconic restaurants that serve non-other than tradition 'Chicago-fare' from Chicago-style pizzas and hotdogs to oven-baked pies.

With such a vast array of attractions and people, Chicago is a fantastic option for any large gathering, but given its assortment of concert venue options and many concert services, it's the best place to go to host a concert.

Concert Options in Chicago

Sweating the details of your Chicago event? Fortunately, you’ll find plenty of services can help lend a hand in making your concert a success.

  • Amphitheater's
    Chicago is home to many stunning amphitheater and concert hall venues that you can book right way. From large outdoor space to eclectic indoor spot, you’ll won’t have to look very far to find your perfect Chicago concert venue.

  • Outdoor Spaces
    Thanks to the moderate climate in Chicago, you’ll be able to rent an outdoor space for the majority of the year. There are some surprisingly large spaces available in the area, which you can use for photoshoots or any other pre-concert activities you need to complete.

  • Recording Studios
    If you need to finish a recording before or after your concert, you’ll have no shortage of choices in Chicago. As the city being such a hotspot for many artists and musicians already, you’ll find a variety of recording studios to help you make record your concert right.

  • Film Studios
    Looking to create adverts or social media clips to promote your concert? You’ll find large and small film studios in the surrounding area, all of which will offer you the full amenities you’d expect from this type of facility.

Performance and Event Companies in Chicago

You may be worried that planning a concert in Chicago will be too difficult. If you are not familiar with the city and the various vendors and spaces it will defiantly serve as a challenge. This is why we have developed a list of performance and event companies in Chicago. Working with an event planning company can help you create a successful concert.

  • Liven It Up Events
    Liven It Up Events is a full-service Chicago event planner with experience planning and producting a wide variety of events including weddings, corporate events, and social networking occasions, and concerts. They can help achieve a realistic vision for what you want your concert to look like and help you make it happen.

  • Chicago Event Management
    This Chicago-based event production company offers a suite of services to help make your event unforgettable. In addition to the full-service planning and production work, the also offer event equipment rental for large-scale events.

  • Total Event Resources
    This rockstar team of event planners can help you ideate and execute the perfect Chicago concert performance. They will take care of your messaging, event design and production, and destination management, to help make your concert extraordinary. Total Event Resources is a one-stop concert shop.

Pros and Cons of Concerts in Chicago

As you start deciding where to host your concert it is important to evenly weigh the pros and cons. You will find that every city you consider will have both positives and negatives. Below we lay out some pros and cons of hosting a concert in Chicago.


  • Lots of Guests
    The large city offers a vast population of potential guests.

  • Lots of Venues
    Chicago offers many different concert venues to choose from, including many large outdoor amphitheaters.

  • Good Weather
    The weather in spring, summer, and fall are beautiful for outdoor events.

  • Music Culture
    Chicago is home to many great musicians and music fans.


  • Winter Weather
    The Chicago winter weather is not great for outdoor concerts.

  • Popularity
    Event spaces can book up quickly.

  • Bad Traffic
    The traffic can be overwhelming if you aren’t used to it.

  • Pricey Venues
    Hosting a concert in Chicago can be expensive.

Famous Concert Spaces in Chicago

Need inspiration for your Chicago concert space? Check out these famous Chicago concert destinations for plenty of ideas and a jolly good time.

  • The Jay Pritzker Pavillion
    The Jay Pritzker Pavillion is a popular outdoor amphitheater in Millennium Park. The pavilion can seat 11,000 guests.

  • Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
    Named one of “the most beautiful ballrooms in the world,” the Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom is certainly a sight to see. Built in 1926, and at a cost of $2 million, the ballroom was one of the most elaborate concert venues of its time.

  • Huntington Bank Pavilion
    Huntington Bank Pavilion is an amphitheater on the docks of Lake Michigan. Check it out while touring Lake Michigan.

    As one of Chicago's premier live entertainment venues, SPACE is a small and intimate concert venue - perfect for small and exclusive concert events.

  • Lincoln Hall
    Lincoln Hall is a large energetic venue that has an attached bar. It’s a fun and fast paced environment, making it a Chicago concert venue tour must-see.