Legendary Chicago Music Venues to Check Out from Home

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Live music is one of the many advantages of living in Chicago. The city boasts a vibrant music scene and an exciting history of performance and innovation. Luckily, thanks to online resources, you can explore the world of local music from the comfort of your 215 West Apartment in Chicago. Check out the suggestions below to learn about Chicago’s musical history and map out future excursions to legendary music venues, including jazz and blues clubs, retro speakeasies, and more. 

The Hideout

The Hideout is one of Chicago’s favorite small music venues. Founded in 1934, The Hideout is located in an industrial area near the North Branch of the Chicago River. Check out their website to learn more about their long history of memorable performances, gifted performers, and wild parties. As its website states, “the Hideout is not your dad’s bar, but your granddad’s bar. It is the bar that granddad went to when he was young and crazy. He did his best to hide that past from your dad, but you have found it.”

Green Mill Cocktail Lounge

Green Mill Cocktail Lounge is a legendary Chicago jazz club, modeled on Harlem’s famous Uptown House. If you love jazz of the ’30s and ’40s and listening to music in an intimate and informally elegant setting, the Green Mill is for you. You’ll find history, videos, and more on the Green Mill Media Page as you keep an eye on upcoming performances. Note that Al Capone’s favorite booth is still in the Lounge!

Blue Chicago

Blue Chicago is a key entry in the Chicago set of legendary clubs. Founded in 1985 and located in the River North district, this club hosts a distinctively Chicago style of blues that emerged, as their “About Us” page notes, from the migration of African Americans from the South to the Midwest. Blue Chicago showcases world-renowned performers in a striking club venue. Check out their Artists page to discover outstanding local blues performers.

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