The Weekend Q101

Chicago Blues Festival at Millennium Park (Thursday-Sunday) 

A legendary Chicago event since 1984, the Chicago Blues Festival is the world’s largest free blues festival. This year’s performances, part of Millennium Park’s milestone 20th anniversary season, will include living legend Buddy Guy.

White Sox host the Red Sox (Thursday-Sunday)

How could it get worse? I’m sure the White Sox will find a way.

Chicago’s Puerto Rican Festival (Friday-Sunday) 

Fiestas Patronales Puertorriqueñas will traditionally be held on the beautiful grounds of Humboldt Park located in “Puerto Rico Town” on Division Street where the Annual Puerto Rican Day People’s Parade will take place. After the parade, you will flow right into the Festival & Carnival and continue the festivities! 

Soccer Mommy (solo) at Schubas (Friday) 

Soccer Mommy, who wowed Q101 with her stellar Lounge performance in 2022, is back on the road and this time she’s doing it solo. Soccer Mommy heads to Schubas this Friday for what should be a spectacular show.

The Return of The Flock featuring Jerry Goodman at Ravinia (Friday) 

Ravinia season kicks off on Friday with The Return of The Flock featuring Jerry Goodman, followed by James Taylor on both Saturday and Sunday. Have fun and be wary of the cicadas!

The Double Features at Front Porch Music in Valpo (Saturday)

The Double Features are at Front Porch Music in Valpo on Saturday night at 8pm. They’ll be joined by Kirby Lyle from Nashville (Originally Valparaiso) will both be playing acoustic sets. Tickets are limited.

Paul F. Tompkins Comedy Show at The Riv (Saturday)

One of the funniest men on the planet, Paul F. Tompkins, heads to The Riv on Saturday night for Q101 Welcomes: Varietopia with Paul F. Tompkins.

Join Q101 at The Barn Hockey Bar for an exclusive chance to win a Beer with the Band experience! (Saturday) 

Join the Q101 crew at The Barn Hockey Bar on Saturday, June 8th from 5pm – 7pm for your shot to have an ice cold Stella with LOCAL H & Lauren O’Neil. Come hang out & shoot some pool! Have a few laughs, kick back and enjoy a nice summer moment. Plus! pick up cool Stella swag and Q101 gear!

Malort Crawl in Wrigleyville (Saturday) 

Calling all fans of Chicago’s most infamous liqueur! This crawl through Wrigleyville will take you to some of the neighborhood’s most popular watering holes so you can get your fill of Malört. Tickets include an official bar crawl T-shirt, a brunch buffet, gift cards to use on crawl, specials and more. If you want more Malört, check out our list of the best Malört cocktails to try in Chicago right now.

Aurora Pride Parade (Sunday) 

Get ready to celebrate love, acceptance, and diversity at the Aurora Pride Parade! This vibrant event promises a day of joy, unity, and community spirit. Whether you’re part of the LGBTQ+ community or an ally, everyone is welcome to join in the festivities.