Next to summer, Autumn is the busiest season in music. Between the rapid-fire release of new albums/EPs, nonstop nationwide tours, a week’s worth of Halloween events, and the upcoming Holiday season, EVERYONE is attempting to end the year on a high note.
Starting on the First Day of Fall (September 22) through the First Day of Winter (December 21), React Presents is producing 95 events in Chicago. To help our fans discover the latest, the React staff compiled a handy list of performances that we are looking forward to the most! For a complete list of all events, click HERE. See you on the dance floor!
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Thursday, September 21: Yasiin Bey at Concord Music Hall — Mos Def (or Yaasin Bey now) is the quintessential MC for most Hip Hop heads (including myself) and the rumor has it that this might be his last time touring. You can’t not catch this set. — Eric Gupana, Graphic Designer
Saturday, September 23: All Day I Dream ft. Lee Burridge, Lost Desert & Lauren Ritter at Ping Tom Memorial Park — It’s been a long time coming for this event’s Windy City debut. I’m so excited that it’s finally happening this weekend, and even more excited about the outdoor venue space in Chinatown! Ping Tom Memorial Park is the perfect vibe for ADID and Burridge’s amazing down-to-earth vibe. — Michele D’Amaro, Public Relations Coordinator
Thursday, October 5: TOKiMONSTA at Concord Music Hall — After sharing her recent health struggles with the world (via Pitchfork), I have a newfound respect for TOKiMONSTA. It takes a lot of courage, faith and dedication to get back in the game after learning how to walk, talk, and make music all over again. I look forward to seeing her perform her new album which touches on her personal experience over the past year. It’s definitely going to be an emotional night. — Michele D’Amaro, Public Relations Coordinator
Tuesday, October 10: Nicolas Jaar at Concord Music Hall — From the moment I heard “Time For Us” By Nico, I was shook. I have been a fan ever since. I’m excited to hear him play again and share it with all the homies who have no idea. — Dom Brown, Festival & Special Events Coordinator
Friday, October 13: Bass Kitchen ft. Bro Safari & Saturday, October 14: Party Favor at the MID — This is going to be a super fun weekend with Party Favor and Bro Safari performing back to back nights. Lately we’ve been on a house kick, which I love, but when we bring bass to the MID the crowd is unreal! The energy is wild and no artist or attendee leave disappointed, that’s for sure! Not to mention we have a special surprise happening that weekend too, can’t spill the beans just yet! — Evelina Lisauskaite, Marketing Manager at the MID
Saturday, October 21: Deadbeats Chicago ft. Zeds Dead, Ghastly, Ghostface Killed & More at Navy Pier — This show is going to be a blast. Zeds Dead always incorporates some hip hop into their sets which I like, Ghastly is always great, and I love the addition of Ghostface Killah aka Tony Starks, aka Pretty Toney aka The Wallabee Champ aka Ghostdini aka Ironman aka Galaxy Knuckles aka Thor Molecules…WU TANG! — Patrick Grumley, Marketing Manager
Friday, October 27: Gene Farris + Friends at the MID — We are seriously lucky to have Gene join our team. Dope guy with a dope sound! This party series is going to be insane. Also, this kick off to Gene Farris + Friends will be the Halloween edition, “Frightmare Before Christmas”! — Evelina Lisauskaite, Marketing Manager at the MID
Friday, October 27 & Saturday, October 28: Freaky Deaky at the Wisconsin Center — I’m excited for our first Freaky Deaky events in Milwaukee with Bassnectar & GRiZ headlining each night. This is the first concert of this scale at the venue which I cant wait for people to experience. — Brian Griffin, Talent Buyer
Thursday, November 2: A Tribe Called Red at Bottom Lounge — If you haven’t seen them, you need to see A Tribe Called Red. As everyone probably knows, their sound is a mix of bass, beats and Native American songs. It’s the perfect mix to lose yourself in some spiritual, desert-trip type trance on the dancefloor. — Patrick Grumley, Marketing Manager
Sunday, November 5: The Bloody Beetroots at Concord Music Hall — I’ve been into these guys for a while now. I actually threw a bunch of Electro events back in the day and was lucky enough to help with their first live show in Chicago at Lincoln Hall. It’s exciting that they’re celebrating their 10-year anniversary and I can’t wait to hear them play their new album live! — Martin Godinez, Marketing Manager
Friday, November 10: Krewella at Aragon Ballroom — These are my girls, my bae’s, and I’m so proud of them. I can’t wait to see them smash their hometown on their New World Tour with brand-new production. Welcome home ladies! — Dom Brown, Festival & Special Events Coordinator
Friday, November 10: Crystal Castles and Wednesday, November 15: Joyce Manor at Concord Music Hall — The upcoming shows I’m excited about are Crystal Castles and Joyce Manor. They are two bands that I’ve been listening to for a long time and they always put on great live shows! — Will Carlson, Marketing Assistant
Tuesday, November 14: Flying Lotus in 3D at Riviera Theatre — I’ve been a huge fan of Fly Lo since the “1983” album and his live shows get better each time I see him. I love the pairing of his music and the trippy visuals and the fact that it’s going to be in 3D this time around, I mean what else more can be said ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ — Eric Gupana, Graphic Designer
If I was 30-years-old and going out all the time, then here is what I would see this Fall — Matthew Rucins, Talent Buyer
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