Want to get a head start on your music festival bucket list? Well Chicago’s Tomorrow Never Knows Music Festival from Jan 16 – Jan 20 is one of the first for the 2019 season. This indie music festival will set the tone for the rest of the year! With over 24 hand-selected acts and spanning across five days, you’ll be on track for festival season. This city-wide event will be held in six separate venues: Lincoln Hall, Schubas, Metro, Smartbar, Hideout and Sleeping Village. Don’t miss this truly unique Chicagoan experience.
Tomorrow Never Knows Music Festival in Chicago
Why would anyone go out and brave the Chicago cold? The Tomorrow Never Knows (TNK) Music Festival might be one reason! Founded in 2005, the festival has proven for the past 12 years that this is without a doubt, a festival that can’t be missed. Starting Jan 16, this event will celebrate some of the best indie artists across the country. TNK gathers national acts as well as the best rising local indie artists. Get ready for an entire city-wide event that will go for five days across six different venues. Rock out every day with a five-day pass, or just attend one act by buying single tickets here.
There’s nothing flat about the bands and single acts at the TNK Music Festival. They have selected a fanfare of musicians who are dedicated to their message and music. One of the major acts performing this year is Charley Bliss: an NYC band that will transport you to another time and place with their guitar-crunched power pop sound. Up-and-coming artist, Lindsey Jordan (Snail Mail) will blow you away with her powerful voice and her explosive dynamic personality. Indie rock band Bad Bad Habits will showcase their unique sour and sweet balance of pop, rock and pop-punk sound. These acts are just a sampling of the standout ensemble TNK Music Festival has curated. See the full list of performers here.
Other Art Events
Want to see what else the windy city (or should we say rockin’ city) has to offer? Check out the 30th Annual Rhinoceros Theatre Festival held Jan 18 – Feb 24 at the Prop Thtr. This multi-arts fringe festival, features works in theatre and performances from the local Chicago area and nationwide. Being Chicago’s longest-running fringe festival, this event attracts people from all over the country and has been a staple in the local performing arts community. Check out their previous acts from last year here. Tickets will cost $15 at the door and $12 online, and will be available for purchase soon.
Hotel Near Tomorrow Never Knows Music Festival
If you plan on rockin’ out for one or all five of these days, make sure to stay at a nearby hotel like City Suites Hotel! This sleek boutique property is a great place to relax after such an exciting week of music.
Ring in the new year with a crescendo as you attend the TNK Music Festival. Don’t go solo, bring your friends and stay at the nearby retro City Suite Hotel!
Tomorrow Never Knows Music Festival
Where: Lincoln Hall | 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60614
When: Jan 16 – 20
WHERE TO STAY
City Suites Hotel
A sleek, retro property characterized by its unique Art Deco style. 933 West Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. 773.404.3400.