Chicago, on Lake Michigan in Illinois, is among the largest cities in the U.S. Famed for its bold architecture, it has a skyline punctuated by skyscrapers such as the iconic John Hancock Center, 1,451-ft. Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower. The city is also renowned for its museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago with its noted Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works.
FROM INDIE TO BLUES, AND CLASSICAL TO HIP HOP, COME MAKE YOUR OWN PLAYLIST.
Chicago has long been fertile ground for blues, jazz, gospel, hip hop, punk, metal — and everything in between. Its jazz and blues clubs are legendary, its alternative music venues exhilarating. And throughout the year, locals and visitors clamor to parks and the lakefront for music festivals (many of them free) that fill the city with song both night and day.