- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Many Music Venues, Theaters Will Still Require Vaccinations After City Drops Mandate — But Masks Could Become Optional
The city is ending its mask and vaccine mandates for businesses. Performance venues are deciding what rules they'll keep as they try to woo back customers while prioritizing safety.
No Shot, No Show: List Of Chicago Music Venues Requiring Vaccines Grows As Industry Tries To Stay Afloat Amid Delta Surge
"As venues, we didn't sign up to lead the charge in public [health] safety, but we've been put in that position," one owner said.
With Wicker Park Fest’s Return, Subterranean Owner Finally Sees Hope For The Future Of City’s Indie Venues
"The impact of a venue on a neighborhood is a lot of business ... . You really are an economic engine. Wicker Park Fest is that on steroids."
Chicago’s Struggling Indie Venues See ‘Light At The End Of The Tunnel’ With $15 Billion Save Our Stages Bill
The relief bill is a positive sign, entertainment industry experts say, but its success will depend on how and when the money is doled out to closed venues.
Music Venues, Theaters Keeping Doors Shut As City Reopens: ‘More Cost-Effective To Stay Closed’
Despite being allowed to reopen Friday, most concert venues and theaters are remaining closed. Here's why.
Hip Hop Open Mic Night Returns To Subterranean In Wicker Park For Virtual Tuesdays: ‘This Is Our Therapy’
Performers took the stage while audiences stayed home and tuned in via livestream. Hip hop "is the safest way possible that we as artists can demonstrate, protest, rebel."
First To Close, Last To Open: Will Chicago’s Independent Music Venues Survive The Coronavirus?
The owners of Chicago's music venues say federal relief efforts won't help them survive unless changes are made — and they're asking music fans to amplify their message.