Chicago Gospel Music Festival Plans Aretha Franklin TributeThe year's Chicago Gospel Music Festival will include a tribute to the "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin .
Best Music Festivals Near ChicagoFrom big-name music festivals held in Chicago, to festivals just a short car ride away, you won't long for more options when it comes to live musical performances this summer.
Gospel Music Festival Announces Choir Battle, Headliners For 2013The city's Gospel Music Festival will have a new wrinkle when it gets underway in late June.
Best Free Chicago Summer ConcertsIt's the season for big-ticket concerts and weekend-long lineups with multi-day passes priced in the hundreds. Luckily, for us cheapskates, summer’s also the season for live music events of the free variety. One of the perks of big city life is there’s plenty of free entertainment, and you don't have to look too hard to find it. The hefty schedule of outdoor festivals downtown and in the neighborhoods add up nicely to a summer's worth of live jams on the cheap, and there's something for every taste. Here are my personal picks for the top local freebie shows for Summer 2012.