Fall brings in cooler weather, warmer clothes and a relaxed attitude. It’s a great time to enjoy being outdoors without the intense summer heat. It’s also a perfect time to head out to see some popular musical acts stopping in to perform for their Chicago fans. These performances may be indoor or outdoor, so plan accordingly. Get your tickets now and make plans with your friends and family to enjoy these artists this season.

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(Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Mumford and Sons
Hutchinson Field, Grant Park
235 S. Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60603

Date: Aug. 3, 2013

Folk rock never sounded so cool before it was played by Mumford & Sons. Just the first 30 seconds of the group’s hit song “I Will Wait” created troves of new fans. While you can always hear this song on your music player, why not hear some of these popular songs live when the band takes the stage right here in Grant Park? Unfortunately, if this is the first you’re hearing about the 2013 Lollapalooza Festival, you are too late, as tickets have already sold out.

Philip Phillips
First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
19100 Ridgeland Ave.
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 614-1616

Date: Aug. 9, 2013

Georgia-born Philip Phillips’ dream of performing for millions people came true when he wonthe top prize in the eleventh season of “American Idol.” Ever since, his hit song “Home” has been played on TV commercials and shows and he has opened for Matchbox Twenty on tour. See this new performer live at the First Midwest Bank Ampitheater when he opens up for the great John Mayer.

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(Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

Pet Shop Boys
Auditorium Theater
50 E. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 341-2310

Date: Sept. 28, 2013

Calling all retro fans! The Pet Shop Boys are coming to Chicago for a night of the group’s beloved music. Millions of fans were gained with songs like “So Hard” and “West End Girls,” so it’s no doubt these tickets will sell fast. If you missed seeing the Pet Shop Boys live back in the 80s, you now have an opportunity to see the group right here in downtown Chicago.

Lionel Richie
United Center
1901 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 455-4500

Date: Sept. 29, 2013

Lionel Richie has won the hearts of millions with songs like “Hello,” “Ballerina Girl” and “Say You, Say Me.” His writing and performances have made him one of the foremost musical acts in the world. Chicago fans and visitors have a perfect opportunity to see him perform his music live at the United Center.

United Center
1901 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 455-4500

Date: Oct. 9, 2013

Grammy award-winner Drake continues to become more and more popular every year, and his music has already reached around the world. He has also made himself known as a successful music writer, reportedly penning songs for artists like Alicia Keys. His Chicago fans have an opportunity to see him perform his best music live. Be among them when he takes the stage at the United Center.

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