Rhythm and Blues music can be felt in the soul. It is music which the singers and listeners can become highly engaged with, it is also music that is considered to be calm and cool. Seeing and hearing an R & B concert in person is priceless. Here are the best five R & B concerts coming to Chicago.

Drake and Future perform on stage at Gucci and Friends Homecoming Concert.  (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Atlantic Records)

Drake and Future perform on stage at Gucci and Friends Homecoming Concert. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Atlantic Records)

Drake & Future
United Center
1901 West Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60612
www.vividseats.com

Date: Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Two of the rap industry’s most iconic figures blend their talents yet again on Drake’s Summer Sixteen tour, wherein they’ve already produced two energetic performances in Chicago, yet have another one still ahead of them. Between Drake’s cornucopia of talents spanning many subgenres and the raw excitement and intensity Future’s music elicits, this show is a can’t miss for those with the opportunity to attend.

Seal
Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
www.ravinia.org

Date: Aug. 28 at 7:00 p.m.

Equipped undoubtedly with one of the most emotionally moving and beautiful voices ever recorded, Seal is scheduled to perform at the timelessly traditional Ravinia Festival in Highland Park. For those looking to expand their musical horizons by looking into the past, the earlier works of Seal are an absolute necessity.

Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dog perform onstage at the AOL NewFront 2016 at Seaport District NYC on May 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for AOL)

Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dog perform onstage at the AOL NewFront 2016 at Seaport District NYC on May 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for AOL)

Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Kevin Gates, & Jhene Aiko
Hollywood Casino Amphtitheatre
19100 S. Ridgeland
Tinley Park, IL 60477
www.livenation.com

Date: Aug. 16 at 7:00 p.m.

Snoop and Wiz have long been friends — even going so far as to star alongside one another in a ludicrous comedy film, as they tour yet again alongside one another. The motifs within their lyrics bare striking similarities and though each has a distinct era’s feel to their music, generally fans of one artist will surely appreciate the other. Gates is a rising star within the industry, putting out hit after hit, and Aiko brings with her the captivating and smooth voice akin to the Sirens of Greek mythology.

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War
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
www.ravinia.org

Date: Aug. 11 at 7:00 p.m.

War, another installment of this list which will be performing at the iconic Ravinia Festival, is an incredibly funky group with an undeniable knack for crafting infectiously catchy and timeless tunes — perhaps no song more wholly emblematic of this is “Low Rider” and its continued use and relevance within popular culture. War will also be accompanied by Los Lonely Boys on this day, which will likely prove to be a uniquely satisfying concert pairing and listening experience.

Major Lazer With Towkio
Aragon Ballroom
1106 W Lawrence Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60640
www.livenation.com

Date: July 28 at 7:00 p.m.

Perhaps the most unique coalition of artists and producers within the confines of this list, Major Lazer is a legitimate EDM powerhouse spearheaded by the production quality of founding member Diplo. But where this group differs from other popular acts toting booming bass and ethereal synth strokes is its unapologetic and frequent infusion of popular reggae and dancehall elements to create a wholly distinct and certifiably wonderful sound.

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