Concerts, Events and Reviews

This Calendar lists live music events both within Chicago and the larger region within reach of Chicagoans.  The Agenda view shows more detail, and clicking on each item will also bring up a Google map. These listings are based upon information provided by venues, bands and promoters, and Timba.com is not responsible for schedule changes, cancellations, etc.
Are you a Timba, Salsa or Latin Jazz band, a venue presenting one, or a promoter for the band with an upcoming performance in the Chicago area or within driving distance from Chicago?  Listings here are free (we reserve the right not to list any information submitted).  Send the information (band, venue, performance dates, start/end times) at least a week in advance of the performance to bill.tilford@timba.com

See the Interviews & Reviews subpage  for reviews and interviews of concerts, CDs, films, books etc. For some capsule reviews of area restaurants that regularly feature live music, see the Restaurants with La Música page. For a listing of the directories for Salsa instructors, DJs and their events (there are one or more DJ events somewhere virtually every night of every week), see the Dance Events and Resources page.

VENUE KEY :

Abbey Pub , 3420 W. Grace St, Chicago IL 60618 (773) 478-4408   
AG (Abram Gale) Lounge , 2366 N. Neva Av., Chicago, IL 60707 (773) 804-6011
Alhambra Palace Restaurant , 1240 W. Randolph St, Chicago IL 60607 (312) 666-9555
Bottom Lounge ,   1375 W. Lake St., Chicago IL 60607 (312) 666-6775
Cafe Laguardia , 2111 West Armitage Avenue, Chicago IL 60647 (773) 862-5996 
Candela Latin Cuisine & Bar, 2451 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60647 (773) 227-9898
Carnivale , 702 W. Fulton Market, Chicago IL 60661 (312) 830-5005 
Chicago Theatre , 175 N. State, Chicago IL 60601 (312) 795-0034 
Club Mambo , 3336 N. Milwaukee Av, Chicago IL 60641 (773) 481-2050 
Coconut Beach Nightclub ,  2787 S. Floyd St, Louisville KY 40299 (502) 634-2843
Coco , 2723 W. Division St., Chicago IL 60622 (773) 384-4811
Coup d'Etat, 2109 S. Wabash Av., Chicago IL (312) 753-5700
Cubby Bear Chicago ,   1059 W, Addison St., Chicago IL 60613 (773) 327-1662
Dragon Lounge at Sushi House , 1107 Lake St., Oak Park, IL (708) 660-8899
Excalibur Nightclub , 632 N. Dearborn, Chicago IL 60607 (312) 266-1944 
Family Den , 8940 S. Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, IL 60659 (773) 734-8545
The Foundry , 85 Executive Drive, Aurora, IL 60504 (630) 978-2088 
Green Mill Cocktail Lounge , 4802 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60640 (773)-878-5552
Havana, 412 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 644-1900
Instituto Cervantes ,   31. W. Ohio,   Chicago IL 60654 (312) 335-1996
Kabuki Japanese Restaurant , 2473 N. Clark St., Chicago IL 60614 (773) 975-2340
Las Tablas Restaurant , 4920 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago IL 60641 (773) 202-0999
Latino Arts Inc , 1028 S. 9th Street, Milwaukee WI 53204 
Lazo's Tacos, 2009 N Western Av, Chicago IL 60647 (773) 486-3303
Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie AV, Chicago IL 
Mas O Menos , 2539 W. Division St., Chicago IL
Maya del Sol , 144 S. Oak Park Av, Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 358-9800
Mayan Sol Latin Grill Chicago, 3930 W. Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625 (773) 539-4398
Mayne Stage , 1328 W. Morse Ave, Chicago, IL 60626 (773)-381-4554 
McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage ,   425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn IL 60137 (63) 942-4000
Music Institute of Chicago , 1490 Chicago Av, Evanston IL 60201 (847) 905-1500 
90 Miles Cuban Cafe , 2540 W. Armitage, Chicago IL 60647 (773) 227-2822
Old Town School of Folk Music , 4544 N. Lincoln Av, Chicago IL 60625 (773)-728-6000  
Output Lounge1758 W. Grand Ave., Chicago IL 60622 (312) 929-2515
Paladar, 2252 N. Western Ave., Chicago IL (773) 252-4747
Ravinia Festival , 418 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035  (847) 266-5000
Room 43, 1039-1043 E. 43rd St., Chicago IL 60653 (773) 285-2222
Sabor Restaurant & Tequila Bar , 2907 45th St, Highland, IN 46322 (219) 595-0102
Sabor A Cafe , 2435 W. Peterson Av, Chicago IL 60659 (773) 878-6327
Salud Tequila Lounge , 1471 N. Milwaukee Av, Chicago IL 60622 (773) 235-5577
Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center , 4046 W. Armitage Av, Chicago IL 60639 (773) 698-6003
Siboney Cuban Cuisine , 2165 N. Western Av., Chicago IL (773) 276-8776
Sky Bar at Saints, 131 Breckenridge Lane, Louisville KY 40207 (502) 896-6711
Tumbao , 3213 W. Armitage, Chicago IL 60647, (773) 772-9800
Viper Alley , 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60059 (847) 499-5000
Warrenville Library , 28W751 Stafford Place, Warrenville, IL 60555 (630) 393-1171
Wherehouse , 818 S. Water St., Milwaukee, WI 53204 (414) 383-7593
WIRE, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, Illinois 60402 (708) 669-9473

Notes About Some Key Concerts and Events

Some of the key events accessible to Chicagoans are:

A.  Chicago International Salsa Congress, February 13-16, 2014
Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Rosemont, IL
This is Chicago's premier annual Salsa dancing event with exhibitions, workshops, live performances and social dancing.   The concert headliners this year include Ray de la Paz, the Cachao Mambo All Star OrchestraMoncho Rivera with Mimi Ibarra and Porfi Baloa y sus Adolescentes. For more information, visit their website at chicagosalsacongress.com

B. Pedrito Martinez Group, Friday, March 15, 2014
City Winery, Chicago IL 
Must-see Timba for a city that gets too little of it   For complete details, see the City Winery's page for the event. 

C. Dos y Más, Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
Arturo Stable and Elio Villafranca are two Jazz virtuosos born in Cuba and now performing Jazz internationally.  Highly recommended.   See the Old Town School's web page for the event. 

D. Orquesta Aragon, Friday, April 18, 2014
Mayne Stage, Chicago IL
Cuba's most famous charanga returns.  In recent years, it has been playing a lot of its more progressive material, and will be  a don't miss.  For more information, visit the Mayne Stage's web page for the event. 

domingo, 09 febrero 2014, 01:00 pm