Bonnie Raitt & Richard Thompson Trio
Two burnished folk-rock legends—one American, one British—make this a get-there-early-or-the-lawn-will-be-gone experience.
Joey Purp & Saba with Ravyn Lenae
Chicago’s own hip-hop wunderkind helps keep the North Coast Music Fest energy rolling at a can’t-miss after-party.
(Jay Pritzker Pavilion)
The occasional but unforgettable trio—comprising drummer Nasheet Waits, pianist Orrin Evans and bassist Eric Revis—headline Jazz Fest.
The beguiling folk-pop sextet takes the charm-offensive approach to touring its latest album, “And Then Like Lions.”
(Old Town School of Folk Music)
Kick off fall by being held in thrall, courtesy of the genre-melding ravishment of Argentina’s premier guitarist and composer.
Robert Rodi is an author, spoken-word performer and musician who has served as Newcity’s Music Editor since 2014. He’s written more than a dozen books, including the travel memoir “Seven Seasons In Siena.” His jazz quintet recently completed a two-year residency at Uncommon Ground, and he regularly hosts a jazz singers’ jam at Lizard’s Liquid Lounge. His literary and music criticism has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, Salon, The Huffington Post and many other national and regional publications.