Best Valentine's Day shows and concerts in Chicago 2018

Valentine's Day's is approaching, so it is time to make plans for a special date with your sweetheart in Chicago. A concert or show is the ideal way to celebrate this romantic holiday, no matter what your musical taste. Check out some of the concerts in Chicago and the surrounding area this year. 

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox
Feb. 3 @ 7 p.m.
Riviera Theatre, 4647 N Racine,  Chicago, IL 60640

Riviera Theatre will present Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox on Feb. 3, so fans might want to see this as an early Valentine's date. Bradlee continues to arrange new recordings each week for legions of YouTube fans. Tickets are available on AXS

Little Big Town The Breakers Tour
Feb. 16
Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018

Country fans will love the music at the harmonious concert by Little Big Town on The Breakers Tour, featuring Grammy-winner Kacey Musgraves and rising band Midland. The Grammy Award-winning foursome is the reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year and is nominated for Grammy Awards for the2017 song “Better Man” and album The Breaker. Take your Valentine for a delightful concert featuring this popular tour.  Tickets for the concert are available on AXS.

Brad Paisley Weekend Warrior World Tour
Feb. 15 @ 8 p.m.
Grossinger Motors Arena, 1010 S. Madison St., Bloomington, IL 61701

Country star Brad Paisley will bring his Weekend Warrior Tour featuring Dustin Lynch with Chase Bryant & Lindsay Ell to Bloomington, about 130 miles southwest of Chicago. The “Last Time for Everything” singer is noted for shi singing, songwriting, and expert guitar playing. His album Love and War, released in 2017, was his ninth consecutive studio album to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, according to the Brad Paisley website.  Tickets to the concert are available on AXS.

Brad Paisley Weekend Warrior World Tour
Feb. 24 @ 7 p.m.
Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Rd., Rosemond, IL 60018

Fans of Brad Paisley might want to delay their Valentine’s Day celebration because the top country music star will be at Allstate Arena on Feb. 24. Paisley will bring his Weekend Warrior World Tour featuring Dustin Lynch with Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell. Tickets to the Brad Paisley Weekend Warrior Tour at Allstate Arena are available on AXS.

Awolnation & Nothing But Thieves
Feb. 14 @ 6 p.m.
Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W.Lawrence, Chicago, IL

Aragon Ballroom will present electronic rock artists Awolnation on Valentine’s Day. Take your date to see them amalgamate alternative dance, electronic rock, and indie rock to create extraordinary music.

Love Never Dies
Feb. 14-March  4
Cadillac Palace Theater, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60602

Love Never Dies is the musical sequel to the popular Broadway musical Phantom of the Opera. Presented by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the sequel musical story of the ghoul and his true love Christine, filled with romance, drama, horror, and intrigue. 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Jan. 19-March 25
Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

The first collaboration of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber tells the story of Isreal's favorite son Joseph paired with exuberant music. Take a date to enjoy the colorful spectacle and the hit songs including "Go, Go, Go, Joseph," "Close Every Door," and "Every Dream Will Do." 

RagTime The Musical
Jan. 24-March 18
Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire, IL 60069

The Marriott Theatre will present Ragtime The Musical, a sweeping musical portrait of America in turn-of-the-century New York. Take your Valentine date to see a live performance in the North Shore suburb of Lincolnshire. 

Shades of Buble
Feb. 17 @ 7:30 p.m.
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan, IL 60085

Shades of Buble will pay homage to crooner Michael Buble, delivering romantic songs in three-part harmony. The historic Genesee Theatre will also present Dennis DeYoung on Feb. 10 and Herman’s Hermits on Feb. 15, so they will offer a great lineup on concerts during the week of Valentine’s Day.