It would be a real bummer to miss out on a night of Chicago summer. So here’s where to go to ensure your schedule’s not slow — enjoy food, drinks and a live music show.

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Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park

6:30 p.m. Park your bum for the perfect picnic with food and tunes.


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Museum Of Contemporary Art

5:30 p.m. Tuesdays on the Terrace: Scout the local talent of some smooth Chicago jazz.


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Kaiser Tiger

7:00 p.m. Get to the beer garden for live music and tasty brews.


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River Roast

5:30 p.m. After Work Set: Food, drinks and live music signal the weekend is near.

The Patio at Cafe Brauer

5:30 p.m. Live music. Drink Specials. Fur, paws and feathers (at Lincoln Park Zoo).


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Troquet River North

8:00 p.m. French meets folk at Folk Fridays.

Wise Owl Drinkery & Cookhouse

4:00 p.m. Because Southern BBQ goes best with live music.


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Tack Room

9:00 p.m. Stumble down from Dusek’s for a Western take on the piano bar.

Uncommon Ground

9:00 p.m. The best Saturday nights are free-show Saturday nights.


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The Dawson

4:00 p.m. Listen up while eating up at Dawson City Limits.

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