Upcoming Electronic Music Events in Chicago

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of the best electronic music events happening in Chicago! From huge warehouse parties to intimate club nights, there’s something for everyone.


Chicago is a mecca for electronic music lovers, with world-renowned clubs and festivals that attract some of the biggest names in the industry. If you’re looking for a good time, here are some upcoming events that you won’t want to miss.


May 5: A-Trak at the Mid

A-Trak is a Canadian DJ, music producer, and entrepreneur. He is the owner of the record label Fool’s Gold, which was founded in 2007, and is credited with helping to launch the careers of artists such as Kid Cudi, Danny Brown, and Flosstradamus. He has also produced remixes for tracks by Daft Punk, Beastie Boys, Kanye West, and Justice. In 2013, he was nominated for a Grammy Award for his work on the album Random Access Memories by Daft Punk.

A-Trak will be performing at the Mid in Chicago on May 5th. Doors open at 9:00 PM and the show is set to start at 10:00 PM. Tickets are currently on sale for $15.

May 12: AC Slater at Spybar

AC Slater is an American DJ, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of nightbass records. He has released numerous singles and remixes, as well as two albums, Outsiders (2016) and Back to the Rhythm (2018). His music has been featured in television shows, movies, and video games.

May 18: Dada Life at the Concord Music Hall

Dada Life is a Swedish electronic music duo from Stockholm. The group’s members are Olle Corneer and Stefan Engblom. They are known for their humorous stage antics, which include spraying Champagne on the crowd, throwing bananas into the air, and dropping giant inflatable strawberries from the ceiling.

Dada Life will be performing at the Concord Music Hall in Chicago on May 18th. Tickets are available now.

May 26: Ghastly at the Concord Music Hall

Ghastly is an American DJ and electronic producer. His music is a mix of house, electro, dubstep, and trap. He has released songs on Skrillex’s OWSLA label, as well as Universal Music Group’s Interscope Records, Spinnin’ Records, and Dim Mak Records. He has performed at festivals such as Electric Daisy Carnival, Tomorrowland, and Ultra Music Festival.


Can’t wait for the warmer weather? Neither can we! As soon as the temperatures start to rise, Chicago’s electronic music scene comes alive. From open-air rooftop parties to warehouse raves, there’s something for everyone. Check out our list of upcoming events so you can start planning your summer fun.

June 2: Illenium at the Aragon Ballroom

Illenium, one of the world’s most popular electronic dance music artists, is coming to the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago on June 2. This is a rare chance to see Illenium live, so don’t miss it!

June 8: Seven Lions at the Aragon Ballroom

On June 8, dance music superstar Seven Lions will be performing at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago.Fans can expect to hear a mix of Seven Lions’ signature melodic dubstep and trance, as well as some new material. This is sure to be a show not to miss for any fan of electronic music.

June 15: Kaskade at the UIC Pavilion

On Saturday, June 15, electrifying DJ and producer Kaskade will be performing at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. The Grammy-nominated artist is known for his catchy melodies, high-energy beats, and playful stage presence. His most recent album, Automatic, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart and features the hit single “We Don’t Stop.” Tickets for the show are on sale now and can be purchased online or at the venue box office.


It’s the middle of summer and that means the beginning of festival season! If you’re in Chicago, there are plenty of electronic music events happening throughout the month of July. Check out our list of the top five events happening in the city.

July 6: Rezz at the Concord Music Hall

Rezz, born Isabelle Rezazadeh in Niagara Falls, Canada, is a Canadian DJ and record producer. She is signed to Skrillex’s OWSLA label. Her music has been described as “a massage for your brain”, influenced by hypnotic states, lucid dreaming and meditation.

Rezz will be performing at the Concord Music Hall in Chicago on July 6.

July 13: Getter at the Concord Music Hall

American electronic music producer Getter will be performing at Concord Music Hall on July 13. The Los Angeles-based DJ is known for his heavy bass and trap music, and has released several successful albums and EPs. Getter’s show in Chicago is sure to be a wild and electric performance, so don’t miss out!

July 20: Zeds Dead at the Aragon Ballroom

One of the most popular electronic music duos in the world, Zeds Dead is sure to bring an incredible show to the Aragon Ballroom. Formed in Toronto in 2009, the duo has released five albums and numerous singles, earning them a devoted following worldwide. If you’re a fan of electronic music, this is one show you won’t want to miss!

July 27: Marshmello at the UIC Pavilion

This American DJ and electronic music producer will be performing at the UIC Pavilion. He’s best known for his 2016 single “Alone”, as well as songs like “Wolves”, “Happiness”, and “FRIENDS”.


As you can see, there is a wide variety of electronic music events happening in Chicago in the near future. Whether you’re looking for a intimate gathering or a large-scale festival, there’s sure to be an event that’s perfect for you. So get out there and start dancing!

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