It’s not difficult to find live music in Fulton Market.
From trendy bars opening up their space to artists to community festivals hosting musical acts, this neighborhood welcomes live music year-round.
Music Events in Fulton Market
Fulton Market hosts an array of popular events that bring the community together over fun, food, and live music.
Spend your Labor Day enjoying the North Coast Musical Festival at Union Park. This annual music festival features an eclectic array of musical performances- including electronic music, hip hop, and rock acts.
If you like art and music, check out Randolph Street Market Festival, located at 1341 W Randolph Street. As one of the nation’s largest urban antique market, you can expect an impressive selection of art, antiques, vintage, decor, fashion, and jewelry from over a hundred vendors. On May 26th and 27th, the festival also hosts an impressive lineup of live bands and DJs.
The West Loop Art Fest is another art festival that provides live musical acts. You can catch these performances during mid-September along Fulton Street from Morgan to Racine. Additionally, the festival brings Fulton Market four blocks of amazing art, interactive artist demonstrations, hot glassblowers, muralists at work on one of the largest pieces in the city, fire dancers, street entertainers, food trucks, and more.
Bars with Great Live Music
There are plenty of great bar options throughout Fulton Market that serve more than just-drinks. Many of these establishments host live music acts throughout the week.
Bottom Lounge is one of the city’s hottest venues for underground music. Along with incredible concerts, the lounge offers a delicious menu and killer patio to enjoy during the sunny seasons.
The Lazy Bird has become a neighborhood favorite. Located in the basement of the Hoxton hotel, this chic speakeasy features live jazz bands weekly from Thursday through Saturdays.
Blind Barber operates as barbershop during the day and doubles as a speakeasy after hours. Along with funky cocktails, and out-of-this-world grilled cheese, this 70s-themed barbershop hosts live music weekly.
Vivir, Carnivale’s Friday night event has gained quite the attention. Every Friday night, guests can enjoy live performances over a tasty meal. Along with award-winning musicians, the acclaimed restaurant also hosts DJs, dancers, and aerialists.
Every Saturday evening, from 7:30 to 11:30, Fulton Market Kitchen hosts some of the hottest DJs within their funky space. Before the beats drop, enjoy one of the delicious dishes inspired by classic European Mediterranean dishes.
Take advantage of all the live music Fulton Market has to offer by making an appearance at one of these neighborhood bars or festivals!