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The best things to do in Chicago this month,
selected by our culture criticsJune 2016

Music
Folk, Country, World

Paul Simon
Paul Simon Photo: Courtesy of Paul Simon
 

BÉLA FLECK AND THE FLECKTONES

6/12 at 5 To call this touring banjo group’s reunion a must-see would be an understatement. They first went on hiatus in 2012, and will return for only a brief stint of shows between April and July on the East Coast and in Chicago. $35–$45. Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport. thaliahallchicago.com

CODY BLACKBIRD

6/29 at 8:30 One of the most successful Native American musicians on the scene, Blackbird utilizes the native flute in his unique brand of blues-rock. Free. Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. oldtownschool.org

 

DIXIE CHICKS

6/5 at 7 For decades the press has asked whether country music is ready for the Dixie Chicks, and for decades the trio has seemed unfazed by the genre’s conservatism. With the advent of bro-country, things have only gotten more hokey since the Chicks’ heyday, but that hasn’t stopped the group from racking up millions of fans nationwide by virtue of sticking to their guns. $42–$152. Hollywood Casino Amphitheater, 19100 S. Ridgeland, Tinley Park. ticketmaster.com

 

MATHEW TEMBO AND THE AFRO ROUTES

6/24 at 8 Though Tembo began as a reggae singer, he soon transitioned to Afro-pop, effectively finding his niche. Incorporating instruments such as the kalimba and the kalumbu, Tembo’s lovely compositions act like a soothing balm for listeners across the globe. $12. Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. oldtownschool.org

PAUL SIMON

6/18 at 8 Simon’s Chicagoland stop may feel like a coup, but in reality, he’s making appearances across the country with the fervor of 1969. This latest run, behind this month’s Stranger to Stranger, is Simon’s first in five years, and his live show is matchless as ever. $49–$160. 200 Ravinia Park, Highland Park. ravinia.org

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