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The 10 Most Anticipated Concerts This Fall

Get tickets now to see Fleetwood Mac, Charli XCX, and a lot of jazz greats when they come through Chicago this fall.

From left: Charli XCX, Gregory Porter, and Courtney Barnett   Photos: (Charli XCX) Bella Howard; (Porter) courtesy of artist; (Barnett) Liam Cameron

1 Fleetwood Mac

Rock Christine McVie’s return makes this the first time the Rumours lineup will have played together since Lindsey Buckingham split in 1987. October 2 to 3. United Center. $50–$190. ticketmaster.com

2 Gregory Porter

Jazz This soulful baritone nabbed a Grammy for best jazz vocal album in 2014. And now he’s celebrating with an eight-month tour. October 14. Thalia Hall. $35–$45. ticketweb.com

3 Cecile McLorin Salvant

Jazz Chicago jazz matriarch Dee Alexander has this 25-year-old Miami singer pegged as the one to save the genre. November 4. Thalia Hall. $25–$35. ticketweb.com

4 Sharon Van Etten

Rock If you missed this melancholic singer-songwriter at Pitchfork in July, don’t fret: Her hushed heartbreak songs fit better with mid-October anyway. October 10. Thalia Hall. $18. ticketweb.com

5 Sarah Jarosz

Folk Though “bluegrass banjoist” brings to mind a grizzled old stoop percher, rest assured that this 23-year-old Texan can chicken-pick with the best of ’em. September 27. Old Town School of Folk Music. $23–$25. oldtownschool.org

6 Bonnie “Prince” Billy

Folk Singer Will Oldham’s solo output is occasionally punky, occasionally folksy, frequently freaky, and always entertaining. October 31. Thalia Hall. $25. ticketweb.com

7 World Music Festival Chicago

World When’s the last time you saw a Welsh harpist (Catrin Finch), a Senegalese kora player (Seckou Keita), and a Romanian Gypsy band (Nicolae Feraru’s) under one roof ? September 21. Millennium Park. Free. cityofchicago.org

8 Hyde Park Jazz Festival

Jazz Headliners at the eighth annual jazz bash include flutist Nicole Mitchell, pianist Craig Taborn, and avant-jazz crooner Dee Alexander. September 27 to 28. Various locations. $5 donation. hydeparkjazzfestival.org

9 Charli XCX

Pop This 22-year-old dark-pop starlet has lent vocals to not one but two songs of the summer (Icona Pop’s “I Love It” and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy”). This is likely the last chance you’ll get to see her in a 500-person room. October 13. Lincoln Hall. $18. lincolnhallchicago.com

10 Courtney Barnett

Rock This Melbourne up-and-comer won the hearts of critics and club kids alike with her grungy slacker-rock at Lollapalooza last month. October 27. Metro. $16. etix.com


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