A Chicago institution, this concert hall has staged shows since the mid-1960s and has featured live entertainment since the ... More
A Chicago institution, this concert hall has staged shows since the mid-1960s and has featured live entertainment since the 1920s. It has featured some of the best in the business, hosting Nirvana, Santana and Chicago's very own Smashing Pumpkins. Inside, there are still vestiges of its past throughout the architecture and the shows are absolutely intimate. Additionally, the Aragon hosts different theme nights when there is no big-name act in town, however, the trip uptown is more memorable to see a headliner.
The venue's management company cannot handle crowds. They need to open the doors with an acceptable amount of time for ALL patrons to enter and pass security. It is unacceptable for a majority of the audience to be waiting outside inline while the band starts their set.
Arriving 30 minutes prior to showtime the line was wrapped around a parking lot, 200 feet past the "L" tracks, round the corner infront of Silver Seafood.
Time in line = 1 hour
Concert goer beware- Arrive early if you expect to see first set.
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