Chicago: SPACE

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Located just north of downtown Chicago, SPACE is a must-visit if you love intimate venues for live music. Whether you’re a fan of jazz, blues, folk, indie rock, or singer-songwriters, SPACE’s calendar is booked with talented artists to satisfy every guest. Past acts include The Lumineers, GROUPLOVE, Alabama Shakes, Red Wanting Blue, Gary Clark Jr., The English Beat, and more.

SPACE is best known for its warm atmosphere with rustic touches—wood floors, brick walls, exposed beams, and cozy candlelit tables. The small stage is centered on the back wall, so no matter where you watch the show, you’ll have a fantastic view. And no two shows are alike—the set up matches each performer’s style. Available tickets range from standing room and general admission seats to reserved table seats. Be sure to check out the unique selection of beers at the bar before settling in. If you’re looking for an even more intimate experience, check out a show in The Studios at SPACE, which is located just beyond a few soundproofed doors from the main venue.

With a friendly, accommodating staff, incredible acoustics, and a calendar packed with brilliant performers, you’re guaranteed to have a memorable experience. Make it a night out and grab dinner before the show at Union Pizzeria (located at the front of the venue)!

Check out SPACE’s website for a list of upcoming shows here.

venue photo by SPACE // red wanting blue and the lone bellow photos by Harvey Tillis Photography // lord huron photo by Mary Rafferty Photography