Looking Ahead • Tomorrow Never Knows

Photo Provided by Tomorrow Never Knows

Photo Provided by Tomorrow Never Knows

Chicago kicks off festival season earlier than most places, with hometown favorite multi-venue music and comedy festival Tomorrow Never Knows (TNK) pulling fans out of their winter slumber in mid-winter for the 15th consecutive year.

This year’s iteration of TNK will be be held across six venues throughout the city, including Lincoln Hall, Schubas, Metro, Smartbar, The Hideout, and Sleeping Village with a diverse lineup consisting of acts both local and national in indie and urban music as well as comedy. The local lineup for TNK will see performances from Chicago artists Girl K, Lala Lala, VARSITY, VICTOR!, Fee Lion, Taylor Bennett, Jordanna, and more.

We’re proud to partnering with TNK for extended coverage on a curated list of featured shows (see below) on the pages of this website, as well as on Twitter and Instagram. We’ll have an opportunity each day from now through the 13th for fans to win a pair of tickets to one of our featured shows, head over now and enter to win the set for Charlie Bliss, Active Bird Community, and Girl K at Lincoln Hall.

We’ll see ya out there!

January 16th

Charly Bliss, Active Bird Community, and Girl K

Lincoln Hall

January 17th

Still Woozy, VICTOR!, Monster Rally, and Jordanna


Snail Mail, Lala Lala, and Varsity


January 18th

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, H.C. McEntire, and Half Gringa

Lincoln Hall

January 19th

Talk House

Featuring Mike Kinsella of Owen and Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra

Sleeping Village

Negative Gemini x Fee Lion x Panic Priest

Sleeping Village

January 20th

S. Carey x Wild Pink x Gold Star x Fran