Logan Square has a new music venue, filling the void left by the shuttering Congress Theater.
The fall lineup at the newly opened Concord Music Hall (2047 N. Milwaukee Ave., the same space as the former V Live Club) is the brainchild of Chicago promotion companies Riot Fest, Silver Wrapper and React Presents. Concord promises a diverse range of musical acts, stating on its website, “These partnerships will help bring in artists from all spectrums of music, from punk to electronic, indie to hip-hop, funk to metal, jazz to jam bands, and everything in between.”
Some of the acts slated to play Concord in the coming months include Less Than Jake, The Misfits, Passion Pit (DJ set), Jimmy Cliffs, The Disco Biscuits and official after parties for North Coast Music Festival and Riot Fest. Concord’s official launch party scheduled for August 17 features gypsy-punk band Gogol Bordello, who was originally scheduled to play the Congress Theater before legal issues led to the venue’s closing.
As for Concord truly being a replacement for the Congress, only time will tell. The big difference between the two is size. Concord’s capacity varies from 700 to 1600 people, while the Congress boasted a capacity of 3,500 people. But you can’t really complain. It’s great to have a new venue in the neighborhood that is already attracting some pretty big names.
For more information, go to http://concordmusichall.com.