Now is when Chicago's celebrity scene gets interesting.
Some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports will soon visit our city on vacation (
Here's a look at the events that will bring in the most and biggest stars to Chicago this summer — from a world-famous music festival to a lesser known 5K race that will get a boost of "tiger blood" this year:
Celebs: Red Hot Chili Peppers,
The headliners aren’t for everybody, but that won’t keep everybody from attending. Friday and Saturday tickets are already sold out.
Just For Laughs Chicago (June 12-17)
Celebs: Vince Vaughn,
This lineup is so strong it's hard to pick which shows to attend and which to skip. In other words, it's what this year's Lollapalooza should have been.
The 19-year-old Lovato will add youth to a lineup that is more
Wizard World Chicago Comic Con at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (Aug. 9-12)
If Ravinia is VH1, that makes this convention
Will Taste visitors pay $25 for a seat at shows that used to be free for all? Who knows? But booking Hudson, one of the city's most beloved celebs, improves the odds.
Sports Collectibles Convention at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (June 29-July 1)
Celebs: Peyton Manning, John Elway,
Meet your favorite sports stars and get your sports memorabilia signed, or skip it and wait for everyone else to put their memorabilia on Ebay the next day.
“Relanxious” filming (dates TBD)
Remember when Vince Vaughn and
The Brothers of the Sun tour at
This is the “Watch the Throne” of country music concerts.
An Evening with
Celebs: Reese Witherspoon,
Dash for Detection 5K Walk/Run at Grant Park (June 2)
Sheen and Cusack are expected to take part in this 5K for
“Boss” filming (ongoing through July 11)
Unlike “The Playboy Club” and “The Chicago Code,” Starz’s “Boss” made it to a second season. Great news for Chicago’s Film Office, and for
B96 Summer Bash at Toyota Park (June 16)
Celebs: Flo Rida, Gym Class Heroes, The
If you liked 103.5 KISS FM's Fantabuloso concert last Friday, you'll enjoy this show. Four artists from Fantabuloso will perform at the Summer Bash.
Celebs: Dwyane Wade
Details have yet to be announced, but the
Hot Stove Cool Music benefit concert at The Metro (June 14)
Not only did Epstein help bring two World Series titles to the