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What's Happening This Weekend: Derby, Spirits, Live Music & More

Some of y’all are still recovering from Cinco de Mayo yesterday, but let’s keep the party going… the “Run for the Roses,” the most exciting two minutes in sports, the Kentucky Derby is today at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Coverage starts at 1:30 pm CT on NBC and Peacock.

The first Chicago Latino Spirits Fest is this weekend at the Logan Theater on Milwaukee… starting today at 11 am with some of the best Latino mixologists and winemakers in the industry, plus sample a variety of sought-after tequilas, rums, mezcals, sangrias and more. 

Next week, catch The O'Jays at the Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond next Friday and Saturday for the Last Stop on the Love Train Tour.

Also on Friday, Ruben Studdard takes the stage at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan.

Here’s a deal for Mother’s Day gifts next weekend… West Side Story will be at the Lyric Opera House June 2nd-25th and today (Saturday) ONLY you can get special discounted tickets at this link as low as $30 using code LOVEMOM at checkout. 

Looking ahead, lots of summer shows went on sale or were announced this week:

  • Tickets for Ravinia went on sale this week... their line up includes Ne-Yo, Boyz II Men, Lauryn Hill, John Legend, Santana, Heather Headley, Buddy Guy, George Benson & more! 
  • The Summer Concert Series at Country Club Hills starts June 17th with tickets on sale now... their lineup includes Will Downing and Norman Brown, After 7, Kenny Lattimore, Eric Roberson and Chrisette Michelle, Joe, Eric Benet, 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop including The Sugar Hill Gang, Big Daddy Kane, Chubb Rock, and more! 
  • And the United Center has some HUGE shows: Anita Baker in June, Erykah Badu July 1st with pre-sale starting this Wednesday… Alicia Keys later in July… plus L.L.’s first tour in 30 years coming in August, and 50 Cent in September with Busta Rhymes and Jeremih in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of his debut album “Get Rich or Die Tryin.”  

Whatever you choose, have fun and don’t let me EVER hear you say you don’t have anything to do!

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