Independent Music Venue Radius Chicago Set to Open in 2020

Radius Chicago
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Radius Chicago

Dillon Francis will open the venue with a performance on Feb. 29.

Owner and operator of Concord Music Hall and PRYSM Nightclub Nick Karounos has announced a new independent music venue in Chicago. Radius Chicago will be a 55,000 square foot multipurpose event space with a capacity ranging from 2,500 to 3,800 people.

Previously an old steel factory in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, the space has been transformed into a modern artistic space that will feature a state-of-the-art sound system, a mezzanine level to host VIP guests/packages, lavish artist lounges, a spacious outdoor smoking section and nine full service bars where guests can indulge in craft beers and specialized cocktails.

“We were looking for a scalable, multi-purpose venue space to house a state-of-the-art concert facility with modern art and design elements at the forefront, and we’ve created it with Radius,” said Karounos in a release. “This project has been four years in the making and we are beyond excited to show Chicago and the rest of the world what we have built for music lovers of all genres.”

Radius is set to open Feb. 29 with a performance from Dillon Francis. Francis’ grand opening will be followed by shows from Carl Cox, Tchami, Lil Wayne, Alkaline Trio and Bad Religion, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and a single-night package of Killswitch Engage, August Burns Red and Light The Torch.

Within Radius is Cermak Hall, a 10,000 square foot multi-purpose event space featuring its own entrance, a full bar and an additional stage. Cermak Hall will be used as a pre and post-event space with food and drink options allowing guests to enhance their experience. The space will also cater to numerous amounts of programming including weddings, conventions, corporate/private events and more.

Tickets for Radius Chicago’s first slate of shows go on sale Friday.


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