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Queen! on the Green

Metro and Smartbar celebrate 40 years in the tony environs of Ravinia this Saturday with the cast of Queen.

Chicago declares July 14 “Metro / Smartbar Day”

Founder Joe Shanahan was on hand to accept the proclamation honoring the Chicago institutions on their 40th anniversary.

New Event: 5 Mag welcomes Terry Hunter to Smartbar June 4

5 Mag welcomes Chicago house legend Terry Hunter with Czboogie & Duke Shin for a Saturday night special on June 4 2022 at Smartbar.

DJ Nobu at Oktave: This Friday at Smartbar

You need more techno in your life and Smartbar has the answer for you at Jeff Derringer's OKTAVE residency.

Berlin’s Cinthie is coming to Smartbar in Chicago

Straight outta Berlin to Chicago and now she's here: Cinthie will be playing Shaun J. Wright's residency at Smartbar on February 5, 2022.

We have plans for Frankie Knuckles’ birthday

For Frankie, the annual Foundation benefit is this Sunday at Metro / Smartbar with Ralphi Rosario, Kai Alce, Terisa Griffin, Czboogie, Derrick Carter, Michael Serafini and Garrett David.

Crobar Vibes: Psycho-Bitch, Teri Bristol & T Mixwell at Smartbar

Two Chicago legends take over Smartbar for a pre-holiday blowout. In this house we praise the people that brought us here, and Teri Bristol and Psycho-Bitch have brought a whole lot of us here.

Smartbar alumni Ori Kawa releasing new EP

Draw 4 is a "hybrid rock, jazz and funk-infused pop" EP with his band Ori Kawa and the Entals.

5 Mag welcomes Tony Humphries to Smartbar December 4

5 Mag's first Chicago event in more than 2 years with Michael Serafini and Czboogie with house music legend Tony Humphries.

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Don't sleep in: Anna, Moodymann, Colette and more this weekend in House City.

Colette, Diz, Heather, KE, Josh & Miles headline the Material Reunion

See all your friends at once this Saturday October 2 2021 at Smartbar.

OKTAVE returns to Chicago this Friday with Jeff Derringer and ANNA

All of our favorite residencies are coming back.

Tony Humphries touches down in Chicago this weekend

NYC house music legend Tony Humphries plays Smartbar this Saturday with Harry Cross & Jacob Meehan.

Nate Manic releases his self-titled debut album

The former music director at Chicago's Smartbar Nate Manic steps out as a producer and vocalist on his self-titled debut album.

Smartbar reopens: “We cannot wait to dance with you”

Chicago institution Smartbar will reopen starting this weekend for the first time in 16 months. Here's the line-up:

Smartbar’s Queen! Residency Starts Livestreaming Sundays

Chicago's infamous Queen! residency moves online this Sunday with Michael Serafini, Garrett David, Lucy Stoole, Nico, Jojo Baby and guests.

Chicago Celebrates Frankie Knuckles’ 65th Birthday

This year's fundraiser for the Frankie Knuckles Foundation is coming quick... this Sunday, with Michael Serafini and Garrett David from Queen, plus Alan King, Mark Grant and Zac Jones at Metro.

Shaun J Wright Launches Smartbar Residency

Shaun J Wright's new Smartbar residency "What It Is" launches February 7 2020 with special guest Josey Rebelle.

Red Bull Music Festival Reunites Generations of the Gramaphone Records Family

Red Bull and Metro/Smartbar honor 50 years of disc jockeys that have patrolled the counters of the legendary Chicago dance music mecca Gramaphone Records.

Smartbar/Metro Open and Stay Open for 23 Hour Party People

Daylight Savings becomes a date in the Chicago scene as important and exciting as Black Wednesday or New Year's Eve when Smartbar and Metro open their doors for 23 hours straight.

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