Everything You Need to Know About Tomorrow Never Knows

Five days of music that’ll make it worth going out this winter.

If you’re willing to journey through bitter cold to see some of the best shows of the season, Lincoln Hall and Schubas Tavern will definitely make it worth your while this January. Tomorrow Never Knows is a five-day festival that gathers local musicians and comedians for awesome performances. Think of it as an event on par with summer music festivals that offers the comfort (and warmth) of being indoors. The festival will take place across multiple stages including Lincoln Hall, Schubas, the Metro, the Hideout, Smartbar, and Chicago’s newest venue, Sleeping Village.

Don’t wait ’til summer to jump back into the concert scene. This festival is sure to give you your music fix this winter. Which show are you most excited for?

Photo Credit: TNK Fest
Photo Credit: TNK Fest


Lincoln Hall

Wednesday, January 16 – Girl K, Active Bird Community, Charly Bliss
Thursday, January 17 – WAND, Cafe Racer, CAVE
Friday, January 18 – Half Gringa, H.C. McEntire, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers
Saturday, January 19 – Kiefer, MNDSGN, Swarvy
Sunday, January 20 – Arlie, Pavo Pavo, Sports



Wednesday, January 16 – Bad Bad Habits, Con Davison, Pool Holograph, Video Age
Thursday, January 17 – Jordanna, Monster Rally, Negative Gemini, Still Woozy, VICTOR!
Friday, January 18 – Bernice, Great Grandpa, Petal, Sir Babygirl
Saturday, January 19 – Ester, Shortly, Sontalk, Yoke Lore
Sunday, January 20 – Fran, Gold Star, S. Carey, Wild Pink


The Metro

Thursday, January 17 – Lala Lala, Snail Mail, VARSITY
Saturday, January 19 – Taylor Bennett
Sunday, January 20 – FACS

Photo Credit: TNK Fest
Photo Credit: TNK Fest

The Hideout

Thursday, January 17 – Neil Hamburger
Friday, January 18 – It’s a Guy Thing
Saturday, January 19 – Clickhole, Kate Berlant,
Sunday, January 20 – Helltrap Nightmare



Saturday, January 19 – DJ Hell


Sleeping Village

Wednesday, January 16 – Luke Vilbert
Thursday, January 17 – Grails, Helen Money
Friday, January 18 – Pixel Grip, Vacationer
Saturday, January 19 – Fee Lion, Panic Priest, Talkhouse
Sunday, January 20 – Advance Base, David Bazan



Five-day passes are currently on sale for $100, but are going up soon! Prices for individual shows vary from $12 to $20. Tickets can be purchased at TNK’s website here.

AND, if you’re looking for more concerts to hit up in January, head to our monthly concert roundup here.


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