Marion Meadows, a saxophonist who brings elements of funk and a strong sense of melody to his smooth-jazz arrangements, will make a stop this weekend in the suburbs.
7 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Montrose Room, located inside the InterContinental Chicago O'Hare hotel, 5300 River Road, Rosemont. Tickets start at $49.95. Go to montroseroom.com.
Worth a ride
AM Taxi, an alt-rock band with members who hail from the suburbs, will play this weekend at Chicago's Beat Kitchen. The band delivers guitar-driven rock with a punk edge.
9 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, Chicago. $12. Go to beatkitchen.com.
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Indie-rock band Eleventh Dream Day was one of the keystones of Chicago's music scene throughout the 1990s, and it remains a vital and creative unity. Led by Northbrook native Rick Rizzo, the band combines Neil Young-style guitar flourishes, punk energy and an experimental streak that has seen the band explore electronic and ambient sounds.
8 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago. $5-$10. Go to hideoutchicago.com.
Get your dance on
The Spring Awakening music festival takes over Soldier Field this weekend, bringing dozens of electronic dance music acts to play on three stages over three days. Headliners this year include dance-music powerhouses Bassnectar, Moby and Calvin Harris. Organizers expect the crowd to exceed 75,000, making this one of the city's key celebrations of EDM.
Spring Awakening runs Friday through Sunday, June 14-16, at Soldier Field, 1410 Museum Campus Drive, Chicago. Tickets are available for individual days and for the entire weekend ($200). For information, go to springawakeningfestival.com.