Wild Belle, the offbeat pop band led by brother-sister duo Natalie and Elliot Bergman of Barrington, will be among the acts performing at this year's North Coast Music Festival, which takes place all weekend in the city. North Coast, now in its fifth year, delivers an eclectic array of pop, electronic and hip-hop acts. In addition to Wild Belle, notable acts include Snoop Dogg, electronic duo Zeds Dead and acclaimed rapper Kid Cudi. North Coast Music Festival runs Friday through Sunday, Aug. 29-31, at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St., Chicago. Tickets start at $69 per day. For a full lineup, schedule and ticket information, go to northcoastmusicfestival.com.
Johnny Rivers produced a string of hits during the 1960s, including "Secret Agent Man" and "Baby I Need Your Lovin." Rivers brings his energetic mix of rock, blues and folk to the suburbs this weekend. 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Tickets start at $59. Go to oshows.com.
Brooks is back
Garth Brooks, the phenomenally successful artist who was one of the leaders of the country "Hat Act" movement in the 1990s, kicks off a massive new tour with his wife, Trisha Yearwood, next week with shows in Rosemont. The concert will be the first of 11 at the Allstate Arena before Brooks and Yearwood ride out of town. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. Brooks will also perform at the venue Sept. 5, 6 and 11-14. Tickets start at $59.50. Go to ticketmaster.com.