LakeShake 2017 Summer Sunday Concerts photography

LakeShake 2017 Summer Sunday Concerts photography

LakeShake 2017 Summer Sunday Concerts photography
 

For country music fans in Chicago, there’s no bigger event than the Country LakeShake Festival on Northerly Island. Headliners at this year’s fest include Thomas Rhett, Miranda Lambert and Rascal Flatts—you’ll also get to sing-along to “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)” when Big & Rich show up on stage. In a city where most festivals tend to ignore country music, there’s no better hootenanny in town.


 



Def Leppard and Poison XXX Tour 2017 - Chicago Concerts photography

Def Leppard and Poison XXX Tour 2017 - Chicago Concerts photography

Def Leppard and Poison XXX Tour 2017 - Chicago Concerts photography

Def Leppard and Poison XXX Tour 2017 - Chicago Concerts photography
 


 



LakeShake on a Friday Night 2017! Concerts photography

LakeShake on a Friday Night 2017! Concerts photography

LakeShake on a Friday Night 2017! Concerts photography
LakeShake on a Friday Night 2017! Concerts photography
LakeShake on a Friday Night 2017! Concerts photography

LakeShake on a Friday Night 2017! Concerts photography
LakeShake on a Friday Night 2017! Concerts photography
LakeShake on a Friday Night 2017! Concerts photography

LakeShake on a Friday Night 2017! Concerts photography
LakeShake on a Friday Night 2017! Concerts photography
LakeShake on a Friday Night 2017! Concerts photography

LakeShake on a Friday Night 2017! Concerts photography
 

It was a day of surprise guests to kick off Country LakeShake festival at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on Friday. Randy Houser, Big & Rich, and Thomas Rhett headlined by playing all of his big hits, “Die a Happy Man,” “Crash and Burn,” and “T-Shirt,” among others.

 



Metallica 2017 Soldier Field - Chicago Concerts photography

Metallica 2017 Soldier Field - Chicago Concerts photography

Metallica 2017 Soldier Field - Chicago Concerts photography

Metallica 2017 Soldier Field - Chicago Concerts photography
 

Though the band looked like a miniature diorama on the Goliath stage, five skyscraper-height screens magnified images of Hetfield, guitarist Kirk Hammett, drummer Lars Ulrich and bassist Robert Trujillo, making them appear larger than life for two full hours. The symbolism carried on with round-the-clock pyrotechnics, full-score fireworks, cinematic visuals and a Tetris stage with multiple ramps and glory platforms that gave meaning again to stadium shows.

 

 

…and then there was the tailgate


 
Metallica 2017 Soldier Field - Chicago Concerts photography

Metallica 2017 Soldier Field - Chicago Concerts photography

Metallica 2017 Soldier Field - Chicago Concerts photography
 

Epic Summer madness at its finest….