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Live Performance

The Smile, Big Thief and Bon Iver headline; plus, we share some Vocalo’s most anticipated performances.

Breakdown and photos from the return of Vocalo’s Winter Block Party, celebrating 15 years of our station!

Daniel Lamar and The Storytellers perform ap part of the Vocalo and MCA Chicago Soundtrack Sessions.

Some top Tiny Desk concerts from 2022, from our friends at NPR Music…

Vocalo has teamed up with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago to bring listeners Soundtrack Sessions, a new performance-based music series.

Get to know the featured artists at our last Chi Sounds Like Showcase of 2022…

Santigold performs with a live band behind NPR’s Tiny Desk.

Omar Apollo kicks off Latinx Heritage Month with his performance for Tiny Desk’s “El Tiny” takeover.

Here’s a recap of our third Chi Sounds Like Showcase in case you missed it… or want to relive it all over again.

The rising Zambian star talks upcoming album, and pushing African artists forward.