Front Row Music News 2016 Retrospective – Best and Favorites

Aragon Ballroom
Aragon Ballroom

For Front Row Music News 2016 was another amazing year with so many great opportunities. With contributions from the hard working and talented staff of Azuree Wiitala, Ed Spinelli, Erica McKeehen, Jen Emmert, Sarah Hess and myself (John Kosiewicz), along with a special guest posts by Kris Lori and Ethan Chivari, we covered 75 shows and events throughout the Midwest and beyond. Included were some of the biggest shows of 2016: U2, Carrie Underwood, Florence and the Machines, Stevie Nicks with The Pretenders, Phish, Brad Paisley, just to name a few. We appreciate everyone’s support of Front Row Music News in 2016 and look forward to another great year in 2017!

From the shows which Front Row Music News covered in 2016, here are some of the highlights:

Most Extravagant Concerts


Loudest Bands


Favorite Performance – Solo Male Artist


Favorite Performance – Solo Female Artist


Favorite Performance – Local Artist (Chicago area) Band


Favorite Performance – New Artist


Most Raw Energy Performance


Favorite multiple day event:


Favorite Bands in 2016


Favorite Venues

  • Aragon Ballroom
  • House of Blues
  • Metro


Favorite Covers


2017 Shows on our radar

  • twenty-one pilots, along with Judah Á the Lion
  • Tom Petty Á the Heartbreakers
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers



About John Kosiewicz

A passionate photographer sharing his love of music and photography with the world though Front Row Music News.

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