Cumulus Media and Chicago’s Q101 Announce Four Nights of Concerts With Annual “TWISTED XMAS”

Q101 Welcomes to Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom The Black Keys, Lovejoy, Bleachers, Young the Giant, The Gaslight Anthem MORE!

CHICAGO, IL, October 2, 2023 – Chicago Alternative Rock station Q101 announces its annual Twisted XMAS Christmas live concert series with an all-star lineup, to be held at the historic Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom on December 5-8, 2023. Presale tickets are on sale now at: Historically, the star-studded concert series is a sell-out event.

This year’s Twisted XMAS is sponsored by Heineken and Byline Bank, and will be held at Chicago’s Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom for four consecutive nights. The shows will feature live musical performances from a select group of exceptional modern Rock bands and artists.

This year’s artist lineup includes:

  • Tuesday, December 5th  – The Black Keys, Local H, ALEXSUCKS
  • Wednesday, December 6th  – Lovejoy, White Reaper, Brigitte Calls Me Baby
  • Thursday, December 7th – Bleachers, MisterWives, Sincere Engineer
  • Friday, December 8th  – Young the Giant, The Gaslight Anthem, little image

James Kurdziel, VP Modern/Classic Rock, Cumulus Media, and  Program Director, Q101, commented: “Our incredible team has put together a unique lineup of established superstars along with the next generation of modern rock staples. It’s a series worthy of Chicago. There’s really nothing like Twisted XMAS and we couldn’t be more excited to throw the best Christmas party in Chicagoland!”

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