Chicago, Illinois 60613
About the Venue Edit
Located in Chicago, two blocks North of Wrigley Field, the Metro has had a show for just about every type of fan. Established in 1982 the venue has held shows for many local, regional, and national artists. The owner, Joe Shanahan, originally opened the Metro after returning to Chicago from New York City. From the very beginning the Metro has been leaving a mark on the city by incorporating bands from all over the country. No matter how big or small, the Metro has played shows that range from Sonic Youth to Sleigh Bells.
Originally the building was built in 1927. Before it actually became the Metro the building had been a Swedish Community Center and jazz/folk club called Stages. The capacity for the venue is 1,100. This is divided between the main floor and the balcony. Although the venue is very large the layout promotes an intimate atmosphere for the fans.