Aragon Ballroom in Chicago

1106 W Lawrence Ave (at Winthrop Ave)

Aragon Ballroom

The Aragon Ballroom, located in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, is a historic venue that has been entertaining crowds since 1926. The ballroom was designed in a Spanish Revival style and boasts a large dance floor, intricate plasterwork, and a soaring ceiling.

Throughout its nearly century-long history, the Aragon has hosted a wide variety of performers, from Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller to Nirvana and Pearl Jam. In the 1930s, the ballroom became a hot spot for swing dancing, and it continues to be a popular destination for music lovers of all genres.

One interesting fact about the Aragon is that during the Prohibition era, the ballroom was reportedly used as a speakeasy, with the basement serving as a distillery. Today, patrons can enjoy legal drinks in the ballroom’s various bars.

For tourists looking to attend a show at the Aragon, it’s best to purchase tickets in advance through the venue’s website or through a reputable ticketing agency. The ballroom can accommodate up to 4,500 guests, so there’s plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the show.

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