About Aragon Ballroom
Located in Uptown Chicago, the Aragon Ballroom is one dance hall and performance space that has been one of the Windy City’s biggest claims to fame for nearly a hundred years. With its impressive Moorish architectural style outside and an interior design that resembles nothing so much as an ancient Spanish village, this venue has been attracting top-flight talent from around the country and beyond literally for generations.
The History of the Aragon Ballroom
The Aragon Ballroom was constructed in the 1920s, opening its doors in 1926. It was an immediate hit, drawing some 18,000 patrons a week, and would continue to be a major draw until 1958, when the cocktail lounge next door burned down. The Aragon Ballroom closed down shortly for repairs, but attendance declined until the mid-1960s.
At that point, the Aragon changed hands several times into the 1970s, where it did stints as a roller rink, a boxing venue, and even a disco, before returning to its roots. In 1973 dancing and music returned to the Aragon Ballroom, and it’s been full steam ahead since then, with the venue becoming famous enough to be the backdrop of major tours and even a few movie sets.
What makes Aragon Ballroom Events So Special?
The Aragon Ballroom is like no other event space anywhere. Its unique decor makes it feel like you’re stepping back in time well past the 1920s, making it a magical place to catch any concert or event. Whether you’re grooving to some R&B, throwing some elbows in the pit, or anything in between, the Aragon Ballroom will show you the full experience!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Aragon Ballroom located?
The Aragon Ballroom is located in Uptown Chicago, IL.
What kind of events does Aragon Ballroom host?
Since it’s been around since the 1920s, the Aragon Ballroom events have hosted some major acts over the years. Without even touching the Big Band era, this venue has hosted Steve Aoki, the Black Keys, 311, Twenty One Pilots, Lana Del Rey, Incubus, Lizzo, Dropkick Murphys, Machine Gun Kelly, George Clinton, and Flogging Molly have all played the Aragon Ballroom, and that was just 2019 alone. Think about that!
Which team is playing at Aragon Ballroom?
As this is a music venue no team plays here.
Where can I park for free at Aragon Ballroom?
Aragon Ballroom has no official parking lots. However, there are three parking lots located on Lawrence Ave within a half-block of the venue for Aragon Ballroom events attendees to utilize. The parking lots cost $20 to park - unless otherwise noted.
What is the seating capacity of Aragon Ballroom?
Aragon Ballroom events can host no more than 5,000 people making it an extremely intimate venue, and one not to be missed!
Who owns Aragon Ballroom?
Aragon Ballroom is owned by Live Nation.
How do I get to Aragon Ballroom using public transport?
Fans wishing to reach Aragon Ballroom events on public transport are in luck. The theatre is easily accessible on the Metro’s red line. Take the line to Lawrence station, and be dropped off right by the venue.