Salt Shed 2023 Main Photo

The Salt Shed is ready to rock. | Photo via @joshdruding

One of Chicago’s newest music venues, the Salt Shed offers an indoor and outdoor concert experience in an iconic building along the river. Opened in 2022, the building bears the original Morton Salt logo as an homage to a history that goes back to 1929, but the industrial complex has a completely new feel as it hosts big name bands.

The 2023 season lineup includes sold-out shows featuring Iggy Pop, Phil Lesh & Friends, the Roots, Masego, Third Eye Blind and more.

Salt Shed 2023 Second Photo

This indoor/outdoor performance space boasts a state-of-the-art sound system and several bars. | Photo via @joshdruding

Salt Shed’s building was purchased and converted by 16 on Center, a hospitality collective that launches bars and venues across the city. Some of their properties include the Empty Bottle, Longman & Eagle, Thalia Hall and the Promontory.

The group purchased the Morton Salt Company Warehouse Complex, which was built nearly 100 years ago to store salt that was delivered to the company via the Chicago River. It was designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White, a renowned firm whose portfolio includes Union Station, the John G. Shedd Aquarium, the Wrigley Building, the Civic Opera Building and the Merchandise Mart. The warehouse complex was designated a landmark on April 1, 2021.

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