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Life Don't Suck

The North Suburbs' House Concert Venue


Welcome to Life Don't Suck

The North Suburbs' House Concert Venue

At Life Don't Suck, we offer a venue for house concerts that's only an hour away from the city,

but feels days away from the rat race.

Join us to sit back, relax, and let your worries melt away with the tunes of the day.


Event Information

House Concerts and Other Happenings

Percy Abell
Saturday July 25, 2020

Chicago Parrothead Club Official House Concert

If you're not yet familiar with Percy Abell's songs, such as "Flip Floppin' the OBX" and "If I Were a Boat", you're in for a treat! Stay tuned to this spot for more details as they become available.

"Barefoot" Reggie Starrett

Saturday October 12, 2019

Cost: Door Donation TBD

Chicago Parrothead Club Official House Concert

Brought to you by the Chicago Parrot Head Club, "Barefoot" Reggie Starrett joins us for his first show in the Chicago area! The usual CPHC house concert rules apply.....bring a chair, your drink of choice, and a dish to pass and share!

It's great to finally have him with us! Singer/songwriter/musician Reggie Starrett is a 2017 and 2018 TRMA Song of the Year Award-winning artist. Whether Reggie is flying solo or with his band, nationally or internationally, he is relentlessly touring. Reggie rounded out 2018 performing over 180 shows all over the US and the Caribbean, and 2019 looks to be even bigger.
Reggie performs an incredibly wide variety of music: classic rock, today's hit country, reggae, and best of all his Nationally- and Globally-acclaimed original songs.
The 2019 "Eat, Beach, Sleep, Repeat" tour kicks off on Bourbon Street in New Orleans January 18th at the world famous Tropical Isle, and continues through December covering the US once again. From the Florida Keys to the midwest, from South Carolina to California. Be sure to check the tour schedule page for complete and up to the minute tour dates and information.
Reggie has opened for a diverse group of nationally known artists including The Spin Doctors, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, Vern Gosdin, The Bellamy Brothers, Chairmen of the Board, Chuck Berry, Indigo Girls, Buckwheat Zydeco, Black Crows, The Tams, Foghat, The Drifters, Carolina Soul Band, T. Graham Brown, Little Texas, Ty Herndon , David Allen Coe, Shenandoah and more.
Coming from a wide range of musical influences and with a solid background of performing to thousands all over the world, there is truly plenty to enjoy at all of Reggie's shows.


Nearby Accommodations and Attactions

What to Do & Where to Stay

What to Do:

Six Flags Great America

The thrill capital of the Midwest is two great parks, one destination! Located between Chicago and Milwaukee, Six Flags Great America offers endless adventures for the entire family with soon-to-be 17 heart-pounding roller coasters, a 20-acre water park, spectacular shows, four children’s themed areas and over 30 rides and attractions.

What to Do:

Lake County, IL Breweries

Craft beer is the thing right now, and Lake County, IL has its fair share of excellent options for you to enjoy a pint. Only Child Brewing in Gurnee is a personal favorite at Life Don't Suck, and if you're a fan of Not Your Father's Root Beer then you can't go wrong with a visit to Small Town Brewing in Wauconda - and those are just two of the many local options!

What to Do:

Gurnee Mills

Gurnee Mills is the largest single shopping destination in Illinois. Gurnee Mills provides an amazing shopping experience with more than 200 stores including Macy’s, Kohl’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. For a bite, check out Rainforest Café, Buffalo Wild Wings and others. There's also Gurnee Marcus Cinema, and indoor miniature golf and laser tag at Tilt Studio.

Stay and Play:

Great Wolf Lodge & Water Park

Whether you travel alone or with the whole family, Great Wolf Lodge is a northwoods oasis where you can get away from the grind.

Guest rooms include many standard amenities, as well as access to the largest indoor/outdoor water park in the area.

Dining options include Barnwood, a locally infused farm-to-table experience with shareable small plates and craft cocktails.

Where to Stay:

Options Abound!

While Lake Villa doesn't have any hotel options of its own, there are many great options nearby! Consider a stay in Libertyville or Grayslake, where the downtown areas have been transformed into dining and drinking destinations over the past several years.
See the link below to explore some of the many options available in the area.

What to Do:

Chicago Botanic Garden

With 27 gardens spread over 385 amazing acres, the Chicago Botanic Garden has something for everyone in eveery season.
Tulips in spring, roses in summer, and color-changing trees in the fall. In winter, stroll the sleepy grounds for a completely different perspective and wander through the lush greenhouses for that wonderful reminder of warmer times.



Lake Villa, IL 60046