Best of Chicago 2021 is
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Refer to the closed final ballot to see all the categories and finalists that were voted on.
The pandemic continues to play havoc with live shows and tip the field toward monolithic corporations, but Chicagoans still put out so many great records that nobody could keep up with them all.
With federal aid to venues only now arriving, how are tour managers, stagehands, bookers, and their colleagues in the concert business making ends meet?