Reggae artist Matisyahu doesn't have traditional reggae roots: He was born Matthew Miller and raised in a Jewish household. But the journey doesn't matter, because the end result is that Matisyahu has turned his love for reggae and hip-hop into the message and rhythms that make that reggae sound. Opening this show will be legends of that old-school reggae vibe, Toots and the Maytals, led by "Toots" Hibbert. The group stops in Chicago before its U.K. tour in celebration of the band's 50th anniversary.
7 p.m. Thursday at Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee Ave.; $24.50-$80 (17+); ticketfly.com