As summer’s hot days turn into cool evenings, parks throughout the area are transformed from open spaces to concert halls.
Free summer concerts are held nearly every night of the week at venues that are close to home and welcoming to the entire family. Don’t spend this summer watching reruns on television. Instead, pack up the family, the lawn chairs and some bug spray (just in case) and settle in for a pleasant evening with neighbors,
Winter will be back sooner than you think! Get out and enjoy summer while you can.
Music in the (LaGrange) Park
The Village of LaGrange Park fills your Wednesday nights with music all summer long. Free concerts spanning a variety of genres are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the Memorial Park Amphitheater, at the corner of Woodlawn and LaGrange Road. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be moved to Park Jr. High, 333 N. Park Road, La Grange Park. Call the
June 29 West Suburban Concert Band
July 6 The Sting Rays
July 13 DuPage Band
July 20 She Gees
July 27 Shout Out
August 3 The Class of “68”
August 10 Lisa Renee
August 17 Island Night, featuring beer, wine, food and three bands from 6-11 p.m.
Dancin’ in Clarendon Hills
Five concerts remain in Clarendon Hills’ Dancin’ in the Streets summer series. Shows begin at 7 p.m. on Prospect Avenue, with food and beverage service beginning at 6:30.
June 29 Drew Neely and the Heroes Pop/Rock
July 6 Scramble Classic Rock
July 13 School of Rock Local Music Students – 60s to Today
July 20 GMRC R&B,
July 27 Libido Funk Circus Dance, Disco, 60s to Today
Hinsdale continues its summer tradition with a series of Thursday-night concerts, each beginning at 6 p.m. Concerts are held in Burlington Park, just north of the tracks between Garfield and Washington.
Pack a picnic, or buy food, beer and wine from local vendors.
June 30 Dick Diamond and the Dusters 60s to Today
July 7 Dixie Crush Today’s country hits
July 14 3AM Matchbox 20 Tribute
July 21 Planet Groove High Energy Dance Music
July 28 Denny Diamond Neil Diamond Tribute
August 4 Ear Candy Dance, Party, 90s-Today
August 11 The Breakfast Club 80s Tribute
Sounds of Summer in North Riverside
No need to cook on Thursday nights in North Riverside. Along with live music, the concession stand at the Village commons cooks up summertime favorites every Thursday through Aug. 11. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. in the gazebo behind the Village Commons, 2401 Desplaines Ave.
Food and drink specials change weekly.
June 30 Billy Croft & the 5 Alarm Band Country Music
July 7 Sonic 7 Rock Classic Rock
July 14 The Juke Box Band Rock Rhythm and Blues
July 21 Dixie Crush Top 40 Country
July 28 Rico Latin Fusion
August 4 Spoken For Pop
August 11 Generations Oldies
Concerts on the Green
Burr Ridge continues its summer concert tradition with an 11-show series that continues at 7 p.m. each Friday night (with the exception of July 1) through Sept. 2.
Food is available from local restaurants, or guests are welcome to bring their own. Beer,
July 8 The New Invaders 60s Rock and Roll
July 15 Shout Out Variety, Modern Rock
July 22 The Shagadelics 70s Disco Tribute
July 29 Reckless Variety Cover Band
August 5 Lisa McClowry 80s Rock
August 12 Strung Out 70s Classic Rock
August 19 GMRC Santana and Variety
August 26 New Standard Jazz
Sept. 2 Chicago Experience Chicago Tribute
Music Nights in Darien
Plan to spend a Sunday evening enjoying live music at Darien Community Park, 7100 Clarendon Hills Road.
Pack a picnic and settle in for a night of free entertainment from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
June 26 Final Say Variety Cover Band