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Event Series Tots in the Park

Tots in the Park

Alcott Center 530 Bernard Drive, Buffalo Grove

FREE performances for children of all ages. Bring a blanket. In case of inclement weather, performances will be held inside the Alcott Center. June 14 - Super Stolie June 28 - Miss Jamie’s Farm July 19 - Ben Tatar July 26 - Istvan and His Imaginary Band August 2 - Todd Downing Tall Tales and...


Molly Morrell and her Ukulele

Wonder Works Children's Museum 6445 West North Avenue, Oak Park

Join us twice this month for interactive musical activities with Molly Morrell and her ukulele at 11:00 during our special programming time! Molly brings so much joy to the museum with her instrument. Dancing feet are very welcome! No pre-registration is required. This program is made possible thanks to a grant from the Oak Park...

Included in general admission
Event Series Kids Entertainment Series

Kids Entertainment Series

Downtown Bloomingdale 104 S Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale

Spend quality time with your family and enjoy live performances this summer at the Kids Entertainment Series. Sure to put a smile on everyone’s face, dancing and singing are encouraged! Bring your own chairs or blankets and some snacks. Washrooms are available. Programs are free. In the event of inclement weather, program will be moved...

Event Series Fridays on the Green

Fridays on the Green

Mount Prospect Village Hall 50 S. Emerson Street, Mount Prospect

Plan to join us Friday nights throughout the summer for the popular Fridays on the Green Concert Series. Pack a picnic or grab food from one of the many downtown restaurants and settle in for great music. Free parking is available at the Emerson Street Parking Deck, the Metra Commuter Lot (after 5:00 pm), and...

Event Series Skyline Sessions

Skyline Sessions

Navy Pier 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

Get lost in the captivating tunes of Skyline Sessions and enhance your week with live music! Experience free outdoor shows every Thursday and Friday, at the Wave Wall Performance Platform. Let the stunning skyline provide the backdrop as you indulge in a diverse array of genres and styles performed by solo artists and small ensembles....


Moose Cruise Night and Friday Night Live

Downtown Downers Grove 933A Curtiss Street, Downers Grove

Kickstart your weekends with Friday Night Live, May 24-August 30, 2024, 5:30-8pm at the Main Street Train Station Downtown Downers Grove. Each Friday will showcase a different band for all ages to enjoy. From rock to jazz, pop to blues, our diverse lineup ensures there's something for every music lover. Grab your friends and family...


Summer Entertainment Series

Memorial Park (Wheaton) 208 West Union Avenue, Wheaton

Enjoy musical concerts and performances spanning a variety of musical genres featuring both local and national talent. Performances are hosted on various weekends from 6-9:30P, June through September. June 6: Wheaton Municipal Band June 13: Wheaton Municipal Band June 20: Wheaton Municipal Band June 21: The Ides of March featuring Jim Peterik with Mulberry Street*...

Fridays Rock and Roll in Meadows

Kimball Hill Park 3286 Kirchoff Road, Rolling Meadows

Spend summer evenings in beautiful Kimball Hill Park enjoying live music, food vendors, and community fun! Fridays Rock is brought to you by the City of Rolling Meadows Community Events Foundation and the Rolling Meadows Park District. June 21: Class of '68 and Nerdvana July 19: Judson Brown Band and Radio Gaga September 13: The...


Karaoke Night

Elmwood Park Public Library 1 Conti Parkway, Elmwood Park

Let's get together to sing and have a great evening. Did you know that karaoke originated in Japan with the word "kara" meaning "empty" and "oke" meaning "orchestra"? So, come to unleash your inner voice and enjoy your time! Snacks and refreshments will be provided.


Rockin’ the Lakes Concert

Twin Lakes Deck 1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive, Palatine

Enjoy these exciting bands on the deck over looking Donut Lake at Twin Lakes every other Friday night starting in June! Seating is first come, first served. RoccoVino’s will be open for a variety of food and drink options available for purchase. No outside food or drinks are allowed on the deck or patio areas....

Event Series Friday Night Headliners

Friday Night Headliners

Heritage Park Performance Pavilion 201 Community Boulevard, Wheeling

Every summer the Heritage Park Performance Pavilion comes alive with a variety of community events for all ages. This one of a kind outdoor stage and views of Heritage Lake make it the perfect venue to enjoy music and movies on the lawn.  June 7: Tributosaurus Becomes Tom Petty July 19: Motor City "The Motown...


Summer Concert at Hodges Park

Hodges Park (Park Ridge) 101 Courtland Ave, Park Ridge

Pack a picnic dinner and come over to Hodges Park for a summer concert sponsored by the Park Ridge Fine Arts Society.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Outdoor Summer Music Concerts.

Event Series Sounds of Summer

Sounds of Summer

Various Locations IL

The complete summer includes Main Stage Concerts on Friday nights, Family Picnic Series on Tuesdays at noon, Battle of the Bands, Palatine Concert Band Shows, and Outdoor Movie Nights – all at the Fred P. Hall Amphitheater. Also featured is the Thursday Night Acoustic Series at Towne Square. All performances are free, so pack a...


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