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May 2018

Schools Out Party

May 25, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Elmhurst City Centre, 147 North York Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126 United States
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Free

School's Out for Summer!! Come celebrate the kick off of summer in the City Centre Plaza! Free goodies for all the kids. DJ, Dancing and Prizes too!!

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Outdoor Concerts: The Boy Band Night

May 27, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
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free with paid parking

Band Shell The Boy Band Night – A Live Band Event paying Tribute to everything that is **BOY BANDS**! All the HITS from NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, New Kids On The Block, One Direction and MORE! All concerts are outdoors and feature lawn seating.  Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, and picnics are welcome.  Concessions are available by Mamie’s Toffee & Treats.  Concerts take place at the Cantigny band shell, except as noted, and are free with paid parking.

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Summer Concert Series

May 29, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fishel Park, 1036 Grove Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Free

The Hat Guys Enjoy live music on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm from May 29 through August 21 at Veterans Memorial Pavilion in Fishel Park. Fishel Park is located on Grove Street just west of Main Street. Food, wine and beer* will be available for purchase starting at 6 pm each week. *We card everyone! Please be prepared to show your ID if you will be enjoying an alcoholic beverage at our concerts. Visitors may bring: Lawn chairs & blankets Outside food Outside non-alcoholic beverages Dogs…

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Concerts in Lincoln Park

May 31, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Thursday, repeating until August 16, 2018

Lincoln Park (St Charles), Main St between 4th and 5th Sts
St. Charles, IL United States
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Free

Grab your friends and family…and bring your blanket and chair and your dancing shoes! Lincoln Park is a smoke-free park. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be cancelled. Staff will make that decision at 4pm and post an announcement on Facebook. Musicians are subject to change without notice. May 31 • Tyler Caruso Band Students at both St. Charles high schools host this concert honoring a former student, athlete and musician for his passionate commitment to family, friends,…

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June 2018

First Fridays Illinois Bicentennial Celebration

June 1, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Millennium Plaza (Aurora), 21 S. Stolp Ave.
Aurora, IL United States
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Free

  Celebrate the state’s 200th birthday at First Fridays in downtown Aurora. Live music, family-friendly activities, and birthday treats. Hours:  6 to 9:30 p.m. June 1. Dog and Pony Show perform. First Fridays is a monthly offering of arts and culture in downtown Aurora. Visit participating venues and explore downtown on the first Friday of the month. First Fridays is art, music and more! Free trolley rides from 6 to 10 p.m. Visit our event on Facebook for more details.

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Friendly Folk Fest 6

June 1, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on June 2, 2018 at 4:00pm

Friendly Music Community, 6731-6733 W Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL 60402 United States
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$20 - $30

All Friendly folks are welcome to our sixth annual two-day festival!  Friendly Folk Fest will take place on June 1 & June 2, 2018. On Friday, music starts at 6:00 ($20 admission); Saturday, music starts at 4:00 ($20 admission).  Optional two-day passes will be available for $30.  Check our website (www.friendlymusic.community) and Facebook page (Friendly Tap) for musicians / show times / updates. Year-round, we pride ourselves on being THE place to experience the BEST local music, free of charge…

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Fam JAMS! ¡Super Stolie Guacamole!

June 2, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Hudson Crossing Park, 65 N. Harrison St.
Oswego, 60543
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Free

Celebrating her amor of the Spanish language and Hispanic culture, this Spanish-English bilingual show is for the whole familia! Featuring traditional songs in Español as well as translated Super Stolie originals, story time in both languages (kids pick the libros), cultural trivia and a family dance fiesta! This show offers a multi-sensory exploration of El Mundo Hispano. Throughout the program, Stolie will give instruction, sing and read in both English and Spanish as well as teaching key words. ¡Vámanos!

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Plainfield School of Rock Summerfest

June 2, 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until June 3, 2018

Settler’s Park Amphitheatre, 24401 W Lockport St
Plainfield, IL 60544 United States
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Free

On June 2nd and 3rd, our 5th Annual Plainfield School of Rock Summerfest will take over Settlers' Park Amphitheater. Join us for the best jams from; KISS 2.0 REGGAE The RAMONES WEEZER CHRIS CORNELL The POLICE! Featuring: Rock 101 and Adult Performance Program!

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