Summer Music Series in the Near Western Suburbs

We love attending Music in the Park nights in the summertime! It’s a fun way to spend summer evenings with the family, and the kids always find friends to dance around with. Live music, fresh air and free entertainment add up to a nice night locally. Some venues offer food and snacks for purchase, or you can pack a picnic to enjoy under the stars. Either way, it’s a great way to gather with your neighbors, support local bands and enjoy al fresco dining all at the same time. Take advantage of this list of summer music series the next time your family is looking for a musical evening out!

Summer Music Series

Click on the event title to be taken to the full schedule and lineup.

 

Mondays

Music Mondays in the Park (Wheaton)
July 10-31, 2017 | 6:30 pm
Featuring different types of music for all ages. Free concerts with concessions available onsite.

 

Tuesdays

Summer Concert Series (Downers Grove)
May 30 – August 29, 2017 (no concert July 4) | 7:00 pm (6pm on May 30)
Free entertainment with food and drinks available for purchase. There is an indoor location option in case of bad weather.

Totally Tuesdays (Lisle)
June 13, July 11, August 1, 2017 | 11:45 am
Free kids lunchtime entertainment.

 

Wednesdays

Dancin’ in the Street (Clarendon Hills)
June 21 – August 2, 2017 (no concert July 5) | 7:00 pm
Free live music, food available for purchase.

Music Under the Stars (La Grange Park)
June 28 – August 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Indoor location planned in case of inclement weather.

Kiwanis Summer Concerts (Villa Park)
July 5 – 26, 2017 | 6:30 pm
Children’s craft corner and  food available for purchase.

Summer Concert Series (Woodridge)
June 21 – August 2, 2017 (no concert July 5) | 7:00 pm
Bring your chairs and blankets to various neighborhood parks to enjoy live music.

Summer Jazz in the Park (Glen Ellyn)
June 21, July 26 and August 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm
The Glen Ellyn Jazz Ensemble, a 16-member group, plays a mix of Big Band tunes in a Ravinia style setting.

 

Thursdays

Music at the Gazebo (Elmhurst)
June 1 – August 17, 2017 (Select Thursdays) | 7:00 pm
Free concerts ranging from Hawaiian to jazz to folk music.

Uniquely Thursdays (Hinsdale)
June 15 – August, 2017 | 6:00 pm
Live entertainment for all ages as well as multiple food vendors.

Summer Concert Series (Oak Brook)
June 29 – July 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Bring your blankets, baskets, and lawn chairs. Food available for purchase. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be moved indoors.

Thursday Night Out (Oak Park)
May 25 — August 31, 2017 | 5:00 pm
Enjoy free live music while dining al fresco as 20+ restaurants will have food/drinks available for purchase.

Concert and Art Series (Westmont)
July 27, August 3, 10, 17, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Free concerts between two different parks in Westmont. Concession stand snacks available.

August Summer Concerts (Villa Park)
August 3-31, 2017 | 6:30 pm
Concessions available for purchase.

 

Fridays

Summer Nights (Brookfield Zoo)
June 16 – August 12, 2017 | 4:00 – 9:00 pm (Fridays and Saturdays)
Enhanced dining, beer and wine garden, live music, roaming performers, kid entertainment, and a new laser light show, all surrounded by wildlife and nature.

Concerts on the Green (Burr Ridge)
June 16 – August 25, 2017 (no concert July 7)
Bring your food, coolers, chairs and blankets and set up for free concerts throughout the summer.

Summer Nights Classic Car Show (Downers Grove)
May 19 – August 25, 2017 | 6:00 – 9:00 pm
An array of Classic Cars will line the streets and live entertainment will be held at the Main Street Train Station.

Naper Nights Community Concert Series (Naperville)
June 16 (5pm) , July 21 (6pm), August 18 (5pm), 2017
No outside food or beverages are allowed. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

 

Saturdays

Summer Nights (Brookfield Zoo)
June 16 – August 12, 2017 | 4:00 – 9:00 pm (Fridays and Saturdays)
Enhanced dining, beer and wine garden, live music, roaming performers, kid entertainment, and a new laser light show, all surrounded by wildlife and nature.

Cruise Nights (Lombard)
June 10 – August 26, 2017 | 6:00 pm
Enjoy live music, a kids’ corner, and a large collection of classic, custom and collector cars.

Naper Nights Community Concert Series (Naperville)
June 17 (5pm) , July 22 (6pm), August 19 (5pm), 2017
No outside food or beverages are allowed. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

 

Sundays

Concerts in the Park (Darien)
July 16 (6:30 pm) and July 31 (7pm), 2017
Free music in the park on two dates in the summertime.

Afternoon Concerts (Cantigny, Wheaton)
May 28 – September 3, 2017 | 3:00 pm
Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Picnics are welcome and concessions available. There are additional special concerts. See website for full details.

Family Concerts (Cantigny, Wheaton)
June 11 – August 20, 2017 | 12:00 pm
Four concerts on select Sundays. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Picnics are welcome and concessions available.

 

Multi-day Festivals with Music

Rotary GroveFest (Downers Grove)
June 23 – 25, 2017
Live music, food and business expo, midway and carnival, and festival of cars.

Northwest Fourth-Fest (Hoffman Estates)
June 30 – July 2, 2017
Fireworks, food and beverages, carnival, craft fair, parade, and live music.

Endless Summerfest (La Grange)
August 4-6, 2017
Live music and entertainment, carnival, food vendors, beer and wine garden and fireworks.

Park Parties (River Forest)
May 18, June 15, July 20, 2017 | 6:00 pm
Live entertainment, face painting, grilled hot dogs and frozen treats at rotating parks in River Forest.

 

Other Events with Live Music

If you prefer to view the options for live music by date, the following events have music is some form, either as part of a summer concert series, singular events with live music, or kids events with music incorporated. Click on the event title to view more information.

Tue 30

Chicago Blues Festival Presents Blues Month

May 30, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chicago
Tue 30

Summer Concert Series

May 30, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downers Grove
Jun 01

Taste of Wheaton

June 1
Wheaton
Jun 01

City of Chicago Young People Concert

June 1, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Jun 01

City of Chicago Young People Concert

June 1, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Jun 01

Thursday Night Out

June 1, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oak Park
Jun 01

Westmont Cruisin Nights and Street Fair

June 1, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Westmont
Jun 01

Country Dance With the Blind Squirrel String Band

June 1, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
West Chicago
Jun 01

Music at the Gazebo

June 1, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elmhurst
Jun 02

Taste of Wheaton

June 2
Wheaton
Jun 03

Taste of Wheaton

June 3
Wheaton
Jun 03

Burr Ridge Run the Ridge 5K/1K Run/Walk

June 3, 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Jun 03

Kalapriya Dance Performance

June 3, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bellwood
Jun 04

Taste of Wheaton

June 4
Wheaton
Jun 04

Messy Church

June 4, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
La Grange
Jun 05

Music Mondays

June 5, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Lisle
Jun 05

Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra’s Summer String Orchestra

June 5, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elmhurst
Jun 06

Summer Concert Series

June 6, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downers Grove
Jun 07

Block to Block

June 7, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Elmhurst
Jun 07

Music in the Park and Classic Car Show

June 7, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bensenville
Jun 08

Thursday Night Out

June 8, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oak Park
Jun 08

Westmont Cruisin Nights and Street Fair

June 8, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Westmont
Jun 08

Concerts in the Park

June 8, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Countryside
Jun 08

Naperville Municipal Band Summer Concert

June 8, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Naperville
Jun 09

Chicago Blues Festival

June 9, 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Chicago
Jun 09

Rollin on the River

June 9, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Naperville
Jun 10

Promenade of Art Celebrates its 15th Anniversary

June 10, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Arlington Heights
Jun 10

Chicago Blues Festival

June 10, 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Chicago
Jun 10

Lombard Cruise Nights

June 10, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lombard
Jun 11

Promenade of Art Celebrates its 15th Anniversary

June 11, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Arlington Heights
Jun 11

Chicago Blues Festival

June 11, 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Chicago
Jun 11

Trailside Museums 85th Anniversary

June 11, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
River Forest
Jun 11

Makin Music Bluegrass Jam

June 11, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
River Forest
Jun 11

Summer Concerts in the Park

June 11, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Oak Park
Jun 11

Concerts in Your Park

June 11, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jun 12

Music Mondays

June 12, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Lisle
Jun 12

KidsMatter to Lou Malnatis

June 12, 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Naperville
Jun 12

Millennium Park Summer Music Series

June 12, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chicago
Jun 12

Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra’s Summer String Orchestra

June 12, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elmhurst
Jun 13

Childrens Lunch Hour

June 13, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Naperville
Jun 13

Park District Summer Concert Series pre party

June 13, 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Downers Grove
Jun 13

Summer Concert Series

June 13, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downers Grove
Jun 14

Grant Park Music Festival

June 14, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Chicago
Jun 14

Block to Block

June 14, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Elmhurst
Jun 14

Music in the Park and Classic Car Show

June 14, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bensenville
Jun 14

Summer Concert at Springdale Park

June 14, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Western Springs
Jun 14

Summer Concert in the Park

June 14, 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Jun 15

Thursday Night Out

June 15, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oak Park
Jun 15

Westmont Cruisin Nights and Street Fair

June 15, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Westmont
Jun 15

Uniquely Thursdays

June 15, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hinsdale
Jun 15

Concerts in the Park

June 15, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Countryside
Jun 15

Party in the Park

June 15, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Forest Park
Jun 15

Bolingbrook Summer Concert

June 15, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bolingbrook
Jun 15

Naperville Municipal Band Summer Concert

June 15, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Naperville
Jun 16

Daisy Days

June 16
Clarendon Hills
Jun 16

Concerts on the Green

June 16, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lincolnshire
Jun 16

Rollin on the River

June 16, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Naperville
Jun 17

Daisy Days

June 17
Clarendon Hills
Jun 17

Kevin Farris and the Infinite Possibilities

June 17, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Downers Grove
Jun 17

Lombard Cruise Nights

June 17, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lombard
Jun 18

Summer Concerts in the Park

June 18, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Oak Park
Jun 19

Music Mondays

June 19, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Lisle
Jun 19

Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra’s Summer String Orchestra

June 19, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elmhurst
Jun 20

Childrens Lunch Hour

June 20, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Naperville
Jun 20

Summer Concert Series

June 20, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downers Grove
Jun 21

Block to Block

June 21, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Elmhurst
Jun 21

Music in the Park and Classic Car Show

June 21, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bensenville
Jun 21

Summer Concert Series

June 21, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Clarendon Hills
Jun 21

Westmont Summer Concert Series

June 21, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chicago
Jun 22

Thursday Night Out

June 22, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oak Park
Jun 22

Westmont Cruisin Nights and Street Fair

June 22, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Westmont
Jun 22

Uniquely Thursdays

June 22, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hinsdale
Jun 22

Concerts in the Park

June 22, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Countryside
Jun 22

Bolingbrook Summer Concert

June 22, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bolingbrook
Jun 22

SUMMER Concerts & More

June 22, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Riverside
Jun 22

Naperville Municipal Band Summer Concert

June 22, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Naperville
Jun 23

Rollin on the River

June 23, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Naperville
Jun 23

Summer Concerts in the Park

June 23, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brookfield
Jun 24

Lombard Cruise Nights

June 24, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lombard
Jun 25

Disco Explosion Community Event

June 25, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Elmhurst
Jun 25

Summer Concerts in the Park

June 25, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Oak Park
Jun 25

Concerts in Your Park

June 25, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jun 26

Music Mondays

June 26, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Lisle
Jun 26

Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra’s Summer String Orchestra

June 26, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elmhurst
Jun 27

Childrens Lunch Hour

June 27, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Naperville
Jun 27

Summer Concert Series

June 27, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downers Grove
Jun 28
Jun 28

Block to Block

June 28, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Elmhurst
Jun 28

Music in the Park and Classic Car Show

June 28, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bensenville
Jun 28

Summer Concert Series

June 28, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Clarendon Hills
Jun 28

Music under the Stars

June 28, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
La Grange Park
Jun 28

Westmont Summer Concert Series

June 28, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chicago
Jun 29

Thursday Night Out

June 29, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oak Park
Jun 29

Westmont Cruisin Nights and Street Fair

June 29, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Westmont
Jun 29

Uniquely Thursdays

June 29, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hinsdale
Jun 29

Concerts in the Park

June 29, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Countryside
Jun 29

Bolingbrook Summer Concert

June 29, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bolingbrook
Jun 29

Summer Concert Series

June 29, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Oak Brook
Jun 29

SUMMER Concerts & More

June 29, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Riverside
Jun 29

Naperville Municipal Band Summer Concert

June 29, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Naperville

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