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.

Children’s Lunch Hour Entertainment Series (Naperville)
June 13 – July 25, 2017 | 11:30 am
The fun, varied and interactive shows last approximately 45 minutes and feature talented performers who enjoy entertaining and involving young audiences.

 

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.

Sun 23

Forest Park Music Fest

July 23
Forest Park
Sun 23

Summer Concerts in the Park

July 23, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Oak Park
Sun 23

Concerts in Your Park

July 23, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon 24

Miss Jamie from the Farm

July 24, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Western Springs
Mon 24

Music Mondays

July 24, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Lisle
Mon 24

Music Mondays in the Park

July 24, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wheaton
Tue 25

Childrens Lunch Hour

July 25, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Naperville
Tue 25

Children’s Lunch Hour Entertainment Series

July 25, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Naperville
Tue 25

Summer Concert Series

July 25, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downers Grove
Wed 26

Summer Family Fun Series Disco Culture and Style

July 26, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Elmhurst
Wed 26

Block to Block

July 26, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Elmhurst
Wed 26

Music in the Park and Classic Car Show

July 26, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bensenville
Wed 26

Summer Concert Series

July 26, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Clarendon Hills
Wed 26

Kiwanis Summer Concerts

July 26, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Villa Park
Wed 26

Music under the Stars

July 26, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
La Grange Park
Wed 26

Summer Concert Series

July 26, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Westmont
Wed 26

Westmont Summer Concert Series

July 26, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chicago
Wed 26

Concerts in the Park

July 26, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Geneva
Thu 27

Thursday Night Out

July 27, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oak Park
Thu 27

Westmont Cruisin Nights and Street Fair

July 27, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Westmont
Thu 27

Taste of Cermak Road

July 27, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Berwyn
Thu 27

Thursday Family Nights

July 27, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lisle
Thu 27

Uniquely Thursdays

July 27, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hinsdale
Thu 27

Concerts in the Park

July 27, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Countryside
Thu 27

Sounds of Summer Concert Series

July 27, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chicago
Thu 27

Live Music at Sessions du Monde

July 27, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Berwyn
Thu 27

Bolingbrook Summer Concert

July 27, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bolingbrook
Thu 27

Summer Concert Series

July 27, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Oak Brook
Thu 27

SUMMER Concerts & More

July 27, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Riverside
Thu 27

Naperville Municipal Band Summer Concert

July 27, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Naperville
Fri 28

YesFest Arts and Music Festival

July 28, 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elmhurst
Fri 28

Miss Jamie from the Farm

July 28, 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Wheaton
Fri 28

Rollin on the River

July 28, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Naperville
Fri 28

Summer Concerts in the Park

July 28, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brookfield
Fri 28

Burr Ridge Concerts on the Green

July 28, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Burr Ridge
Sat 29

Lombard Cruise Nights

July 29, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lombard
Sun 30

Summer Concerts in the Park

July 30, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Oak Park
Sun 30

Concerts in Your Park

July 30, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon 31

Music Mondays

July 31, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Lisle
Mon 31

Music Mondays in the Park

July 31, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wheaton
Aug 01

Art dans la Rue

August 1, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oak Park
Aug 01

National Night Out Western Springs

August 1, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Western Springs
Aug 01

Summer Concert Series

August 1, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downers Grove
Aug 02

Music in the Park and Classic Car Show

August 2, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bensenville
Aug 02

Summer Concert Series

August 2, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Clarendon Hills
Aug 02

Concert in the Park

August 2, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lombard
Aug 02

Music under the Stars

August 2, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
La Grange Park
Aug 02

Summer Concert Series

August 2, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Westmont
Aug 02

Westmont Summer Concert Series

August 2, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chicago
Aug 03

Thursday Night Out

August 3, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oak Park
Aug 03

Westmont Cruisin Nights and Street Fair

August 3, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Westmont
Aug 03

Thursday Family Nights

August 3, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lisle
Aug 03

Uniquely Thursdays

August 3, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hinsdale
Aug 03

Concerts in the Park

August 3, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Countryside
Aug 03

August Summer Concerts

August 3, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Villa Park
Aug 03

Sounds of Summer Concert Series

August 3, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chicago
Aug 03

Live Music at Sessions du Monde

August 3, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Berwyn
Aug 03

Bolingbrook Summer Concert

August 3, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bolingbrook
Aug 03

PrairieWalk Pond Concert Series

August 3, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lisle
Aug 03

SUMMER Concerts & More

August 3, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Riverside
Aug 03

Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra’s Summer String Orchestra

August 3, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elmhurst
Aug 03

Music at the Gazebo

August 3, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Elmhurst
Aug 03

Naperville Municipal Band Summer Concert

August 3, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Naperville
Aug 04

Family Fun Fest

August 4, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lombard
Aug 04

La Grange Endless Summerfest

August 4, 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
La Grange
Aug 04

Rollin on the River

August 4, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Naperville
Aug 04

Summer Concerts in the Park

August 4, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brookfield
Aug 04

Burr Ridge Concerts on the Green

August 4, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Burr Ridge
Aug 05

La Grange Endless Summerfest

August 5, 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
La Grange
Aug 05

Lombard Cruise Nights

August 5, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lombard
Aug 06

Messy Church

August 6, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
La Grange
Aug 06

La Grange Endless Summerfest

August 6, 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
La Grange
Aug 06

Summer Concerts in the Park

August 6, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Oak Park
Aug 06

Concert in the Park

August 6, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Darien
Aug 07

Music Mondays

August 7, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Lisle
Aug 08

Summer Concert Series

August 8, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downers Grove
Aug 09

Summer Family Fun Series Wacky Sports Promotions

August 9, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Elmhurst
Aug 09

Music in the Park and Classic Car Show

August 9, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bensenville
Aug 09

Music under the Stars

August 9, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
La Grange Park
Aug 09

Summer Concert Series

August 9, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Westmont
Aug 10

Thursday Night Out

August 10, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oak Park
Aug 10

Westmont Cruisin Nights and Street Fair

August 10, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Westmont
Aug 10

Thursday Family Nights

August 10, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lisle
Aug 10

Uniquely Thursdays

August 10, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hinsdale
Aug 10

August Summer Concerts

August 10, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Villa Park
Aug 10

Sounds of Summer Concert Series

August 10, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chicago
Aug 10

Live Music at Sessions du Monde

August 10, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Berwyn
Aug 10

Bolingbrook Summer Concert

August 10, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bolingbrook
Aug 10

PrairieWalk Pond Concert Series

August 10, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lisle
Aug 10

SUMMER Concerts & More

August 10, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Riverside
Aug 10

Naperville Municipal Band Summer Concert

August 10, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Naperville
Aug 11

Summer Concerts in the Park

August 11, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brookfield
Aug 11

Burr Ridge Concerts on the Green

August 11, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Burr Ridge
Aug 12

Warrior Fest

August 12, 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Villa Park
Aug 12

Westchester Music Festival

August 12, 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Westchester
Aug 12

Lombard Cruise Nights

August 12, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lombard
Aug 13

Summer Concerts in the Park

August 13, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Oak Park
Aug 14

Free “Come & See” Music Together Class

August 14, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sycamore
Aug 14

Music Mondays

August 14, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Lisle
Aug 15

Summer Concert Series

August 15, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downers Grove

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