2022 Summer Concerts Are Here!

Outdoor Places to Go

Summer concerts are on their way for 2022! Soak in a beautiful summer night with the sweet sounds of live music. Pack snacks, a comfy chair, and enjoy oldies, rock, country, jazz, and more. We’ve found summer concert options for nearly every day of the week, so scout the weather report and pick your next outing. Did we miss your favorite spot for outdoor concerts? Share it in the comments below or email Annie at annie@mykidlist.com.

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Summer 2022 Outdoor Concerts in Chicago’s West Suburbs


Summer Concert Series (Downers Grove)
May 24 – August 16, 2022 | 7:00 pm
Country, rock, and oldies concerts at Fishel Park every week. Doors open and concessions sales begin at 6:00pm.

Summer Concert Series (Bloomingdale)
June 7 – August 23, 2022 | 7:00pm
While the concerts start at 7:00pm, guests are welcome at 6:30pm for crafts and games.

Children’s Lunch Hour Entertainment Series (Naperville)
June 14 – July 26, 2022 | 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Hosted at either the 95th Street Community Plaza or the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion in Naperville, this series is a long-beloved staple for Naperville kiddos. Note: there is no concert on July 5, 2022.


Live Music Concerts (Bolingbrook)
June 1 – July 6, 2022 | 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Pack your blanket and come out to enjoy summer nights with live music.

Arbor Evenings (Morton Arboretum, Lisle)
June 1 – August 24, 2022 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Listen to music with friends and family on Frost Hill. Concert admission is included with regular admission to the Arboretum.

Summer Concert Series (Westmont)
June 15, July 20, August 17, 2022 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Concertgoers can picnic out on the lawn during Westmont’s concert series. Be sure to bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.

Movies and Concerts in Lilacia Park (Lombard)
select Wednesdays from June 15 – August 3, 2022 | 6:30pm
Entertainment alternates throughout the summer.

River Rhapsody Concert Series (Batavia)
June 15 – August 3, 2022 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Enjoy a variety of music performances happening at Peg Bond Center.

Music Under the Stars (La Grange Park)
June 22 – August 10, 2022 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Come early to grab one a seat for this concert series with a different band every week. Note: There is no concert on August 3, 2022.

Dancin’ in the Street (Clarendon Hills)
June 22 – July 27, 2022 | 7:00 pm
Enjoy Wednesday night concerts downtown. Bring your own blanket or lawn chairs.

Summer Entertainment Series (Lisle)
July 13, 20, and 27, 2022 | 7:00 pm
Bring out your chairs or blankets and a picnic to this free live music series. There is also a special concert on Sunday, July 3, 2022.

Concerts in the Park (Geneva)
Wednesdays in July, 2022 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Listen to your favorite bands at River Park.

Summer Jazz in the Park (Glen Ellyn)
July 20 and August 17, 2022 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Enjoy a live concert at Lake Ellyn Park.

Kiwanis Summer Concerts (Villa Park)
Wednesdays in July, 2022 | starts at 6:30pm
Come early to visit the food vendors before the concert starts. Don’t forget your blanket.


Music at the Gazebo (Elmhurst)
select Thursdays from May 26 – August 11, 2022 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Bring your blanket for a beautiful summer night outdoor concert.

Concerts in the Park (St. Charles)
May 26 – August 4, 2022 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Join the excitement in Lincoln Park every Thursday night.

Concerts on the Village Green (Burr Ridge)
June 2 – July 28, 2022 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Bring your food, coolers, chairs and blankets and set up for free concerts throughout the summer.

First Thursdays Summer Concert Series (Glen Ellyn)
First Thursdays of every month from June 2 – September 8, 2022 | 5:00pm – 9:00pm
These monthly festivities are replacing the Taste of Glen Ellyn in 2022. Stroll through downtown listening to music.

Lunchtime Live! (Warrenville)
select Thursdays from June 9 – August 11, 2022 | 11:30am – 12:30pm
Join children’s performers for lunchtime entertainment at Cerny Park.

Free Summer Concerts (Villa Park)
Thursdays in June and August, 2022 | start at 6:30pm
Come early to visit the food vendors before the concert starts.

Uniquely Thursdays (Hinsdale)
June 16 – August 18, 2022 | 6:00pm – 9:00 pm
Live entertainment for all ages as well as food vendors and family fun.

Rockin’ in the Park (Rosemont)
June 16 – September 1, 2022 | 7:00pm – 10:00 pm
The series runs on Thursdays at the time listed above as well as select additional dates through September 1.

Summer Celebration Concerts (Carol Stream)
June 16 – July 28, 2022 | 7:00pm – 9:00 pm
Live music, with food vendors returning in 2022.

Rockin’ in the Park (North Riverside)
June 23 – August 4, 2022 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Enjoy a summer night listening to some of your favorite bands. Note: there is no concert on July 28, 2022.

Sunset Soiree (Lemont)
Select dates from June 16 – July 28, 2022 | 7:00pm
Live music from some of your favorites playing in Downtown Lemont.

Summer Concert Series (Woodridge)
June 29; July 13, 20, and 27; August 3 and 10, 2022 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Bring lawn chairs or blankets and catch summer concerts in parks across Woodridge.

Summer Concert Series (Oak Brook)
June 30 – July 28, 2022 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Enjoy 60’s themed music all summer long to honor the 60th anniversary of the Oak Brook Park District.


Naper Nights (Naper Settlement, Naperville)
June 17, July 15, and August 19, 2022 | 5:00 – 10:00pm
Dance the night away with the family while listening to local tribute bands. Purchase tickets in advance.

Twilight Tunes (Brookfield Zoo)
Fridays and Saturdays in July 2022 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Zoo guests will find live music on the East mall.


Naper Nights (Naper Settlement, Naperville)
June 18, July 16, and August 20, 2022 | 5:00 – 10:00pm
Dance the night away with the family while listening to the area’s best tribute bands. Purchase tickets in advance.

Twilight Tunes (Brookfield Zoo)
Fridays and Saturdays in July 2022 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Zoo guests will find live music on the East mall.

Rockin’ Rhapsody, Western Springs

Rockin’ Rhapsody
July 16, 2022 | 2:00 – 8:00 pm
Spring Rock Park
4400 Central Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558

This free concert features three bands, including Peaches Beach Party, Toxic Crayon and Starlight City. Wine and beer will be available for purchase with the proceeds going towards Ukraine Aid and Western Springs park improvements. Your kids can enjoy activities there too!


Concerts in the Park (Darien)
June 26, July 17 and August 7, 2022 | 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm
Free music in the park.

Concerts in Your Park (Naperville)
June 12, 26 and July 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2022 | 7:00pm – 8:30 pm
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for this free live music series. Location moves to a different park every week.

Summer Concerts in the Park (Oak Park)
June 12 – August 28, 2022 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Summer concerts are happening every Sunday, all summer long.

Outdoor Concerts (Cantigny Park, Wheaton)
May 22 – September 4, 2022 | 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Enjoy a summertime concert, then visit the grounds of beautiful Cantigny Park. Parking is $10 per car.

Other Ways to Enjoy Outdoor Music Concerts

Rockin’ in the Park (Rosemont)
Various dates throughout the summer | 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Rosemont’s Rockin’ in the Park series is a free concert at Parkway Bank Park. Parking is $15 at the park’s parking garage, but you can also claim free parking with validation from surrounding businesses. Check out the events calendar for all the dates!

May 20 – September 18, 2022
This outdoor music destination hosts more than more than 100 concerts during its summer season. All performances will take place outside with advance ticket sales. There is a full lineup all summer long, with special family-friendly performances. You’ll see some truly amazing picnics on the lawn, too!

First Fridays (Aurora)
April – December 2022 (No July) | 5:00 – 11:00 pm
A night of art, fun, music, dance, and community at local businesses and venues in downtown Aurora on the first Friday evening of the month.

Is there a summer concert event happening in your town that we might have missed? Please let us know so that we may include! And, look no further than Kidlist for more awesome ideas on outdoor family fun!

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