2021 Summer Concerts Are Here!

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Anyone else miss outdoor concerts in the summertime? There’s simply nothing better than enjoying live music on a beautiful summer night! We’ve rounded up all the best family-friendly summer concert options locally for almost every day of the week. Get some of these concert dates on your summer calendar today and look forwards to the good vibes.

Summer 2021 Outdoor Concerts in Chicago’s West Suburbs

Tuesdays

Summer Concert Series (Downers Grove)
May 25 – August 17, 2021 | 7:00 pm
Concerts in person at Fishel Park with a reserved viewing area (requires advance reservations) or watch live streamed shows from home.

Children’s Lunch Hour Entertainment Series (Naperville)
June 15 – July 20, 2021 | 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Hosted at different spots throughout Naperville, this series is a long-beloved staple for Naperville kiddos.

Wednesdays

Free Summer Concerts (Woodridge)

Pack a picnic, chairs and blanket for a free concert at a Woodridge Park District neighborhood park this summer! Visit www.woodridgeparks.org for the park calendar and list of other summer events.

All of the following concerts start at 7:00 pm:

June 16: One Night Band
Janes Avenue Park: 7927 Janes Avenue, Woodridge 
Rock, Motown, Hip Hop

June 23: Zydeco Voodoo
Mending Wall Park: 8406 Mending Wall Drive, Woodridge
Mardi Gras, New Orleans 

July 7: Jeanie B and the Jelly Beans
Westminster Park: 1320 Westminster Drive, Woodridge
Children’s Entertainer

July 21: Flat Cats
Janes Avenue Park: 7927 Janes Avenue, Woodridge
Jazz & Blues from the 20s to 40s 

July 28: Gone Country
Westminster Park: 1320 Westminster Drive, Woodridge
Country

Summer Concert Series (Westmont)
June 16, July 21, August 18 | 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.

Music Under the Stars (La Grange Park)
June 23 – August 4, 2021 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Come early to grab one of the limited seats for this concert series with a different band every week. The park district is also asking concertgoers to wear a mask whenever they aren’t socially distanced.

Dancin’ in the Street (Clarendon Hills)
July 7 – 28, 2021 | 7:00 pm
Enjoy Wednesday night concerts downtown. Stay tuned for more information on June concerts for outdoor diners.

Summer Entertainment Series (Lisle)
July 14 & 28, 2021 | 7:00 pm
Bring out your chairs or blankets and a picnic to this free live music series. Check back to see if pre-registration is required.

Summer Jazz in the Park (Glen Ellyn)
2021 Dates & Times TBD
Jazz in the Park 2021 plans were still in the works as of our publication date. Check the website for more details.

Thursdays

Uniquely Thursdays (Hinsdale)
June 10 – August 12, 2021 | 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Live entertainment for all ages as well as food vendors and family fun.

Rockin’ Summer Concert Series (Oak Brook)

Rockin’ Summer Concert Series
Central Park Performing Arts Pavilion
Oak Brook Park District
1510 Forest Gate Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Bring your blankets, picnic baskets, beverages and lawn chairs for these outdoor concerts! Enjoy the show from your own socially distant circle for up to 6 people. Front rows are $30 per circle and back rows are $20. You are not required to wear a mask in your circle, but are asked to put one on if social distancing isn’t possible when outside your area. No food or beverages will be sold onsite, so you are welcome to bring your own. Click here to reserve a circle.

Summer Concerts (Carol Stream)
July 15 – August 12, 2021 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Live music, but no food/beverages this year.

Rockin’ in the Park (Rosemont)
June 3 – September 2, 2021 | 7:00 – 10:00 pm
The series begins on Sunday, May 30 from 5-10pm, then continues on Thursdays at the time listed above as well as select weekend dates through September 12.

Arbor Evenings (Morton Arboretum, Lisle)
2021 Arbor Evenings Schedule TBA
Details weren’t available as of our publication date; check back.

Music at the Gazebo (Elmhurst)
Select Thursdays in 2021 TBA
They’re hoping to have this event return in 2021!

Fridays

Concerts on the Green (Burr Ridge)
June 17 – August 19, 2021 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Bring your food, coolers, chairs and blankets and set up for free concerts throughout the summer.

Naper Nights (Naper Settlement, Naperville)
July 16, August 13 and September 17, 2021 | 5:00 – 10:00pm
Dance the night away with the family while listening to local tribute bands. Purchase tickets in advance.

Saturdays

Naper Nights (Naper Settlement, Naperville)
July 17, August 14 and September 18, 2021 | 5:00 – 10:00pm
Dance the night away with the family while listening to the area’s best tribute bands. Purchase tickets in advance.

Sundays

Concerts in the Park (Darien)
June 27 and August 1, 2021 | 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Free music in the park.

Concerts in Your Park (Naperville)
Exact Sundays TBA in 2021 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for this free live music series.

Multi-day Music Events

Rotary Fest (Elk Grove Village)
June 16 – 20, 2021
Live entertainment, carnival with rides and games, and a selection of food vendors.

Endless Summerfest (La Grange)
August 6 – 8, 2021
Live music and entertainment, carnival, food vendors, beer and wine garden, and fireworks.

Ravinia
Reopening in July 2021. Check back for the full line up!
All performances will take place outside with reserved-in-advance, distanced seating offered in the pavilion, on the lawn, and al fresco at their dining spaces. Check back for their family-friendly concert dates in 2021!

Other Events with Live Music

First Fridays (Aurora)
April – December 2021 (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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