All the Outdoor Free Concerts for Summer 2024

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Grab your lawn chairs, coolers, and your dancing shoes — we’ve gathered the list of free concerts outdoors this summer in the western suburbs to help keep you and your family grooving all summer long. Enjoy a variety of live music from country, oldies, jazz, and even some of your favorite classic tunes by your local kids chorus.

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Millennium Park Summer Music Series (Chicago)
Select Mondays and Thursdays | 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Visit the Jay Pritzker Pavilion for outdoor concerts featuring a wide array of music genres.

Summer Concert Series (Downers Grove)
May 21 – August 13, 2024 | 7:00pm
Country, rock, and oldies concerts at Fishel Park every week. Doors open and concessions sales begin at 6:00pm.

Summer Concert Series (Bloomingdale)
June 4 – August 20, 2024 | 7:00pm
Concerts begin at 7:00pm, but guests ages four to ten can participate in numerous free activities starting at 6:30pm. No concert on July 2 or August 6, 2024.

Summer Concert Series (Franklin Park)
Most Tuesdays from June 4 – July 23, 2024 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Listen to free outdoor concerts at the North Park Baseball Fields.

Family Picnic Series (Palatine)
June 4 and 18, July 9 and 23, 2024 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Enjoy children’s entertainment concerts at Fred P. Hall Ampitheater.

Children’s Lunch Hour Entertainment Series (Naperville)
June 11 – July 16, 2024 | 11:30am – 12:15pm
This free series takes place at the 95th Street Community Plaza or the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion in Naperville. Please be sure to take note of location as it alternates weekly. The Naperville Public Library will also read a story ten minutes before the entertainment begins.

Summer Concert Series (Buffalo Grove)
Tuesdays from June 18 – August 6, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Food and drinks can be purchased at the park, or brought from home. Alcoholic drinks must be purchased on-site. There will be a special performance on July 4 before the fireworks display.

Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series
Tuesdays from July 11 – 30, 2024 | 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Outdoor concerts alternating between Village Green and Rotary Green. Also featuring a special performance on July 4, 2024.

Acoustic Jams in the Park (St. Charles)
Tuesdays from July 16 – August 30, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Visit Mt. St. Mary Park for original and cover songs performed acoustically.

Summer Concert in the Park (Glendale Heights)
Most Wednesdays from June 5 – July 31, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Food and drinks will be available for purchase at these weekly performances hosted in Camera Park. No performances on July 3 or 10, 2024.

STC Live (Downtown St. Charles)
Most Wednesdays and Fridays from June 5 – August 30, 2024 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Visit Downtown St. Charles businesses and the 1st Street Plaza for live music concerts.

River Rhapsody Concert Series (Batavia)
Most Wednesdays from June 12 – August 31, 2024 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
A variety of live, eclectic performances at Batavia Riverwalk. No performance on July 10, 2024.

Summer Concert Series (Westmont)
June 19, July 17, and August 21, 2024 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Pack your picnic basket and have dinner on the lawn during Westmont’s concert series. Please note the location as they change weekly. Be sure to bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.

Movies and Concerts in Lilacia Park (Lombard)
June 19, July 24, and August 7, 2024 | start times vary
Free entertainment and concerts throughout the summer. Bring your family or meet up with friends for a night of music in the park. Cancellation will occur for inclement weather.

Outdoor Concert Series (Itasca)
Select Wednesdays in June, July and August, 2024 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Visit Usher Park for concerts featuring a variety of music genres.

Summer Jazz in the Park (Glen Ellyn)
June 19, July 17, and August 21, 2024 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Enjoy a live concert by the Glen Ellyn Jazz Ensemble at Lake Ellyn Park.

Music on the Deck (Salt Creek Rural Park District)
June 12 and 26, July 10, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Visit Salt Creek Golf Club for outdoor concerts. Food can be purchased from RoccoVino’s.

Music Under the Stars (La Grange Park)
June 26 – August 7, 2024 | 7:00pm – 8:30 pm
Variety of bands at Memorial Park each week, except the week of July 3.

Dancin’ in the Street (Clarendon Hills)
June 26 – Aug 7, 2024 | 7:00pm
Join your friends and neighbors for a night under the stars with live musical performances. No concert on July 3, 2024.

Summer Concert Series (Woodridge)
June 26 – August 7, 2024 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Bring lawn chairs or blankets for live music in various parks across Woodridge. Please note, locations alternate weekly.

Wednesday Concerts (Forest Park)
June 26, July 10, and August 14, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Visit the Roos Pavilion for free concerts hosted by the Park District of Forest Park. Formerly held on Thursdays, these concerts are on Wednesday evenings in 2024.

Summer Entertainment Series (Lisle)
July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2024 | 7:00pm
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and a picnic to this free live music series. Featuring every type of music from rock and roll to pop.

Live Music Summer Concert Series (Barrington)
Wednesdays from July 10 – August 7, 2024 | 7:00pm
Free popcorn is provided at these free concerts at Citizens Park.

Jammin’ in July in Western Springs

Jammin’ in July
July 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2024 | 4:30pm – 9:00pm
Tower Green, 916 Hillgrove Avenue, Western Springs

Enjoy live music, food trucks and vendors, farmers market, and beer & wine for purchase at the third annual concert series, organized by the Western Springs Business Association. Each night has a theme and great bands lined up!

July 10: BBQ Rock
4:30-6:30pm Whiskey Road
7-9 pm Out For Hours

July 17: Alternative Rock Night
4:30-6:30 pm El Rando
7-9 pm – Red Roses

July 24: Classic and Americana Roots Rock
4:30-6:30 pm Bad Dads
7-9 pm Good Things

July 31: Ladies Night (Guys too!)
4:30-6:30 pm The Beatelles
7-9 pm – Beyond the Blonde

Concerts in the Park (Geneva)
July 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2024 | 7:00pm
Enjoy some of your favorite bands at this free series at River Park.

Summer Concert Series (Westchester)
Wednesdays in August, 2024 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Purchase food from vendors, or bring your own, to these outdoor concerts at Mayfair Park.

Music in the Park (Northlake)
August 14 and 28, 2024 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Join the Veterans Park District for two outdoor concerts to round out the summer. Location varies by date.

Summer Concert Series (Wheaton)
Running select Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays | times vary
Listen to live music throughout Downtown Wheaton.

Concerts in the Park (St. Charles)
May 23 – August 8, 2024 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Join the excitement in Lincoln Park every Thursday night. Be sure to arrive early to purchase snacks, and don’t forget your blanket.

Rockin’ in the Park (Rosemont)
May 30 – August 30, 2024 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm
There will be music, fun giveaways, and food trucks at this concert series at Rosemont. Additional dates offered on May 26, 2024 as well as select Fridays.

Skyline Sessions (Navy Pier, Chicago)
Thursdays and Fridays from May 30 – August 30, 2024 | 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Enjoy live music at the Wave Wall Performance Platform throughout the summer.

Thursday Night Out (Oak Park)
June 6 – August 29, 2024 | 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Listen to live music while dining al fresco enjoying special entrees, appetizers, drinks and more from local Oak Park restaurants.

Sounds Of Summer Concerts (Arlington Heights)
June 6 – August 29, 2024 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
New this year, all concerts will take place on Thursday nights. No concert on July 4, 2024.

Live Music on the Hill (Hanover Park)
June 6, July 11, and August 15, 2024 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Enjoy live music at the Park District Community Center.

Sunset Soiree (Lemont)
Select dates from June 6 – July 25, 2024 | 7:00pm
Live music from some of your favorites playing in Downtown Lemont. Seating opens at 6:00pm.

Music at the Gazebo (Elmhurst)
select Thursdays from June 6 – August 1, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Bring your blanket or lawn chair for a beautiful summer night outdoor concert from various musical acts.

Concerts on the Village Green (Burr Ridge)
June 6 – August 1, 2024 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Seating is not provided at this event, so bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy concerts at the Burr Ridge Village Center. No concert on July 4, 2024.

Summer Sounds on the Green (Hoffman Estates)
Most Thursdays from June 6 – August 1, 2024 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Visit the Village Green for a variety of musical performances throughout the summer. Food and drinks can be brought from home, or purchased on site. No concert on July 4, 2024.

Concerts on Main (Roselle)
Select Thursdays in June and July, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Enjoy live music in downtown Roselle.

Kids Entertainment Series (Bloomingdale)
Select Thursdays in June and July | 6:30pm
Bloomingdale Park District hosts children’s entertainment performances at Old Town Park on Thursday evenings, as well as Friday afternoons at Homola Picnic Shelter.

Live at the Lake (Des Plaines)
Most Thursdays from June 13 – August 22, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Free outdoor concerts at various locations within Des Plaines. No concert on July 3, 2024.

Lunchtime Live! (Warrenville)
select Thursdays from June 13 – August 8, 2024 | 11:30am – 12:15pm
Join children’s performers for lunchtime entertainment at Cerny Park.

Summer Concert Series (The Promenade Bolingbrook)
Thursdays from June 13 – August 29, 2024 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Enjoy live music in The Row on Thursday evenings.

Uniquely Thursdays (Hinsdale)
Thursdays from June 13 – August 22, 2024 | 6:00pm – 9:00 pm
Live entertainment for all ages as well as food vendors and family activities.

Summer Concert Series (Carol Stream)
Thursdays from June 20 – July 25, 2024 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Visit the Ross Ferraro Town Center for live music and entertainment.

Good Vibrations (Mount Prospect)
Most Thursdays from June 20 – August 1, 2024 | 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Visit Veterans Memorial Bandshell for free outdoor concerts.

Millennium Park Summer Music Series (Chicago)
Select Mondays and Thursdays | 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Visit the Jay Pritzker Pavilion for outdoor concerts featuring a wide array of music genres.

Free Summer Concerts (Villa Park)
Thursdays in June and August, 2024 | start at 6:30pm
Arrive early to visit the concession stands before the concert starts.

Darien Rocks the Greens
June 27, July 25, and August 29, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Enjoy free concerts at Westwood Park on select Thursdays throughout the summer.

Rockin’ in the Park (North Riverside)
June 20 – July 25, 2024 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
These free concerts will take place rain or shine, but will be moved indoors for inclement weather. Outside food/drinks are not permitted. Arrive early to purchase food from the concession stands. No concert on July 4, 2024.

Concerts in the Park (Berwyn)
June 27, July 25, and August 22, 2024 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Listen to live music on select Thursdays hosted at Proska Park.

Kiwanis Summer Concerts (Villa Park)
Thursdays in July, 2024 | starts at 6:30pm
Be sure to come early to purchase food from the concession stands opening at 6:00pm. Concerts begin at 6:30pm. Don’t forget your blanket. No concert on July 4, 2024.

Summer Concert Series (Oak Brook)
July 11 – August 8, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Enjoy music all summer long at the Oak Brook Park District.

Summer Entertainment Series (Memorial Park, Wheaton)
Running most Thursdays from June 6 – August 1, 2024 | 6:00pm – 9:30pm
Various free concerts on Thursday evenings. Additional concerts for a fee happening throughout the summer.

Moose Cruise Night and Friday Night Live (Downers Grove)
May 24 – August 30, 2024 | 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Live music hosted in conjunction with the weekly classic car show.

Rob Roy’s Live on the Deck (Prospect Heights)
Select Fridays from May 31 – September 13, 2024 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Listen to live music at the 10th Hole Bar & Grill.

Kids Entertainment Series (Bloomingdale)
Select Fridays in June and July | 12:00pm
Bloomingdale Park District hosts children’s entertainment performances at Old Town Park on Thursday evenings, as well as Friday afternoons at Homola Picnic Shelter.

Fridays on the Green (Mount Prospect)
Select Fridays from May 31 – September 6, 2024 | 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Visit Mount Prospect Village Hall for outdoor concerts. Food can be brought from home, or purchased at local restaurants in downtown Mount Prospect.

Skyline Sessions (Navy Pier, Chicago)
Thursdays and Fridays from May 30 – August 30, 2024 | 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Enjoy live music at the Wave Wall Performance Platform throughout the summer.

STC Live (Downtown St. Charles)
Most Wednesdays and Fridays from June 5 – August 30, 2024 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Visit Downtown St. Charles businesses and the 1st Street Plaza for live music concerts.

Fun Day In The Park (Hoffman Estates)
Select Fridays from June 7 – August 23, 2024 | 10:00am – 11:00am
Enjoy Children’s entertainment music shows at various locations in Hoffman Estates. Special concert times also on June 10 and July 13, 2024.

Friday Summer Concert Series on Main Street (Glen Ellyn)
June 7, August 2, September 6, 2024 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm
No outside food or drink is allowed at these live music performances on Main Street in downtown Glen Ellyn.

First Fridays Summer Dance Concert (Schaumburg)
June 7, July 5, August 2, 2024 | 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Visit Schaumburg Town Square for dance concerts featuring various dance styles.

Rockin’ the Lakes Concert (Salt Creek Rural Park District)
Select Fridays from June 7 – August 2, 2024 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Listen to music while overlooking Donut Lake. No outside food and drinks are allowed, but RoccoVino’s will be open for purchases.

Friday Night Headliners (Wheeling)
June 7, July 19, and August 9, 2024 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Enjoy concerts on the lawn at Heritage Park Performance Pavilion.

Riverwalk Music Nights (Winfield)
Select Fridays from June 7 – September 20, 2024 | 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Visit Riverwalk Park for 6 evenings of summertime concerts. Concerts are free, with food and drinks available to purchase.

Tots in the Park (Buffalo Grove)
Select Fridays from June 14 – August 2, 2024 | 10:30am – 11:15am
Visit the Alcott Center for children’s entertainment performances throughout the summer.

Summer Concert at Hodges Park (Park Ridge)
Most Fridays from June 21 – August 16, 2024 | 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Outdoor concerts hosted by the Park Ridge Fine Arts Society. No concert on July 5, 2024.

Fridays Rock and Roll in Meadows (Rolling Meadows)
June 21, July 19, and September 13, 2024 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Enjoy two performances at each of these outdoor concerts hosted at Kimball Hill Park.

Fun Fridays (West Chicago)
Select Fridays from June 28 – August 9, 2024 | 11:00am – 12:00pm
Hosted at Reed-Keppler Park, children’s performances will be offered throughout the summer.

Summer Concert Series (Wheaton)
Running select Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays | times vary
Listen to live music throughout Downtown Wheaton.

Live on the Lake (Navy Pier, Chicago)
Saturdays and Sundays from May 25 – September 29, 2024 | 2:00pm – 11:00pm
Enjoy live music at the Navy Pier Beer Garden on Satursdays and Sundays, all summer long.

Summer Breeze Concerts (Schaumburg)
Select Saturdays in July and August, 2024 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Music is performed along the lake at the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center.

Super Sensational Saturdays (Villa Park)
July 20 and September 7, 2024 | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Enjoy live family-friendly music, face painting, activities and more.

Summer Concert Series (Wheaton)
Running select Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays | times vary
Listen to live music throughout Downtown Wheaton.

Live on the Lake (Navy Pier, Chicago)
Saturdays and Sundays from May 25 – September 29, 2024 | 2:00pm – 11:00pm
Enjoy live music at the Navy Pier Beer Garden on Satursdays and Sundays, all summer long.

Outdoor Concerts (Cantigny Park, Wheaton)
May 26 – September 1, 2024 | 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Enjoy a summertime concert, then visit the grounds of beautiful Cantigny Park.

Concerts in Your Park (Naperville)
Select Sundays from June 9 – July 28, 2024 | 7:00pm – 8:30 pm
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for this free live music series. Concerts take place at a different park every week.

Summer Concerts in the Park (Oak Park)
June 9 – August 25, 2024 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Summer concerts are happening every Sunday, all summer long in Scoville Park.

Concerts at the Glen (Butterfield Park District, Glen Ellyn)
July 14 and 28, 2024 | 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Register in advance for spots at these free outdoor concerts.

Summer Concert Series (Wheaton)
Running select Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays | times vary
Listen to live music throughout Downtown Wheaton.

Ravinia
May 10 – September 15, 2024
All concerts have advance ticket sales. This outdoor music venue features more than more than 100 concerts during its summer season. They have a full lineup with special family-friendly performances.

Arbor Evenings (Morton Arboretum, Lisle)
May 29 – August 21, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Come watch the summer sunset and listen to a variety of bands, enjoy food trucks, and engage in games and activities for all ages on Wednesdays. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and include entrance to the Arboretum, as well as the concert and activities. Children under the age of two are admitted for free.

Roaring Nights (Brookfield Zoo)
June 22, July 12, and July 27, 2024 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Tickets must be purchased in advance (and are selling out quickly!) Performers include The Fray, Barenaked Ladies, and Gin Blossoms.

Naper Nights (Naper Settlement, Naperville)
June 14 – 15, July 19 – 20, and August 16 – 17, 2024 | 5:00 – 10:00pm
Tickets are sold in advance. Tickets are $20/adult and $15/kids ages four through twelve.

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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