2018 Live Music This Summer in the Southwest Suburbs

Summer is near and it’s time to get out and enjoy the fresh air with some live music! Many towns offer a series of free outdoor concerts during the summer months that are sure to cure that cabin fever. Many of the events offer on-site food and beverage (for a fee), or bringing your own snacks is also welcomed. Come on out and meet some new friends, dance with your loved ones, or just relax with some refreshments. These events are made to entertain all ages. If you enjoy free entertainment under the stars, then grab some blankets and snacks and head on over to support your local bands.

2018 Live Music This Summer in the Southwest Suburbs


Concerts on the Green (Frankfort) 
Every Sunday, June 17 – August 26, 2018 (no concert July 15th) | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Free music and entertainment on Breidert Green in the center of Frankfort’s Historic District.

Music in Midlothian (Midlothian)
June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Kostner Park hosts live bands. Bring your chairs and snacks for a memorable evening under the stars.

Free Summer Concerts & Movies (Oak Lawn) 
June 3, June 17, July 8, July 22, August 5, August 26, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Bring some food and chairs out to the Village Green and enjoy live entertainment under the stars.

Concert in the Park (Orland Park) 
June 24 (5:30 pm), July 22 (time TBA), August 19, 2018 (6:00 pm)
Head to Crescent Park to enjoy live music (alcohol available for purchase).


Summer Concert Series (Hickory Hills)
July 17 (7:00 pm), July 24 (7:00 pm), July 31 (7:00 pm), August 7 (6:30 pm)
Kasey Meadow Park welcomes all to enjoy their live entertainment. Concessions will be available at all concerts.

Starry Nights (Homewood)
July 3, 2018 | Time TBA
Irwin Park Bandshell hosts some great bands this summer for their music in the park series.


Summer Concert Series (Bolingbrook)
Every Wednesday, June 6 – August 29, 2018 (No concert on July 4) | 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Head to the Performing Arts Center on Wednesdays to see some of the best local bands around.


Starry Nights (Homewood)
June 21 and July 19, 2018 | Time TBA
Irwin Park Bandshell hosts some great bands this summer for their music in the park series.

Summer Concerts (Mokena)
June 14 and July 12, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Relax in the Yunker Park Bandshell with some live entertainment.

Concerts in the Park (Palos Heights) 
June 21, July 26, August 9, 2018 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Pack some snacks and a chair and head to Memorial Park for some live music.

Concert in Settlers’ Park (Plainfield)
June 14, July 19, August 2, 2018 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Bring out some chairs and enjoy a warm summer night with some live music. Limited terraced seating is available. Concessions are open for the event.

Rockin’ the Ville Concert Series (Romeoville)
June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26, August 9, August 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Visit Deer Crossing Park to see live bands perform. Pop, water, adult beverages, and snacks are available for purchase.

Thursdays in the Park (Tinley Park)
June 28, July 12, July 26, August 9, and August 16, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Bring chairs or blankets and enjoy some music in the park at the Bettenhausen Recreation Center.


Concerts on the Green (Alsip)
June 8, July 13, August 10, and September 14, 2018 | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Bring your chairs or blankets out to Fountain Hills Golf Club or arrive early to try and grab some of the limited seating on the patio. Their restaurant will be open for food and drink purchases.

Concerts in the Park (Joliet)
May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, and September 21, 2018 | 6:30 pm – dusk
Enjoy live music at Preservation Park. Don’t forget chairs and refreshments.

Concerts on the Village Green (Lemont)
Every Friday, June 1 – August 31, 2018 | 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bring your chairs and some munchies or try one of the local food trucks on hand.

LockRocks (Lockport)
June 8 (7:00 pm), August 17 (7:00 pm), and (Saturday) September 8, 2018 (8:00 pm)
Dellwood Park hosts some unforgettable live entertainment. Beer garden and food available.

Fridays after Five (New Lenox) 
June 22, July 20, August 31, 2018 | 5:30 pm
Ring in the weekend with live music and food trucks.


Music in the Plaza (Tinley Park) 
June 9, June 23, July 7, July 28, August 11, August 25, September 8, and September 15, 2018 | 7:00pm – 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music and local food and beverage vendors at Zabrocki Plaza.

Check out live music this summer in the west suburbs, too! And we’ve got plenty more outdoor family fun on our site for more memory-making together.

About the Author

Claudia Coyne
Having grown up in Palos Park, Claudia has a great love for the southwest suburbs and the hidden gems of the area. Claudia currently lives in Tinley Park with her husband and four children (two girls, ages 6 and 4 and two boys, ages 3 and 1). Cabin fever with four children can get rough, so they’re always looking for new and exciting adventures outside of the house! During the warmer months, you’ll find her and the family at the pool, out on nature walks, grilling in the yard, or at the zoo. And pick a park, any park… Claudia’s kids possess a magical super power of being able to detect the nearest park within a 5 mile radius, so there’s always a stop off on the way home to discover new playgrounds! When the cold comes, they like to craft, hibernate at the library or indoor play places, and play in the snow. In her tiny sliver of free time, Claudia enjoys sewing, photography, and baking.

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