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River rhapsody Concert series

LOCATION: Peg Bond Center, 151 N Island Ave, Batavia, IL

DATE: Wednesdays, June 15, 22, 29, July 13, 20, 27, and August 3, 2022 | 7pm - 8:30pm

River Rhapsody is Batavia Park District's cultural arts concert series featuring a variety of lively, eclectic musical acts showcasing a diverse range of tunes. No registration required this year. New for 2022: food and wine will be available for sale!




concerts in the park

LOCATION: River Park, 151 N. River Lane, Geneva, IL

DATE: Wednesdays July 6, 13, 20, and 27 | 7pm

FREE concerts in the park, Wednesday nights in July. Musical acts include The Stingrays, Sushi Roll, Mr. Myers, and Wild Daisy. Bring your blanket or lawn chair!




st. charles summer concert series

LOCATION: Lincoln Park, St. Charles, IL

DATE: Thursdays at 7pm - May 26 - August 4.

The best summer fun…dancing in the park! Grab your friends and family…and bring your blanket, chair(s) and your dancing shoes!

May 26 | Tyler Brett Caruso Memorial Concert

June 2 | Soda

June 9 | Classical Blast

June 16 | Kari Lynch Band

June 23 | Student Body

July 4 | Feel Good Party Band – In Pottawatomie Park

July 7 | Tropixplosion

July 14 | Moonshot

July 21 | Howard & the White Boys

July 28 | 7th Heaven

Aug 4 | The PriSSillas


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stc live!

LOCATION: First Street Plaza, Downtown St. Charles, IL

DATE: EVERY Wednesday AND Friday through mid-August 2022!

Live music every Wednesday and Friday night, all summer long! Locations will vary. Additional details and lineup are to be released soon!



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acoustic jams in the park

LOCATION: Mount Saint Mary Park, St. Charles, IL

DATES: Each Tuesday in August, 6:30pm - 8pm

Every Tuesday in August features a different musician! Enjoy your favorite cover songs like Stairway to Heaven, Dust in the Wind, and Blackbird as well as original tunes from these artists! All ages


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wheaton summer concert series

Memorial Park, Wheaton, IL 60187

DATES: Select Fridays + Saturdays June - September 2022 | 6pm - 9pm

The newly renovated Memorial Park Bandshell will host the Summer Entertainment Series! Enjoy musical concerts and performances spanning a variety of musical genres featuring both local and national talent. Most nights feature two musical acts!

June 24 | Mulberry Street + Gold Dust Dreams

June 25 | Mickey Hatfield Trio + HiFI Superstar

July 15 | The Wayouts + American English

July 16 | Chicago Philharmonic Ensemble J

uly 29 | Billy Elton + Radio Gaga

July 30 | UltraBeat + Sixteen Candles

August 12 | ARRA + One of these Nights

August 13 | The Chicago Experience + The PettyBreakers

September 9 | The Ron Burgundys + Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press

September 10 | The Special Consensus + Bella Cain

COST: $10


Cantigny summer concert series

Cantigny Park, 1 S 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL

DATES: Sundays at 3pm | May 29 - September 4 (no concerts June 12, August 14)

Concerts are outdoors and feature lawn seating. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets, and picnics are welcome. Concessions are available from Mamie’s Toffee & Treats, Golden Eagle Hotdogs, and Aunt Tina’s Sound Bites.

May 29 | Blooze Brothers

June 5 | The Fortunate Sons

June 19 | Two Beer Tommy Band

June 26 | Special Consensus

July 3 | Chicago Tribute Anthology

July 10 | Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute

July 17 | One of these Nights

July 24 | American English

July 31 | Libido Funk Circus AND Mariachi Herencia de Mexico (7pm)

August 7 | Semple

August 21 | The Four C Notes

August 28 | Vital Signs

September 4 | Anchors Away

COST: FREE with paid parking - $10


River Edge Conncert Series

LOCATION: RiverEdge Park, 360 N Broadway, Aurora, IL

DATES: Select Fridays from June - August 2022 | Shows begin at 7:30 or 8pm.

RiverEdge Park in downtown Aurora is excited to announce summer 2022's live music lineup at the city’s beautiful outdoor summer concert venue!

June 17 - 18 | Blues on the Fox

June 24 | The Chicago Experience

June 25 | Live to Rock

July 2 | Blue Oyster Cult

July 8 | Satisfaction

July 22 | Stayin' Alive J

July 24 | Kansas

July 26 | Tedeschi Trucks Band

August 7 | I Love the 90s

August 12 | Fitz + the Tantrums / Andy Grammar

August 19 | Get the Led Out

August 20 | Boz Scaggs Out of Blues Tour

August 26 | Tusk

COST: Varies depending on show (generally $5 - $40 per ticket)


5th annual aurora ukelele fest

LOCATION: Water Street Mall off of 11 S. Water Street and 44 E. Downer Place, Aurora, IL

DATES: August 21, 2022 | 11am - 6pm

The Aurora Uke Fest (formally City of Lights Ukulele Festival) will return to Downtown Aurora as a live event on August 21st, 2022, from 11 am to 6 pm showcasing our great City of Aurora, IL and the surrounding businesses. Aurora Alderman Mike Saville envisioned The Aurora Uke Fest years ago as a fun event hosted in Downtown Aurora. He imagined a festival with performances from big names in the ukulele scene, workshops, vendors, and more. Our dream is to make the Aurora Uke Fest one of the top uke festivals in the Midwest. Thanks to the surging popularity of the ukulele and the work of our ukulele committee members and volunteers, our dream is becoming a reality. The festival is a win-win-win for performers, fans and the Aurora community.



wednesdays at the plaza

LOCATION: Millennium Plaza, 21 S Stolp Ave, Aurora, IL

DATES: Wednesdays, July 13 - August 10 | 7pm - 9pm

Millennium Plaza is situated between Downer Place and Galena Boulevard next to Leland Tower, the tallest building in Aurora. Aurora Downtown hosts a series of free summer concerts and events at the scenic plaza gazebo. Concerts are free and family-friendly. All ages are welcome. Blankets or seat cushions are recommended for the concrete stadium seating. 




live and uncorked

LOCATION: Blackberry Farm, 100 S Barnes Rd, Aurora, IL

DATES: Thursdays, June 16 - July 28, 2022 | 7pm - 9pm

Bring a chair and snacks to enjoy this BYOB evening full of great music at Blackberry Farm. Purchase your tickets online or at the door! Live & Uncorked is for ages 21 and up; identification will be required and checked prior to entry for all guests.

June 16 | Libido Funk Circus

June 23 | One Night Band

June 30 | Dick Diamond & The Dusters

July 7 | Semple

July 14 | Hillbilly Rockstarz

July 21 | Hollywood Swinging

July 28 | Billy Elton

COST: $8 online, $10 at the door


country road music event

LOCATION: Main Street, N Main St, Glen Ellyn, IL

DATES: June 17, 2022 | 7pm - 9:30pm

Enjoy friends, family, great live music, food and libations from our many restaurants between Pennsylvania and Crescent. Our featured live band, Fletcher Rockwell will go on at 7pm! But join us at 6pm to set up your chair and seek out your favorite cocktail and food. All ages welcome. Please make sure you get a wristband as you enter the event

COST: FREE, but donations are encouraged

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Concerts in your park

LOCATION: Various Locations in Dundee Township (see line-up schedule below for locations) 

DATES: Select Fridays June 3 - August 5, 2022 | 7pm - 8:30pm

Join us throughout the summer for our FREE Concerts in the Park located in Carpentersville, East Dundee, and West Dundee. Food and drinks will be sold by the Dundee Township Lions Club. All proceeds will benefit the community. In addition, Kona Ice will be at the Friday Concerts.

June 3 | Class of '68 | Carpenter Park (Carpentersville)

June 10 | Two Beer Tommy | Grafelman Park (West Dundee) 

June 17 | Shock the System | Lions Park (East Dundee)

July 8 | The Plant Band | Grafelman Park (West Dundee)

July 15 | The Stingrays | Lions Park (East Dundee)

July 22 | Saturday June Band | Carpenter Park (Carpentersville)

July 29 | Southern Draw | Grafelman Park (West Dundee)

August 5 | The Noize | Lions Park (East Dundee)


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Groovin' in the grove

LOCATION: Sugar Grove Public Library District, 125 Municipal Dr, Sugar Grove, IL

DATES: Third Fridays June - August 2022 | 7pm - 8:30pm

A FREE Concert on the Grand Lawn at the Sugar Grove Library brought to you by the Sugar Grove Arts & Entertainment Committee. A food truck will be available and you may bring a cooler with your own snacks and adult beverages.

June 16 | The Student Body

July 14 | Voyage

August 11 | Hillbilly Rockstarz


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Concerts in your park

LOCATION: Various Locations at neighborhood Naperville Parks (see line-up schedule below for locations) 

DATES: Sundays June 13, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 2021 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm


Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a FREE evening of outdoor musical entertainment. Join your friends and neighbors for the musical event coming to your area. See link below for schedule and location!

June 13 | Second Hand Soul Band | Queensbury Greens | 1520 Brookdale Rd

June 27 | Johnny Russler & The Beach Bum Band | Meadow Glens Park | 1303 Muirhead Ave.

July 11 | Indie Kids Band | A. George Pradel Park | 4519 Pradel Dr.

July 18 | Spoken Four | Arrowhead Park | 711 Iroquois Ave.

July 25 | OMT | Gartner Park | 524 W. Gartner Rd.

August 1 | Serendipity Band | Wolf's Crossing Community Park | 3252 Wolf's Crossing Rd.



Miss Jamie's Farm Public COncerts

LOCATION: Various locations throughout the suburbs of Chicago (see below)

DATES: Various dates May - August 2022 | See times below

Miss Jamie's Farm is a popular music show for young kids and their families, sharing values from life down on the farm through songs both new and familiar. Sing, dance, laugh and learn with Miss Jamie and her farm puppet friends!

May 21 | West Chicago Blooming Fest, 1pm

June 4 | Aurora Farmer's Market, 10:30am

June 6 |Fox Valley Mall, 10:30am

June 24 | Wheaton Library, 6pm

July 10 | Batavia Windmill Fest, 12pm

July 14 | Children's Courtard Aurora, 10am

July 18 | Batavia Library - Peg Bond Center, 10:30am

July 31 | Geneva Library, 1pm

August 3 | Panton Mill Park South Elgin, 11am

August 11 | Cerny Park Warrenville, 11:30am


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south elgin concerts in the park

LOCATION: Panton Mill Park, 10 N Water St., South Elgin, IL

DATES: Wednesdays, June 1 - August 10 | 6:30pm - 8pm

Every Wednesday night, June 1st through August 10th, enjoy free live music at Panton Mill Park starting at 6:30pm! Food Trucks will be at every concert!

June 8 | Bluewater Kings

June 14 | ECC Concert Band (Tues @ 7pm)

June 15 | The PriSSilas

June 22 | Local Motive

June 29 | Soda

July 6 | One Foot in the Groove

July 13 | The Moods

July 20 | ECC Concert Band (Thurs @ 7pm) Gen Fuze

July 27 | Mariachi Herencia de' Mexico

August 3 | Wild Daisy

August 10 | Vinyl Goldmine


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south elgin kids concerts in the park

LOCATION: Panton Mill Park, 10 N Water St., South Elgin, IL

DATES: First Wednesdays June - August | 11am - 12:30pm

Come enjoy free family-friendly shows this summer at Panton Mill Park! Lunch trucks will be here and so will the Gail Borden Bookmobile! 

June 1 - Leonardo Music

July 6 - Wendy and DB

August 3 - Miss Jamie on the Farm


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summer concerts in the park

LOCATION: Wing Park Band Shell, 1010 Wing St, Elgin, IL

DATES: Tuesdays from June 21 - July 26, 2022 | 7pm

Head out to the Wing Park Band Shell this summer for the City of Elgin's Concerts in the Park series. All concerts are free of charge, but remember to bring your bug spray, lawn chairs & blankets to enjoy the live music!

June 21 | The Davenport Project

June 28 | BoomBox

July 12 | Peach's Beach Party

July 19 | Brass from the Past

July 26 | Trabuco



arbor evenings

LOCATION: Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53 Lisle, IL

DATES: Wednesdays, June 1 - August 24, 2022 | 6pm - 8pm

Unwind with family and friends on Wednesday evenings at The Morton Arboretum this summer. Mingle as you enjoy live music surrounded by beautiful trees on the picturesque Frost Hill! Tickets include admission to the Arboretum, activities, and live music. Tickets are required for all guests. Families are welcome. Music is from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Admission into the Arboretum and Arbor Evenings will begin at 5:15 p.m.

June 1 | R-Gang

June 8 | The Beaux

June 15 | Anchors Away

June 22 | Kovacs and Company

June 29 | ARRA

July 6 | Cadillac Groove

July 13 | Howard and the White Boys

July 20 | Jose Valdes and the Mambo All-Stars

July 27 | Semple

Aug 3 | The Four C Notes

August 10 | One Night Band

August 17 | Hillbilly Rockstarz

August 24 | The Priscillas

COST: Adults: $13 | Children: $5 | All children under 2: free


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