Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hours of operation and updated restrictions may apply without notice.  Stay + Play Local, along with local businesses and organizations, will do our best to keep you updated with the most accurate information throughout the season.  Please call ahead or follow the links provided below to avoid any inconvenience.

River rhapsody Concert series

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

DATE: Wednesdays, June 16 - August 4, 2021 | 7pm - 8:30pm

Welcome back to our Summer 2021 cultural arts concert series featuring a variety of lively, eclectic musical acts showcasing a diverse range of tunes. Registration will be required this year. Seating will not be assigned, but pods of four will be available to maintain social distancing. Please arrive early to find your seat or group.

June 16 | Spoken Four

June 23 | Wild Daisy

June 30 | The Wayouts

July 14 | Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band

July 21 | Ethan Bell Band

July 28 | Good Clean Fun

August 4 | Cadillac Groove

COST: $10 per ticket (ticket is for your GROUP)


concerts in the park

LOCATION: Stephen Persinger Rec Center Soccer Fields, 3507 Kaneville Rd., Geneva, IL 

DATE: Wednesdays at 7pm July 7 - 28, 2021

Reservations required. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

July 7 | Final Say,

July 14 | June's Got the Cash,

July 21 | The Millennials,

July 28 | Mr. Myers




LOCATION: Northwestern Medicine Field, 34w002 Cherry Ln, Geneva, IL

DATE: June 26, 2021 from 1:00p - 6:00p

Part of the Swedish Days Festival! Music, food, drinks, & entertainment! Food trucks and drink concessions will be available. Bring your own chairs and blankets, event is rain or shine!

1pm - 1:20pm: Elise Flagg Dance Studio

2pm - 3:30pm: ARRA Classic Rock

3:30pm - 4:30pm - Lisa Thomen - Fun Acoustic Pop and Rock

4:30pm - 6pm: Trippin' Billies - Dave Matthews Band Tribute

COST: $15 ticket + $5 CASH ONLY for parking


st. charles summer concert series

LOCATION: Lincoln Park, St. Charles, IL

DATE: Thursdays at 7:00p from May 27 - August 5, 2021

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

May 27 | Tyler Brett Caruso Memorial Concert
June 3 | Spoken Four
June 10 | Kaleidoscope Eyes
June 17 | One Night Band
June 24 | The Wayouts
July 8 | Serendipity
July 15 | Hillbilly Rockstarz
July 22 | Mr. Meyers
July 29 | Hello Weekend
August 5 | Howard & the White Boys


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stc live!

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

DATE: EVERY Wednesday AND Friday through mid-August 2021!

Additional details are TBD and subject to change.



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moosic + brews

LOCATION: Primrose Farm, St. Charles, IL

DATES: June 4, July 16, August 13, 2021 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Spend your perfect summer evening enjoying live music and dancing! Take a tour of the farmyard and say hello to the friendly animal residents. Refreshments available for an additional cost from local vendors. Musicians & food vendors subject to change. AGES 21+ ONLY

June 4 | Music - Cheryl Rodey | Food - Fernando’s Street Kitchen
July 16 | Music - Make It A Double Band | Food - Fire & Smoke BBQ
August 13 | Terry Byrne | Food - Legit Dogs & Ice

COST: $6 admission + $6 drink tickets. This is a 21+ ONLY event.

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wheaton summer concert series

Memorial Park, Wheaton, IL 60187

DATES: June 25, 26, July 9, 10, 23, 24, September 10, 11 | 6pm - 9:30pm, AND August 8 | 1pm - 4:30pm

Enjoy musical concerts and performances spanning a variety of musical genres featuring both local and national talent. The newly renovated Memorial Park Bandshell will host the Summer Entertainment Series for the first time this year. Tickets go on sale May 7, check back for updates!



River Edge Conncert Series

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

DATES: Select Fridays from July 9 - August 28, 2021 | Shows begin at 7:30 or 8pm.

RiverEdge Park in downtown Aurora is excited to announce the return of live music at the city’s beautiful outdoor summer concert venue starting in July.

July 9 | One of These Nights, the nation’s top Eagles tribute band

July 16 | TUSK: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute

July 30 | Stayin’ Alive: One Night of The Bee Gees

August 6 | Hollywood Nights – A Bob Seger Experience

August 20 | Get the Led Out: A Celebration of “The Mighty Zep,”

Saturday, August 28 | Poi Dog Pondering

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


summer concerts at the venue

LOCATION: Mundy Park, 21 S. Broadway Ave. (US Rte 25) Aurora, IL

DATES: Saturdays + Sundays in June | 8pm - 10pm

The Venue in Aurora has announced that it plans to resume outdoor concerts starting in June. Tickets will go on sale starting May 1 at the link below. The concerts will be held in Mundy Park, which is adjacent to The Venue.

June 4 | Mr. Blotto

June 5 | Lil Ed and the Blue Imperials

June 6 | Album Cover Tribute

June 11 | John Primer

June 12 | Chicago Blues Angels

June 18 | Joanna Connor

June 19 | Smiley Tillmon Band with Kate Moss

June 25 | M & R Rush

June 26 | Miles Nielsen and The Rusted Hearts

COST: $15 - $25 ticket


4th annual aurora ukelele fest

LOCATION: Downtown Aurora, IL

DATES: August 20 - 22, 2021

Ukulele music brings people joy. Musicians like George Harrison, Eddie Vedder, Taylor Swift, Cliff Edwards, Jake Shimabukuro, and the late Israel Kamakawiwo’ole helped popularize the ukulele. That’s why ukes are surging in popularity. 


The City of Lights Ukulele Festival Society hosts our annual ukulele festival to bring home the joy of ukulele music in the western suburbs of Chicago. Additional information TBA



wednesdays at the plaza

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

DATES: Wednesdays from July 14 - August 11, 2021 | 7pm - 9pm

Wednesdays at the Plaza, a free summer concert series, will return to the gazebo at Millennium Plaza on Stolp Avenue. The concerts will feature a variety of genres and local bands.


COST: $15 - $25 ticket


live and uncorked

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

DATES: Thursdays, June 17 - July 29, 2021 | 7pm - 9pm

Bring a blanket, picnic basket and your favorite craft beer or bottle of wine to enjoy an evening of great music at Blackberry Farm. Live and Uncorked is for ages 21+, identification will be required and checked prior to entry. 

June 17 | Dick Diamond & The Dusters

June 24 | Libido Funk Circus

July 1 | Strung Out

July 8 | Billy Elton

July 15 | Second Time Around

July 22 | Semple

July 29 | Voyage

COST: $6/ticket


country road music event

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

DATES: June 18, 2021 | 7pm - 10:30pm

Enjoy friends, family, great live music, food and libations from our many restaurants between Duane and Hillside on Main.


Our featured live band, Fletcher Rockwell will go on at 8pm! But join us at 7pm to set up your chair and seek out your favorite cocktail and food. Main Street closes between Hillside and Duane at 5pm. At 7pm, enjoy cocktails and food from restaurants allowed in the street. The fun goes on until 10:30pm. Book the sitter or bring the kids. Bring your friends. 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 4 - August 6 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Hosted in various parks in Dundee Township. Food and drink will be sold by the Dundee Township Lions Club. All proceeds will benefit the community. 

June 4 | The Flat Cats

June 11 | The Band Sundance

June 18 | The StingRays

July 9 | Ethan Bell Band

July 16 | 3 If By Air

July 23 | Zydeco Voodoo

July 30 | Johnny Russler & The Beach Bum Band

August 6 | Mason Rivers

COST: $15 - $25 ticket

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Groovin' in the grove

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

DATES: June 17, July 15, August 19, 2021 | 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 17 | The Chain

July 15 | Rico!

August 19 | Second Hand Soul


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

DATES: June 17, July 15, August 19, 2021 | 7pm - 8:30pm

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!

June 7 | 10:30am | Aurora | Fox Valley Mall, 195 Fox Valley Ctr, Aurora, IL

June 18 | 11:00am | West Chicago | Reed Keppler Park 129 W National St, West Chicago, IL 

June 29 | 11:30am | Naperville | Riverwalk Grand Pavillion, Naperville, IL

July 4 | 11:00am | Wheaton | Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Rd Wheaton, IL

July 12 | 10:30am | Aurora | Fox Valley Mall, 195 Fox Valley Ctr, Aurora, IL

August 2 | 10:30am | Aurora | Fox Valley Mall, 195 Fox Valley Ctr, Aurora, IL

August 21 | 12:00pm | West Dundee | Dundee Parks Family Fun Day (event 10-2) Randall Oaks Recreation Center, 500 Randall Rd, Dundee, IL 

August 28 | 2:30p | Naperville | Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 36 N Ellsworth St, Naperville, IL  60540, 

September 4 | 12:00pm | Oswego | Prairiefest, 91 Plank Rd., Oswego IL 


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