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Summer Concerts in the Park — 2013

Enjoy an evening of live entertainment in the relaxed setting of our local town squares and parks. Bring your picnic baskets or buy food at the concerts. One of the best things about all of these concerts is that they are FREE!

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McHenry – Concerts in the Park

McHenry City Band

Join the McHenry City Band on Thursday nights this summer for nine outdoor jazz concerts at Veteran’s Memorial Park on Pearl Street, one block north of Route 120 in McHenry, Illinois. It’s FREE. Some seating is provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own lawn chair or blanket. Also, food and beverages may be available for purchase.

Jun 6 – Swing Into Summer, Jun 13 – Musician Favorites, Jun 20 – Audience Request Night, Jun 27 – Audience Request Night II, Jul 4 – Patriotic Night, Jul 11 – Family Night, Jul 18 – Fiesta Days, Jul 25 – Summer Fun, Aug 1 – Season Finale

Woodstock – Concerts in the Square

Woodstock Square Park

Wednesday evenings at 7:00 – Concerts in the Square: head to Woodstock Square and enjoy one of Woodstock’s longest summertime traditions, ‘Concerts in the Square’. Enjoy an evening of music in the quaint,Woodstock City Square. Spread your blankets lay back and enjoy.

June 27 – “Classics” – Music that has stood the test of time, July 4 – “Red, White & Blue” – Annual Patriotic Salute, July 11 – “By The Numbers” – Digits are involved!, July 18 – “Night At The Movies” – Music from the silver screen, July 25 – “Musical Potpourri” – The Finale of the 128th Season

Extended Summer Concert Series begins August 1st, with performances at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday August 1, 8, 15 & 22 – Musical Artists – TO BE ANNOUNCED

Crystal Lake Concerts

Concerts in the Park on Crystal Lake:

Watch the Sunset Over Crystal Lake

Tuesday Nights at 7:00p.m. – June 11th through August 13th. Crystal Lake presents “Concerts in the Park”, Held at Crystal Lake Main Beach – Band Shell, at 300 Lake Shore Drive .

Crystal Lake’s main beach is an amazing venue. Enjoy the sun setting over the lake, a perfect backdrop for an evening of live entertainment. Bring a picnic, a blanket or chairs and even your bathing suit as the beach is open till dusk.
Tuesday, June 11 – Crystal Lake Community Band, Tuesday, June 18 – Stagecrafters Theater Group, Tuesday, June 25 – BBI (Motown, Rock, Blues, & current hits), Tuesday, July 2 – Voices in Harmony, Sunday, July 7 – Fireworks Concert (Voices in Harmony/CL Community Band), Tuesday, July 9 – Soda (Reggae, Alternative, Rock, & 80′s), Tuesday, July 16 – Bakersfield Band (Oldies, Rock, & Country), Tuesday, July 23 - Jack Salamander (Rock, Funk, & Jazz), Tuesday, July 30 – Hillbilly Rockstarz (Country), Tuesday, August 6 – Crystal Lake Community Band, Tuesday, August 13 -Vito Buffalo Orchestra
Note this is a 1.9 mile hike from the Metra station.

Cary Concerts

Cary Concerts in the Park: Thursday Nights 7:00 – 8:30 pm at the Lions Park Rotary Band shell located at 1170 Silver Lake Road Cary, Il
June 13 – Teen Battle of the Band Winners, June 20 – Lisa Rene Band, June 27 – Crazy Talk, July 11 – Alex and the Allstars, July 18 – Ocean Blu Jazz Ensemble For more info go to

Barrington Concerts at Citizens Park

Enjoy concerts Wednesday nights in Barrington’s Citizens Park. All of the concerts feature live music, concessions, free giveaways and free popcorn.

Wednesday nights through July 31st from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

June 26th – “Second Time Around”, July 10th – “Crazy Talk”, July 17th – “Midwest Dueling Pianos”, July 24th – “The String Rays”, July 31st – “The Grand Avenue Big Band”

Barrington Park District • 235 Lions Drive • Barrington, IL 60010 • 847-381-0687 •

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Arlington Heights Sounds of Summer Concerts

Get ready to enjoy the Village’s summer long free concert series, “The Sounds of Summer,” which begins Thursday, June 6th is held every Thursday and Friday, through August 9.

Concerts will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. in Harmony Park, at Vail Avenue and Campbell Street in the heart of Downtown Arlington Heights.

Roll out your blanket and sit back and listen to a vast array of music from classic Rock ‘n Roll to Blues, Celtic to Jazz. There is music that’s sure to appeal to everyone. Concerts will be cancelled due to inclement weather.

The Sounds of Summer concert series includes “Unplugged Thursdays,” which typically features smaller groups without sound or stage. The Friday performances are larger groups that include sound and stage.
Thursday, June 6 – Saint Viator’s Jazz Band, Friday, June 7 – Gone 2 Paradise (Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band), Thursday, June 13 – Missed Opportunity (Modern & Classic Rock), Friday, June 14 – Trippin’ Billies (Dave Matthews Tribute Band), Thursday, June 20 – Illinois Brass Band, Friday, June 21 – 25 or 6 to 4 – The Chicago Experience (Chicago Tribute Band), Thursday, June 27 – Reunion Jazz Band, Friday, June 28 – Britbeat (Beatles’ music), No Concerts on July 4 & 5 (Frontier Days Festival at Recreation Park), Thursday, July 11 – Arlington Heights Community Concert Band, Friday, July 12 – Heartache Tonight (Eagles Tribute Band), Thursday, July 18 – Prairie Brass Band, Friday, July 19 – Arranmore (Irish, Americana, Folk), Thursday, July 25 – Special Consensus (Bluegrass), No Concert on Friday, July 26 (Irish Fest at the Museum), Thursday, August 1 – Jonathan Rogers and Friends (Jazz), Friday, August 2 – Blooze Brothers (Blues Brothers’ Music), Unplugged Thursday, August 8 – Skip Towne & The Greyhounds (Blues, Jazz, Swing, Ballads), No Concert on Friday, August 9
Free parking is located in the Vail Avenue garage, across the street from the park. For more info go to

Mt. Prospect

Thursday Nights Sizzling Summer Spectacular — June 13th through July 18th go to > for performance details. and Monday Night Summer Concerts featuring the Mt. Prospect Community Band- Mondays, 7:30pm – June 17th through July 29th go to for performance details. Concerts are held at Veterans Memorial Band Shell in Lions Memorial Park, 411 S. Maple St.
(Presented inside Lions Recreation Center in case of rain)

Fridays on the Green

Fridays on the Green

Held on the Green at Village Hall, 50 S. Emerson Street at 6:00 pm, on the first & third Fridays of the month June-September (with the exception of July 5). The line-up is as follows:

June 7 – Friday Night Lawn Jockeys (Ken Dix), June 21 – Diving For Dynamite, July 19 – A Thousand Julys, August 2 – Stache, August 16 – Suburban Cowboys

Park Ridge, Fine Arts Symphony, 2012 Summer Season

The Brian Patti Orchestra

Enjoy a series of eight richly varied outdoor concerts, presented on Friday evenings at 8:00 pm. Concerts are located in beautiful tree-lined Hodges Park, in front of the Park Ridge City Hall. Except on July 3rd which will be a special patriotic program presented at the Maine East High School Athletic Field. Fireworks to follow!

Here is the exciting line-up of nine FREE outdoor summer concerts for 2012!

June 21, 2013 – PRSO, Dance Away the Night – An evening of familiar dance music from 19th century greats such as Dvorak, Borodin, Strauss and Tchaikovsky to Latin-American and contemporary fare, June 28, 2013 – PRSO, Love Makes the World Go Round, love-themed music, Wednesday July 3, 2013- Patriotic Salute at Maine East with Brian Patti, Celebrate the 4th of July with Brian Patti Big Band at the Maine East High School Athletic Field, July 12, 2013 – PRSO, Travel the World in Song, July 19, 2013 – PRSO, Passion and Poetry, Friday July 26, 2013 – PRSO, Broadway to Hollywood, Barbara concludes her five concert season with our annual Broadway night celebrating the music of Rogers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, Andrew Lloyd Webber and more, along with music by the greatest Hollywood composer of all time from Erich Korngold to John Williams. Friday August 2, 2013- Big Band Hits through the Decades with Brian Patti Big Band, Friday August 9, 213 – More Big Band with Rob Parton Big Band

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