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Updated: June 15, 2012 4:23PM
“Des Plaines Summer Fling,” July 13-15 in downtown Des Plaines along Ellinwood Street. Call (847) 291-5300 or see www.desplaines.org. Friday, 5-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, noon-11 p.m. Entertainment includes July 13: 6:30 p.m., Second Time Around; 9:20 p.m., The Ides of March featuring Jim Peterik. July 14: Noon, Serendipity; 1 p.m., School of Rock; 2:30 p.m., Rumor Haz It; 4:30 p.m., Legendary Rock Stars; 6:30 p.m., Generations; 8 p.m., Generations; 9:30 p.m., David Cassidy in concert. July 15: Noon, iPop; 1:30 p.m., Dan Peters and the West Side Winders; 3 p.m., Diving for Dynamite; 5 p.m., Libido Funk Circus; 7:45 p.m., Infinity.
Community Concert Band of the Des Plaines Park District performs at the Lake Park Memorial Pavilion, Lee Street from Howard to Touhy Avenue, 7 p.m. June 28 and July 29.
Live at the Lake Summer Entertainment Series, 7 p.m. at Lake Park Memorial Pavilion, 2200 Lee Street at Fargo Avenue, presented by the Des Plaines Park District. Shows will be cancelled in the event of rain. Call (847) 391-5705 for weather updates. June 27: Barefoot Hawaiian. July 11: Jeanie B! July 12: AC Rock. July 25: Super Stolie (and the Rockstars). July 26: Jin & Tonic.
EDISON PARK, CHICAGO
Edison Park Fest in and around Metra Station, 6700 N. Olmstead. Aug. 17: 6 p.m., Atari Age; 8 p.m., Libido Funk Circus. Aug. 18: Noon, The Self-Righteous Brothers; 2 p.m., Forte; 4 p.m., Watch Out Kenny; 6 p.m., Legendary Rock Stars; 8 p.m., Trash Martini. Aug. 19: Noon, White Saddle Band; 2 p.m., Inroads; 4 p.m., False Idols; 6 p.m., Redition; 8 p.m., Red Rebel Country.
Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival, noon-7 p.m. July 21-22 at Dawes Park, Sheridan Road and Church Street, Evanston. Information: (847) 448-8260 and www.cityofevanston.org. Free festivities include music, dancing, singing, and food from around the globe.
Central Stage, July 21: 12:15 p.m., Nahui-Ollin, ceremonial Aztec dancers; 1:45 p.m., Runa, music from Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the U.S.; 3:30 p.m., Renato Anesi, the spirit of Brazilian Choro music; 5:30 p.m., Toby Foyeh & Orchestra Africa, fusion of traditional Nigerian Yoruba music including Highlife, Afrobeat, folklore with jazz, rock, pop, and Latin music. July 22: Noon, Evanston Escola de Samba and S.O.U.L., Afro-Brazilian dance and percussion; 1:30 p.m., Young Chicago Authors and poet-in-residence Roger Bonair-Agard, music dance and poetry. 3:30 p.m., Zamin, Indian vocal techniques with a mix of U.S. music; 5:15 p.m., Sidi Toue, music and rhythms of ancient Mali mixed with modern.
Family Stage. July 21: 1 p.m., Armenian Dance Company of Chicago (interactive dance workshop); 2:15 p.m., Zumba with Iida; 3:15 p.m., Bollywood Groove Dancers, interactive Indian dance and movements; 4:15 p.m., Ginger Lozar, “Plum Blossom and The Dragon,” interactive Chinese fairy tale using 100-year-old puppets; 5:30 p.m., THE Barefoot Hawaiian. July 22: 1 p.m., Zumba with Iida; 2 p.m., Marilyn Price, “Punch & Judaism,” stories centered on Jewish heritage; 3 p.m., West Indian Folk Dance Company: 4:45 p.m., Marilyn Price, “Wonderful Whirl of Puppets”; 5:45 p.m., The Chinese Fine Arts Society, cultural presentation.
Fountain Square Art Festival, June 23-24, Sherman Avenue and Church Street, Evanston. June 23: Noon, Flat Cats; 3 p.m., Blend Acoustics. June 24: Noon, BMR4; 3 p.m., Craig Brenner. Fountain Square artist hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. both days. A gate donation of $5 benefits the Evanston Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call (773) 868-3010 or visit www.chicagoevents.com.
Lakeshore Arts Festival, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Aug. 6-7 at Dawes Park, Sheridan Road and Church Street, Evanston. Information: (847) 448-8260 and www.cityofevanston.org. Festivities include live jazz and classical music and ongoing family entertainment. Performers TBA.
Starlight Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at six Evanston parks: Dawes Park, Sheridan Road at Church Street; Twiggs Park, Simpson Street at Dodge Avenue; James Park, Dodge Avenue at Mulford; Harbert Park, east of Canal, south of Dempster; Bent Park, Central and Hastings; and Brummel Park, Brummel and Elmwood. Rain site for Dawes, Brummell and James parks concerts is Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.; rain site for Twiggs, Bent and Harbert parks concerts is Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster St., Evanston. Call (847) 448-8058 after 4 p.m. for rain site updates. Concerts on Thursday at James Park — June 21: JT & the Clouds. June 28: Western Elstons. July 12: ? And the Mysterians. July 19: Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. Concerts on Tuesdays at Dawes Park — July 24: Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan. July 31: Ken Arlen’s Indigo. Aug. 7: Taj Weekes and Adowa. Aug. 14: Musikcanto. Aug. 21: Archie Powell & the Exports. Also Tuesday at Harbert Park — June 19: Juneteenth Celebration. Bent Park — June 26: Expo ’76. Twigs Park — July 10: The O’My’s with The Loneliest Funk. Aug. 9: South Boulevard with impressions of MJ. Brummel Park — July 26: Andre Williams & the Goldstars.
Bearfoot in the Park concerts are at 7 p.m. in the Jackman Park Gazebo, Lehigh and Prairie. Call weather hotline (847) 604-1893 after 6 p.m. on concert day. June 20: The Flat Cats (jazz/blues). June 27: Juke Box Band (they take requests). July 11: Jin & Tonic (country). July 18: Libido Funk Circus (disco). July 25: Shy Violet (decades of pop). Aug. 1: AC Rock (a capella rock). Aug. 8: Johnny Russler & the Beach Bum Band (Buffett and Caribbean). Summer Sounds
at the Glen, a live weekly music series, 5-9 p.m. Tuesdays, through Aug. 28, at The Glen Town Center’s Navy Park, 2671 Navy Blvd., Glenview. Food booth and activities for children. Free admission. For information, visit www.theglentowncenter.com or call (847) 724-2025. June 19: Classical Blast (pop rock played on “classical” instruments). June 26: Five Guys Named Moe (classic rock). July 3: BBI (’60s to today). July 10: Vinyl Highway Band (hits of the ’60s and ’70s). July 17: Billy Croft & the 5 Alarm Band (country rock). July 24: Libido Funk Circus (disco). July 31: Soda (various covers). Aug. 7: Ac Rock (acappella). Aug. 14: Bopology (swing, Sinatra). Aug. 21: Dueling Pianos. Aug. 28: The Ragtops (hits of the ’50s).
2012 Summer Market and Music, Proesel Park Shelter, Kostner and Morse, Lincolnwood. Market opens at 5 p.m. Music 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays. (847) 677-9740 or visit www.lincolnwoodil.org. June 21: Mr. Meyer (Caribbean). June 28: The Flat Cats (jazz). July 5: Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra. July 12: Shy Violet (pop hits). July 19: Out Of Control (dance band). July 26: Maxwell Street Klezmer Band.
Independence Day Concert at Proesel Park Shelter, Kostner and Morse, Lincolnwood. 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Tunes On Tuesday, 7 p.m. at Harrer Park Pavillion, 6250 Dempster St. See www.mortongroveparks.com/special.concerts. June 19: Billy Croft & the 5-Alarm (country). June 26: Saturday June Band. July 10: Billy Elton (music of Billy Joel and Elton John). July 17: Bopology (Sinatra/swing). July 26: Fast Eddie & the Corvettes (’50s/’60s/’70s rock. July 31: Who Knew (voted 2010’s best dance band).
Bluesmobile Cruise Nights sponsored by the Mount Prospect Downtown Merchant Association will feature live music 6-9 p.m. Saturdays, June through August in the METRA west parking lot, corner of Route 83 and Northwest Highway. www.downtownmountprospect.com
Friday Nights On the Green at 6 p.m. at 50 S. Emerson St., Mount Prospect. www.downtownmountprospect.com. June 15: Friday Night Lawn Jockeys with Ken Dix. July 6: Diving For Dynamite. July 20: Suburban Cowboys. Aug. 3: Stache. Aug. 17: Mosquitos Jam Band. Sept. 7: A Thousand Julys.
Mount Prospect Community Band holds a series of free concerts at 7:30 p.m. Mondays at the Veterans Memorial Band Shell, 411 S. Maple St. June 18: Mount Prospect Got Young Talent. June 25: Dog Day of Summer. July 2: Star Spangled Concert with Wayne and Kathleen Messmer. July 9: Remembering WNIB with Scott Thomas and Ken Alexander. July 16: In the Year 1912 with the Arlingtons. July 23: Singin’ & Swingin’ with Leah Novak. July 30: Do-It-Yourself Sousa.
Summer Concerts of the Mount Prospect Park District are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Prospect Veterans Memorial Band Shell, 411 S. Maple St. Information at www.mppd.org. June 14: 7th Heaven. June 21: ABBA (tribute). June 28: Radio Disney Show. July 12: Serendipity (high energy female band). July 19: Spoken Four. July 26: Jack Tripper Band.
Mount Prospect Downtown Block Party, July 27-28, Emerson Street and Busse Avenue. Music includes July 27: 5 and 5:30 p.m., TBA; 7 p.m., Rod Tuffcurls & the Bench Press; 9 p.m., Sixteen Candles. July 28: 5 p.m., Stockwood; 7 p.m., Frye Daddy; 9 p.m., Mike and Joe.
Big Greek Food Fest of Niles, Holy Taxiarhai and St. Haralambos Greek Ortrhodox Church, 7373 Caldwell Ave., Niles. $2 admission. (847) 647-8880. 5 p.m.-midnight Friday, 3 p.m.-midnight Saturday-Sunday, July 20-22. www.biggreekfoodfestofniles.org. Performers TBA.
The Niles Park District hosts free family concerts at Oak Park, Lee and Ottawa streets 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays. See www.niles-park.org. July 13: Penny Carnival Night featuring the music of The Associates, carnival games benefit Niles Park District campers. July 20: Vehicle adventure and Soda; Niles Police offer car seat safety inspection during show. July 27: White Saddle Band plus pony- and tractor-pulled wagon rides and a petting farm. Aug. 3: Party In The Park with The Stingrays music, face painting and balloon animals. Aug. 10: The Juke Box Band. Aug. 17: BBI, with audience participation.
Norridge Park District Concerts will be held at 4631 N. Overhill on Thursdays. (708) 457-1244. June 28: 7 p.m., Country Western Night with Big Guitars From Memphis. July 26: 7 p.m., Luck Of The Irish Night with Trinity Irish Dancers and musicians. Aug. 9: 6:30 p.m, Hawaiian Night with the Barefoot Hawaiians.
Island in the City Festival, features live music at Norridge Community Park, 4631 N. Overhill. (708) 457-1244 www.islandinthecity.com. www.norridgepk.com. July 12: 7:30 p.m., 7th Heaven. July 13: 8 p.m., American English. July 14: 4 p.m., I.A.M.B. (heavy metal); 6 p.m., Pipe Dream; 8 p.m., Hi Infidelity. July 15: 2:30 p.m., Norridge Park Movers & Shakers; 4 p.m., Poochamungus (children’s entertainment); 5:30 p.m., Friction; 7:30 p.m., He Said, She Said.
Taste of Park Ridge, Summit and Prospect avenues, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. July 12-14. See www.tasteofparkridge.com. July 12: 4:30 p.m., Tony Bernard (rock); 6:15 p.m., Peter Oprisko; 8:30 p.m., The Chicago Catz (funk/soul). July 13: 6:30 p.m., Rick Lindy & the Wild Ones (rock/rockabilly); 8:30 p.m., Your Villain My Hero (pop/hip-hop). July 14: 3:45 p.m., Doug James and the Pocket (blues); 6:15 p.m., R-Gang (R&B); 8:30 p.m., Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones show).
Park Ridge Fine Arts Symphony, under the direction of Barbara Schubert, performs at 8 p.m. Fridays at Hodges Park, 101 Courtland Ave., and at the Maine East Athletic Field on July 3 only. (847) 604-0026 or www.parkridge.info. June 22: “European Holiday,” Mendelssohn, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Liszt. June 29: “Adventures of Don Juan,” Mozart, Gluck and James Bond medley. July 3: Patriotic Salute with Brian Patti Big Band. July 6: “Symphonic Swing,” Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Hoagy Carmichael. July 13: “Latin American Fiesta,” Gould, Fernandez, Ginastera and Gershwin. July 20: “Stage and Screen,” Lerner and Loewe, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Williams. July 27: “A Triumphant Finale,” Beethoven 5th, Gounod and Lehar sung by Nathalie Colas. Aug. 3: “The Best of Frank Sinatra,” with the Brian Patti Big Band. Aug. 10: Special Bonus Concert with Rob Parton Big Band.
Skokie’s Backlot Bash features main stage entertainment Aug. 24-26 on Oakton Street between Lincoln and Laramie. (847) 674-1500 or www.BacklotBash.com. Aug. 24: 6:30 p.m., We Killed the Lion; 8 p.m., Tributosaurus Becomes Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. Aug. 25: 2:30 p.m., Matt Hendricks Duo; 4:30 p.m., Certain Stars; 6:30 p.m., The Handcuffs; 8:30 p.m., The Fixx. Aug. 26: Noon, Tristen; 2 p.m., Rivals of the Peacemaker; 4 p.m., The Steepwater Band; 6 p.m., Local H.
Northshore Festival Of Art At Old Orchard at Westfield Old Orchard, Skokie Boulevard and Golf Road, July27-28 with musical performers Cirrus Falcon, Don Thomas and Michellet Innocent.
Sunday Sundown Concerts at 7 p.m. at Devonshire Park, 4400 Greenwood. (847) 674-1500 or www.skokieparkdistrict.org. July 8: Chicago Outskirts (female jazz ensemble). July 15: The Associates (R&B). July 22: W.S. Fluke Holland Band (rock). July 29: Cheryl & the Dynamics (R&B/gospel/jazz). Aug. 5: Dueling Pianos. Aug. 12: Maxwell Street Klezmer Band.
Concerts at Plaza del Lago, 1515 N. Sheridan Road, at 6 p.m. Thursdays. June 28: Moss/Realtime (postmodern instrumental). July 5: Chicago Tribute Anthology. July 12: Heartache Tonight (Eagles tribute band). July 19: New Invaders (’60s British). July 26: ABBA Salute. Aug. 2: Conjunto (salsa).
Starlight Theatre at the Wallace Bowl at 8 p.m., unless noted otherwise, in Gillson Park, Lake Avenue and Lake Michigan. Call (847) 256-9787 after 6 p.m. the day of the concert for weather updates. June 22: ABBA Salute. June 23: Hoopla. July 3: Palatine Concert Band and Broadway show sneak peek. July 6: AC Rock (a cappella rock). July 12-14, 19-21, 26-28: “Brigadoon,” Broadway musical. Aug. 3: Mr. Meyers (calypso). Aug. 4: DaCorneto Opera Company. Aug. 7: Barefoot Hawaiians. Aug. 10: Special Consensus (bluegrass). Aug.11: White Saddle Band (country). Aug. 17: Bopology (Sinatra/swing). Aug. 18: TBA. Aug. 25: U.S. Air Force Military Command Band.
Mallinckrodt Concerts in the Park at 4 p.m. Sundays in Mallinckrodt Park, behind the Mallinckrodt building, 1041 Ridge Road. June 24: Your Local Favorite (southern rock). July 8: Illinois Brass Band. July 22: Wilmette Community Band. Aug. 5: Jazz Spectrum. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held in the Community Recreation Center auditorium.