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Wilmette Summerfest Concert & Garden Party with Howard Levy's Acoustic Express
Friday, July 10, 2015
7:30 pm
St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church
1140 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette IL 60091
Purchase tickets online or in person at the new Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber office:  351 Linden Avenue, Wilmette
or at William Harris Lee
1138 Central Avenue, Wilmette
 
The Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Summerfest Concert & Garden Party with Howard Levy's Acoustic Express at St. Augustine's Church at 1140 Wilmette Ave. on Friday evening, July 10, 2015.

Join for an incredible evening of music, entertainment and family fun at this Friday evening event! The annual Wilmette Summerfest will kick off celebrations on Friday, July 10 at 7:30 pm with a Concert and Garden Party with artist, Howard Levy and his Acoustic Express.

The Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber welcomes you to enjoy pre-concert festivities at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church. Events start with a garden party in St. Augustine's courtyard at 6 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer in a beautiful setting with live music. Explore music-making by participating in a free instrument petting zoo provided by William Harris Lee & Company.

The Howard Levy Acoustic Express concert will be held in the church starting at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm for general admission.

About The Artist

Multiple Grammy- Award Winner Howard Levy is an acknowledged master of the diatonic harmonica, a superb pianist, innovative composer, recording artist, bandleader, teacher, producer, and Chicago area resident. His musical travels have taken him all over the geographical world and the musical map. Equally at home in Jazz, Classical music, Rock, Folk, Latin, and World Music, he brings a fresh lyrical approach to whatever he plays. This has made him a favorite with audiences worldwide, and a recording artist sought after by the likes of Kenny Loggins, Dolly Parton, Paquito D'Rivera, Styx, Donald Fagen, and Paul Simon. As a sideman, Howard has appeared on hundreds of CDs and played on many movie soundtracks.

More info:
Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce: www.wilmettechamber.org
St. Augustine's Episcopal Church: http://www.staschurch.org
Howard Levy: http://www.levyland.com/
William Harris Lee & Co.: http://www.whlee.com/
Tickets range in cost ($20-$50)
 
Value Admission:  $20 - Enjoy pre-concert festivities and the engaging performance by Howard Levy's Acoustic Express musicians! Value tickets may have limited view.
 
General Admission:  $30 - Enjoy pre-concert festivities and the engaging performance by Howard Levy's Acoustic Express musicians!
 
VIP Admission:  $50 - In addition to concert performance, VIP tickets include reserved seating & invitation to post-concert reception at William Harris Lee & Company, 1138 Central Avenue, to meet and mingle with the performance artists.
 

 
 
Wilmette Public Library Auditorium
1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette
 
Sunday, July 12, 2:00 pm - Tenor Jeffrey Hartman

Sunday, July 19, 2:00 pm - Flautist Hideko Amano

Sunday Afternoon Classical Concerts
The Library is excited to present two Sunday afternoon classical concerts this July. Tenor Jeffrey Hartman will be performing works from selected operas, including “E lucevan le stelle” from Tosca. He will be accompanied by talented pianist Luciano Laurentiu, who has performed at the Library and throughout Chicago. The following weekend, flautist Hideko Amano will perform a selection of classical pieces. A native of Japan, she is an accomplished performer and teacher. Ms. Amano will be accompanied by Tatyana Stepanova, an award-winning pianist in her native Ukraine.
 
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Wilmette Public Library Auditorium
1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette
 
Friday, July 24, 7:00-8:00 pm
Friday Night Jazz:  Sam Fazio Trio

Sam Fazio made his return to the Chicago music scene in 2009 and has been making an impact ever since. Sam is a graduate of DePaul University’s School of Music. Sam’s repertoire includes a unique mix of American standards, swing tunes, and pop classics. His heartfelt interpretations showcase his soulful yet classic style. Don’t miss this dynamic trio featuring Sam Fazio on vocals accompanied by piano and bass.
 
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Wilmette Public Library Auditorium
1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette
 
Wednesday, July 22, 3:30-4:30 pm
Music and Stories of New Orleans

Explore the Bayou with Kidworks Touring Theatre. This spicy all-ages program is loaded with audience participation and will leave you dancing out the door.  Free ticket required.  Tickets are available at the Youth Services Department the evening before the program starting at 6:00 pm on a first-come, first-served basis.  Limit 6 tickets per family.
 
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Open Mic Night at the Rock House
Thursday, July 23, 7:00 pm, 1150 Central Avenue, Wilmette
Arrive at 7:00 sharp to sign up for a slot. Show off your musical skills at the Rock House coffee shop. Any skill level, age and musical genre is welcome. Each performer has the opportunity to play two songs or 8 minutes total.
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2015 Starlight Theatre & Mallinckrodt Concerts Summer Schedule:
The Wallace Bowl in Gillson Park
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE.  Shows start at 8 p.m.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, July 9-25: Once Upon A Mattress
     A Center for the Arts Theater Production.
Learn the REAL story of the Princess and the Pea
Friday, July 31: Flat Cats
    
Timeless hits of the swing and jazz era
Saturday, Aug. 1: Piano Man
    
Billy Joel and Elton John favorites
Friday, Aug. 7: West Side Winders
     Rock, Blues and Memphis-style music
Saturday, Aug. 8: 5 Guys Named Moe
     Classic Rock-n-Roll that makes you want to dance and sing along

Thursday Night Out at The Wallace Bowl
Get an early start on the weekend. Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and run for 90 minutes
Thursday, July 30: Mr. Myers
      Caribbean Rock and Reggae will transport you
Thursday, Aug. 6: Guitar Azul
     Latin percussion and fiery Spanish guitar music

Starlight Theatre weather uncertain?
Call 847/920-7949 after 6 p.m. the day of the performance.
In case of inclement weather, shows are cancelled and there are no rain dates.
Performers are subject to change based on availability.
The Wallace Bowl has been designated “No Smoking” and "No Dogs" for  Starlight Theatre performances. Dogs are not permitted during Starlight Theatre performances pursuant to Ordinance No. 2009-0-9, Sec. 2.03.
Seating: In the interest of safety, fairness and maintenance, seating areas in the Wallace Bowl will not be reserved before 6 p.m. Items left earlier will be removed. Blankets are not permitted in the main seating grass area and may not be used to reserve space for chairs. Lawn chairs (no recliners) may be used only in the grass; wooden benches are provided on the stone terracing.
Lakefront Parking: Unrestricted parking in the Gillson Beach Parking lot begins at 6:30 p.m. for all Wallace Bowl events. Before 6:30 p.m., you must display a 2015 Lakefront Parking decal ($17 resident, $103 non-resident) or purchase a Daily Parking Permit which is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. for $10. Weekend parking permits are $12 for Wilmette residents and $15 for non-residents.

Children's Concerts at the Gazebo in Mallinckrodt
Concerts start at 12:30 p.m. and run for 60 minutes. Mallinckrodt Park is located at Elmwood Avenue and Ridge Road, Wilmette
Wednesday, July 15: Super Stolie
     An infectious musical exhibition of creativity
Wednesday, July 29: Animal Farm
     A comical blend of music and story-telling
Wednesday, Aug. 5: Scribble Monster
     This lively group showcases witty improvisation

Sunday Afternoon at the Gazebo in Mallinckrodt Park
Concerts start at 4 p.m. and run for 90 minutes. Mallinckrodt Park is located at Elmwood Avenue and Ridge Road, Wilmette
Sunday, July 12: Logical Fleadh
     Inspired by traditional Irish and Celtic music
Sunday, July 26: Banjo Buddies
     Dixieland music will get your toes tapping
Sunday, Aug. 9: BMR 4
     Instrumental Jazz and R&B

In case of inclement weather, shows are cancelled and there are no rain dates.
Performers are subject to change based on availability.
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE
A program of the Wilmette Park District
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Plaza del Lago Annual Summer Concert Series
1515 N. Sheridan Road, Wilmette
Celebrate summer at Plaza del Lago, featuring free Thursday Night concerts.
through July 30, 6-8 pm
(Bands subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.)
July 2 - 1976 - Come listen to music from the 70's, the decade that changed rock music forever.
July 9 - J & T Band - Current and classic country rock songs...a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
July 16 - Spoken Four - From the classics of the 60's to today's hits, this band offers something for everyone.
July 23 - Johnny Russler & The Beach Bum Band - Come enjoy the summer with sounds of the islands, warm weather and beach music.
July 30 - MOSS/REALTIME - The pizzazz of modern jazz.
** In the event of inclement weather, check the website for concert status.**
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Stories Wrapped in String
 
Saturday, July 11, July 25 and August 29, 10:00-11:00 am 
       
William Harris Lee & Co.
1138 Central Avenue, Wilmette
847-920-9445
A monthly musical story series at William Harris Lee with Story Teller Deirdre Harrison and guest artists.

Stories with composed and improvised music are followed by a tour to the luthier workshop, hands on demo instruments for the children and snacks.  William Harris Lee is always looking for students ages 5 and up who would like to perform one short piece during the story time.

For all ages.  Free and open to the public.
 

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