Music

Music on the Green

Village Hall Front Lawn, 1200 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Third Tuesday of the month — June 20, July 18 and August 15, 7 pm

The Music on the Green summer concert series, presented by the Village of Wilmette, starts Tuesday, June 20th. There will be three concerts on the 3rd Tuesday of the month on the front lawn of Village Hall.  Have dinner at your favorite Village Center restaurant, grab a bottle of wine and a picnic blanket, and enjoy a night of music.

July 18:   The New Invaders – the ultimate 60’s flashback show from Brit Rock to Woodstock

August 15:  Chris Karabas and Band – exploring country music in poetic fashion

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Wilmette Summerfest

Saturday, July 22

  • Children’s Concert by Istvan & His Imaginary Band, 11:00 am (Kids Stage)
    When Istvan starts rocking, kids can’t help but join in — sometimes on stage — while their moms and dads cheer them on and enjoy the original tunes, an irresistible mix of interactive rock ‘n’ roll, country, pop punk and sing-alongs that get heads bobbing.
  • · Main Stage:
  • 11:00 am – Third Sunday Strng Band
  • 1:00 pm – North Shore Music Band
  • 3:00 pm – Rock House Student Showcase
  • 4:30-6:00 pm – Chris Karabas & The Lonesome Rodeo
  • · Concert on the Green at Village Hall, 7:00-9:00 pm
    Featuring Motown, Soul, Rock & Roll, Second Hand Soul Band “takes you back to the days when all that mattered was meeting your friends for an-all night dance party! This energetic, dynamic seven-piece band has many years of experience and really knows how to entertain! Between the funky hits of the 70’s, the one-hit wonders, the disco and the soulful songs of that era, you will be moved to dance and sing; “Songs you remember from the nights you don’t!”
  • Families are invited to bring a picnic or dine at their favorite outdoor café. Free Homer’s Ice Cream will be handed out from 7:00 pm — 7:30 pm, compliments of the Chamber, while supplies last.

Sunday, July 23, Main Stage:

1:00-2:00 pm – Wilmette Community Band performance

2:00 pm – Lonesome Whippoorwills (Country Classics)

3:30 pm – Swingability Slim


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Third Sunday String Band in Concert

Friday, July 21, 7:30-8:30 pm, Library Lawn

Join us on the Library lawn for a fun-filled Friday evening concert. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the music of the Third Sunday String Band, a group of dynamic Chicago musicians dedicated to the preservation and performance of traditional American music.


Stories Wrapped in String: Reptiles & Fish

Saturday, July 29, 10-11 am

William Harris Lee & Co.
1138 Central Avenue, Wilmette
847-920-9445

www.whlee.com

‘Stories Wrapped in String’ is presented by The Lucky Trikes the last Saturday morning each month all year from 10-11 am at William Harris Lee & Company’s shop in downtown Wilmette.

The Lucky Trikes are Deirdre Harrison as story teller and on uke, Kyle Price as composer and on percussion, plus a third special guest on viola, violin, cello or bass each month. The musical story series features improvised and classical music accompanying award-winning stories and original songs.

Older strings students also make guest appearances.  The guest artist for July is Mabel Kwan on piano.  Visitors can see the luthier shop and try instruments after each session.

Snacks!  Free and open to the public.


Sounds of Summer!

2017 Outdoor Entertainment Schedule

Wallace Bowl in Gillson Park, on the lakefront at Michigan & Washington

ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE.  Shows start at 8 p.m.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, July 13-29: ‘Damn Yankees’
Presented by Wilmette Park District Center for the Arts

 Friday, Aug. 4:  The Rhythm Rockets
Vintage Rhythm & Blues from the 40’s.

Saturday, Aug. 5: The She Gees

       A female-fronted, disco powered, fully choreographed homage to one of the most iconic pop groups in history.

Sounds of Summer Thursday Night at Wallace Bowl in Gillson Park, on the lakefront at Michigan & Washington

Get an early start on the weekend.  These events start at 7:00 pm.

Thursday, Aug. 3:  Wilmette Rocks

     Local teens perform at the Wallace Bowl.

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.

Wallace Bowl is designated “No Smoking” and “No Dogs” for all performances.

Seating:  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 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 pm for all Wallace Bowl events. Before 6:30 pm, you must display a 2017 Lakefront Parking decal ($20 resident, $120 non-resident) or purchase a Daily Parking Permit which is available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 8 pm for $11. Weekend parking permits are $14 for Wilmette residents and $18 for non-residents.

Sounds of Summer Children’s Concerts at the Mallinckrodt Park Gazebo

Concerts start at 12:30 pm and run for 60 minutes. Mallinckrodt Park is located at Elmwood Avenue and Ridge Road, Wilmette (1041 Ridge Road)

Wednesday, July 26: Miss Jamie From The Farm
Singing and dancing in a magical barnyard!

Wednesday, Aug. 2: Leonardo Music
A pep rally, rock n’ roll show, and beach party all in one, full of songs to empower kids of all abilities.

Sounds of Summer Sunday Afternoon Concerts at the Mallinckrodt Park Gazebo

Concerts start at 4 pm and run for 90 minutes. Mallinckrodt Park is located at Elmwood Avenue and Ridge Road, Wilmette  (1041 Ridge Road)

Sunday, July 30:  Diva and Jeorge
World-class vocals, from opera to pop.

Sunday, Aug. 6: Bakerz Millionz

      The nationally renowned jazz sextet comes to Wilmette.


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.

ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE
Wilmette Park District


Plaza del Lago Annual Summer Concert Series

1515 N. Sheridan Road, Wilmette

Celebrate summer at Plaza del Lago, featuring free Thursday Night concerts.

June 29 through August 3, 6:00-8:00 pm

July 20:  Ginger Road – Blending the latest Country hits with Country Classics and Southern Rock.

July 27:  Libido Funk Circus – Promises to have you dancing all night long to the high-energy renditions of the disco and dance hits of the 1970’s to today’s greatest hits.

August 3:  Final Say – From covering songs of the 1950’s to today’s top 40 hits, Final Say’s vocalists and musicians get audiences on their feet and dancing.

** In the event of inclement weather, check the website for concert status.**

http://www.plazadelago.com/events/