Music

Wilmette Summer Concert Series ‘Music on the Green’ Begins Tuesday, June 18

Front Lawn of Village Hall, 1200 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Now in its fourth year, the Village will again host its annual Summer Concert Series on the Village Green, also known as the front lawn of Village Hall. The series begins on Tuesday, June 18 at 7 pm, with music by Wild Daisy. Have dinner at your favorite Village Center restaurant, grab a bottle of wine and a picnic blanket, and enjoy a night of music. Don’t forget to stop by local businesses before or after the concert. Remember the event is BYOB!

Tuesday, 6/18 @ 7 pm:  Wild Daisy

Tuesday, 7/16 @ 7 pm:  Final Say

Tuesday, 8/20 @ 7 pm:  Chris Karabas


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Pianist Ani Gogova

Sunday, June 9, 2:00-3:00 pm, Auditorium

Join WPL for a classical piano concert with Ani Gogova. Ms. Gogova’s career started early in her native Bulgaria where she won all major national competitions. Her next solo album, “The Tempest”, will be released at the end of 2019 and will feature music inspired by the writings of William Shakespeare.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Roots of Americana:
Music & Influence of The Kingston Trio & Peter, Paul, and Mary

Friday, June 28, 7:00-8:00 pm, Auditorium

Join Wilmette resident Steve Justman in a concert covering the music and influence of the Kingston Trio and Peter, Paul, and Mary. Folk music was once the most popular form of music in America, especially leading up to the “British Invasion” with The Kingston Trio and Peter, Paul, and Mary leading the way.


Wallace Bowl Entertainment at Gillson Park Lakefront 

https://www.wilmettepark.org/lakefront; All programs are free.  

Sat. 6/22 @ 8 pm:  Dancing Queens – Mamma Mia!  How Can I Resist You?

Fri. 6/28 @ 8 pm:  The PriSSillas – All-female soulful & gritty roots rock

Sat. 6/29 @ 8 pm:  Kaleidoscope Eyes – An acoustic tribute to the Beatles

Sat. 7/6 @ 8 pm:  The Millennials – These youngsters tackle Classic Rock

Fri. 7/12 @ 8 pm:  Bopology – Big band swing music with a modern flair

Tues. 7/23 @ 6:30 pm:  Serendipity – Teen-fronted pop and top 40’s singles

Fri. 8/9 @ 8 pm:  Good Clean Fun – The ultimate dance party

Sat. 8/10 @ 8 pm:  Brass From the Past – The Legends of Rock and Soul  

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 2019 Lakefront Parking decal ($28 resident, $165 non-resident) or purchase a Daily Parking Permit which is available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 8 pm for $13. Weekend parking permits are $17 for Wilmette residents and $22 for non-residents.


Plaza del Lago Summer Music Series

1515 N. Sheridan Road, Wilmette

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

Thursday, 6/20, 6:30-8:00 pm:  Spoken Four

Thursday, 6/27, 6:30-8:00 pm:  Hillbilly Rockstarz

Thursday, 7/11, 6:30-8:00 pm:  Second Hand Soul

Thursday, 7/18, 6:30-8:00 pm:  Rhythm Rockets

Thursday, 7/25, 6:30-8:00 pm:  Beach Bum Band

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


Sounds of Summer! 

Kids Concerts @ Mallinckrodt Park Gazebo, Ridge Rd. & Elmwood Ave., 1960 Elmwood Ave., Wilmette  – Free

Wed. 6/26 @ 12:30 pm: Istvan & His Imaginary Band – Cool, cleverly crafted Kids’ Rock

Mon. 7/8 @ 6:30 pm:  Rick Kelley – An Interactive Family Show

Wed. 7/10 @ 12:30 pm:  Jeanie B! – Chicago’s one and only returns!

Wed. 7/24 @ 12:30 pm:  Miss Jamie From the Farm – Sing, dance and learn on the farm!

Wed. 7/31 @ 12:30 pm:  Laura Doherty & the Heartbeats – Folk-inspired music for kids

Wed. 8/7 @ 12:30 pm:  Sarah Jayne Lane – Non-stop fun that’s educational!


Sunday Afternoon Concerts @ Mallinckrodt Park Gazebo, Ridge Rd. & Elmwood Ave., 1960 Elmwood Ave., Wilmette – Free

Sun. 6/30 @ 4 pm:  Melanie Devaney – Folk-Americana singer/songwriter playing your favorite covers and her own original music

Sun. 7/7 @ 4 pm:  Guitarra Azul – Intoxicating percussion and fiery guitars

Sun. 7/21 @ 4 pm:  Cowboy Choir – Songs you’ll know in a new style you’ll love

Sun. 8/4 @ 4 pm:  Nine Worlds Ensemble – A new approach to chamber music, with violin, marimba, guitar, piano and bass

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