Music

Wilmette Community Band

Dr. David Fodor, Conductor 

  • Sunday, August 6 at 4 pm
  • Evanston Lighthouse Beach Concert, 2611 Sheridan Road

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.

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

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Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

‘Amanda LoPresti in Concert’

Sunday, August 13, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Auditorium

Explore Operetta, Then and Now, with classics from Gilbert & Sullivan and Strauss to Sondheim and more.  Amanda Compton LoPresti sings, dances and performs with many Chicago area, regional and international companies including the Chicago Symphony Chorus, Drury Lane Theatre, Theatre at the Center, and Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works).


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

‘Cosmos in Concert’

Thursday, August 24, 7:00-8:30 pm, Auditorium

Developed by astronomer and musician Kyle Kremer, ‘Cosmos in Concert’ brings together astronomy and live classical music to entertain and educate audiences.  While a musical ensemble performs live, scientific videos are projected on-stage in an exciting fusion of sound and imagery.  The images and animations are developed from a variety of sources including WorldWide Telescope and NASA imagery.


Stories Wrapped in String: Food and Cooking

  • Saturday, August 26, 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 August  is TBA.  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.

 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.  This event 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, 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, 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.

Thursday, August 3, 6:00-8:00 pm

‘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/