Concerts in the Park
Grab a blanket and head to the park for a fun evening of music. Hungry for a bite? A food vendor will be at all concerts. Countryside Park, the City's largest, offers an ideal setting for relaxing on a summer night, catching up with family, friends and neighbors and enjoying the free music. All concerts are held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays (rain or shine) at Countryside Park located at 61st Street, 1/2 block east of Brainard Avenue. (click for map/directions)
June 5 - Route 66: Route 66 will take you on a musical journey through the decades from nostalgic Swing to contemporary Rock'n Roll. Enjoy the best of the Beatles, Queen, Tina Turner and more - all in a fabulous four-part harmony.
Food vendor (6/5): JC Georges - Spinach pie $5.00, Beef sandwiches w/ giardiniera $6.00, Chicken cobb salad $6.00, Taffy apples $4.00, Brownies $3.00
June 12 - Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band: More than just a Jimmy Buffet cover band - expect to groove with the tunes from Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Paul Simon and much more
Food vendor (6/12): Nonno's Pizza - Thin crust cheese slices, Thin crust sausage slices, stuffed sausage slices, stuffed spinach slices, Italian beef sandwiches, Cannoli
June 19 - New Odyssey: Three guys - thirty instruments! Outstanding arrangements of almost every style are performed on 30 different musical instruments
Food vendor (6/19): Mr.D's and Tropical Snow - Hot dog $2.50, Polish sausage $3.50, hamburger $4, ice cream novelties $1-2.50 and snow cones
June 26- The Meteors: The music of the 50s, 60s, and 70s holds a special memory for those who grew up with it - the music you can sing along with, music you can dance to and music you fell in love with.
Food vendor (6/26): Kenny's Irish Pub - Pulled Pork with chips $4.00, Hot Dogs with chips $2.00, Chips $1.00
July 3 - Banjo Buddies: Chicago's top, nationally recognized Dixieland jazz band has entertained audiences across the country with their unique, eclectic style of Dixie and music and entertainment for over two decades.
Food vendor (7/3): Nonno's Pizza - Thin crust cheese slices, Thin crust sausage slices, stuffed sausage slices, stuffed spinach slices, Italian beef sandwiches, Cannoli.
July 10 - Live Band Karaoke: Combining the silly fun of karaoke with the energy of a live rock band. Live band karaoke allows anyone to fulfill their rock and roll fantasy.
Food vendor (7/10): JC Georges - Spinach pie $5.00, Beef sandwiches w/ giardiniera $6.00, Chicken cobb salad $6.00, Taffey apples $4.00, Brownies $3.00.
July 17 - Keith Eric and the Waterhouse Band: Experience de cool runnings of Jamaican music with Keith Eric and the Waterhouse Band. Colorful costumes, exotic instruments, vibrant movements and wonderful stories all express the culture and sounds of the Caribbean.
Food vendor (7/17): Tropical Snow and Mr.D's- 81 flavors of snow cones. Small $2.00, Large $3.00, Pepsi Products $1.00; Hot dog $2.50, Polish sausage $3.50, Burger $4
July 24 - Final Say: Enjoy all your favorites from alternative, classic rock, soul, Motown, New Wave, Big Hair Rock, R & B, to the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
Food vendor (7/24): Ledo's Pizza - Cheese pizza slices $1.50, Sausage Pizza slices $1.50, Chocolate Chip Cookie $1.50, Cans of pop $1.00
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