Starlight Concerts & Movies

Starlight Concerts & Movies

Spend your summer nights in the park with free concerts & movies!

Starlight Concerts

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The 2015 Starlight Concert Series will feature 10 free outdoor concerts at seven park locations throughout Evanston. It is presented by the City of Evanston Cultural Arts Division.

The June 6 concert begins at 4 p.m. following the 3:30 p.m. dedication of the Arrington Lakefront Lagoon. All other concerts will take place from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Food trucks will be on site at 5:30 p.m. for the concerts on June 18, June 23, and July 14. See below for details.

Day/Date Park Rain Location Performer Genre / focus

Sat., June 6
4 p.m. start

Dawes Temperance Beer Co. Arlen Music Production - Velocity Jazz/R&B/Rock
Tues., June 9 James Levy Center Mardi Gras Dance Party with
Big Shoulders Brass Band
Mardi Gras/Dance/ Hooping/ Gym Wheel/Second Line Parade
Tues., June 16 Tallmadge   Levy Center Jennifer Viets and Dawn Marie Hamilton Family sing-along      
Thurs., June 18
5:30 p.m. food trucks
Twiggs Levy Center Blue Train Jazz

Tues., June 23
5:30 p.m. food trucks

Bent Levy Center Prohibition Orchestra of Chicago Big band era
Tues., June 30 Harbert Levy Center Gus Redmond Booking R&B
Tues., July 7 Leahy Levy Center Jeffrey Broussard & The Creole Cowboys Creole/R&B/ Contemporary Zydeco 
Tues., July 14
5:30 p.m. food trucks
Brummel Levy Center R-Gang R&B/Funk/Soul

Tues., July 21 

Mason Levy Center Sidewalk Chalk Hip-hop/ Soul/Jazz.
Tues., July 28 Dawes Levy Center Grupo Cumbé (Colombia)  Latin

Park locations for concerts:
Bent Park: Central St. at Cowper Ave.
Brummel Park: Brummel St. at Elmwood Ave.
Dawes Park: Sheridan Rd. at Church St.
Harbert Park: Dempster St. at McDaniel (E. of canal)
James Park: Dodge Ave. at Mulford  (base of James Park hill)
Mason Park: Church St. at Florence Ave.
Leahy Park, Lincoln St. west of Ridge Ave.
Tallmadge Park: north of 927 Noyes St. (Noyes Cultural Arts Center)
Twiggs Park: Dodge Ave. at Simpson St.

Food Truck Concert
Come early and hungry to the concerts on June 18, June 23, and July 14! Food trucks will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Rain site for June 6 concert: Temperance Beer Company, 2000 Dempster St., Evanston
Rain site for all other concerts: Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston 

In the event of inclement weather for concerts, rain site updates will be available after 4:30 p.m. on the show date by calling 847-448-8058, 847-448-8260 or 847-448-4311.

Map of parks

Starlight Movies in the Park

Movies will be shown on select evenings at dusk. Admission is free. Movies are cancelled in inclement weather.

Day/Date Park Movie
Tues., Aug 4 Penny Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Sat., Aug 8 Twiggs Star Trek 2009
Tues., Aug 11 Brummel The LEGO Movie
Sat., Aug 15 Dawes The Great Debaters
Tues., Aug 18 Harbert Into the Woods
Sat., Aug 22 James Guardians of the Galaxy*

*Dress up as your favorite superhero!

Park locations for movies:
Brummel Park, Brummel St. at Elmwood Ave.
Dawes Park, Sheridan Rd. at Church St.
Harbert Park, Dempster St. at McDaniel (E. of canal)
James Park: Dodge Ave. at Mulford (base of James Park hill)

Penny Park, Lake at Ashland
Twiggs Park, Dodge Ave. at Simpson St.
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Evanston Starlight Concerts are presented by the City of Evanston’s Cultural Arts Division and are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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