Starlight Concerts & Movies

Starlight Concerts & Movies

Free entertainment in the parks this summer!

Starlight Concert 200.png2017 Starlight Concerts & Movies schedule is below.
Performing artist applications are open here until March 31, 2017. 

The 2017 Starlight Concert Series will feature 9 free outdoor concerts at several park locations throughout Evanston. Concerts are presented by the City of Evanston Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department.

All Tuesday Starlight concerts take place from 7-8:30 p.m.
The rain site is the Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave.  

 

Day/Date Park Performer Genre / focus

Tues., June 6
 

TBD TBD TBD

Tues., June 13

TBD TBD TBD

Tues., June 20
Juneteenth Celebration

TBD

TBD

TBD

Tues., June 27
(food trucks on site 6pm)
 

TBD TBD TBD

Tues., July 11
 

TBD TBD TBD

Tues., July 18
Food Truck Festival
starting at 5:30pm

TBD

TBD TBD

Tues., July 25

TBD

TBD

TBD

Sun., September 10th

TBD TBD TBD

Sun., Oct. 30
Day of the Dead Celebration

TBD TBD TBD

Starlight Junior Concerts

The Wednesday Starlight Junior concerts (sing-along concerts
geared to young families) take place from 6-7pm.

Day/Date  Location Rain Site  Performer
Wed.,  August 2 Tallmadge Park Noyes Cultural Arts Center TBD
       

 

 

 

 

 

Park locations for Starlight concerts:

Bent Park: Central St. at Cowper Ave.
Brummel Park: Brummel St. at Elmwood Ave.
Dawes Park: Sheridan Rd. at Church St.
James Park: Dodge Ave. at Mulford  (base of James Park hill)
Leahy Park, Lincoln St. west of Ridge Ave.
Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave.
Mason Park: Church St. at Florence Ave.
Robert Crown Center, 1701 Main St.
Twiggs Park: Dodge Ave. at Simpson St.

Park locations for Starlight Junior concerts:
Tallmadge Park: north of 927 Noyes St. (Noyes Cultural Arts Center)

Evanston Starlight Concerts are presented by the City of Evanston’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

 

 

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Starlight Movies in the Park

Movies will be shown on select evenings at dusk. Admission is free. Movies are cancelled in inclement weather (except July 20 movie; see below).

Day/Date Park Movie
Thur., July 20 TBD* TBD
Tues., Aug 1 TBD TBD
Sat., Aug 5 TBD TBD
Tues., Aug 8 TBD TBD
Sat., Aug 12 TBD TBD
Tues., Aug 15 TBD TBD
Sat., Aug 19 TBD TBD
Tues., Aug 22 TBD TBD
Sat., Aug 26 TBD TBD

Park locations for movies:

Baker Park: Keeney St. at Forest Ave.
Bent Park: Central St. at Cowper Ave.
Brummel Park, Brummel St. at Elmwood Ave.
Dawes Park, Sheridan Rd. at Church St.
James Park: Dodge Ave. at Mulford (base of James Park hill)
Penny Park, Lake at Ashland
Robert Crown, 1701 Main St.
Twiggs Park, Dodge Ave. at Simpson St.
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*Special Northwestern Movie Night at Ryan Field
TBD

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 (24/7) or 847-448-4311 (until 7 p.m.).

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