Starlight Concerts & Movies

Starlight Concerts & Movies

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

Starlight Concerts

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The 2014 Starlight Concert Series will feature 13 free outdoor concerts at seven park locations throughout Evanston. It is presented by the City of Evanston Cultural Arts Division. Concerts that have taken place have been deleted.

All remaining concerts will take place from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Day/Date Park Rain Location Performer Genre / focus
Tues., Aug. 12 WILL BE AT
Fleetwood Center,
1655 Foster St.

DJ Rob, Yemi Marie, TL Williams

R & B and Hip Hop / Jazz
Tues., Aug .19 Centennial Levy Center

Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquesta

Pan-Latin American Cumbia

Food Trucks:

August 19 - Grill Chaser Food Truck will be selling wraps, skewers, wings, mac-n-cheese, sliders and more.
                      Chicago Cupcake Food Truck will be selling various cupcakes

Park locations for concerts:
Bent Park: Central St. at Cowper Ave.
Brummel Park: Brummel St. at Elmwood Ave.
Centennial 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)
Leahy Park, Lincoln St. west of Ridge Ave.
Twiggs Park: Dodge Ave. at Simpson St.

In the event of inclement weather for concerts, rain site information 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. Movies are cancelled in inclement weather. Audience participation is welcome at the August 13th and  August 16th shows. Bring your wand or wear your ruby slippers! Details to follow.

Day/Date Park Movie
Tues, Aug 5 Penny E.T.
Wed., Aug 6 Harbert The Music Man
Sat., Aug 9 Twiggs Goonies
Wed., Aug 13 Bent Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone
Sat., Aug 16 Elks The Wizard of Oz
Wed., Aug 20 Brummel Frozen
Sat., Sept 6 James Akeelah and the Bee
Sat., Sept 13 Dawes A League of Their Own

Park locations for movies:
Bent Park, Central St. at Cowper Ave.
Brummel Park, Brummel St. at Elmwood Ave.
Elks, Mulford St. at Callan Ave.
Harbert Park, Dempster St. at McDaniel Ave. (east of North Shore Channel)
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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Interested in performing at a City of Evanston summer concert or festival? Interested in being an artist or food vendor at Evanston's special events? Application forms for the 2015 season will be posted here on January 5, 2015. 

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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