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2018 Starlight Concerts & Movies schedule

NOTICE: Due to the threat of rain, the Saturday, September 1 Starlight Movie ("Black Panther") will be screened in the gym of Robert Crown Community Center, 1701 Main St., Evanston. The movie will begin promptly at 8 p.m.


Starlight Movies in the Park

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Be sure to mark your calendar for free entertainment in the parks this summer!
Movies will be shown on select evenings at dusk. Interactive family activities will be offered before movies, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free. Movies are cancelled in inclement weather unless special arrangements are made. Updates will be posted on this page and the City of Evanston web site calendar of events.





Day/Date Park Movie
Thurs., Aug 2, 7pm                   Ryan Field Moana
Sat.., Aug 4 Twiggs Park Black Panther
Tues., Aug 7
Penny Park Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Sat., Aug 11 Robert Crown Park Kubo and the Two Strings
Tues., Aug 14 Eggleston Park Monster Trucks
Sat., Aug 18 Baker Park A Wrinkle in Time
Tues., Aug 21  Bent Park Wonder
Sat.., Aug 25 Arrington Lakefront Lagoon at Dawes Park       Wonder Woman
Sat., Sep 1 MOVED INDOORS TO ROBERT CROWN CENTER, 1701 Main St. Black Panther

Movie locations:

Baker Park: Keeney St. at Forest Ave.
Bent Park: Central St. at Cowper Ave.
Dawes Park (Arrington Lakefront Lagoon): Sheridan Rd. at Church St.
Eggleston Park: Hartrey Ave. at Payne St.
James Park: Oakton St. at Dodge Ave. 
Penny Park: Lake St. at Ashland Ave.
Robert Crown Park: 1701 Main St.
Ryan Field: 1501 Central St.
Twiggs Park: Dodge Ave. at Simpson St.


Starlight Concerts in the Park

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Evanston's 2018 Starlight Concert Series will feature eight free outdoor concerts at park locations throughout the city June 5 through July 31. The series is presented by the City's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department.

Starlight concerts will take place on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Interactive family activities will occur before each concert from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Be sure to check the schedule below for the evenings that food trucks will be on site.

In the event of rain, concerts will take place at the Levy Senior Center, located at 300 Dodge Ave. (except June 19 concert). Rain site updates will be available after 4:30 p.m. on the show date by calling/texting847-448-4311 (until 7 p.m.). 

Day/Date Park Performer Genre / focus

Tues., June 5

ArringtonLakefrontLagoon atDawesPark ThaddeusTukes’Viibez Cool jazz vibes from acclaimed NU alum andLuminartsJazz Fellow

Tues., June 12

KamenPark East Joel Paterson Band w/Oscar Wilson

A night of blues and R&B classics, paying tribute to Oscar Wilson’s many influences, including B.B. King, Muddy Waters and Ray Charles.

Tues., June 19
JuneteenthCelebration(food trucks on site6pm)

RAIN SITE:Fleetwood-JourdainCenter


Fast rising poet, singer-songwriter and activist returns to theTwiggsstage.

Tues., June 26
(food trucks on site6pm)


Levy Center

Tangleweed Acoustic power trio playing original and traditional bluegrass, Americana, folk, Celtic and many other styles.

Tues., July 10

Canal Shores Golf Course


A salsa group that feeds off the energy of the crowd and aims to keep the dance floor moving.

Tues., July 17
Food Truck Festival (starts at 5:30 p.m.)


South Boulevard Band Classic R&B androckin’ soul tunes will energize your evening.

Tues., July 24

Mason Park


A unique mix of Afro-Beat, world, hip-hop, reggae and English pop, his style is powerful and knows no borders.

Tues., July 31

Baker Park
Rosie & the Rivets The premier retro rock 'n' roll show performing hits from the1950sand1960s, along with current music with a retro twist.


Concert locations:
Baker Park: Keeney St. at Forest Ave.
Bent Park: Central St. at Cowper Ave.
Brummel Park: Brummel St. at Elmwood Ave.
Canal Shores Golf Course: 1030 Central St. 
Dawes Park (Arrington Lakefront Lagoon): Sheridan Rd. at Church St.
Kamen Park East: South Blvd. at Barton Ave.
Mason Park: Church St. at Florence Ave.
Twiggs Park: Dodge Ave. at Simpson St.


Map of parks

2018 Sponsors









Evanston Starlight Concerts are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.









La Cocinita Restaurant 
La Cocinita Restaurant 
La Cocinita Restaurant