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Starlight Concerts in the Park

Starlight Concert 200-thumb-200x155-11587Evanston's 2019 Starlight Concert Series will feature nine free outdoor concerts at park locations throughout the city, June 4 through July 30. 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 18 concert). Rain site updates will be available after 4:30 p.m. on the show date by calling/texting 847-448-4311 (until 6 p.m.). 

Day/Date Park Performer Genre / focus

Tues., June 4

Arrington Lakefront Lagoon at Dawes Park Samuel Del Real Y Su Orquesta Salsa/Latin Jazz

Tues., June 11
Food trucks

Bent Park Renaldo Domino with The Heavy Sounds
Classic Soul

Tues., June 18
Juneteenth Celebration
with food trucks

Twiggs Park

RAIN SITE: Fleetwood-JourdainCenter

Brandon Markell Holmes

Alternative R&B

Tues., June 25

Due to inclement weather the concert has been moved to

Levy Senior Center

300 Dodge Ave 

Nellie "Tiger" Travis
Contemporary Blues

Tues., July 2

Kamen Park East-Cancelled due to inclement weather

Petra's Recession Seven


Tues., July 9
Firehouse Grill on site

Canal Shores Golf Course

Latin Funk

Tues., July 16
Food truck festival starting at 5:30 p.m.

Brummel Park

Kevin Purcell and The Nightburners

Southern Rock, Boogie & Blues

Tues., July 23

Larimer Park Erin Harpe and The Delta Swingers
Piedmont Blues to funk & soul
 Tues., July 30 Mason Park Chicago Soul Jazz Collective


Concert locations:

Baker Park, Keeney at Forest

Bent Park, Central at Cowper

Brummel Park, Brummel at Elmwood

Canal Shores Golf Course, 1030 Central Street

Dawes Park, Sheridan at Church

Kamen East Park, South at Barton

Larimer Park, Crain at Oak

Mason Park, Church at Florence

Twiggs Park, Dodge at Simpson 


Starlight Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park-thumb-200x125-31131Be 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
Sat., July 27 Twiggs Park Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
 Sat., Aug. 3  Ryan Field (RSVP here)  Incredibles 2
Tues., Aug 6
Penny Park (National Night Out) Avengers: Infinity War
Sat., Aug 10 Leahy Park The Karate Kid (1984)
Tues., Aug 13 Dawes Park First Man
Sat., Aug 17

Cartwright Park (Sponsored by Westminster Place)

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Tues., Aug 20 Baker Park (Sponsored by Goldfish Swim School) Hotel Transylvania 3
Sat., Aug 24 James Park Ralph Breaks the Internet

Movie locations:

Baker Park, Keeney at Forest

Cartwright Park, Prospect at Grant

Dawes Park, Sheridan at Church

James Park, Oakton at Dodge

Leahy Park, Lincoln and Ridge

Penny Park, Lake at Ashland

Twiggs Park, Dodge at Simpson 


Map of parks


2019 Starlight Concerts and Movies Sponsors


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