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Starlight Concert & Movie Series

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2020 Starlight Concert and Movie Series

The City of Evanston Recreation Department is looking to partner with area businesses. If you are interested in sponsoring a Starlight Concert or Movie, please contact Michelle Tompkins.

Starlight Concerts in the Park

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Evanston's 2020 Starlight Concert Series will feature four free outdoor concerts at park locations throughout the city, July 7 through July 28. 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. 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

Please make sure to check back for the status of our concerts due to COVID-19.


Tues., June 2-Cancelled

Dawes Park

Ana Everling and The Taraf

Tues., June 9-Cancelled

Bent Park

Joe Pratt and The SourceOneBand

Chicago Blues/Soul

Tues., June 23-Cancelled

 Baker Park The Ivy Ford Band

Tues., June 30-Cancelled

Kamen Park Petra's Recession Seven Jazz/Big Band
Tues., July 7
Canal Shores Golf Course Nathan Rodriguez y su Conjunto Borikén Latin

Tues., July 14
Food truck festival starting at 5:30 p.m.

Elks Park

The Ivy Ford Band Blues

Tues., July 21

Larimer Park Paul Cebar's Tomorrow Sound Original Soul and New Orleans inspired dance music
Tues., July 28 Mason Park TBA


Concert locations:

Canal Shores Golf Course 
1030 Central Street

Elks Park
Mulford St and Callan Ave

Larimer Park
Crain St at Oak Ave

Mason Park
Davis St at Florence Ave


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 11 (Dessert Trucks)
Larimer Park Cancelled
Sat., July 18 Lovelace Park Cancelled
Sat., July 25
 Kamen Park Cancelled
Tue., Aug 4 (National Night Out)
Penny Park Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker
Sat., Aug 8  Baker Park Just Mercy
Tue., Aug 11

Dawes Park

Sat., Aug 15
 James Park  A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

 Tue., Aug 18

 Twiggs Park  Jumanji The Next Level
 Sat., Aug 22    

Movie locations:


Map of parks


2020 Starlight Concerts and Movies Sponsors

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