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Starlight Concert & Movie Series

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2020 Starlight Concert and Movie Series

The schedule for the 2020 Starlight Concert and Movie series will be announced in late winter/early spring, we are looking forward to another great summer celebrating all that is Evanston with you.

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.

If you are a performer interested in applying to participate in our 2020 Starlight Concert Series, please apply here.

If you are interested in applying to attend one of our events with your food truck, please apply here.

Starlight Concerts in the Park

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Evanston's 2020 Starlight Concert Series will feature nine free outdoor concerts at park locations throughout the city, June 2 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. (except June 16 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 2


Tues., June 9


Tues., June 16
Juneteenth Celebration
with food trucks

Twiggs Park

RAIN SITE:Fleetwood-JourdainCenter


Tues., June 23

Tues., June 30

Tues., July 7

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

Brummel Park

Tues., July 21

Tues., July 28


Concert locations:


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 Frozen II
Sat., July 18 Lovelace Park Playing with Fire
Sat., July 25
 Kamen Park Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
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

 IL Arts Council LOGO
  Unity Preschool   Presbyterian Homes Westminster Place
 City of Evanston Logo Black

 Normany Remodeling  Canal Shores 100 years
 La Cocinita Restaurant