Come on out to Cantigny Park on Sundays through Sept. 3 for the free outdoor concert series: All ages can enjoy concerts by bands from various musical genres. Feel free to bring a blanket, lawn chair and picnic basket. 3 p.m. Sunday, 3 p.m.: Tinley Park Arts Alive! Community Band (jazz); 3 p.m. Monday: Wheaton Municipal Band’s Dixie Cups (Dixieland). Cantigny Park at 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton (630-668-5161, cantigny.org), a 500-acre park with formal gardens, picnic spots and campgrounds also has two history-rich museums. Taking a tour of the Robert R. McCormick Museum, you can get a look at the life and work of the onetime Chicago Tribune editor and publisher. The historic country home was originally a farmhouse, built in 1896 by McCormick’s maternal grandfather, Joseph Medill.
The Sunday afternoon concerts at 3pm are always fun, always entertaining and always free. Most concerts are held in the bandshell, but some larger performances may be held in front of the *First Division Museum. **Military bands are subject to change.
Afternoon Concert Schedule
|Sunday, May 27||Tinley Park “Arts Alive!”: Jazz Band|
|Monday, May 28||Wheaton Municipal Band’s Dixie Cups: Dixieland|
|Sunday, June 3||Ac Rock: a capella rock ‘n roll|
|Sunday, June 10||Zazz: Jazz|
|Sunday, June 24||Jose Valdes & the Mambo All-Stars: Latin|
|Sunday, July 1**||*Navy Band Great Lakes: Wind Ensemble|
|Monday, July 4||*Southwest Community Concert Band: Patriotic|
|Sunday, July 8||Jin and Tonic Band: Country|
|Sunday, July 15||*Northshore Concert Band: Concert Band|
|Sunday, July 22||Denny Diamond: Neil Diamond Tribute|
|Sunday, July 29||The Legends: 70’s|
|Sunday, August 5||Celtic Sounds: Irish|
|Sunday, August 12||The Neverly Brothers: 50’s|
|Sunday, August 19||Roots Rock Society: Caribbean/Reggae|
|Sunday, August 26**||*Air Force Band Mid-America: Concert Band|
|Sunday, September 2||Naperville Big Band: Big Band|
|Monday, September 3||Fast Eddie & the Corvettes: 70’s & earlier|
Keeping with our “something for everyone” theme, we offer a Children’s Concert Series just for the little ones. These performances are engaging, interactive and so much fun. Concerts are free with parking, unless otherwise noted.
**denotes event with a fee.
FREE Kids’ Concert Schedule
|Saturday, June 23||Jeanie B! and the Jelly Beans|
|Saturday, July 14||Steve Beno|
|Saturday, July 28||Super Stolie and the Rockstars|
|Saturday, August 18||Dave Rudolf|