Concerts in these Parks Light Up Summer

Summer brings sunshine, warm weather and plenty of live music in outdoors venues.

In Crystal Lake, the Park District’s Concerts in the Park series returns to Main Beach every Tuesday at 7 p.m. From now through August, the air is filled with free lakeside entertainment that encompasses everything from jazz to rock. Pack a picnic or indulge in food trucks such as Chilo’s Mexican Grill or Hippie Gourmet Grilled Cheese.

Upcoming shows include 28 Days on July 16, Rosie & The Rivets on July 23 and the Crystal Lake Community Band on July 30. The season wraps up Aug. 6 with Hillbilly Rockstarz.

Meanwhile, Thursday nights in St. Charles bring the action to Lincoln Park at 7 p.m. Hosted by the St. Charles Park District and running through August, this series brings entertainment to the picturesque gazebo, a replica of Pottawatomie Park’s historic tower. Grab a variety of snacks from local vendors including Wild Fries, Billy Bricks Pizza and Kimmer’s Ice Cream.

Upcoming shows include Mellenium on July 11, Starlight City on July 18, Radio Gaga on July 25 and Generation on Aug. 1. End the summer on a high note Aug. 8 with Euphoria Band.

Both series highlight the joy of community gatherings and the simple pleasures of outdoor music.

Whether you’re enjoying the evening in Crystal Lake, St. Charles or some other town, a concert in the park offers the perfect opportunity to unwind, enjoy some tunes and create lasting memories.

For information on Crystal Lake’s Concerts in the Park, visit or call (815) 410-4475.

To learn more about St. Charles’ concert series, visit or call (630) 513-6200.