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With 16 free concerts in four parks, Evanston‘s 2009 outdoor Starlight Concert Series offers a kaleidoscope of music that spans the summer. The free concerts will be held at 7:30 p.m. on select Tuesday and Thursday evenings, June 18 – Aug. 25. This year many of the guest artists have Evanston connections, including David Young, Ezra Furman, David Drazin and members of the band

South Boulevard

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The concert series kicks off with an evening of pan-ethnic party music by Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound on June 18, at James Park,

Mulford Street

at

Dodge Avenue

. The other venues for the Starlight Concerts are Dawes Park, Church Street at Sheridan Road; Twiggs Park, Simpson Street at Dodge Avenue; and Harbert Park, along the canal just south of Dempster Street. Rain sites are the Levy Center, 300 Dodge, for James and Dawes Parks concerts, or the Fleetwood-Jourdain Center,

1655 Foster St.

, for Harbert and Twiggs Parks concerts. Up-to-date site information is available at 847-448-8058 after 4 p.m. the day of a concert.

To see the entire schedule, visit:
www.cityofevanston.org/departments/parks/starlight.shtml.