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Evanston’s 2018 Starlight Concert Series will feature eight free outdoor concerts at park locations throughout the City June 5 through July 31. The series is presented by the City’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department.
Starlight concerts will take place on Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Interactive family activities will occur before each concert from 6 to 6:45 p.m. The concert schedule is available at cityofevanston.org/starlight. There will be no concert on July 3.
In the event of inclement weather, concerts will take place at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave. Updates will be available after 4:30 p.m. on the show date by calling 847-448-4311(until 7 p.m.) or by visiting cityofevanston.org/starlight.
The June 19 Starlight Concert at Twiggs Park will celebrate Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the abolition of slavery. The July 17 concert at Brummel Park will include a Food Truck Festival, with food trucks featuring a variety of food and dessert options on site beginning at 5:30 p.m. Food trucks will also be available at the Bent Park concert on June 26 beginning at 6 p.m.
Starlight Concert Schedule
June 5, Thaddeus Tukes’ Viibez: Cool jazz vibes from acclaimed Northwestern University alum and Luminarts Jazz Fellow. Dawes Park, Sheridan Road at Church Street.June 12, Joel Paterson Band with Oscar Wilson: A night of blues and R&B classics paying tribute to Oscar Wilson’s many influences, including B.B. King, Muddy Waters and Ray Charles. Kamen Park East, South Boulevard at Barton Avenue.June 19, Tasha, fast-rising poet, singer-songwriter and activist returns to the Twiggs stage. Juneteenth Celebration with food trucks on site from at 6 p.m..Twiggs Park, Dodge Avenue at Simpson StreetJune 26, Tangleweed – Acoustic power trio playing original and traditional bluegrass, Americana, folk, Celtic and many other styles. Food trucks on site at 6 p.m. Bent Park, Central Street at Cowper AvenueJuly 10, Afinca’o, a salsa group that feeds off the energy of the crowd and aims to keep the dance floor moving. Canal Shores Golf Course, 1030 Central St.July 17, South Boulevard Band with Classic R&B and rockin’ soul tunes to energize the evening. Food Truck Festival starting at 5:30 p.m. Brummel Park, Brummel Street at Elmwood Avenue.July 24, Tukkiman, a unique mix of Afro-beat, world, hip-hop, reggae and English pop, his style is powerful and knows no borders. Mason Park, Church Street at Florence Avenue.July 31, Rosie & The Rivets, the premier retro rock ‘n’ roll show performing hits from the 1950s and 1960s, along with current music with a retro twist. Baker Park, Keeney Street at Forest Avenue.