Evanston news delivered free to your inbox! 

Back for its 19th year, Thursday Night Live! returns with a 10-concert series to downtown Evanston at the newly renovated Fountain Square plaza. From mid-June through August, each Thursday night will spotlight a different music genre from classic rock, blues, Beatles tribute, R&B, Swing, Americana and more.

Everyone is invited to enjoy an evening of live music, dancing and relaxing from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fountain Square south plaza. Chairs and tables are provided, but guests are welcome to bring other seating. Downtown Evanston will provide activities for children at the concerts including big Jenga, Scrabble, bubbles, Connect Four and more.

In the event of inclement weather, Downtown Evanston will cancel the show by 4 p.m. on the day of the concert.

Thursday Night Live! Schedule

June 14: Los Perros Cubanos (Latin Dance with Cuban Roots)June 21: Chip Ratliff & the Dirty BluCrue! (Funk and Soul)June 28: Railheart (Americana, Rock‘n Roll, Country)July 5:  NO CONCERT * Happy 4th of July!  July 12: Rio Bamba (Brazilian and American Jazz)July 19: The Joyce Renee Band (Jazz, Classic Oldies and Motown)July 26: Second Hand Soul (Motown, Soul, and Rock & Roll)Aug. 2: Kaleidoscope Eyes (Acoustic Beatles Tribute)Aug. 9: Rick Lindy & the Wild Ones (Rockabilly, Blues, Roots & more)August 16: Chicken Bone (Classic Rock, Roots and Blues)                                                       August 23: The Flay Cats (Swing, Jazz and Blues)