Evanston’s 2021 Starlight Concert Series will feature nine free outdoor concerts at park locations throughout the City, June 1 through July 27.
Community members will enjoy a wide range of talented artists and musical genres, from jazz, to classic soul, to Southern rock and blues. The concert schedule is available at cityofevanston.org/starlight.
Starlight concerts will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be cancelled. The decision to cancel will be made by 4:30 p.m. on the show date. Residents can learn about a cancellation by calling 847-448-4311 (until 6 p.m.) or by visiting cityofevanston.org/starlight.
The June 19 Starlight Concert will celebrate Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the abolition of slavery. The July 13 concert at Elks 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.
Starlight Concert Schedule
June 1, Arrington Lakefront Lagoon at Dawes Park, Sheridan Road at Church Street: Luciano Antonio
June 8, Bent Park, Central Street at Cowper Avenue: Joanna Connor Band
June 19 – Juneteenth Celebration: Location: TBD; Music: TBD
June 22, Baker Park, Keeney Street at Forest Avenue: Music: TBD
June 29, Kamen Park East, South Boulevard at Barton Avenue: The Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
July 6, Canal Shores Golf Course, 1030 Central St.: James Sanders & Conjunto
July 13 – Food Truck Festival, Elks Park, Callan Avenue at Mulford Street: South City Revival
July 20, Larimer Park, Crain Street at Oak Avenue: Bailey Dee
July 27, Mason Park, Church Street at Florence Avenue: Gerald McClendon “The Soulkeeper”
My comments are threefold: 1. I would love to see articles written about the Arts commission and what’s being done around town with public art, as well as concerts around town at either Northwestern or District 65 or 202 or other downtown locations like SPACE 2. It would be nice to see citizens vote on music coming to town or get input on these concerts and maybe the Roundtable could partner with the city to get some sort of contest going about what type of music people like to know what kind of concerts to have 3. I would love to see coverage Lonnie Stonitsch and the http://www.familyactionnetwork.net with all that Lonnie and The Fan Network have given this community a spotlight needs to be shined on them. We are very lucky to have them and I have been told by people who have spoken at these events that this organization is without peer in the U.S. Let that sink in for a minute. We truly don’t know how lucky we are. Hats off to Lonnie and the fan they have been life-changing for me and many others over the past two decades.
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