Free Music in Deerfield Parks this Summer
June 6, 2012 09:27 AM
Music in the Parks
© Deerfield Park District
Deerfield Park District again presents free musical entertainment in the parks this summer: Summer Sampler, on Sundays at Mitchell Park and Eat to the Beat, Wednesdays at lunch time in Jewett Park.
On Sundays, from 5-6:30 p.m. at Mitchell Park, everyone is invited to come out, relax, picnic or get pizza from Il Forno’s, while listening to a variety of great singers and bands. These “Summer Sampler” concerts feature the following artists by date.
JUNE 17 – PAMELA ROSE AND WINDY CITY COUNTRY
Pamela Rose and Windy City Country has a unique contemporary style that recreates country classics as well as jams the hottest current hits of today.
JUNE 24 – FLAT CATS
The Flat Cats play a range of vintage and modern music routed in the hottest swinging jazz and blues.
JULY 1 – CHICAGO COVER STORY
Winner “Best R & B band in the burbs” from Nitelife Magazine. Cover Story is a four piece classic dance rock band – squeaky-tight musicianship accompanied by full vocal harmonies covering five decades of music.
JULY 8 – WHO KNEW
Voted 2010’s Best Dance Band, Who Knew provides a 9 piece live show playing the greatest music of the last 3 decades.
JULY 15 – BILLY CROFT AND THE 5-ALARM BAND
Billy Croft & the 5-Alarm Band is a smokin’ country rock band that combine the best of country and rock to bring a rockin’ good time to all.
JULY 22 - AC-ROCK
Ac-Rock is Chicago’s premier acappella rock ‘n roll singing group, combining tightly-crafted music and freewheeling humor that pleases audiences of all ages.
JULY 29 - ABBA SALUTE
ABBA Salute is the most accurate ABBA tribute band in the country. The music of this great band comes to life in a Las Vegas type show that mesmerizes the viewer, both young and old alike!
AUGUST 5 – BIG GUITARS FROM MEMPHIS
…American music, twang guitar, lots of fun. Big Guitars from Memphis perform a wide variety of music, from rockability and swing to surf, from Roy Orbison to Elvis.
AUGUST 12 – PIANO MAN
Piano Man is a show not to be missed: all the glitz and glamour of a Las Vegas act, with full costumes. All request, chronological, separate Elton & Billy shows, and on stage costume changes.
On Wednesdays, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Jewett Park Pavilion, young children will be entertained by singers, entertainers, musicians and other performers. Attendees are invited to bring a picnic lunch and/or buy concessions from sandwiches and salads to beverages and ice cream for Cookers Red Hots during these “Eat to the Beat” events. These concerts feature the following artists by date.
July 11 - Joel Frankel
Singer, songwriter and musical entertainer, Joel is “a big kid who’s been entertaining smaller kids and their parents for two decades. Come out and enjoy his fanciful songs.
July 18 - Steve Beno
Steve’s acoustic show offers musical surprises that will have everyone singing, smiling, dancing and playing. Each show has the audience on stage not only singing, but helping craft original new songs.
July 25 - Jimmy Mac
“The best one man Rock and Roll show ever.” Jimmy Mac performs songs that are fun for the whole family.
August 1 - Istvan & His Imaginary Band
Istvan, the Jack Cassidy of the Chicago music scene treads electro-acoustic waters with a rotating cast of special guest performers including, but not limited to, Ryan Patrick Murphy, Diane Lena, Steven P. Slivka and Miss Krista who all add their unique talent to his dark pop songs and odd ball B-sides. Historically disappearing into the ether for long periods of time he has always returned with tall tales and something new to listen to.
August 8 - Super Stolie
A Super Stolie children’s show is a high energy, interactive music experience that gets kids thinking, guessing and singing about everything from spelling to animals, numbers, shapes and sounds, while moving and shaking to get all their wiggles out.
August 15 - Scribble Jim
(from ScribbleMonster) ScribbleMonster’s creator in a solo acoustic performance designed to motivate children’s creative expression in thought, music, play