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CITY OF EVANSTON: 2019 Starlight Concert Series


By Press release submission | May 30, 2019


City of Evanston issued the following announcement on May 28.

Evanston's 2019 Starlight Concert Series will feature nine free outdoor concerts at park locations throughout the city, June 4 through July 30.

Community members will enjoy a wide range of talented artists and musical genres, from Latin funk, to classic soul, to Southern rock, boogie and blues. The concert schedule is available at 

Starlight concerts will take place on Tuesdays, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Interactive family activities will occur before each concert beginning at 6 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will take place at the Levy Senior Center, located at 300 Dodge Ave. The rain site for the June 18 concert is the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St. Updates will be available after 4:30 p.m. on the show date by calling 847-448-4311 (until 6 p.m.) or by visiting

The June 18 Starlight Concert at Twiggs Park will celebrate Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the abolition of slavery. The July 16 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 11 beginning at 6 p.m.

The Starlight Concert Series is presented by the City's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. Sponsors include Renewal by Anderson, RCN, Goldfish Swim School and Westminster Place.

For more information, please call or text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.

Starlight Concert Schedule

Tuesday, June 4

Dawes Park, Sheridan Road at Church Street

Samuel Del Real Y Su Orquesta - Salsa and Latin jazz brings a blended, pan-Latin sound.

Tuesday, June 11

Bent Park, Central Street at Cowper Avenue

Renaldo Domino with The Heavy Sounds - Classic original material from a Chicago soul legend backed by The Heavy Sounds.

Food trucks on site beginning at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, June 18 - Juneteenth Celebration

Twiggs Park, Dodge Avenue at Simpson Street

Brandon Markell Holmes - R&B with a twist from a Grammy-nominated singer, actor, writer and multimedia artist.

Food trucks on site beginning at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, June 25

Baker Park, Keeney Street at Forest Avenue

Nellie "Tiger" Travis - Contemporary blues and Southern soul from "Chicago's New Queen of the Blues."

Tuesday, July 2

Kamen Park East, South Boulevard at Barton Avenue

Petra's Recession Seven - Swing jazz performed by a seven-piece ensemble and led by vocalist Petra van Nuis.

Tuesday, July 9

Canal Shores Golf Course, 1030 Central St.

Ésso - The polyrhythmic grooves of this tropical funk band will make you want to dance the night away.

Firehouse Grill on site.

Tuesday, July 16 - Food Truck Festival

Brummel Park, Brummel Street at Elmwood Avenue

Kevin Purcell and The Nightburners - Southern rock, boogie and blues tunes will energize your evening.

Food trucks on site starting at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 23

Larimer Park, Crain Street at Oak Avenue

Erin Harpe and The Delta Swingers - Referred to as "one of the most dynamic, talented, and exciting roots rocking blues women on the scene," Erin Harpe and The Delta Swingers perform electrified blues, boogie and soul.

Tuesday, July 30

Mason Park, Church Street at Florence Avenue

Chicago Soul Jazz Collective - Classics from the early 1960s soul jazz era.

Original source can be found here.

Source: City of Evanston

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