Summer Concerts in the Park
2021 Summer Concert Series Information
Most Tuesday nights in June and July feature music right here in Elgin with our summer concerts in the park. All concerts are free of charge, but remember to bring a few dollars to purchase popcorn and other treats from one of our local Elgin non-profits, as well as lawn chairs & blankets to enjoy the live music. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. at the Wing Park Bandshell.
In case of rain or storm threat, please check the City of Elgin Facebook page, or download the Elgin 311 mobile app, for updates regarding cancellations.
June 22 - Classical Blast
Classical Blast blurs musical lines, melding classical music into classic rock hits or rocking music by Beethoven, Bach and composers from other centuries, sometimes adding original lyrics. From Bach to classic rock to metal to pop, we hope you’ll find our approach to music a refreshing change. It’s the past, present & future all brought together in perfect harmony! An evening with Classical Blast is a total blast for any age! Join us for the ride...
June 29 - Prairie Station
Prairie Station is the Chicago suburbs most exciting and talked about modern country band playing covers of the hottest music from today, as well as yesterday’s country staples you miss and love. At one of our interactive and energy filled shows, you’ll hear favorites like Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean on up to Miranda Lambert, Sugarland, Lady Antebellum, even some Johnny Cash and so much more!
July 6 - Grand Groove Hotel
The Groove Hotel sprang from the roots of the Dean Moriarty Jazz Band, whose work ranged from the standard jazz repertoire of Miles, Monk, Mingus, and Coltrane, to an evening-long recasting of rock music standards called “Woodstock: Long Time Gone” which premiered at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center in 2005. Dean alums Dan Kasten, Jeff Layng, and Phil Pilcher teamed up with Bob Rub and Dave Timmcke to form Groove Hotel, with the idea of adding guest musicians on a regular basis. When guests check in to the Groove Hotel they enjoy a comfy bed of rhythm, fine musical cuisine, and silky sheets of sound. The band's continually evolving repertoire emphasizes rhythmic variety. You'll hear swing, bossa nova, funk, rock, samba, gospel, and Cuban son; sometimes several of these appear in the same tune. Compositions from the jazz canon by Miles Davis, Horace Silver, or Herbie Hancock share the spotlight with songs by George Harrison, King Crimson, Steely Dan, and Eric Clapton, to name just a few. Audiences may also be treated to a world premiere of one of the band's original compositions.
July 13 - Saturday June Band
July 20 - Crawford's Daughter
Have you ever had one of those nights where you're sitting with your friends, drink in hand, deep in conversation ... and suddenly your focus is completely pulled toward the music you hear... sometimes it's the familiarity of the tunes or the sudden connection you have to lyrics you're hearing for the first time. But behind it all is sheer passion from the musicians doing what they love. Crawford's Daughter provides you that experience. This acoustic group tackles songs from artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Susan Tedeschi, Rolling Stones, Sheryl Crow, Marvin Gaye, The Pretenders, Little Big Town, Heart, Al Green and more. Crawford's Daughter delivers fiery guitar, powerful vocals, creative bass lines, and 4-part harmony to bring you unplugged versions of some of the greatest rock, blues, and soul tunes ever written.
July 27 - Projecto 7
Projecto 7 is a Salsa and Latin Jazz Band originally from Elgin, now we offer our live music performances to the Chicagoland area with Salsa and Latin Jazz music from the 70's, 80's, 90's and more!