The Lincoln Park Gazebo in downtown St. Charles is the site of the St. Charles Park District’s summer Concerts in the Park series. The free shows are held on most Thursdays this summer at 7 p.m. in Lincoln Park, which is located on Main Street between 4th and 5th streets.
Your family is invited to arrive before the concert and enjoy picnic-style offerings for sale from local vendors including Kimmer’s Ice Cream and Bernie’s Bully Dogs. Alcohol is not permitted at Lincoln Park, but bring your lawn chairs or blankets.
Here is the 2017 lineup, which you’ll also find on the Go West Calendar. The details on what type of music to expect are provided by the St. Charles Park District:
June 1 • Tyler Caruso Band
Students at both St. Charles high schools host this concert honoring a former student, athlete and musician for his passionate commitment to family, friends, school and community service. Tyler touched so many lives before his untimely death on July 14, 2002, at age 17. Donations will be accepted to the Tyler Brett Caruso Memorial Scholarship Fund which benefits graduates at both high schools. tylerbrettcaruso.com
June 8 • Gregory Hyde
This Chicago-based singer/songwriter crafts inventive, intelligent, bombastic songs – often with a menacing edge. His tunes are riddled with nuances of slick pop hits, blues, classic rock and a Southern sensibility being compared to a broad array of artists such as Foo Fighters, Jeff Buckley, The Eagles and Weezer. gregoryhyde.com
June 15 • The Walk-ins
As a harmony-driven band with rave reviews across all of Chicago for their high-energy live shows, these incredibly-talented musicians perform all your favorites in Pop and Rock spanning from the 50s to today’s hits. Wear your dancing shoes ‘cuz you’re gonna want to get up and dance! thewalk-ins.com
June 22 • Dick Diamond & the Dusters
Take a trip down memory lane with Chicagoland’s wackiest and most notorious cast of characters, performing all the best pop dance favorites from the last four decades. dickdiamond.net
June 29 • Back Country Roads
Comprised of seven uniquely-talented musicians, this band brings the big sounds of Nashville home to the Midwest. Playing mostly new country, a few older classics, and even a few songs from other genres, their vocal blend and musicianship is what sets them apart from the rest. backcountryroadsband.com
Concert in Pottawatomie Park.
No concert in Lincoln Park.
July 13 • Recycle the Day
Put on your dancing shoes! This high-energy party band plays a fantastic lineup of head bobbin’, feet movin’, booty shakin’ hit songs from Motown to today’s Top 40 hits! An eclectic group of five musicians have tremendous talent, boundless energy, unmistakable chemistry and energetic choreography. recycletheday.com
July 20 • Brass from the Past
Known as the hottest horn band in the Midwest and boasting an unstoppable 6-piece horn section, tight 4-piece rhythm section with 3 powerful singers who command the stage, this is no ordinary band! This is the music of your most joyful memories from the 60s, 70s and 80s. brassfromthepast.com
July 27 • 7th Heaven
Lifelong friends committed to leaving it all out on the stage, this band plays dead on renditions of Def Leppard, The Beatles, Bon Jovi, Journey, U2 and more. Music delivered at a frenetic pace will drive audiences to literally be dancing in the streets. 7thheavenband.com
August 3 • Tropixplosion
The ultimate Island party! Listen to a variety of reggae classics, calypso tunes and pop/rock party songs, all performed with an exotic twist playing steel drums, horns, strings and more. tropixplosion.com
August 10 • One Night Band
With a diverse repertoire of Top 40 hits spanning more than six decades, this band has something for everyone. You’ll move and groove to Rock ‘n’ Roll tunes, cut a rug to Motown’s finest, bust a move to some Hip Hop, get down with a lil’ Country and sing your heart out to a Pop Rock guilty pleasure. onenightbandchicago.com
August 17 • Howard and the White Boys
If you like your blues with a funky groove, this band’s electric style will satisfy you. As one of Chicago’s favorite blues bands, their musical collection will keep you movin’ and groovin’ all night long. howardandthewhiteboysband.com
In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be cancelled. Park district staff will try to reschedule.