Elgin’s Wing Park Bandshell will feature free concerts this summer on six Tuesdays in June and July. There will be popcorn and other treats available to purchase from Elgin non-profits, and you’ll want to bring a lawn chair or blanket. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. In case of rain or storm threat, please check the Special Events Facebook page for updates regarding cancellations.
Here’s the lineup for 2017, which you’ll also find on the Go West Calendar. The descriptions of the music are provided by the city of Elgin:
June 20th: The Sting Rays always get the crowd dancing and singing to songs from rockabilly, the 1960s and the 1970s. They’ve opened for some of the greatest names in rock ‘n’ roll like the Ides of March, the Buckinghams, and the Guess Who.
June 27: Second Hand Soul Band will play Motown, soul, rock ‘n’ roll. This energetic, dynamic seven-piece band has many years of experience and really knows how to entertain! Between the funky hits of the 70s, the one-hit wonders, the disco and the soulful songs of that era, you will be moved to dance and sing.
July 11: The Saturday June Band is one of the top acts in the Midwest with a long list of credentials. They have shared the bill with such luminaries as the Beach Boys, Rare Earth, the English Beat, the Smithereens, American English, 7th Heaven and the Dave Clark 5 just to name a few. . Saturday June plays an eclectic mix of music ranging from today’s hits back thru the ’90s, ’80s, and ’70s
July 18: Barbershop singers from all over Northern Illinois will provide a lively, fun a cappella musical concert entitled the Elgin Harmony Fest. The concert includes Elgin’s Fox Valley Men of Harmony with new songs from their Spring Gospel Show, the Lake County Brotherhood of Harmony Men’s Chorus demonstrating their upbeat musical style, the Rockford 2nd City Chorus with their popular cabaret set, Girl’s Nite Out providing a memorable vocal variety and the 75-man Midwest Harmony Alliance massed chorus showcasing their four part harmony chord ringers.
July 25: Wild Daisy plays all the current, upbeat country favorites, with a few pop/rock surprises thrown in. Wild Daisy plays every show with non-stop energy and enthusiasm, with you engaged and on your feet.