Jodi Koplin and her Jigglejam Band will perform a CD release party on Jan. 15 at SPACE in Evanston.
Updated: June 15, 2012 4:24PM
Summer Sampler Deerfield Park District Concert Series, Mitchell Park, Hazel Avenue and Wilmot Road, Deerfield, 5-6:30 p.m. Sundays. www.dfpd.org or call (847) 945-0650. June 17: Pamela Rose and Windy City Country. June 24: Flat Cats (jazz/blues). July 1: A Chicago Cover Story (R& B/vintage rock). July 8: Who Knew (award-winning dance band). July 15: Billy Croft and the 5-Alarm Band. July 22: AC Rock (a cappella). July 29: ABBA Salute. Aug. 5: Big Guitars From Memphis (rockabilly/surf music). Aug. 12: Piano Man (Vegas glitz).
Eat to the Beat Deerfield Park District concert series geared for young audiences at Jewett Park Pavilion, 836 Jewett Park Drive, Deerfield, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. www.dfpd.org or call (847) 945-0650. July 11: Joel Frankel. July 18: Steve Beno. July 25: Jimmy Mac (one man rock and roll show). Aug. 1: Little Nashville. Aug. 8: Super Stolie (high energy children’s show). Aug. 15: Scribble Jim, a solo acoustic performance from ScribbleMonster.
Deerfield Plaza Pleasures, 10 a.m. Saturdays unless otherwise noted, in the Farmers Market in the commuter parking lot at Deerfield Road and Robert York Avenue, Deerfield. (847) 945-5000 or visit www.deerfield.il.us. June 16: Hummers & Strummers. June 23: The Dooleys (Irish-American folk). July 7: Karen Jordan (children’s interactive music). July 14: 9:30 a.m. Cirrus Falcon (acoustic rock). July 28: Joel Frankel Musical Merriment. Aug. 4: Jodi Koplin & Her Jigglejam Band. Aug. 11: Kettle Moraine String Band (bluegrass). 9:30 a.m. Aug. 18: The Nightcrawlers (blues). 9:30 a.m. Aug. 25: L.J. Slavin (folk). Sept. 1: Joey Edwin Duo (acoustic guitar).
Deerfield Summer Showcase at Starbucks Plaza, Deerfield and Waukegan roads. More information at (847) 945-5321. All concerts by local residents, held 7 p.m. Wednesdays. June 20: Not For Profit (rock). June 27: Blue Road Rock Band with Joan and Gary Gand. July 11: Red, White and Brass. July 18: Bob Gand’s Smooth Jazz. July 25: Big Band Sound Of Deerfield (a senior group directed by Bob Gand).
Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival, noon-7 p.m. July 21-22 at Dawes Park, Sheridan Road and Church Street, Evanston. Information: (847) 448-8260 and www.cityofevanston.org. Free festivities include music, dancing, singing, and food from around the globe.
Central Stage, July 21: 12:15 p.m., Nahui-Ollin, ceremonial Aztec dancers; 1:45 p.m., Runa, music from Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the U.S.; 3:30 p.m., Renato Anesi, the spirit of Brazilian Choro music; 5:30 p.m., Toby Foyeh & Orchestra Africa, fusion of traditional Nigerian Yoruba music including Highlife, Afrobeat, folklore with jazz, rock, pop, and Latin music. July 22: Noon, Evanston Escola de Samba and S.O.U.L., Afro-Brazilian dance and percussion; 1:30 p.m., Young Chicago Authors and poet-in-residence Roger Bonair-Agard, music dance and poetry. 3:30 p.m., Zamin, Indian vocal techniques with a mix of U.S. music; 5:15 p.m., Sidi Toue, music and rhythms of ancient Mali mixed with modern.
Family Stage. July 21: 1 p.m., Armenian Dance Company of Chicago (interactive dance workshop); 2:15 p.m., Zumba with Iida; 3:15 p.m., Bollywood Groove Dancers, interactive Indian dance and movements; 4:15 p.m., Ginger Lozar, “Plum Blossom and The Dragon,” interactive Chinese fairy tale using 100-year-old puppets; 5:30 p.m., THE Barefoot Hawaiian. July 22: 1 p.m., Zumba with Iida; 2 p.m., Marilyn Price, “Punch & Judaism,” stories centered on Jewish heritage; 3 p.m., West Indian Folk Dance Company: 4:45 p.m., Marilyn Price, “Wonderful Whirl of Puppets”; 5:45 p.m., The Chinese Fine Arts Society, cultural presentation.
Fountain Square Art Festival, June 23-24, Sherman Avenue and Church Street, Evanston. June 23: Noon, Flat Cats; 3 p.m., Blend Acoustics. June 24: Noon, BMR4; 3 p.m., Craig Brenner. Fountain Square artist hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. both days. A gate donation of $5 benefits the Evanston Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call (773) 868-3010 or visit www.chicagoevents.com.
Lakeshore Arts Festival, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Aug. 6-7 at Dawes Park, Sheridan Road and Church Street, Evanston. Information: (847) 448-8260 and www.cityofevanston.org. Festivities include live jazz and classical music and ongoing family entertainment. Performers TBA.
Starlight Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at six Evanston parks: Dawes Park, Sheridan Road at Church Street; Twiggs Park, Simpson Street at Dodge Avenue; James Park, Dodge Avenue at Mulford; Harbert Park, east of Canal, south of Dempster; Bent Park, Central and Hastings; and Brummel Park, Brummel and Elmwood. Rain site for Dawes, Brummell and James parks concerts is Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.; rain site for Twiggs, Bent and Harbert parks concerts is Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster St., Evanston. Call (847) 448-8058 after 4 p.m. for rain site updates. Concerts on Thursday at James Park — June 21: JT & the Clouds. June 28: Western Elstons. July 12: ? And the Mysterians. July 19: Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. Concerts on Tuesdays at Dawes Park — July 24: Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan. July 31: Ken Arlen’s Indigo. Aug. 7: Taj Weekes and Adowa. Aug. 14: Musikcanto. Aug. 21: Archie Powell & the Exports. Also Tuesday at Harbert Park — June 19: Juneteenth Celebration. Bent Park — June 26: Expo ’76. Twigs Park — July 10: The O’My’s with The Loneliest Funk. Aug. 9: South Boulevard with impressions of MJ. Brummel Park — July 26: Andre Williams & the Goldstars.
Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. Carillon Concert Series, 7 p.m. Mondays. Carillon tours begin at 5:30 p.m.; hear the majestic beauty of carillon bells at 7 p.m. Admission is free; parking is $20 per car. (847) 835-5440. www.chicagobotanic.org. June 18: Toni Raats, Netherlands. June 25: Tim Sleep, Naperville. July 2: Joey Brink, Connecticut. July 9: Stephan Burton, Utah. July 16: Anna Kasprzycka, Poland. July 23: Robert Grogan, Washington D.C. July 30: Gordon Slater, Canada. Aug 6: Chelsea Vaught, Kansas. Aug. 13: Sue Bergren, Naperville. Aug: 20: Jim Fackenthal, Chicago. Aug 27: Kimberly Schafer, Chicago. Sept 3: James M. Brown, Naperville.
Hot Summer Nights Music Series, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road. Light fare, wine and beer available. Admission is free; parking is $20 per car. (847) 835-5440. www.chicagobotanic.org. June 21: Aloha Lives — Lanialoha and the Pacific Soundz (Hawaiian). June 28: Pamela Rose and Windy City Country. July 5: Bossa Tres (Brazilian). July 12: Dave Ivaz Orchestra playing hits from 1972 for 40th anniversary of this venue. July 19: Groupo Cha Cha (Latin jazz). July 26: Be-a-ba do Samba. Aug. 2: Alan Gresik (swing). Aug. 9: Lamajamal with Erika Ochao. Aug. 16: Guitarra Azul (Spanish guitar). Aug. 23: Country Doctors (eclectic country). Aug. 30: Morry Sochat & the Special 20s (blues).
Music on the Esplanade, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays at Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road. Light fare, wine and beer available. Admission is free; parking is $20 per car. (847) 835-5440 or www.chicagobotanic.org. June 19: The Hoyle Brothers (country). June 26: Bopology (Sinatra/swing). July 3: Callaloo (steel drums). July 10: Fernandez +Kimball (Spanish guitar). July 17: The Special Consensus (bluegrass). July 24: Midwest Young Adult Jazz Combo Band. July 31: Morry Sochat & the Special 20s (blues). Aug. 7: Buffalo Grove Jazz Band. Aug. 14: Fernandez + Kimball Spanish Guitars. Aug. 21: Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble. Aug. 28: Swing Gitan (gypsy jazz).
Glencoe Park District Beach, 160 Hazel Avenue, concerts 6:30-8 p.m. Sundays. Nonresidents pay $5 adults. July 4: 28 Days at 7 p.m. July 15: Dueling Pianos. July 31: Chicago Tribute Anthology.
Bearfoot in the Park concerts are at 7 p.m. in the Jackman Park Gazebo, Lehigh and Prairie. Call weather hotline (847) 604-1893 after 6 p.m. on concert day. June 20: The Flat Cats (jazz/blues). June 27: Juke Box Band (they take requests). July 11: Jin & Tonic (country). July 18: Libido Funk Circus (disco). July 25: Shy Violet (decades of pop). Aug. 1: AC Rock (a capella rock). Aug. 8: Johnny Russler & the Beach Bum Band (Buffett and Caribbean). Summer Sounds
at the Glen, a live weekly music series, 5-9 p.m. Tuesdays, through Aug. 28, at The Glen Town Center’s Navy Park, 2671 Navy Blvd., Glenview. Food booth and activities for children. Free admission. For information, visit www.theglentowncenter.com or call (847) 724-2025. June 19: Classical Blast (pop rock played on “classical” instruments). June 26: Five Guys Named Moe (classic rock). July 3: BBI (’60s to today). July 10: Vinyl Highway Band (hits of the ’60s and ’70s). July 17: Billy Croft & the 5 Alarm Band (country rock). July 24: Libido Funk Circus (disco). July 31: Soda (various covers). Aug. 7: Ac Rock (acappella). Aug. 14: Bopology (swing, Sinatra). Aug. 21: Dueling Pianos. Aug. 28: The Ragtops (hits of the ’50s).
Summer concert series in the Plaza at Port Clinton Square, 600 Central Ave., 7-9 p.m. Thursdays. Information at www.cityhpil.com. June 21: Maxwell Street Klezmer Band. June 28: Los Perros Cubanos. July 12: Chicago Outskirts (jazz). July 19: Great Divide. Aug. 2: Tzofim Friendship Caravan (Israeli folk). Aug. 9: Local Favorite. Aug. 16: Highland Park Pops. Aug. 18: Dr. Mark & the Sutures (family friendly rock). Concerts In The Park
6:30-8 p.m. Fridays at Sunset Woods Park, 1801 Sunset Road. Call (847) 579-3121 or see www.pdhp.org. July 4: The Associates play 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 20: Groove and View — Rock out to the 7DEEZ band playing ’70s hits, then watch “Superman: The Movie” with Christopher Reeve. Aug. 3: Saturday June Band (pop rock).
Port Clinton Square Art Festival and the Taste Of Highland Park, Aug. 24-26. Taste Performers include Aug. 25: New Invaders, Afrodisiacs. Aug. 26: Classical Blast, Bruce in the USA. Art Festival Entertainers include Check With Lucy, Million Dollar Quartet and Jeanie B.
Highwood Evening Gourmet Farmers Market 4-9 p.m. Wednesdays weekly, with music through Sept. 12. Bands play from 3-8 p.m. in Everts Park, between Highwood and North Avenue, just west of Green Bay Road. June 20: Matt Feddermann (rock). June 27: Narrow Winded (classic rock). July 11: The Carl Davis Band (blues). July 18: Bottle Poets (pop/rock). July 25: Since I Was Three (classic covers). Aug. 1: 341 (acoustic covers). Aug. 8: The Trevor Shandling Jazz Band. Aug. 15: Garlic Festival with Matt Feddermann. Aug. 22: Saturday June Band (classic rock). Aug. 29: Blue Road (R&B). Sept. 5: Los Perros Cubanos (Cuban). Sept. 12: Inferno Fest with Matt Feddermann.
Artists on the Bluff Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 23-24 includes live entertainment and free arts activities at the Lake Bluff Village Green Gazebo, Sheridan Road and Route 176. See www.artistsonthebluff.org or call (847) 295-7903.
“Bluffinia” Summer Concerts from 6-7:30 p.m. Sundays on the Lake Bluff Village Green. (847) 234-0774 or www.lakebluff.org. July 8: Spoken Four (pop rock). July 15: Jin & Tonic (country). July 22: New Odyssey (three guys, 30 instruments). July 29: Bopology (Sinatra, swing). Aug. 5: 28 Days. Aug. 12: Class of ’68 (’60s/’70s rock). Aug 19: Tropixplosion (Caribbean).
Foodstock 2012 presents a free concert 3-7:30 p.m. July 1 on the Lake Bluff Village Green. $20 donation requested to buy food for the C.O.O.L. Food Pantry serving Lake County residents. Lineup includes Suede and Friends and The Class of ’68. For information, visit www.foodstockonline.org.
Concerts on the Green at Market Square (Western Avenue just north of Deerpath Road) at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Free. www.lflbchamber.com or (847) 234-4282. June 21: Dueling Pianos. June 26: Class of ’68 (’60s/’70s) rock. July 12: Jin & Tonic (country). July 19: Soda (pop rock). July 26: The Legends (oldies). Aug. 2: Bopology (Sinatra/swing).
The Lincolnshire Art Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 18-19, includes music by acoustic duo Cirrus Falcon on the Village Green, 100 Village Green Drive near Milwaukee Avenue and Olde Half Day Road. (847) 926 4300 or www.amdurproductions.com.
Art in the Park: A Northbrook Fine Arts Festival sponsored by the Northbrook Arts Commission from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 14-15 at the Village Green Park, 1320 Shermer Road. (847) 272-5050. July 14: 10 a.m., Northbrook Community Choir; 11 a.m., Laughlin & Friends (acoustic guitar); 1:30 p.m., Western Philosophy; 3:30 p.m., The Bank. July 15: 10 a.m., Air Mail Special; noon, Guitarra Azul (Latin); 2:15 p.m., John McHugh and Co. (blues/rock).
Northbrook Days Festival, at Village Green Park, Shermer at Meadows Road, Aug. 1-5. See www.northbrookdays.com. Aug. 1: 7:30-9:30 p.m., 7th Heaven. Aug. 2: 6-7 p.m., Northbrook Garage; 8-9:30 p.m., Libido Funk Circus. Aug. 3: 6-7:30 p.m., Drunken Whispers; 8:30-10:30 p.m., Dick Holiday & the Bamboo Gang. Aug. 4: 1:45-2:45 p.m., Mike Mauthe; 6-7:30 p.m., Rico; 8:30-10:30 p.m., Louis Zagoras and Rollover. Aug 5: 1-5 p.m., DJ music; 1:30-2:15 p.m., Mike D (magician); 7:15-8:30 p.m., DOT DOT DOT.
Park Fest concert series, 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Village Green Park, 1810 Walters Ave., Northbrook. Free admission. Food service begins at 6 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, call the Weather/Activity Hotline at (847) 291-2985 for updates. June 19: R-Gang (R&B, Motown). June 26: New Odyssey (dance music); winner of Northbrook Park District’s Rock the Green performs at 6 p.m. July 10: Rhythm Rockets (R&B, jazz). July 17: Johnny Russler & the Beach Bum Band (Caribbean rock, reggae and calypso). July 24: Spoken Four (1950s to today’s hits).
Summer Children’s Concert Series, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Fridays at Clarkson Park, 1950 Willow Road. In inclement weather, concerts in the Community Center. (847) 446-4428. June 29: Little Nashville (country). July 13: Super Stolie! (musical fun time). July 20: Dave Rudolf (fun in the sun song). July 27: Ken Schultz (circus/variety).
Skokie’s Backlot Bash features main stage entertainment Aug. 24-26 on Oakton Street between Lincoln and Laramie. (847) 674-1500 or www.BacklotBash.com. Aug. 24: 6:30 p.m., We Killed the Lion; 8 p.m., Tributosaurus Becomes Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. Aug. 25: 2:30 p.m., Matt Hendricks Duo; 4:30 p.m., Certain Stars; 6:30 p.m., The Handcuffs; 8:30 p.m., The Fixx. Aug. 26: Noon, Tristen; 2 p.m., Rivals of the Peacemaker; 4 p.m., The Steepwater Band; 6 p.m., Local H.
Northshore Festival Of Art At Old Orchard at Westfield Old Orchard, Skokie Boulevard and Golf Road, July27-28 with musical performers Cirrus Falcon, Don Thomas and Michellet Innocent.
Sunday Sundown Concerts at 7 p.m. at Devonshire Park, 4400 Greenwood. (847) 674-1500 or www.skokieparkdistrict.org. July 8: Chicago Outskirts (female jazz ensemble). July 15: The Associates (R&B). July 22: W.S. Fluke Holland Band (rock). July 29: Cheryl & the Dynamics (R&B/gospel/jazz). Aug. 5: Dueling Pianos. Aug. 12: Maxwell Street Klezmer Band.
Concerts at Plaza del Lago, 1515 N. Sheridan Road, at 6 p.m. Thursdays. June 28: Moss/Realtime (postmodern instrumental). July 5: Chicago Tribute Anthology. July 12: Heartache Tonight (Eagles tribute band). July 19: New Invaders (’60s British). July 26: ABBA Salute. Aug. 2: Conjunto (salsa).
Starlight Theatre at the Wallace Bowl at 8 p.m., unless noted otherwise, in Gillson Park, Lake Avenue and Lake Michigan. Call (847) 256-9787 after 6 p.m. the day of the concert for weather updates. June 22: ABBA Salute. June 23: Hoopla. July 3: Palatine Concert Band and Broadway show sneak peek. July 6: AC Rock (a cappella rock). July 12-14, 19-21, 26-28: “Brigadoon,” Broadway musical. Aug. 3: Mr. Meyers (calypso). Aug. 4: DaCorneto Opera Company. Aug. 7: Barefoot Hawaiians. Aug. 10: Special Consensus (bluegrass). Aug.11: White Saddle Band (country). Aug. 17: Bopology (Sinatra/swing). Aug. 18: TBA. Aug. 25: U.S. Air Force Military Command Band.
Mallinckrodt Concerts in the Park at 4 p.m. Sundays in Mallinckrodt Park, behind the Mallinckrodt building, 1041 Ridge Road. June 24: Your Local Favorite (southern rock). July 8: Illinois Brass Band. July 22: Wilmette Community Band. Aug. 5: Jazz Spectrum. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held in the Community Recreation Center auditorium.
Summer Concert Series, 1-3 p.m. at Tower Road Beach, Sheridan and Tower. (847) 501-2040. June 13: The New Invaders (’60s British). July 18: 7th Heaven. Aug. 15: Mr. Myers (Caribbean).
Teen DJ Concerts, Tower Road Beach, Sheridan and Tower, 7-9 p.m. July 11. Free for 5th-8th graders. Supervised by Winnetka Park District staff. Park District: (847) 501-2040. Rain-out number: (847) 446-0080.