An Exciting Year for Music at the Village Green in 2019!

A Lineup that Includes Jazz, R&B, Rock, Blues, Country, Pop, Soul & More

We have a fun year of music planned with a wide variety of music that is scheduled for Thursday nights in the summer!

What is Summer Sounds on the Green?

SPOILER ALERT: If you enjoy free live music, you'll LOVE Summer Sounds!

Summer Sounds on the Green brings great music to the Village Green across the street from the Sears Centre on select Thursdays during the summer months. The music varies from rock, pop, soul, big band, country and more! The venue provides a Ravinia-like experience with a large lawn area that offers plenty of space for concert-goers to set up foldable chairs and picnic areas. Don't feel like packing your own eats and drinks? See below for some of the great concessions the Village Green offers!
 

  • All concerts begin at 7pm on the Village Green.
     
  • Bring a picnic! Coolers, food, drinks, chairs, blankets, small tables and almost anything else are allowed for you to enjoy the concert. Seating is first come, first serve so come out early and find a spot to enjoy the evening.
     
  • Handicap parking is available off of Prairie Stone Parkway with a golf cart for assistance. For more info about parking, go here
     
  • The venue is a kid-friendly space, offering lots of area for kids to run around and play. Parents: please do not allow your children to climb the ampitheater walls or the rocks by the stage and lake. For more info on how to get to the location, go here
     
  • Get detailed driving directions and parking information by going here

 

 

2019 LINEUP

We've put together an eclectic mix of music for the 2019 season. 

R-GANG

JUNE 6, 2019 - 7PM

R-Gang is considered one of the best R&B dance bands in the Chicago area. Specializing in R&B, funk & soul from the Motown era into the 21st Century, R-Gang is comprised of the most highly respected members of Chicagoland's musical community, with backgrounds as diverse as the band members.

HOPPER JAZZTET

JUNE 13, 2019 - 7PM

The Hopper Jazztet, formed in 2003 in honor of faculty emeritus Dale Hopper, is the resident faculty jazz ensemble at Western Illinois University. The group consists of virtuoso artists in demand as performers, composers, and clinicians throughout the central Illinois region.

CENTERFOLD

JUNE 20, 2019 - 7PM

Centerfold delivers a performance that spans from those great rock classic hits to the hopping pop favorites of today. Powered by one of Chicagoland's most strikingly gifted female vocalists, Centerfold has been turning heads as one of the area’s newest up and coming premier attractions.

PIANO MAN - RAINOUT RESCHEDULED TO AUG 8 SEE BELOW

JUNE 27, 2019 - 7PM

Mike Sigman brings the music of Elton John & Billy Joel to life in a show that pays them the ultimate tribute. With a hand-picked group of some of the most versatile musicians, and Mike’s uncanny ability to mimic the voices of these two mega-superstars, Piano Man is one of the most solid and authentic tribute bands anywhere.

MR. MYERS

JULY 11, 2019 - 7PM

Mr. Myers plays "Caribbean Rock"- a mixture of reggae, soca/calypso, beach music, and their own originals. In the band's 37 year history they have played thousands of shows ranging from clubs to festivals and park districts to corporate and private events. The magic of Mr. Myers’ tropical sound comes from leader/founder Todd Donnelly’s steel drums and percussion. Their unique musical mix includes rock, jazz, latin and of course caribbean music . The band has an energetic upbeat sound that has thrilled audiences young and old.

HOWARD & THE WHITE BOYS

JULY 18, 2019 - 7PM

Howard & the White Boys formed in 1988 and began jamming together just for fun, but their fast-growing popularity soon convinced them they could make a career of it. After only a few months, they got their first big break by opening for B.B. King. Their reputation grew in Chicago and they began performing with the biggest names in blues: Koko Taylor, Otis Rush, Albert King, Junior Wells, Lonnie Brooks, Luther Allison, Bo Diddley, and Chuck Berry. Today, they are one of the best blues bands in the Chicagoland area.

BILLY CROFT & THE 5-ALARM BAND

JULY 25, 2019 - 7PM

Billy Croft & The 5-Alarm is a red hot smokin' Country Band! With music from the best of current country rock legends like The Eagles and Dirks Bently, Lady Antebellum, Thompson Square, to the classics of George Strait or Brooks and Dunn, and their own originals.

ARRA

AUGUST 1, 2019 - 7PM

ARRA is one of the best and largest drawing classic rock cover bands in the Chicagoland area, and has been for the past 2 decades. It brings the best songs from the 70s, 80s and 90s to the stage for a performance that will have you singing and dancing along to the music,

PIANO MAN

AUGUST 8, 2019 - 7PM

RESCHEDULED FROM JUNE 27 RAINOUT

Mike Sigman brings the music of Elton John & Billy Joel to life in a show that pays them the ultimate tribute. With a hand-picked group of some of the most versatile musicians, and Mike’s uncanny ability to mimic the voices of these two mega-superstars, Piano Man is one of the most solid and authentic tribute bands anywhere.

Village Green Amenities

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Hideaway Brew Garden & Bar

This unique garden and bar offers delicious eats and tasty brews! For information or questions regarding Hideaway Brew Garden concessions, please email hideawaybrewgarden@gmail.com.

Craft Canteen

The Craft Canteen is a seasonal pop-up bar that boasts the newest creations of local craft breweries and food. The Canteen is open during events only and is located on the hill overlooking the Village Green Amphitheater.

Handicap Parking & Golf Cart Transportation

There is designated handicap parking available, including golf cart transportation to and from the ampitheatre area. For more info about the lot location, click the link below.

EVENT & RAINOUT INFO HOTLINE

If there is threatening weather, call 847-252-5448 after 4 p.m. or visit www.hoffmanestatesarts.com to find out if the concert will be canceled. If there is lightning, the concert will be canceled automatically for everyone’s safety..

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