Free Summer Concerts Near Oak Park

Summertime is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the wonderful weather in the greater Oak Park area. What's a better way to soak up some sun than to bask in lovely live music at one of the Western Suburbs’ fantastic parks?


These free outdoor concerts are perfect for fans of any age so bring the whole family for magical evenings full of terrific tunes, picnic blankets and gorgeous sunsets! You’ll find a diverse variety of musical performances that will have you dancing all summer long! Check the line up below for all the free concerts that you can enjoy this summer just outside Chicago in the western suburbs.

Concerts in the Park

Rock out this summer with us at Proksa Park (GET DIRECTIONS) in Berwyn for their Concert in the Park music series! Enjoy the sweet sounds of the summer in the most beautiful park in Berwyn! Bring a chair, pack for a picnic, and sit back, relax, to some of the most magical music in all of western Chicagoland.


The 2023 Summer Lineup:


August 10th: The Band Fuze (Classic Rock and Santana Tribute)


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Friday Night Concert Series

Bring your coolers, blankets, and chairs to Kiwanis Park (GET DIRECTIONS) in Brookfield every Friday throughout the summer for magical music that plays into the night! The picnic pavilion at Kiwanis Park is a great setup for live music and with a variety of musical performances from Pop Rock to Country and Blues, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Bands start at 7pm and will play until 8:30pm but get there early for the best seat in the park.


The 2023 Summer Lineup:


July 21st: Strung Out (70s Rock)


July 28th: Pete's Diary (Blues-Based Rock)


August 4th: The Vaughn Building (Bluesy Garage Band)


August 11th: Raquel & The Wildflowers (Rock & Country)


August 18th: The Sumthins (Rock Band)


August 25th: Alex Hoffer (Blues/Contemporary)


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Elmwood Park
Summer in the Circle

The Summer in the Circle Music Series takes place at the Elmwood Park Village Circle (GET DIRECTIONS). The music starts at 7pm but get there early to setup your spot and get ready for an amazing night of music! During the August 25th performance, there will also be a D.A.R.E. Car Show prior to the live music!


The 2023 Summer Lineup:


July 27th: Anthem's Grand Illusion (tribute to Styx)


August 25th: Kashmir (tribute to Led Zeppelin)


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Forest Park
Thursday Night Summer Concert Series

Get groovin' with us at the Roos Pavilion (GET DIRECTIONS) for the Forest Park Summer Concert Series. On select Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00pm you'll find us dancing along to lively performances. Roos Pavilion is a gorgeous venue for a summer concert. With a handful of cement rows in front and an elevated grass hill above, there's not a bad seat in the park. From Pop-Rock to Swing you'll find a variety of musical tunes that'll impress the whole family!


The 2023 Summer Lineup:


August 10th: HiFi Superstar (Rock & Dance)


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Franklin Park
Summer Concert Series

Every Tuesday evening in the Summer, join us at North Park (GET DIRECTIONS) in Franklin Park for their annual Summer Concert Series. North Park's concert space is surrounded by a large field that's perfect to spread out and let the kiddos dance. The bands will start playing at 7:00 pm but come early with your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy an evening of entertainment with your friends and neighbors!


The 2023 Summer Lineup:


July 18th: The Four C Notes (Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons)


July 25th: The Beatelles (Female Beatles Tribute)


August 1st: The Rockfathers (Rock)


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Summer Nights

Join us at Hillside Commons (GET DIRECTIONS) for Summer Nights in Hillside! Summer Nights are way more than just live music! With classic cars, fantastic local food, a makers market, and much more, it's a festival every Tuesday! Summer Nights start on July 18th and run until August 22nd. The festivities start at 5:00pm with the concerts starting just after at 5:30pm and 7:30pm! Get here before the music starts to browse some retro cars and get a bite to eat from local favorites like Q's Pizza before the music starts!


The 2023 Summer Lineup: 


July 18th 5:30pm: Sam Savage (R&B)

July 18th 7:30pm: The Buckinghams (Pop/Rock)


July 25th 5:30pm: Mariachi Show Sol De Oro (Mariachi Band)

July 25h 7:30pm: L.A. Sound Machine (Gloria Estefan Tribute)


August 1st 5:30pm: Al Spears and the Hurricane Project (Blues)

August 1st 7:30pm: The Voices (Motown Tribute)


August 8th 5:30pm: Serendipity (Pop/Rock)

August 8th 7:30pm: 7th Heaven (Classic Rock)


August 15th 5:30pm: How Rude! (90's Best Hits)

August 15h 7:30pm: Creedence Revived (Creedence Clearwater Tribute)


August 22nd 5:30pm: Simply Sound (Pop music)

August 22nd 7:30pm: Shawn Klush (Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist)


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La Grange
Summer Concert & Picnic in the Park

Each month during the Summer, the La Grange Area Historical Society puts on their free Summer Concert series at the Vial House Museum Park (GET DIRECTIONS) in La Grange on the Corner of W 47th St and La Grange Rd. Bring your chair, food, and beverage and get ready to enjoy the concert. Before the concert starts at 6:30pm, take some time to enjoy this year’s museum exhibit too! Any donations go The La Grange Area Historical Society.


The 2023 Summer Lineup:


July 28th: The Stone Cats (Rock/Jazz Fusion)


August 18th: Stray Bolts (Rock/Jazz/Country)


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La Grange Park
Music Under The Stars

Meet us at Memorial Park (GET DIRECTIONS) in La Grange Park every Thursday from June 21st to August 2nd for the Music Under The Stars music series. Memorial Park has a beautiful amphitheater that is perfect to enjoy a summer evening concert. The music will play from 7:00 to 8:30pm but come early to grab a perfect seat. Bring any chairs, blankets, snacks that you'll want for a magical night of music!


The 2023 Summer Lineup:


July 19th: Evil Burrito (Pop/Rock Cover Band)


July 26th: West Suburban Concert Band (Concert Music)


August 2nd: Miss Angie & the Misters (Feel Good Pop)


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Oak Park
Concerts in the Park

Join us at Scoville Park (GET DIRECTIONS) in Oak Park every Sunday from June 11th to August 20th for a lovely live music series. Live music starts at 6pm but get there early to set up your seat! This year's lineup features more than 5 local Oak Park bands so come listen to your neighbors jam out! Grab your favorite blanket and lawn chair and get ready to kick back and relax to some terrific tunes all summer long!


The 2023 Summer Lineup:


July 16th: Yacht Rock-ettes (Female-Fronted Pop/Rock)


July 23rd: STRAWDAWG (Local Oak Park) (Country & Rock)


July 30th: Gen Pop (Local Oak Park) (60s & 90s Favorites)


August 6th: Compass Rose (Local Oak Park) (Folk/Jazz/Instrumental/Acoustic)


August 13th: The Flat Cats (Local Oak Park) (Jazz & Blues)


August 20th: Serendipity (Pop/Rock)


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Summer Concert Series

Meet us at Mayfair Park (GET DIRECTIONS) in Westchester every Wednesday in August for wonderful musical performances! Before and during the shows, there will be local food vendors and trucks selling tasty bites. On August 2nd and 9th, Tacos El Amigazo will have a food truck and on August 16th, 23rd, 30th, Duncan's Pizza and Wings will be there serving delicious dishes. Come hungry, bring a blanket, and get ready for wonderful time in Westchester.


The 2023 Summer Lineup:


August 2nd: The 1985 (80s Dance)


August 9th: Vintage Vinyl (Jazz, R&B, Rock)


August 16th: Suena Latin Jazz (Latin Jazz)


August 23rd: Soda (Pop/Rock)


August 30th: Triple Replay (Country & Classic Rock)


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Summer of Fun

Join us all summer long for free outdoor performances! Enjoy the sights and sounds of 20+ Chicagoland bands at a variety of venues like parks and amphitheaters! Don't forget to bring blankets, chairs, and picnic baskets for a magical musical evening with all your friends. Be prepared to enjoy some fantastic music and get ready to dance the night away!


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