Bopology | Stacia Timonere~Sun-Times Media
Updated: June 15, 2012 9:24AM
2012 Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. Mondays at Grayslake Public Library, 100 Library Lane. Call (847) 223-5313 or visit www.grayslake.info. June 25: Tear Water Chili. July 9: Beach Bum Band (Caribbean). July 23: The Cavern Beat (Beatles tribute). Aug. 6: Makani and Friends (Polynesian).
Children’s Concert Series from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays at the Viking Park Band Shell, 4374 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee. Call (847) 623-7788. June 26: Jim Gill. July 10: ScribbleMonster. July 24: Jeanie B. Aug. 7: Mr. Singer and the Sharp Cookies.
Sounds of Summer 2012 Concert Series at Viking Park Band Shell, 4374 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee, 7-8 p.m. Thursdays. Weather information number (847) 599-3774. June 28: 28 Days (musical tapas). July 12: Billy Croft and the 5-Alarm (country/rock). July 26: BBI (Motown/blues/rock). Aug. 9: Your Villian My Hero (top 40 hits).
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.
Artists on the Bluff Festival, June 23-24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 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, 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). 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. www.foodstockonline.org.
Concerts on the Green at Market Square (Western Avenue just north of Deerpath) at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Free. www.lflbchamber.com or (847) 234-4282. June 14: Spoken Four (pop rock). 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).
Lake County Forest Preserves’ Events in the Plaza concert series, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Independence Grove Forest Preserve’s outdoor amphitheater, Millennia Plaza, 16400 W. Buckley Road, Libertyville. Parking is $5 per car after 5 p.m. on concert days. The walk-up cafe is open during concerts and serves a variety of entrees, snacks and beverages. In the event of inclement weather, concerts are held on Thursday of the same week. Call (847) 968-3499. June 19: Old Californio (folk rock). June 26: Big James & the Playboys (Chicago blues). July 3: Great Lakes Naval Band. July 10: Rico (Afro-Cuban). July 17: Gizzae (reggae). July 24: Fareed Haque Trio (jazz). July 31: Henhouse Prowlers (bluegrass). Aug. 7: Bumpus (funk and soul).
Lincolnshire Art Festival, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Aug. 18-19, includes live 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.
Long Grove Art Fest in Archer Parking Lot, 343 Old McHenry Road, 10 a.m-5 p.m. Aug. 18-19. Continuous live music on two stages. Performers TBA. www.longgroveartfest.com or (847) 634-0888.
Summer concert series at 4 p.m. Sundays at Fountain Square in the historic Village of Long Grove, located near Route 83 and Old Route 53. Free admission; bring blankets or chairs for seating. For information, visit http://thelonggroveblog.com. July 8: Occidental Gypsy (gypsy swing, jazz and pop). July 15: Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials (blues). July 22: Corky Siegel & the Chamber Blues. July 29: Rory Block (acoustic blues). Aug. 5: Vance Gilbert. Aug. 12: The Special Consensus Bluegrass Band. Aug. 19: Krista Detor.
Mundelein Community Days features live music, June 28-July 1 at Santa Maria meadow, between Seymour and Route 45. www.mundelein.org. June 28: 8 p.m. Expo ’76. June 29: 8 p.m., Wedding Banned. June 30: 5 p.m. Rockin Fenderskirts, 8 p.m. Suburban Cowboys. July 1: 4 p.m. Mosquito Jam Band, 7 p.m. Sundance.
Mundelein outdoor concert series at Kracklauer Park, 100 N. Seymour Ave., Sundays 5:30-7 p.m. www.mundelein.org or (847) 949-3200. June 24: Shout Section Big Band. July 4: 7 p.m., Slamabama. July 8: Midnight (blues/jazz). July 15: Buckley Road Band (country). July 22: Henhouse Prowlers (bluegrass). July 29: Bandoleros (Latin). Aug. 5: The Lake Shore Symphony Orchestra. Aug. 12: MHS Jazz Band.
Vernon Hills 4th of July Celebration, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Century Park, between Butterfield Road and Lakeview Parkway north of Route 60, features Big Fun Band. (847) 367-3700.
Vernon Hills Park District presents Little Bear’s Ribfest Aug. 24-25 in Century Park, 1001 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills. $5 admission. Call (847)- 996-6800. www.littlebearribfest.com Aug. 24: Los Lonely Boys. Aug. 25: TBA.
Summer Concert Series 7-9 p.m. Thursdays at the Vernon Hills Memorial Arbortheater, 50 N. Fairway Drive. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs and picnic basket. In bad weather, concerts will be at Sullivan Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive. (847) 367-3700 or www.vernonhills.org. June 21: Spoken For. July 12: The New Invaders (’60s British). July 26: Midwest Dueling Pianos. Aug. 9: White Saddle Band (country/rock).
Summer Courtyard Concerts are held at noon Fridays at the Waukegan Public Library, 128 N. County St. In the event of rain, concerts are held in the Bradbury Room. Call (847) 623-2041 or see www.waukeganpl.org. June 15: Dennis Stroughmatt et L’Esprit Creole. June 22: Brent Mitchell Trio (Texas rock/folk/funk). June 29: Barrelhouse Ladies (blues). July 6: Patchouli (folk). July 13: Claudia Russell Duo (folk). July 20: Tony Bernard & the Boppers (‘50s/’60s rock). July 27: Edgar Garcia & the Loko Amor (world/ folk). Aug. 3: Midwest Ramblers Cajun Band. Aug. 10: Piper Road Spring Band (bluegrass). Aug. 17: Last Dance Band (Count Basie to polka). Aug.24: Downhome Sophisticates. Aug. 31: Barry White & Friends (blues/jazz).