AUGUST SUMMER CONCERTS
Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and appetite to our August Summer Concert Series. Concerts are held at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park, 318 E. Kenilworth, Villa Park. Great family entertainment and good eats will make for a fun night. Visit the Children’s Craft Corner presented by the Friends of the Library. Concessions available for purchase starting at 6 pm. Concerts begin at 6:30 pm.
The Village of Villa Park thanks Allstate Newling Insurance for sponsoring the August 29 Summer Concert. And special thanks to Inland Bank and Villa Park Rotary Club for their continued support.
GOOD CLEAN FUN BAND: AUGUST 1
Good Clean Fun is the perfect party band to join the August Summer Concert line-up. The band has been entertaining crowds for over 20 years at weddings, black tie affairs, backyard parties and more. They electrify any event they attend and are proud to say they are virtually un-stumpable when it comes to audience requests. Their play list covers 8 decades of popular music including pop to disco, from classic rock to Irish traditional. Good Clean Fun is known for putting on a custom-tailored mix of music that all ages enjoy.
BOPOLOGY: AUGUST 8
Bopology Swing Machine plays retro music from the age of color TV and have done so since 1992. Their songs and musical show portray a post war pride – an up tempo, brassy, jump energy style of the young American family. The instrumentation of the band matches the genres covered - Upright Bass, Tenor Saxophone, Trumpet, Piano, Drums and Vocals. Favorite artists include Louie Prima, Miles Davis, Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and songs from the 1996 movie “The Mask. It’s the Bopology Swing Machine sifting through the American music of the past.
THE WAYOUTS: AUGUST 15
In late 2017, four friends discovered a shared love of 1960s garage rock by artists like The Kinks and The Animals and recognized an opportunity to offer something different in Chicago’s live music scene. Their combination of raw intensity, professional musicianship and exuberant performance brings fresh life to classic songs, striking equal balance between nostalgia and innovation, appealing equally to hipsters, grandparents and soccer moms.
HOWARD AND THE WHITE BOYS: AUGUST 22
Chicago, a city steeped in blues history, is where Howard and the White Boys have honed their chops since their inception in 1988. They have established a reputation as one of the city’s favorite attractions and make regular appearances at Buddy Guy’s Legends. Howard and the White Boys have been on several major tours with Buddy Guy, and have even performed with some of the biggest names in blues: Koko Taylor, Otis Rush, Albert King, Junior Wells, Lonnie Brooks, Luther Allison, Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry.
MASON RIVERS: AUGUST 29
A high-energy country band that covers the best of today’s country music as well as your favorite classics, Mason Rivers was formed from some of the finest musical talent in the Chicagoland area. Strong male and female lead vocalists and a rich diversity of musical background and skill result in an exciting sound that’s bigger than country, stronger than rock.
July kiwanis concerts
CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF MUSIC!
The Kiwanis Wednesday Concerts begin at 6:30 pm. Concerts are held at Rugaard Gazebo on the Prairie Path. The concession stand opens at 6 pm selling hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, popcorn, soft drinks and more. Alcohol is prohibited on the Prairie Path. Visit the Children’s Craft Corner presented by the Friends of the Library!
WILLOWBROOK HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER BAND: JULY 3
As tradition has it, this talented high school band will kick-off this year’s concert series.
THE STING RAYS: JULY 10
They’re back again this year and you don’t want to miss this group who will play your favorite Rock & Roll hits from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. They’re a hit with all ages.
ST. JOHN’S LOMBARD PRAISE TEAM: JULY 17
This group is returning to perform a variety of music including some much loved popular hits.
LAKE EFFECT: JULY 24
An 8 piece horn band playing totally cool swinging Pop Rhythm & Blues music!