Music in the Park Events for Families in Chicagoland

Enjoy summertime with these live musical acts in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

With warmer weather, there is more happening outdoors in Chicagoland. Families can enjoy making crafts, watching movies and catching a concert at the parks in their area.

Make sure to pack some snacks and a blanket or chair and hit the park early for a great spot to hear some tunes.

Looking for more things to do with kids in Chicagoland? Check out our summer family guide!

Note: Some events are free, others require a fee for parking or admission. Call ahead to be sure.

City

Hokule’a Concert at Ravenswood Manor Park

June 10, 2022 

A summer concert at Ravenswood Manor Park where you can enjoy a musical performance featuring Hokule’a, Polynesian entertainment.

2nd Sunday Concerts at Anderson Park

June 12, July 10, Aug. 14, 2022 

Enjoy a family-friendly concert at Anderson Park. June 12 will be Four Star Brass Band, July 10 will be Mai Sugimoto Ensemble and Aug. 14 will be Scott Hesse Trio.

Mr. Dave Music at Wicker (Charles, Joel) Park

June 19, 2022

Young children will enjoy hearing music by Mr. Dave. Bring a blanket and picnic to Wicker Park and enjoy an outside performance.

Blues in the Parks at Metcalfe Park

June 23, 2022

Come out to Metcalfe Park and join Chicago Blues Revival for their series of Blues in the Parks in 2022. Bring a lawn chair and see Doktu Rhute Muuzic perform.

For the Music in You at Lake Meadows Park

July 9, 2022 

KCR Ensemble will perform a concert of Jazz, Blues, and Contemporary music at Lake Meadows Park.

Blues in the Parks at Galewood Park

July 22, 2022 

Come out to Galewood Park and join Chicago Blues Revival for their series of Blues in the Parks in 2022. Bring a lawn chair and see Sheryl Youngblood.

Blues in the Parks at Tilton Park

Aug. 5, 2022 

Come out to Tilton Park and join Chicago Blues Revival for their series of Blues in the Parks in 2022. Bring a lawn chair and see Omar Coleman.

North/Northwestern Suburbs

Laurie Berkner at Ravinia

July 16, 2022

See Laurie Berkner in concert at the pavilion at Ravinia. This kid’s concert has a pop/rock genre.

July 21, 2022

Enjoy live music on the front lawn at The Dole by Vinyl Goldmine + Kickin’ It w/Carol. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket and snacks. You can also order dinner or drinks ahead of time. 

Music Under The Trees at The Dole – Bourbon, Boots and Beer

July 21, 2022

Enjoy live music on the front lawn at The Dole by Vinyl Goldmine + Kickin’ It w/Carol. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket and snacks. You can also order dinner or drinks ahead of time. 

Music Under The Trees at The Dole – Hey Jimmy: ‘Prom Revisited’

Aug. 4, 2022 

Enjoy live music from Hey Jimmy on the front lawn at The Dole. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket and snacks. You can also order dinner or drinks ahead of time. 

Music Under The Trees at The Dole – Jimmy Nick & Friends

Aug. 18, 2022

Enjoy live music from Jimmy Nick on the front lawn at The Dole. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket and snacks. You can also order dinner or drinks ahead of time.

Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players at Ravinia 

Aug. 20, 2022

Head to Carousel State at Ravinia for a kid’s concert. The genre is pop/rock.

Music Under The Trees at The Dole – Oktoberfest with Die Musikmeisters Band

Sept. 22, 2022

Enjoy live music from the German band, Die Musikmeisters on the front lawn at The Dole. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket and snacks. You can also order dinner or drinks ahead of time. 

South Suburbs

Music in the Park: The Hat Guys

June 23, 2022

Families can enjoy live musical entertainment from The Hat Guys at Tinley Park District’s Thursdays in the Park summer series. Bring your own blanket and chairs. A small concession stand will be available.

Music in the Park: The Jolly Ringwalds

July 7, 2022 

Families can enjoy live musical entertainment from The Jolly Ringwalds at Tinley Park District’s Thursdays in the Park summer series. Bring your own blanket and chairs. A small concession stand will be available. 

Western Suburbs

Lunchtime Live – Miss Liz Music at Cerny Park

June 9, 2022

Pack a lunch and join Cerny Park for a lunchtime concert with live entertainment for children happening in the summertime.

Concerts in Your Park: The Student Body at Queensbury Greens

June 12, 2022  

Families can enjoy a Sunday evening live concert in the park. Each concert is held in a different neighborhood.

Lunchtime Live – Jodi Koplin’s Jigglejam at Cerny Park

June 23, 2022

Pack a lunch and join Cerny Park for a lunchtime concert with live entertainment for children happening in the summertime.

Concerts in Your Park: Good Clean Fun at Walnut Ridge Park

June 26, 2022

Families can enjoy a Sunday evening live concert in the park. Each concert is held in a different neighborhood.

Concerts in Your Park: Mr. Myers at Ashbury Park

July 10, 2022 

Families can enjoy a Sunday evening live concert in the park. Each concert is held in a different neighborhood.

Lunchtime Live – Mr. Dave Music at Cerny Park

July 14, 2022  

Pack a lunch and join Cerny Park for a lunchtime concert with live entertainment for children happening in the summertime.

Concerts in Your Park: Nashville Electric Company at Century Farms

July 17, 2022

Families can enjoy a Sunday evening live concert in the park. Each concert is held in a different neighborhood.

Concerts in Your Park: HiFi Superstar at Westglen Commons

July 24, 2022

Families can enjoy a Sunday evening live concert in the park. Each concert is held in a different neighborhood.

Lunchtime Live – ScribbleMonster at Cerny Park

July 28, 2022

Pack a lunch and join Cerny Park for a lunchtime concert with live entertainment for children happening in the summertime.

Concerts in Your Park: Feel Good Party Band at Cantore Park

July 31, 2022

Families can enjoy a Sunday evening live concert in the park. Each concert is held in a different neighborhood.

Lunchtime Live – Miss Jamie’s Farm at Cerny Park

Aug. 11, 2022  

Pack a lunch and join Cerny Park for a lunchtime concert with live entertainment for children happening in the summertime.

This post is updated annually. 


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