Grab your picnic basket, chairs and blankets and join the fun this summer in Town Square!
Rain dates and locations, if applicable, are listed. Please do not bring pets to Town Square programs.
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2018 Town Square Concerts & Events
Summer Dance Concert
Friday, June 1 • 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Experts from Arthur Murray instruct in swing with live music from The Sting Rays. Sponsored by Schaumburg Park District
Saturday, June 2 • 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Celebrate the kick-off of our 2018 Summer Challenge: Make a Better World with this toe-tapping fivesome. Inspired by popular music from the 1920s and ’30s, this band brings a modern flair to early jazz, blues and Americana classics. Rain location: Central Library
Monday, June 4 • 6:45-8:15 p.m
Enjoy authentic, traditional music from a simpler time with bluegrass classics from artists such as Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and many more, alongside recent favorites and classic country songs from Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and others. Rain date: June 5
Kevin Farris & the Infinite Possibilities
Thursday, June 7 • 7-7:45 p.m.
Through song and storytelling, Kevin inspires kids to live within their creativity and evolve into a more self-aware generation. Rain location: Central Library
Monday, June 11 • 6:45-8:15 p.m.
This acoustic Beatles tribute band captures the magic of the songwriting and harmonies of the Fab Four. Rain date: June 12
The Clown Prince
Wednesday, June 13 • 7-7:30 p.m.
Street Theater presents a magician, a tutor and a jester trying to bring a prince and princess together in a humorous and touching tale. Sponsored by Schaumburg Park District
Thursdays, June 14, July 12 & Aug. 9 • 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Take a moment to relax and enjoy a warm summer evening with outdoor yoga for the whole family. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel. Rain location: Central Library
Shout Section Big Band
Monday, June 18 • 6:45-8:15 p.m.
Beloved by jazz fans and swing dancers, Shout Section performs classic big band jazz from the 1930s and ’40s, and adapts modern hits to the big band style. Rain date: June 19
Follow the Butterfly
Thursday, June 21 • 7-7:45 p.m.
This string trio and storyteller offer an interactive performance that explores traditional stories about respecting the earth. Rain location: Central Library
Monday, June 25 • 6:45-8:15 p.m.
Get ready for current, upbeat country, with a few pop/rock songs thrown in, all played with energy and enthusiasm that cannot be matched. Rain date: June 26
Daze of Olde
Wednesday, June 27 • 7-7:30 p.m.
Street Theater presents the tale of Princess Patience Virtue, who must marry a king so she can become a queen. Come and root for true love in this show filled with hilarious mix-ups. Sponsored by Schaumburg Park District
Istvan & His Imaginary Band
Thursday, June 28 • 7-7:45 p.m.
Istvan plays his acoustic guitar with an endless series of effects. Join him for his unique style of children’s music. Rain location: Central Library
Boy Band Night
Monday, July 2 • 6:45-8:15 p.m.
Boy Band Night pays tribute to everything that is boy bands. Enjoy hits from NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, One Direction and more. Rain date: July 3
Summer Dance Concert
Friday, July 6 • 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Experts from Arthur Murray instruct in salsa and bachata with live music from Fiesta. Sponsored by Schaumburg Park District
Rosie & the Rivets
Monday, July 9 • 6:45-8:15 p.m.
Tap your feet to the most danceable music of the 1950s and early 1960s, along with some current hits with a retro twist. Rain date: July 10
Big Band Boom!
Monday, July 16 • 6:45-8:15 p.m.
Classics from the ’20s, ’30s, ’40s and ‘50s, and modern big band jazz will come alive as Big Band Boom! authentically recreates music from a bygone era. Rain date: July 17
Wednesday, July 18 • 7-7:30 p.m.
Street Theater presents Joe, a cop in the Fairy Tale precinct, Nursery Rhyme division, who is investigating the disappearance of Mother Goose. Sponsored by Schaumburg Park District
Monday, July 23 • 6:45-8:15 p.m.
Musical lines are blurred as Classical Blast melds classical music into classic rock hits and rocks out to new adaptations of music by Beethoven, Bach and more. Rain date: July 24
Improv Performance from Laugh Out Loud Theater
Wednesday, July 25 • 7-8 p.m.
Get ready for a night of side-splitting fun for all ages as Laugh Out Loud performs comedic scenes, games and songs. Rain location: Central Library
Thursday, July 26 • 7-7:45 p.m.
This entertaining musician and artist loves to use creativity to inspire the uniqueness in all of us. Rain location: Central Library
911 Mambo Orchestra
Monday, July 30 • 6:45-8:15 p.m.
Enjoy an array of Latin music from today’s modern tropical sounds to traditional Mambo from the ’50s. Rain date: Aug. 2
Tonks & the Aurors
Tuesday, July 31 • 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with the Library with this wizard rock band playing music all about Harry Potter. Rain location: Central Library
Summer Dance Concert
Friday, Aug. 3 • 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Experts from Arthur Murray instruct in tango and foxtrot with live music from Eddie Harrison Band. Sponsored by Schaumburg Park District
Monday, Aug. 6 • 6:45-8:15 p.m.
Relive the classic sounds of the ’70s with 1976. You’ll hear all your favorites from Fleetwood Mac, Peter Frampton, Heart, Boston and many more. Rain date: Aug. 7
Frequently Asked Questions
Where exactly is Town Square?
Town Square is located at the corner of Roselle and Schaumburg Roads. All events are held in the Town Square outdoor amphitheater, near the Central Library.
Can I bring food and drinks to the events?
Yes! Feel free to bring your own food and drinks to enjoy, or stop by one of the restaurants in Town Square to grab a snack during the show.
Can I bring my pet to the event?
Sorry, pets are not allowed in Town Square.
Are these events for all ages?
Yes! Unless otherwise noted, all events are for all ages - bring the whole family!
What happens if it's raining?
Decisions to delay, cancel or relocate an event due to inclement weather are not made until 4 p.m. on the day of the event. Sign up to receive email updates when an event is cancelled or moved to its rain location. You can also call us at (847) 985-4000 after 4 p.m. on the day of the event for details. For events sponsored by Schaumburg Park District, please call (847) 490-7020.