2024 Main Street Nights

Grab a blanket and position yourself in the Park Forest Downtown Village Green (Cunningham and Main Streets) for eight FREE nights of entertainment, rain, or shine! Vendors on hand selling food and drinks! The evening starts at 6:30 p.m. with an opening act followed by the showcased entertainment. In case of rain, performances will be moved to Dining on the Green. For weather-related changes or cancellations, please call 748-2005 during Village Hall hours or check the Recreation and Parks Department Facebook page at facebook.com/pfrecandparks.

Concerts are Wednesday evenings

Opening Acts begin at 6:30pm and Main Acts take the stage at 7:30pm

Exceptions to this are:

  • July 4 - Thursday /  Independence Day / 7:30pm concert & 9:15pm Fireworks display
  • July 31 / Movie Night / 6:30pm Main Act & 8:30pm Movie

"BEST SUMMER EVER!"

windy city ramblers

Wed, June 12th - Resident Appreciation Night with a Louisiana Cajun twist

The Windy City Ramblers Brass Band builds from the musical legacy and festive spirit of the New Orleans brass band and second line culture while embracing the rich creative history of Chicago music culture and musicianship. The group has performed at the Bulls and Blackhawk games, Good Morning America, and NPR Tiny Desk.

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Wed, June 19th - Juneteenth: A celebration of Black Excellence

Aniba  & The Sol Starz is a Chicago-based Funk-Rock band, comprised of six members, led by the beautiful songwriter and vocal powerhouse, Aniba Hotep. Her soulful southern tones are harmonized by two equally beautiful and talented songbirds, Neri Ma’at and Caress Sahura. These melodious voices are complimented by the best rhythm section one could find, featuring William Baggett on bass, Aum Mu Ra-El on lead guitar, and Derrell Lowe on drums.

big dog mercer

June 26th - Chicago Blues

Marty "Big Dog" Mercer band is a highly acclaimed Chicago Blues and Rock ensemble known for their exceptional performances. They take the stage nearly 200 times each year, captivating audiences both in the Midwest and abroad. In 2016, his exceptional talent was officially recognized as he was inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame.

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July 4th - The LondonKay Experience

LondonKay is a Chicago-born singer who grew up with a rich history of music, performing covers in R&B, Soul, Neo-Soul, Gospel and Jazz. LondonKay is also the lead vocalist for the West End 40 Band as well the Toni Randle Experience and was a 2022 Black Excellence Award nominee.

 

billy elton

July 10th - Rocking 80s

Billy Elton celebrates the music of two of the greatest singers, pianists, and songwriters in pop music history - Billy Joel and Elton John. Led by Reid Spears on the piano and lead vocals, this 8-piece band takes you on a timeless journey through the catalogs of these two musical giants. Dedicated to top-notch musicianship, the band performs a completely live show without the use of any backing tracks.

sandy redd

July 17th - GSU Birthday Celebration

Sandy Redd is a Chicago native performer taking the industry by storm.  She left the entire world in shock and awe after wowing the celebrity judge panel on NBC's hit show "The Voice".  Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson and Blake Shelton were all left fighting for a chance to coach this seasoned artist.

mucca pazza

July 24th - World Music Celebration

Mucca Pazza assembled itself in a steel mill parking lot along the Chicago River in 2004. Combining marching band traditions and street theater spectacle with rock and roll sensibilities, Mucca Pazza quickly found a home for its 30-odd members in the thriving Chicago underground music scene. Praised by Barrack Obama as one of his favorite bands and check out this clip-on NPR Tiny desk.

blooze brothers

July 31st - Blooze Brother/Movie Night

For over three decades, the Blooze Brothers has been one of Chicagoland’s most in-demand show bands.  We not only honor the music made by the original Blues Brothers in movies, TV, and recordings, but the spirit in which they played – from Dan Aykroyd’s love of traditional blues and soul to John Belushi’s love of classic rock.  Like Aykroyd and Belushi, we fuse those great musical traditions into a stage show that energizes and delights hundreds of thousands of music fans across the greater Chicago area and beyond every year.

Movie night is a Main Street staple that is always filled with FUN. The movie for 2024 is Trolls Band Together.  Get ready for an all-star family reunion like no other in the latest chapter of DreamWorks Animation’s blockbuster musical franchise, now with a Sing-Along edition!

 

fredi taylor

August 7th - National Out Night

This fun filled night is sponsored by the Park Forest Police Department and music is provided by Fredi Taylor, a Chicago-Born vocalist and renowned performing artist who keeps the crowd dancing and singing along. Get ready for hits that span the generations, topped with Fredi's special passionate, high-energy style.

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