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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 of Main Street Nights! 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, 349 Main Street. Visit our Facebook page for weather-related changes and additional information at
https://www.facebook.com/pfrecandparks


Wednesday, June 23

Resident Appreciation Celebration to kick-off Main Street Nights

Lotus Kings6:30 p.m.  Mr. Taps
Mr. Taps' engaging personality and fancy footwork entrances audiences. Ayrie King III, better known as "Mr. Taps," effortlessly glides across the floor as he demonstrates different styles of tap dancing, from Fred Astaire's innovative flair to Ann Miller's rapid-fire tapping. Mr. Taps has performed at schools, colleges, theaters, and festivals throughout the U.S.

7:30 p.m.  The Lotus Kings
An Evening with The Lotus Kings: An All-Star Tribute to Santana brings together eight Chicago-area stellar musicians that procure an astonishing replication of the musical wonder that is SANTANA. From “Black Magic Woman” and “Oye Como Va” to “Smooth,” “Maria Maria,” and “The Game of Love,” The Lotus Kings repertoire includes everything from the classic early hits to the “Supernatural” Grammy® songs and beyond. The Lotus Kings recently released their debut original album OBRIGADA... As Carlos would say …“Be ready to rearrange the molecules with the Light” as The Lotus Kings prepare to transport you into the mystical and magical world of SANTANA.


Wednesday, June 30

The Blooze Brothers6:30 p.m.  ScribbleMonster
With recordings recognized by National Public Radio, the Parent’s Choice Awards, and Parenting Magazine, ScribbleMonster’s approach to music, learning, and play has earned them five #1 songs on Sirius/XM’s Kids Place Live and literally millions of streams on Spotify, iTunes and Pandora. As pioneers of the “Kindie Rock” scene ScribbleMonster has played at venues and festivals including Lollapalooza and around the nation. ScribbleMonster’s performance encourages audience participation and opportunities for creative expression.

7:30 p.m.  The Blooze Brothers
For over a quarter of a century, the Blooze Brothers Band has been one of Chicagoland’s most in-demand show bands and 2020 marked the 40th Anniversary of the original Blues Brothers Movie release. They not only honor the music made by the original Blues Brothers in movies, & TV, but also embrace Soul, R & B, Motown, and, John Belushi’s love of classic rock. Like Aykroyd and Belushi, they 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. With a combination of two high-energy front-men, a dynamic female lead singer, some of Chicago's top musicians, and their 1974 Dodge Monaco Bloozemobile replica, The Blooze Brothers provide a musical experience that can't be beaten!


Wednesday, July 7

Billy Elton6:30 p.m.  Mike Mauthe
Juggler / Magician / Comedian / Unicyclist / Balloon Artist / Fire Eater / Stilt-Walker . . . Mike Mauthe brings his multiple talents to audiences of all ages. Mike is a one-man variety sensation who has pleased audiences for years with his arsenal of talents.

7:30 p.m.  Billy Elton
Billy Elton celebrates the music of Billy Joel and Elton John and features Reid Spears on the piano and lead vocals. This 8-piece band brings all of the classic hits and fan-favorite deep tracks to life in a show that is exciting, engaging, and entertaining for all ages. You will find yourself dancing and singing along with the music, and walking away with a memorable night!


Wednesday, July 14

Governors State University’s Center for Performing Arts Celebrates its 25th Birthday Along with the University’s 52 Years of Excellence and Innovation in the Southland.

6:30 p.m.  Kaben Kafö – Djembe Drum Ensemble
Kaben Kafö, created by Taylor, is a djembe ensemble comprised of some of Chicago’s most studied and gifted djembe/dunun professionals, getting together to breathe deeply with the intricacies, complexities, and depth that are part of the deeper recesses of djembe music. Come experience a unique concert and bring your djembe drum (or other percussion instruments) with you for a portion of the concert that will be interactive!

Mucca Pazza7:30 p.m.  Mucca Pazza
Mucca Pazza is an intrepid interdisciplinary instrumental music ensemble from Chicago, IL. Since 2004, they have made a name for themselves playing alarmingly danceable music composed and arranged especially for their implausible instrumentation by band members - original music which defies classification but has bloomed out of manifold influences, from surf to Stravinsky, from Bartok to Zappa, from Esquivel to Ellington. In addition to blaring trumpets, slithering saxophones, clarinets, trombones, and tubas, the band boasts a drumline that seems to share a single nervous system, an entire section of disparate instruments that don’t belong anywhere near a marching band (electric guitars, accordion, violin, and yes, a cello), and contains within its multitudes a cheer squad that performs absurdist cheers and asymmetrical, impressively low-to-the-ground pyramids. No one has ever been completely certain of the exact number of people in Mucca Pazza. Everyone can be completely certain that this group of weirdoes belongs together! Mucca Pazza: embracing the absurd, in solidarity with the improbable!


Wednesday, July 21

Southland Jazz Ensemble

6:30 p.m.  Spotlight on Southland Arts
The members of the Southland Arts (SA) showcase the abundant diversity and talent of artists and musicians throughout the region.

7:30 p.m.  Southland Jazz Ensemble with Ava Logan
Southland Jazz Ensemble’s swingin’ and Ava Logan’s singin’, bringing the best of big band music to the stage. Featuring the Southland’s finest musicians, the ensemble plays classic hits that will make you want to get up and dance!


Wednesday, July 28

Better Together - Chicago6:30 p.m.  Mark Hayward – Yo-Yo Champion
What do a mousetrap, a yo-yo, and a marshmallow have in common? You won't believe what comic Mark Hayward can do with all three of them. Mark is a world yo-yo champion who uses a variety of props and his sharp comedic wit to the delight of audiences all over the country.

7:30 p.m.  Better Together – We're in this Love Together
Better Together presents “We’re In This Love Together”—let this powerhouse group take you on a journey of rejuvenation through timeless soul, jazz, and gospel favorites, featuring inspirational hits by artists such as Al Jarreau, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Sam Cooke and more. Better Together features vocalist Bruce A. Henry, guitarist Henry Johnson, pianist Jo Ann Daugherty, acoustic bassist Joshua Ramos, and drummer Ryan Bennett.


Wednesday, August 4

Unity Day! Everyone is invited for a night on the town! Music, food, raffles, police emergency vehicles, trucks, and more! Sponsored by the Park Forest Police Department

Fredi Taylor Band6:30 p.m.  Istvan & His Imaginary Band
When Istvan starts rocking, kids can’t help but join in! He performs an irresistible mix of interactive rock ‘n’ roll, country, pop-punk, and sing-alongs that get heads bobbing. He always loves to involve the crowd, whether it’s playing freeze dance mid-song, inviting them up to sing along, or having them ring out the rhythm on a tambourine every audience member can be a part of the fun.

7:30 p.m.  Fredi Taylor's Legacy Music Project
Chicago-Born vocalist Fredi Taylor started her music career as a child singing in church and grew to become a local and national performing vocalist and a spoken word artist. Fredi has brought together and performed with talented, internationally renowned musicians and always keeps the crowd on their feet, dancing and singing along. This year's Music Project features Nu Source Band and celebrates 25 years in the music industry. Get ready for classic and contemporary R&B hits that span the generations, topped with Fredi's special passionate, high-energy style, that all are sure to enjoy."


Wednesday, August 11

Park Forest movie and music night!

Raya and the Last Dragon6:30 p.m.  Shayna Steele
Shayna Steele has released three albums ranging from Soul via Blues and Gospel and easily crossing over to retro R&B and Jazz, showcasing her supremely soulful energy, as well as her mind-blowing vocal artistry and songwriting skills. Shayna has performed with the likes of Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Bette Midler, and Steely Dan as sought-after background vocalists. Shayna has toured regularly as a featured vocalist with Grammy Award-winning trumpeter, Chris Botti, and was a featured vocalist on Snarky Puppy’s “Family Dinner” and reached #1 on the Dance Billboard charts as a featured vocalist on Moby’s “Disco Lies.”

Dusk  Raya and the Last Dragon (Movie)
Kumandra is a place where humans and dragons peacefully coexist. When sinister monsters called the Druun threaten the community, however, the dragons readily make a sacrifice to save the human race. Hundreds of years later, the same threat returns. It is up to Raya, a lone warrior, to stop them once and for all. She tracks down the last dragon alive. But as she embarks on her journey, she realizes that it will take more than a dragon and its magic to save her world.

 


In case of rain, performances will be moved to Dining on the Green, 349 Main Street. Visit our Facebook page for weather-related changes and additional information at https://www.facebook.com/pfrecandparks *Events are subject to change.

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