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Back for its 19th year, Thursday Night Live will return with a 10-concert series to downtown Evanston this summer. From June 14 to August 23, each Thursday night from 7-9pm will spotlight a different music genre as you can see from the line up below:

August 2 | Kaleidoscope Eyes (Acoustic Beatles Tribute)
August 9 | Rick Lindy & The Wild One (Rockabilly, Blues, Roots & more)
August 16 | Chicken Bone (Classic Rock, Roots and Blues)
August 23 | The Flat Cats (Swing, Jazz and Blues)
   

Past concerts: 
June 14 | Los Perros Cubanos (Latin Dance with Cuban Roots)
June 21 | Chip Ratliff & the Dirty BluCrue! (Funk and Soul) (Cancelled due to weather but hoping to reschedule!) 
June 28 | Railheart (American, Rock ‘n Roll, Country)   
July 12 | Rio Bamba (Brazilian and American Jazz)
July 19 | The Joyce Renee Band (Jazz, Classic Oldies and Motown)
July 26 | Second Hand Soul Band (Motown, Soul, and Rock & Roll)
     

This year, the concerts will take place at the newly renovated Fountain Square! The bands will play at the north plaza facing south in front of World of Beer. Grab a to-go meal from one of the local restaurants to dine al fresco. Chairs are provided, but guests are welcome to bring other seating. 

This is a free event and all ages are welcome. Thursday Night Live, in downtown Evanston, is accessible via public transit by taking the CTA Purple Line “el” to the Davis; or take Metra to the Davis stop. 

Special thanks to our 2018 sponsors for helping to bring free, live music to downtown Evanston! 


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