Back for its 18th year, Thursday Night Live
(formerly It’s Thursday, Let’s Dance) will return with a 10-concert series to downtown Evanston. From June 15 to August 24, each Thursday night will spotlight a different music genre from Jazz and Swing to Rock and Roll and Beatles covers. Below is the 2017 lineup:
June 15 | The Stingers
Classic Rock, Roots and Blues
June 22 | Kaleidoscope Eyes
Acoustic Beatles Tribute
June 29 | Planet Claire
B-52s Tribute & More
JULY 6 | NO CONCERT
July 13 | Flat Cats
July 20 | Highland Park Pops Band
Big Band Jazz
July 27 | The Hoyle Brothers
August 3 | Petra Van Nuis Quintet
Swing and Jazz
August 10 | The Ramon Raquello Orchestra
Swing Standards and International Favorites
August 17 | Maracujaz
Timeless Brazilian Music
August 24 | Sam Fazio Quartet
American Standards, Jazz
Each concert is from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the plaza at 1603 Orrington Ave. Bring friends and family to enjoy an evening of live music, dancing and relaxing. This year, we are also adding more big games (Scrabble, Jenga, Twister and more) and other kids activities. Grab a to-go dinner from one of the local restaurants to dine al fresco or grab your partner to dance the night away. 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.
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Special thanks to our 2017 sponsors for helping to bring free, live music to downtown Evanston!