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2024 Downtown Summer Sounds

Downtown Summer Sounds is a free outdoor concert series on Thursday evenings from 5-7PM at Fountain Square, from July 11 to September 26. For nine of the twelve weeks, Downtown Evanston will collaborate with a different local nonprofit organization (see below) to select the band, activate Fountain Square, and help us to ensure that the concert series reflects the diversity of our community, and features a wide range of musical genres and performers. On the three remaining nights of the 2024 concert series (July 11, August 1, and September 5), Downtown Evanston will also host an outdoor Thursday Night Market,  featuring artists, makers, and retailers from the regional community.
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During the concerts, there will be beer for sale from Sketchbook Brewing Co., and wine, cocktails and soft drinks for sale from Five & Dime. There will also be ice cream for sale from the C&W Market & Ice Cream Parlor. After the music ends, be sure to make plans for dinner in Downtown Evanston! If you have any questions about the concert series, please email info@DowntownEvanston.org.

If you're driving into Downtown Evanston for the concert series, we recommend parking in the Sherman Plaza Self Park garage--it's only a block away from Fountain Square. More information about parking. Downtown Evanston is also easily accessible by bike, bus or train!

THANKS TO OUR 2024 SPONSORS:
UL Research Institutes and UL Standards & Engagement
Rotary International
Core & Rind Hospitality
Golub & Company
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July 11 | Chicken Bone

July 11 | Chicken Bone

Presented in conjunction with Downtown Evanston's Thursday Night Market

Chicken Bone is a high powered 10-piece funk/rock n' roll band based in Evanston.


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July 18 | The Dreamtree Shakers

July 18 | The Dreamtree Shakers

Presented in partnership with Evanston Early Childhood Coalition and Old Town School of Folk Music

The Dreamtree Shakers will perform original music for kids of all ages.

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July 25 | Adia Dew

July 25 | Adia Dew

Presented in partnership with The Divine Nine (National Pan-Hellenic Council)

Adia Dew is a singer and songwriter from Chicago who is leading the Neo-Soul and R&B scene.

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August 1 | Nathan Graham

August 1 | Nathan Graham

Presented in conjunction with Downtown Evanston's Thursday Night Market and Evanston Space

Born and raised in Chicago, Nathan Graham meshes South Side Blues with Nashville Americana.

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August 8 | Mixx Company Band

August 8 | Mixx Company Band

Presented in partnership with Evanston Cradle to Career

The Mixx Company Band are group of live and studio performers who specialize in R&B, Smooth Jazz, Soul, Funk, Blues and Classic Rock.

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August 15 | Little Miss Ann Band

August 15 | Little Miss Ann Band

Presented in partnership with Foundation 65

Enjoy a summer evening with the whole family as the Little Miss Ann Band performs upbeat, interactive kids music that will get everyone clapping, singing and dancing together!

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August 22 | Alongside Harold

August 22 | Alongside Harold

Presented in partnership with Leadership Evanston

Alongside Harold is an Evanston and Chicago-based band that blends female-led vocals with an Americana take roots, rock, country and pop with a solid beat.

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August 29 | The Windy City Ramblers

August 29 | The Windy City Ramblers

Presented in partnership with the James B Moran Center for Youth Advocacy

The Windy City Ramblers will be performing high energy New Orleans style brass band second-line music.

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September 5 | Blue Line Blues Band

September 5 | Blue Line Blues Band

Presented in conjunction with Downtown Evanston's Thursday Night Market

Bona fide Chicago Blues with vocalist Casey Lee, featuring Latin Blues guitar star Ivan Singh.

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September 12 | Funkadesi, featuring Pavithra Anand

September 12 | Funkadesi, featuring Pavithra Anand

Presented in partnership with Evanston ASPA

Funkadesi has been wowing crowds for over 27 years with their blend of Indian bhangra, Bollywood & folk with reggae, funk, and Afro-Caribbean grooves.

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September 19 | Ida y Vuelta

September 19 | Ida y Vuelta

Presented in partnership with Evanston Latinos

Ida y Vuelta will perform Son Jarocho, traditional music from Veracruz, Mexico.

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September 26 | Rosalba Valdez and Mariachi Sirenas

September 26 | Rosalba Valdez and Mariachi Sirenas

Presented in partnership with Evanston Pride

5PM:
Rosalba Valdez's music showcases upbeat original songs and popular covers with Latin rhythms, bilingual lyrics, and a feel-good social justice theme. www.rosalbavaldez.com
6PM:
Mariachi Sirenas is proud to represent the genre and tradition of mariachi music in the Chicagoland area. 

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THANKS TO OUR 2024 SPONSORS:

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 UL Research Institutes and UL Standards & Engagement

UL Research Institutes and UL Standards & Engagement

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Rotary International

Rotary International

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Core & Rind Hospitality

Core & Rind Hospitality

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Golub & Company

Golub & Company

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