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    2024 Summer Concert Series

    KICK BACK, RELAX AND ENJOY FREE LIVE MUSIC ALL SUMMER LONG AT VETERANS MEMORIAL PAVILION IN FISHEL PARK!

    The FREE concerts are held Tuesday evenings May 21 through August 13 and will feature rock, country, blues and oldies.

    Doors open and food and beverage sales begin at 6pm each Tuesday. Music will play between 7 and 8:30pm. Fishel Park is located at 1036 Grove Street in Downers Grove.

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    Concert Date Band
    May 21 Good Clean Fun
    May 28 Rosie and the Rivets
    June 4 The PriSSillas
    June 11 Cadillac Groove
    June 18 Sushi Roll
    June 25 Generation
    July 2 Johnny Russler & the Beach Bum Band
    July 9 Kaleidoscope Eyes
    July 16 The Disco Circus
    July 23 One Night Band
    July 30 Nashville Electric Company
    Aug. 6 Industrial Drive
    Aug. 13 Valius
  • FOOD & BEVERAGES

    Visitors are welcome to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages to the event. Outside alcohol is strictly prohibited. Onsite food and beverage sales will begin at 6pm each evening.

    Adult Beverages

    Beverage Menu

    • Surly Furious IPA
    • Alter Brewing Center Line
    • Stella Artois
    • Ciderboys Hard Cider
    • Cabernet
    • Chardonnay
    • Pinot Grigio
    • High Noon Seltzers

    Wristbands

    All adults ages 21+ consuming adult beverages must wear a wristband. Wristbands are available at the ID Check Tent. Any guest who appears to be under age 35 must present a valid ID. We reserve the right to refuse the sale of alcohol to any guest.

    Beverage Pricing

    Beverage tickets may be purchased from 6 to 8:15pm each Tuesday and are good through the entire 2024 Summer Concert Series. Beverage tickets from prior years will not be accepted. Cash or debit/credit is accepted; bills over $20 will not be accepted. The nearest ATM is located at Bank Financial located at 5140 Main St. Last call is at 8:15pm. A menu will be available soon!
    • $7 Adult Beverage Tickets
    • $2 Bottled Water (Aquafina)

    Tip Donations

    Tips collected at the Beverage Tent will be donated to SEASPAR and the Downers Grove Park District Financial Assistance Program. Thank you for supporting these great causes!


    Food Trucks & Vendors

    Weekly Food Vendors
    Boom Box Burgers, Everyday's A Sundae, Poundcake Bakery*, Sarpino's Pizza, Wells Street Popcorn
    *Poundcake Bakery will not be in attendance on May 28

    Weekly Food Trucks
    Concert Date Food Truck
    May 21 Grumpy Gaucho
    May 28 Dope Sandwiches
    June 4 Grumpy Gaucho
    June 11 Dope Sandwiches
    June 18 Grumpy Gaucho
    June 25 Dope Sandwiches
    July 2 Grumpy Gaucho
    July 9 Dope Sandwiches
    July 16 Grumpy Gaucho
    July 23 Dope Sandwiches
    July 30 Grumpy Gaucho
    Aug. 6 Dope Sandwiches
    Aug. 13 Grumpy Gaucho
  • Frequently Asked Questions & Comments:

    Where is Fishel Park?

    1036 Grove Street in Downers Grove, IL Driving directions

    When does the music play?

    Music plays from 7-8:30PM on Tuesdays, May 21 to Aug. 13.

    Where is parking located?

    Parking is available along Grove Street, the First United Methodist Church parking lot, and the parking garage located at 5059 Mochel Drive. ADA parking is available in the Bank Financial parking lot located to the north of Veterans Memorial Pavilion next to the playground.

    What food and beverage is available?

    Food and beverage sales begin at 6PM. Last call is 8:15pm. Outside alcohol is strictly prohibited. View food and beverage vendors

    What if there is rain or severe weather?

    The Park District does its best to run the concerts even if rain is in the forecast. However, if the forecast shows imminent rain or severe weather, the concert may be canceled for the safety of our visitors, vendors and staff. If rain is in the forecast, please be sure to check our website before visiting. Updates will be posted on our homepage and Facebook page.

    During the event, if the Thorguard Lightning Detection System alarm is triggered due to lightning in the area, all visitors will be asked to take shelter in their vehicles and the concert will likely be canceled. Canceled concerts will not be rescheduled.

    Do I need to bring chairs?

    Yes, guests should bring their own chairs or blankets.


    Are dogs allowed?

    Dogs are welcome to attend the Concert Series, but must remain on a 6 foot leash.

    May I bring outside food and beverages?

    Visitors are welcome to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages to the event. Outside alcohol is strictly prohibited. Onsite food and beverage sales will begin at 6pm each evening. Beverage tickets are valid through the entire 2024 Concert Series. Beverage tickets from previous years are not accepted.

    Will you accept cash or credit?

    Beverage tickets may be purchased with cash or debit/credit. Bills over $20 will not be accepted. The nearest ATM is located at Bank Financial located at 5140 Main St. Beverage tickets are valid through the entire 2024 Concert Series.

    Will the playground be available?

    Yes, the playground will be available for concert guests.

    What is the Free Speech Zone?

    This is an area located in the southwest corner of Fishel Park during Summer Concerts that is designated for individuals and groups exercising their constitutional first amendment rights. The Downers Grove Park District neither encourages nor discourages, or otherwise endorses, these activities. Click here to view the Downers Grove Park District's First Amendment Activities Policy.

     

  • CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY

    The Downers Grove Park District is proud to offer community events and recreation programs that promote fun, healthy and active lifestyles to participants of all ages. Our partnerships help to generate more visibility for your brand and provide opportunities to connect with targeted audiences in the community through pre-event promotions and onsite engagement.

    For more information, contact Erin Collins, Marketing & Sponsorship Specialist, at 630.960.7256 or ecollins@dgparks.org.


    SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

    Every other Tuesday, May 21-August 13
    6 to 8:30pm (Music begins at 7pm)
    Fishel Park

    Kick back, relax and enjoy free live music all summer long at Veterans Memorial Pavilion in Fishel Park! Concerts begin at 7 pm on Tuesday evenings May 21 through August 13 and will feature rock, country, blues and oldies. Fishel Park is located on Grove Street just west of Main Street.

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