Throughout the summer in the Chicagoland area, you will find it hard to find a community or neighborhood that does NOT offer free concerts at a local park or square. Taking advantage of this tremendous opportunity, entails putting on pants & a shirt & leaving your front room. It’s really pretty easy. Grab your lawn chair, a blanket & your good vibes & take them out to enjoy a night of entertainment, while there’s still live entertainment to enjoy.
More importantly, if you have kids, take THEM out to see live musicians & performers! Sadly, people in their twenties come up to me after a Show & say: “That was AWESOME!! I’ve never seen a live band.” This is a serious loss for society. Music & art bind us & fill the gaps between language, culture & color. It communicates when no other communication is possible.
So I strongly encourage you, before the summer is over: turn off your big screen TV. Walk through your neighborhood. Maybe say hello to your neighbors. Take a young person out to see real people playing real music. & ENJOY!