Summer is here! And so are the musical sounds at Oak Park. Pack up the lawn chairs and blankets, bring your family and a picnic. Join us as the park comes alive for free summer concerts Friday evenings! Food is available for purchase from Howard Street Inn. Concerts are sponsored by Niles Park District and Village of Niles. Oak Park is located at Main & Ottawa Streets.
Friday, June 21: 6:30-8:30 pm
Hi Infidelity is a cover band from the Chicago area, playing music primarily from the 80s Rock period. Journey, REO Speedwagon, Bon Jovi and Boston to name a few. For six consecutive years, the band was voted as the Best Rock Cover Band, and singer Dave Mikulskis is a five time winner as Best Male Vocalist. Going to a Hi Infidelity show is a total concert experience from start to finish, with a wide variety of songs and fans. The band prides itself on recreating the songs as you know them. If you love great vocals and harmonies, 80's Rock, and the best new music, come to a show and you'll see that Hi Infidelity has really got it covered!
CTA ~ Chicago Tribute Anthology & Kids Painted Tattoos & Balloons
Friday, June 28: 6:30-8:30 pm
CTA is a 7-piece horn band dedicated to performing the music of one of the most popular and enduring bands of all time: Chicago. The unique sound that was and is Chicago defined a generation and changed the sound of popular music forever. See us live and experience our concert set of Chicago's greatest hits! Our personnel are all veterans of the Chicago-area musical scene and have performed with notable national and local artists such as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Mel Tormé, Tony Bennett, and many other of the area's finest musicians and ensembles. Painted tattoo and balloon artists will be on hand for the kids to enjoy!
Friday, July 5: 6:30-8:30 pm
Dancing Queen is the most accurate ABBA tribute band in the country. With thorough attention to detail, they have created an ABBA experience that won't soon be forgotten. Fronted by two dynamic ladies with angelic voices, and backed by a group of world class musicians, the music of the greatest pop band in history comes to life in a Las Vegas type show that captivates audiences both young and old.
Hillbilly Rock Starz & Ponies, Petting Farm & Hay Rides
Friday, July 12: 6:30-8:30 pm
Hillbilly Rock Starz are Chicago's very own country super group, they specialize in covering the latest hits in country music including some of everyone's classic favorites. Country Music fans love the connection they have with the audience. Every show is guaranteed Good Time's...Hillbilly style! Hillbillyz will hit ya with some Little Big Town then Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Johnny Cash, Kenny Chesney, Band Perry, Sara Evans, Billy Currington, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Big & Rich just to name a few. Not only do they cover the best country songs heard on radio today, but they can also mix in some cool rock tunes too, satisfying everyone's tastes. This band will always leave y'all wantin' for more. Add in pony rides, petting farm and hay rides to guarantee a good time for all!
Rosie & The Rivets & Vehicle Adventure Night
Friday, July 19: 6:30-8:30 pm
Rosie & The Rivets perform the best danceable music of the 1950's and early 1960's along with some current hits with a retro twist. Not your typical 'oldies playing oldies' band, they perform a high energy show that's fun for all ages. You'll hear early rock, rockabilly, girl group, surf and soul authentically and expertly performed by professional entertainers. While shows are pure Rock & Roll, they pride themselves on keeping them family and client friendly! Children can explore and sit in one of the many Niles Park District and Village of Niles large vehicles! A fun night for all ages!!
The Boy Band Night & Penny Carnival
Friday, July 26: 6:30-8:30 pm
The impact of 90's music created a paradigm shift in pop-culture that has continued to evolve through the decades. The fusion of musical genres forged an era of heartthrob adolescents unmistakably known as "boy bands". The Boy Band Night brings America's only live tribute to pop sensations like The Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, New Kids On The Block, Boys II Men, One Direction, and many more! Kids don't forget our pennies to win prizes at the ever popular penny carnival. Children will enjoy playing games created by our very own summer campers!