Starting in June, many Waukegan residents and employees will continue their longstanding tradition of lunching outdoors every Friday during the summer months while listening to free concerts held in the Waukegan Public Library courtyard.
Every Friday from June 7 to August 30, musicians will perform a wide range of musical styles including jazz, rock, folk, and bluegrass from noon to 1 p.m. in front of the library on Clayton and County Streets. If it rains, concerts will move indoors to the Bradbury Room in the library’s lower level. Listeners can bring their own lunch or pick up lunch available for sale onsite from Jerry’s Tacos. Drinks and baked goods are also available for purchase by the Friends of the Waukegan Public Library.
On June 7, the concert series will kick off with a statue dedication of the library’s new courtyard statues. Concertgoers are invited to the dedication, which will take place at 11:50 a.m. in the courtyard, right before Jim Green takes the stage.
The Courtyard Concerts are generously sponsored each year by the Friends of the Waukegan Public Library. This year the concert series is sponsored in memory of Elinor Leech, a longtime friend of the library.
June 7: Jim Green
June 14: The Hollands
June 21: Kraig Kenning
June 28: Jim Jacobs Trio
July 5: The Bruce Williams Band
July 12: Sipos & Young
July 19: Loko Amor
July 26: Banna Irish Duo
Aug. 2: Patchouli
Aug. 9: Montana Skies
Aug. 16: Mike Basa
Aug. 23: The Thomas Brothers Band
Aug. 30: Tony Bernard & The Boppers
To listen to a clip of featured bands, go here. For questions about the Courtyard Concert series, call Rena Morrow, Marketing, Programming, and Exhibits Manager, at (847) 623-2041, ext. 231.