Enjoy the outdoors in Chicago during the last weeks of summer. The Chicago Park District Performances in the Parks program provides the venues during the summer and early fall months at various parks throughout the city. Residents of Lincoln Square, North Center, and Ravenswood don’t have far to go to Welles Park (2333 W. Sunnyside) to enjoy free family friendly outdoor music.
All performances are held in the gazebo at Welles Park behind the fieldhouse. Music lovers bring chairs and blankets to relax and enjoy the music. Participants of the Welles Park Parents Association (W.P.P.A.) baseball program often enjoyed the music on Tuesday evenings as they played baseball in the nearby fields in June and July.
The remaining weekly Tuesday Concert in the Park schedule for August at Welles Park is as follows:
August 17th – Jazz Ambassadors features jazz music
August 24th – Louis & the Hunt features folk/rock music
August 31st – Tom Waits tribute music by Big Time features pop/rock music
All concerts begin at 6:30pm and are free. The Welles Park Concerts in the Park are generously co-produced by Alderman Gene Schulter of the 47th ward, Welles Park Advisory Council, Old Town School of Folk Music, Martyrs Restaurant and Pub, Metro, and the W.P.P.A. baseball program.
Ann Marie Walker, ABR, Move with Maggie Team