Music on the Esplanade

Music Events

Evening music performances at the Garden are fun for the whole family!

Free; regular parking and Garden fees apply for nonmembers.

Watch the sunset and unwind with live music on the Esplanade. Bring your own chairs, because the Garden has a limited supply. Picnicking is welcome during evening concerts, or stop by one of our dining locations to grab a bite and some drinks. In the event of inclement weather, check online for daily cancellation updates. Beer and wine are available for purchase in the Garden View Caf茅. Cook County Forest Preserve District regulations prohibit the consumption of alcohol not purchased on the premises. Thank you for your cooperation.

 
 

Upcoming Music on the Esplanade Events

Saturday June Band

Classic Rock 'n鈥 Roll

Mondays, June 24 and August 12
6 鈥 7:30 p.m.
Esplanade  

The Donna Herula Band

Blues, Americana

Wednesday, June 26
6 鈥 7:30 p.m.
Esplanade 

Generation

Classic Rock 'n鈥 Roll

Monday, July 1
6 鈥 7:30 p.m.
Esplanade

David Chiriboga Ensemble

Latin, Flamenco

Wednesday, July 3
6 鈥 7:30 p.m.
Esplanade

Classical Blast

Classical & Rock 'n鈥 Roll

Monday, July 8 
6 鈥 7:30 p.m. 
Esplanade

Third Coast Bluegrass

Bluegrass

Wednesday, July 10
6 鈥 7:30 p.m. 
Esplanade

Fernandez & Kimball

Spanish Guitar

Monday, July 15 
6 鈥 7:30 p.m. 
Esplanade

Flora, Fauna, and Folk: An Evening of Science and Storytelling

Storytelling Performances

Wednesdays:  
June 12, July 17, and August 21  
6 鈥 7:30 p.m. 
Esplanade

The Bear Williams Band

Blues, Americana, and Folk

Monday, July 22
6 鈥 7:30 p.m.
Esplanade

Lynne Jordan & The Shivers

R&B, Blues, Jazz

Wednesday, July 24
6 鈥 7:30 p.m. 
Esplanade

Blue Rose

Pop & Classic Rock 'n鈥 Roll

Monday, July 29 
6 鈥 7:30 p.m. 
Esplanade

Lone Pi帽on

New Mexican Strings

Wednesday, July 31 
6 鈥 7:30 p.m. 
Esplanade

Kaleidoscope Eyes

Beatles Tribute

Monday, August 5
6 鈥 7:30 p.m. 
Esplanade

Reunion Jazz Orchestra

Jazz

Wednesday, August 7
6 鈥 7:30 p.m.
Esplanade

Los Tangueros del Oeste

Nuevo Tango

Wednesday, August 14 
6 鈥 7:30 p.m. 
Esplanade

Strung Out

70s Rock, Soul, and Funk 

Monday, August 19
6 鈥 7:30 p.m.
Esplanade 

Brass From The Past

R&B, Soul, and Motown

Monday, August 26
6 鈥 7:30 p.m.
Esplanade 
 

Guitarra Azul

Contemporary Latin, Rumba, Flamenco

Wednesday August 28
6 鈥 7:30 p.m. 
Esplanade

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