Village Bids Farewell to Summer '16 With Two Final Concerts

Village Bids Farewell to Summer '16 With Two Final Concerts
Posted on 08/17/2016

Outdoor summer concerts in Orland Park are drawing to a close.

On Sunday, August 21, the village will host its final Crescent Park concert from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A 1970s cover band, 1976 will perform hits from Fleetwood Mac, Aerosmith, Queen and more.

Crescent Park is located at 142nd and LaGrange Road with free parking being available at the adjacent 143rd Street Train Station. The rain location for the concert is the village’s Cultural Center at 14760 Park Lane.

“We’ve had a great response to all of our outdoor entertainment this summer and we’re looking forward to the last few concerts,” said Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin. “We’ve offered a variety of music and they’ve all been very well attended.”

Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, umbrellas and snacks for the Crescent Park show.

The village’s final concert of the summer will be held Labor Day Weekend at Centennial Park West on Sunday, September 4.

The afternoon of free music begins at 2 p.m. with Classical Blast, a five-man band from Chicago combining classical and rock music to bring a fresh take on rock ‘n roll favorites.

From 3:30-4:30 p.m., Chicago’s Fletcher Rockwell performs Americana-tinged rock and small town country covers.

Sixteen Candles, a Chicago-based 80s cover band, will headline the Labor Day Weekend Sunday show performing from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Centennial Park West.

“It’s Labor Day Weekend and we will be looking back at a great summer in Orland Park,” said Trustee Pat Gira, chair of the village’s Recreation and Parks Committee.

Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, umbrellas, picnics, blankets and refreshments to enjoy the village's outdoor entertainment venue. Centennial Park West has several rolling hills allowing for plenty of places to sit with great views of the stage.

“Centennial Park West is a great venue for the whole family,” the mayor said. “The village has been pleased to offer all types of outdoor entertainment all summer long.”

The village’s Centennial Park West concerts have been co-sponsored by Mayor Dan McLaughlin, Airy S. Inc., the University of Chicago Medicine, Aileen S. Andrew Foundation, the Brass Tap and the Orland Park Prairie Newspaper.

The village’s 12-acre outdoor entertainment venue is located in the Colette Highlands Subdivision at Park Station Boulevard and Somerglen Lane, near 156th and 108th Avenue. Free parking is available at the Metra lot on Jillian Road. Concessions will be available for purchase.

For more information, call the Village of Orland Park Recreation Department at (708) 403-7275.