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Community Events Calendar (includes PSAs, fundraisers, run/walk events, etc.)

please note: all times are CDT.

Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist
Sat, Mar 7 through Mon, Aug 31
Chicago Cultural Center - Chicago

DuPage Credit Union's Backpack Drive
...to benefit less fortunate students in DuPage County

Mon, Jun 1 through Sat, Aug 1 2015
DuPage Credit Union - Naperville

Blues Garden FREE Concert Series
Sam Bo

Thu, Jul 30 from 6 to 7pm
Blues Heaven Foundation - Chicago

Lisle Community Jazz Band's annual Tribute to Big Bands
Thu, Jul 30 at 7:30pm
Lisle Community Park - Lisle

60th Anniversary Celebration and Chicago Sinfonietta
Thu, Jul 30 from 10am to 10pm
Cantigny Park - Wheaton

Lakeshore Arts Festival
Sat, Aug 1 and Sun, Aug 2
Dawes Park - Evanston

Steve Maxwell Vintage & Custom Drums
"Illinois Jam Session"

Sat, Aug 1 and always the first Saturday of month from 9pm to midnight
MaxWeb Productions - Naperville

A Jazzy Evening in Red
Sat, Aug 1 from 6 to 10pm
Quarry Event Center - Chicago

WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
Chicago Grandstand Big Band

Sun, Aug 2 from 6 to 9:30pm
Fitzgerald's Night Club - Berwyn

Biggest Loser Run/Walk- Half Marathon/5K
Sun, Aug 2 at 7:30am
Soldier Field - Chicago

Story Times at Dragonfly Landing
Tue, Aug 4 at 11:30am
Dragonfly Landing and Splash Park - Lisle

Blues Garden FREE Concert Series
Jimmy J. and the Hard Drive Band

Thu, Aug 6 from 6 to 7pm
Blues Heaven Foundation - Chicago

WDCB Summer Series at MAC
Johnny Blas & His Afro-Libre Orquestra

Thu, Aug 6 at 7:30pm
Lakeside Pavilion at the MAC - Glen Ellyn

Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz
Steve Coleman and Five Elements

Thu, Aug 6 at 6:30pm
Millennium Park - Pritzker Pavilion - Chicago

Tenth Annual Western Suburbs Illinois Lupus Walk
Sat, Aug 8 at 10am (Registration opens at 9 a.m.)
Centennial Park - Naperville

Jazz Patio & Wine Festival
Sat, Aug 8 from 1:30 to 8pm
Deer Park Town Center - Deer Park

Jazz Fest Neighborhood Nights
Ari Brown Quintet

Sat, Aug 8 from 5 to 7pm
Nicholas Senn High School - Chicago

WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
Rob Parton Big Band

Sun, Aug 9 from 6 to 9:30pm
Fitzgerald's Night Club - Berwyn

Mt. Prospect Park District Friendship Park Conservatory Concert
Sun, Aug 9 from 4 to 7pm
Mount Prospect Park District Friendship Park Conservatory - Des Plaines

Folk Festival Radio Show - Live Event!
Claudia Schmidt

Tue, Aug 11 from 7 to 9pm
WDCB Studios (Outside door: SRC 10) - Glen Ellyn

Blues Garden FREE Concert Series
Dr. Payne and the Blues Relief

Thu, Aug 13 from 6 to 7pm
Blues Heaven Foundation - Chicago

WDCB Summer Series at MAC
Chicago Jazz Orchestra with John Moulder

Thu, Aug 13 at 7:30pm
Lakeside Pavilion at the MAC - Glen Ellyn

Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz
Greg Ward-Onye Ozuzu-Black Saint and the Sinner Lady

Thu, Aug 13 at 6:30pm
Millennium Park - Pritzker Pavilion - Chicago

14th Annual Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest
Fri, Aug 14 through Sun, Aug 16
Red Carpet Melody Mill Gala Event-North Riverside - North Riverside

Jazz Fest Neighborhood Nights
Teddy Thomas Sextet

Sat, Aug 15 from 6 to 8pm
Garfield Park Conservatory - Chicago

WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners

Sun, Aug 16 from 6 to 9:30pm
Fitzgerald's Night Club - Berwyn

Commemorative Sculpture And Volunteer Plaza Dedication
Sun, Aug 16 at 3pm
Volunteer Plaza (North of the Municipal Building) - St. Charles Municipal Complex - St. Charles

Story Times at Dragonfly Landing
Tue, Aug 18 at 11:30am
Dragonfly Landing and Splash Park - Lisle

The Sounds of History Summer Jazz Concert Series - A Tribute to
Jimmy McGriff, Richard "Groove" Holmes, Jack McDuff, Jimmy Smith & Charles Earland
Featuring: The Chris Foreman Band

Wed, Aug 19 from 6 to 8:30pm
DuSable Museum of African American History - Chicago

Blues Garden FREE Concert Series
Jimmy Pryor

Thu, Aug 20 from 6 to 7pm
Blues Heaven Foundation - Chicago

WDCB Summer Series at MAC
Buckwheat Zydeco

Thu, Aug 20 at 7:30pm
Lakeside Pavilion at the MAC - Glen Ellyn

Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz
AACM Chicago presents Great Black Music Ensemble: Move: An Afrofuturistic Ijó

Thu, Aug 20 at 6:30pm
Millennium Park - Pritzker Pavilion - Chicago

Jazz Fest Neighborhood Nights
Matt Ulery's Loom

Sat, Aug 22 from 5 to 7pm
Logan Square - Chicago

Glen Ellyn Lions Club Presents
46th Annual Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts

Sat, Aug 22 and Sun, Aug 23
Maryknoll Park - Glen Ellyn

WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
John Burnett Orchestra

Sun, Aug 23 from 6 to 9:30pm
Fitzgerald's Night Club - Berwyn

Acappellago Auditions
Sun, Aug 23 at 3pm
Community Congregational Church - Villa Park

Blues Garden FREE Concert Series
Ramblin’ Rose

Thu, Aug 27 from 6 to 7pm
Blues Heaven Foundation - Chicago

Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz
We REInsist! Max Roach and Oscar Brown, Jr.’s Freedom Now Suite, Reimagined

Thu, Aug 27 at 6:30pm
Millennium Park - Pritzker Pavilion - Chicago

Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ
A fundraiser benefiting Bridge Communities

Sat, Aug 29 from noon to 9pm
Glen Ellyn's Glenwood Parking Lot - Glen Ellyn

WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
Jazz Community Big Band

Sun, Aug 30 from 6 to 9:30pm
Fitzgerald's Night Club - Berwyn

WDCB Night at The Jazz Showcase
Ari Brown Quartet - FREE!

Mon, Aug 31 at 8pm & 10pm
Jazz Showcase - Chicago

Blues Garden FREE Concert Series
Johnny Drummer

Thu, Sep 3 from 6 to 7pm
Blues Heaven Foundation - Chicago

Chicago Jazz Festival
Thu, Sep 3 through Sun, Sep 6
Millennium Park - Chicago

Steve Maxwell Vintage & Custom Drums
"Illinois Jam Session"

Sat, Sep 5 and always the first Saturday of month from 9pm to midnight
MaxWeb Productions - Naperville

Blues Garden FREE Concert Series
Tommy McCrackin

Thu, Sep 10 from 6 to 7pm
Blues Heaven Foundation - Chicago

Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Sat, Sep 26 and Sun, Sep 27
Hyde Park Jazz Fest - multiple venues - Chicago

Fifteenth Annual Chicago Illinois Lupus Walk
Sun, Sep 27 at 10am (Registration opens at 9 a.m.)
Lincoln Park - Chicago

Steve Maxwell Vintage & Custom Drums
"Illinois Jam Session"

Sat, Oct 3 and always the first Saturday of month from 9pm to midnight
MaxWeb Productions - Naperville

Steve Maxwell Vintage & Custom Drums
"Illinois Jam Session"

Sat, Nov 7 and always the first Saturday of month from 9pm to midnight
MaxWeb Productions - Naperville

Steve Maxwell Vintage & Custom Drums
"Illinois Jam Session"

Sat, Dec 5 and always the first Saturday of month from 9pm to midnight
MaxWeb Productions - Naperville

 
 
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