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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

Special Olympic Illinois - Carry the Torch Relay
Tue, May 26 through Fri, Jul 10
multiple venues - Chicagoland area

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

Music Mondays - WDCB Jazz Night!
Roy McGrath Latin Jazz Quintet

Mon, Jul 6 from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Memorial Park - Wheaton

Story Times at Dragonfly Landing
Tue, Jul 7 at 11:30am
Dragonfly Landing and Splash Park - Lisle

Blues Garden FREE Concert Series
Garry “Sam” Harris

Thu, Jul 9 from 6 to 7pm
Blues Heaven Foundation - Chicago

Naperville Municipal Band Big Band Concert
Thu, Jul 9 at 7:30pm
Naperville Community Concert Center in Central Park - Naperville

Lisle Community Band
Thu, Jul 9 at 7:30pm
Lisle Community Park - Lisle

Square Roots 2015
Fri, Jul 10 through Sun, Jul 12
Lincoln Square Neighborhood - Chicago

Summer Concert featuring the Sunshine Serenades
Fri, Jul 10 from noon to 1pm
Bloomingdale Public Library - Bloomingdale

Bloomingdale Public Library's 40th Anniversary Tribute Celebration
Fri, Jul 10 from 1 to 2pm
Bloomingdale Public Library - Bloomingdale

The Freedom Principle Opening Day
Sat, Jul 11 from Noon to 9:30pm
Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago

Wheaton Jazz Band Concert
Sat, Jul 11 at 8pm
Memorial Park - Wheaton

41st Annual Arts & Crafts Festival
Sat, Jul 11 and Sun, Jul 12
DuSable Museum of African American History - Chicago

NIU Jazz Camp
Sun, Jul 12 through Fri, Jul 17
Northern Illinois University - Office of External Programs, College of Visual and Performing Arts - DeKalb

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

Sun, Jul 12 from 6 to 9:30pm
Fitzgerald's Night Club - Berwyn

Music Mondays
The Neverly Brothers

Mon, Jul 13 from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Memorial Park - Wheaton

Stewart Huff in Chicago
Mon, Jul 13 at 8pm
Johnny O'Hagan's - Chicago

Folk Festival Radio Show - Live Event!
The Sweet Potatoes

Tue, Jul 14 from 7 to 9pm
WDCB Studios (Outside door: SRC 10) - Glen Ellyn

Coffee Con Chicago 2015
Wed, Jul 15 from 9am to 4pm
Morgan Manufacturing - Chicago

The Sounds of History Summer Jazz Concert Series
A Tribute to Carmen McCrae, Phyllis Hyman & Sarah Vaughn
Featuring: Julia Huff & The Company Band

Wed, Jul 15 from 6 to 8:30pm
DuSable Museum of African American History - Chicago

Blues Garden FREE Concert Series
Debra Jackson and the Fire Starters

Thu, Jul 16 from 6 to 7pm
Blues Heaven Foundation - Chicago

Lisle Community Band
Thu, Jul 16 at 7:30pm
Lisle Community Park - Lisle

BenFest
Fri, Jul 17 through Sun, Jul 19
St. Benedict Parish & Preparatory School - Chicago

DuPage Derby Dames Roller Derby Double Header
Sat, Jul 18 at 5:30pm
Coachlite Skate Center - Roselle

Ethnic Arts Festival
Sat, Jul 18 and Sun, Jul 19
Dawes Park - Evanston

WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
Chicago Grandstand Big Band

Sun, Jul 19 from 6 to 9:30pm
Fitzgerald's Night Club - Berwyn

Music Mondays
The Niche Band

Mon, Jul 20 from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Memorial Park - Wheaton

Story Times at Dragonfly Landing
Tue, Jul 21 at 11:30am
Dragonfly Landing and Splash Park - Lisle

Blues Garden FREE Concert Series
David Herrero

Thu, Jul 23 from 6 to 7pm
Blues Heaven Foundation - Chicago

Lisle Community Band
Thu, Jul 23 at 7:30pm
Lisle Community Park - Lisle

Chris Walk Night Out Against Substance Abuse
Sat, Jul 25 from 4 to 8pm
Gunnar Anderson Forest Preserve - Geneva

WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
John Burnett Orchestra

Sun, Jul 26 from 6 to 9:30pm
Fitzgerald's Night Club - Berwyn

Music Mondays - WDCB Blues Night!
'Brother John' Kattke Blues Band

Mon, Jul 27 from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Memorial Park - Wheaton

WDCB Night at The Jazz Showcase
Libby York’s Quartet with Eric Schneider - FREE!

Tue, Jul 28 at 8 & 10pm
Jazz Showcase - Chicago

Blues Garden FREE Concert Series
Sam Bo

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

6oth Anniversary Celebration and Chicago Sinfonietta
Thu, Jul 30 from 10am to 10pm
Cantigny Park - Wheaton

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

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

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

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

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

WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
Rob Parton Big Band

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
Jazz Community Big Band

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

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

Blues Garden FREE Concert Series
Johnny Drummer

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

Blues Garden FREE Concert Series
Tommy McCrackin

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

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

 
 
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