Summer concerts return to Brookfield
By Steve Metsch
After a year’s hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic, Concerts in the Park has returned to Brookfield.
Concerts will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday nights through August 27.
The series, which took a night off on July 2, began on June 18 and about 300 people attended the first concert by South of Disorder, said Stevie Ferrari, director of parks and recreation for the village.
“It’s beautiful,” she said about having the series back.
“This is why I do what I do, and now I get to see all these faces I’ve been missing for a year,” Ferrari said.
No food is being sold, so you have to bring your own. Also, bring chairs or blankets to sit on. New this year are beer and wine sales.
Here’s the schedule for Concerts in the Park, which is held at Kiwanis Park, 8820 Brookfield Ave., right next to the village hall.
CONCERTS IN THE PARK
July 16: The Neverly Brothers, Elvis to The Beatles.
July 23: Zabrins Funktastic, Motown, soul, jazz, funk and R&B.
July 30: Guitarra Azul, Santana, Latin guitar and percussion.
Aug. 6: Classical Blast, from Beethoven to Hendrix to Queen.
Aug. 13: In the Stix, country music.
Aug. 20: Jolly Ringwalds, music from the ‘80s
Aug. 27: Evil Burrito, covering popular songs.
The village is offering more entertainment on one Saturday night each month with the Music on Grand Concert Series.
Grand Avenue north of the railroad tracks will be closed to traffic to allow the full-day street festivals.
The first was held June 26, and went well, Ferrari said. Others are planned for July 31, August 28 and Sept. 25.
Family music and activities are from 7 a.m. to noon, local artists are there from noon to 3 p.m., and bands perform from 3 to 10:30 p.m.
Call 708-485-1474 for more information.
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