Summer Concerts In The Park 2022

You might be surprised how much opportunity there is for music in McHenry County over the summer. Beyond the venues and festivals that is. But finding it can be a real challenge! Like many events in McHenry County, they often got mixed in and lost among all of the other burbs’ and even Chicago events. But not here because we only feature events in McHenry County!

Our newest guide is all about the music. From relaxing on a blanket with a picnic in a park to sitting around one of the historic town squares, McHenry County has a packed schedule of summer concerts in the park.

Most are completely free, and many will be featuring food trucks and vendors if you’d rather “pick” than “pack” a meal!

Unfortunately, there are only so many days of the week and sadly, many of these are featured on the same nights, so grab your calendar, check out the specifics of the concerts you want to check out, and plan accordingly.

All information is subject to change and we always recommend contacting the specific locations to verify conditions and availability, especially those that are weather dependent.

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Summer Concert Series

Date & Time: June 16 – August 4, 2022

Day: Thursday

Head to Towne Park in Old Algonquin Town on Thursday evenings for the Summer Concert Series.

Address: Towne Park, 100 Jefferson St, Algonquin, IL 60102

Phone: 847-658-2716

Information: Details


Concerts in the Park

Date & Time: June 16, 23, & July 7, 14, 2022

Day: Thursday

Enjoy an evening of music in the park.

Address: Lions Park Rotary Bandshell, 1200 Silver Lake Rd, Cary IL 60013

Phone: 847-639-6100

Information: Details

Crystal Lake

Concerts in the Park

Date & Time: June 7 – August 9, 2022

Day: Tuesday

Pack a dinner, grab a blanket, and head to Main Beach to enjoy music by the lakeside.

Address: Main Beach, 300 Lakeshore Dr, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Phone: 815-410-4475

Information: Details

Other Live Music Opportunities

In addition to Concerts in the Park, McHenry County features many other venues and opportunities for live music, from concerts to farmers markets or just dinner or a drink.

Audience sitting on park lawn.

Arts On The Green

Date & Time: July 9, 16, & August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022

Day: Saturday

Note: this is a paid Raue Center for the Arts event. See details for specifics and purchasing tickets.

Address: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 210 McHenry Ave, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Phone: 815-356-9212

Information: Details

Fox Lake

Friday Night Concert Series

Date & Time: June 3 – September 30, 2022 (except 8/12)

Day: Friday

Kick off your weekend at the Community Garden Green with music ranging from Irish to Pop!

Address: Community Garden Green, 17 E School Ct, Fox Lake, IL

Phone: 224-225-1404

Information: Details


Concert in the Square

Date & Time: July 5 – August 16, 2022

Day: Tuesday

Head to the Huntley Village Square for free summer concerts.

Address: Village Square, 11700 Main St, Huntley, IL 60142


Information: Details

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Musicians playing.


Pearl Street Market Concerts

Date & Time: May 19 – September 22, 2022

Day: Thursday

Enjoy friends and good music after the weekly farmers market with these free concerts in the park.

Address: Veteran’s Memorial Park, 3400 Pearl Street, McHenry, IL 60050


Information: Details

Summer Music Sundays

Date & Time: May 29 – September 25, 2022

Day: Sunday

Enjoy live music and the scenic views of the Fox River and Boone Creek. Grab your lawn chairs, blankets, and head to Miller Point for a relaxing Sunday with live music and food trucks.

Address: Miller Point, 1200 Riverside Dr, McHenry, IL 60050


Information: Details


Sundays on the Square

Date & Time: June 26 – September 4, 2022 (except 7/17)

Day: Sunday

Spend Sunday evening around the Historic Woodstock Square with this summer concert series.

Address: Historic Woodstock Square, 121 West Van Buren St, Woodstock, IL 60098


Information: Details

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