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Chicago Skyliners will play first free concert of summer

Post Date:06/06/2016 2:40 PM

The Hoffman Estates Arts Commission and the Hoffman Estates Park District are pleased to present a 20th season of “Summer Sounds on the Green” at the Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green, beginning Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m.
Named for the past Village Clerk who invited residents to a concert at the terraced outdoor music facility in 1996, the Village Green has hosted hundreds of musical, dance, and theatrical performers, entertaining thousands of guests over the past two decades. The Hoffman Estates Arts Commission arranges for eight featured musical acts to perform free summer concerts on Thursday evenings.

To start the 20th anniversary season of “Summer Sounds on the Green” concerts, the Chicago Skyliners Big Band will play on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 7 p.m. This concert is the first of a series of eight summer shows. The Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green is located at 5510 Prairie Stone Parkway across the street from the Sears Centre Arena off Route 72 in the Poplar Creek at 59/90 “Entertainment District.”

The Chicago Skyliners Big Band features the music of greats such as Count Basie, Buddy Rich and Frank Sinatra. Sway to the rhythm of these classic tunes or get up and dance on the Green. The Chicago Skyliners have tasked themselves with keeping big band music alive and are succeeding, playing as a swinging and talented house band at the famed FitzGeralds Night Club in Berwyn for decades.

Admission is free. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair to the amphitheater. Picnics are welcome but do not bring glass bottles or glasses.

Levy Restaurants will be selling a variety of traditional snack food as well as unique items, changed each week to compliment the concert’s musical theme. Beer, wine and mixed drinks will also be sold. A limited supply of 20th anniversary commemorative cups will be available for purchase; discounts on beverages filling the cups may be offered during the 2016 season.

For more information, including directions and parking details, call 847-252-5448, or visit the Arts Commission website at

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