July 29, 2020 at 11:04am

Free outdoor concerts are coming to the Northbrook Park District’s Meadowhill Park Velodrome!

Set for Tuesday nights August 11, 18 and 25, Music at Meadowhill concerts will take place at Meadowhill Park, inside the Ed Rudolph Velodrome, 1479 Maple Avenue. Seating begins at 6pm, with group seating every fifteen minutes and music starting at 7pm. Registration per patron is required, and individual seating times will be assigned prior to the concert. No registration will be taken on-site the day of the concert.

“We know families are looking for creative ways to enjoy the outdoors this summer, and this is an excellent opportunity to relax and connect with loved ones while listening to an entertaining lineup of assorted music,” said Performing Arts Manager Erin Sweet. “The pre-registration allows us to plan ahead for seating and physical distancing so everyone can feel comfortable and have a great time!”

Performances include:

  • August 11: Second Hand Soul Band (R&B, Motown, Rock & Roll)
  • August 18: One Night Band (Top 40s hits spanning the decades)
  • August 25: The Millennials (Classic Rock, Pop)

Face coverings are required for all attendees following CDC guidelines until patrons are seated and physically distant from other patrons by at least 6 feet. Face coverings are required for entry, exit, and any other movement within the park. Staff will always wear face coverings. Band members will be located on a stage distanced from the audience and wear face coverings offstage and will be removed only while performing onstage. There is no fixed seating available at the event; patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on while watching the concerts. Patrons can bring their own snacks and beverages. No food or drink will be sold at the event and no alcohol is allowed.

Sweet said logistically the Velodrome space provided many advantages for hosting this type of event during Phase 4 of the state’s Restore Illinois plan. The size of the venue allows for adequate space for physical distancing, with the audience still being able to comfortably watch the band. In previous years, the District has hosted live music at Village Green Park as part of the popular Tuesdays in the Park concert series.

“Both Village Green Park and the Velodrome were assessed for this event,” Sweet said. “After considering sound quality, power, sightlines and capacity, we decided hosting a three-night concert series within guidelines would be most appropriate at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome at Meadowhill Park. Our new location provides ample parking, indoor bathrooms and plenty of space for us to celebrate the sounds of summer together safely and comfortably. We’re extremely excited to be able to offer these free concerts to the community this summer.”

Space is limited. Click here to register for each concert. For more information, call 847-897-6157.