Village Presents Two Bands at Centennial Park West Labor Day Weekend

Village Presents Two Bands at Centennial Park West Labor Day Weekend
Posted on 08/07/2014

The Van Goghs and the Trippin Billies will help the Village of Orland Park bid farewell to summer, 2014. Both bands will perform on Sunday, August 31 at the village’s outdoor concert venue, Centennial Park West, in the Colette Highlands Subdivision, near 159th and 108th Avenue.

The concert is sponsored by the Orland Park Prairie Newspaper, the Aileen S. Andrew Foundation and Mayor Daniel J. McLaughlin.

“We’ve had a great Orland Park summer,” the mayor said. “The village began a full agenda of summer events Memorial Day Weekend and we’re wrapping things up with another outdoor concert Labor Day Weekend,” he said.

The village’s summer itinerary included the Farmers’ Market, which continues each Friday morning through October 3, the Open Lands Garden Walk, outdoor concerts, July 4th festivities, summer programs for kids, the theatre troupe’s summer show, the Fine Art Fair, Police Department events, those at the Centennial Park Aquatic Center, the Taste of Orland Park and the village’s August 19 Grand Slam Event with the Chicago White Sox.

“The summer of 2014 is certainly one for the books,” said Trustee Pat Gira, chair of the village’s Recreation and Parks Committee. “The village offered a season filled with something for everyone and we’re grateful to the many sponsors that make it possible for the Village of Orland Park to bring everyone together as a community,” she said.

Part of the village’s free Summer Entertainment Series, the August 31st concert will feature the Van Goghs performing from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. A Chicago based pop rock band, The Van Gogh’s garage folk sound is compared to the White Stripes and Black Keys.

“The village’s concerts at Centennial Park West have become very popular with people bringing their picnics, lawn chairs and refreshments to enjoy a great evening of music,” the mayor said.

The Trippin Billies, performing from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., have been bringing the nation Dave Matthews for nearly 20 years. Comprised of some of Chicago’s top musicians, Trippin Billies have been called one of the top tribute bands in the US.

“The village’s final concert of the season at Centennial Park West is a great way to celebrate Labor Day Weekend,” McLaughlin said. “It’s a beautiful venue where people can bring what they need to enjoy outdoor live music right here in Orland Park.”

The village’s Centennial Park West is located at Somerglen Road and Park Station Boulevard, near 159th Street and 108th Avenue. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and refreshments.

Free parking will be available at the adjacent Metra station and concessions will be available for purchase. For more information, call the Village of Orland Park Recreation Department at 708/403-7275.