City Lights Orchestra Headlines Village's Independence Weekend Festivities

City Lights Orchestra Headlines Village's Independence Weekend Festivities
Posted on 06/22/2016

The Village of Orland Park continues its Independence Day Celebration on Sunday, July 3 with its annual City Lights Orchestra concert at Centennial Park West. Rich Daniels and The City Lights Orchestra make their annual appearance at the village's 12-acre park at 5 p.m.

Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics and enjoy this free, two-hour concert featuring a collection of American songs performed by various vocalists and accompanied by a 45-piece orchestra.

"It's exciting to have The City Lights Orchestra back for a sixth year performing in our beautiful Centennial Park West venue," said Mayor Dan McLaughlin. "This concert kicks off the village's many Fourth of July events and is a perfect time to bring the whole family out to enjoy summer in Orland Park with music everyone knows."

Since 1974, Rich Daniels and the City Lights Orchestra have been entertaining audiences in Chicago and across the nation, performing their renditions of everything from The Big Bang Era and Sinatra to The Beatles and Motown.

"Every year, City Lights Orchestra has brought a high quality performance to our outdoor Centennial Park West stage," said Village Trustee and Park and Recreation Committee Chair, Pat Gira. "Their repertoire is "Americana," with great popular music from the past 80 years. The outdoor backdrop is the perfect way to take in this timeless music."

Guests are welcome to bring their own refreshments, and Brass Tap and Nothing Bundt Cakes will also have items available for purchase.

Located in the Colette Highlands Subdivision near 159th and 108th Avenue, Centennial Park West is at Park Station Boulevard and Somerglen Lane. The park has several rolling hills where attendees can sit to enjoy the performance. Free parking is available at the adjacent train station on Jillian Road.

This free Village of Orland Park concert is co-sponsored by Mayor Daniel J. McLaughlin, the Orland Park Prairie Newspaper, The University of Chicago Medicine, Airy's, Inc., Brass Tap, Music Performance Trust Fund.

For more information, contact the Recreation Administration Office at (708) 403-7275.