Outdoor Concerts Return to Village's Centennial Park West

Outdoor Concerts Return to Village's Centennial Park West
Posted on 06/10/2015

The Village of Orland Park will again offer free outdoor concerts at its Centennial Park West. Located in the Colette Highlands Subdivision near 159th and 108th Avenue, the 12-acre park is at Park Station Boulevard and Somerglen Lane and has several rolling hills where attendees can sit to enjoy the performance.

The City Lights Orchestra will perform at the 12-acre park on Sunday, June 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The village will then host U2 Zoo, and Mike and Joe to celebrate Labor Day weekend on Sunday, September 6, 2015. U2 Zoo will be the opener and is scheduled to perform from 3:00 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. Mike and Joe are scheduled to perform from 5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Rich Daniels and The City Lights Orchestra have been entertaining audiences across the nation since 1974 with their renditions of everything from the Beatles to the Big Band Era to Sinatra to Motown.

U2 Zoo is a U2 tribute band with high energy and performs U2 favorites and legendary classics. Chicago based Mike and Joe is a cover band performing favorite 90s and modern music.

“Bringing The City Lights Orchestra, U2 Zoo, and Mike and Joe to play at the park is a great way to enjoy summer in Orland Park,” said Mayor Dan McLaughlin. “Centennial Park West is the perfect place to enjoy some music while being outdoors and spending time with your family and friends,” he said.

Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, umbrellas, picnics, blankets and refreshments to enjoy the village’s outdoor entertainment venue.

This free Village of Orland Park concert is co-sponsored by the Orland Park Prairie Newspaper, Mayor Daniel J. McLaughlin, the University of Chicago, MPTF Music Performance Trust Fund and the Orland Park Prairie Newspaper.

“We are excited to have The City Lights back to open the village’s July 4th festivities,” said Trustee Pat Gira, chair of the village’s Recreation and Parks Committee. “The music adds to this fun-filled time of year,” she said, adding, “It’s also very exciting that we have U2 Zoo and Mike and Joe coming to help us celebrate Labor Day this year.”

Concessions, provided by Coopers’ Hawk Winery and Restaurant, will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Free parking will be available at the adjacent Metra station with shuttle buses transporting attendees from the parking lot to the concert site.

For additional information, contact the Village of Orland Park Recreation Department at (708) 403-7275.