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Concerts in the Plaza at Independence Grove


Our outdoor concerts are held Tuesdays, 7:30 pm, from mid-June through early August, at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville. No rain dates. 

For concert updates click here, call our Hotline at 847-968-3499 or follow us on Twitter.

2019 Entertainment Lineup

  Band Genre
June 18 De Hurricane Reggae Band Reggae
June 25 Rockin' Fenderskirts  Rock 'n' Roll Oldies
July 2 The Chicago Skyliners Big Band  Jazz Swing
July 9 Adam Ezra Group Roots Rock
July 16 Mississippi Heat Blues
July 23 Kaleidoscope Eyes Acoustic Beatles Tribute
July 30 The North 41 Chicago's Finest Funk
August 6 Rico Santana Inspired


Entrance Fee and Concert Details

  • Concerts are held at the preserve's outdoor amphitheater, Millennia Plaza, overlooking a 115-acre lake.
  • There is an entrance fee of $10 per car after 5 pm on event nights (drop-offs included). 
  • Arrive early to secure a parking spot; cars are turned away when parking is full. For your safety, and as a courtesy to preserve neighbors, please park in the preserve only.
  • Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Pop up canopies are not permitted in the plaza or lawn.
  • Pack a picnic, or purchase a light dinner, snack or beverage from the preserve's walk-up café.
  • For concert reminders, weather updates or to learn if a concert has been canceled, call 847-968-3499 or get updates via Twitter. There is no rescheduling if a concert is cancelled.
  • To make your concert outing even more memorable, call 847-968-3499 to reserve a pontoon boat for your group of up to eight.
  • Before the concert begins, spend the afternoon at the preserve swimming, fishing, or boating on the 115-acre lake, or hiking, biking or in-line skating on nearly 7 miles of trails. Stop by the Visitors Center to explore educational exhibits and learn about rental space, and visit the café.
  • With the exception of service animals, pets are not permitted in this preserve.


A special thank you to our sponsors for their generosity and continuing support of Concerts in the Plaza. Please remember them with your business throughout the year.

Platinum Sponsor


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Bronze Sponsor
Libertyville Bank and Trust

Media Sponsor
Lake County Journal

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