Concerts in the Plaza

2024 Entertainment Lineup

Tuesdays | June 11–August 6 | 7–8:30 pm

Check back for the 2024 lineup in late spring!


  • For concert updates, view map here or call 847-968-3499. There is no rescheduling if a concert is canceled.
  • Concerts are open to all ages and are held at the preserve's outdoor amphitheater, Millennia Plaza, overlooking a 129-acre lake.
  • Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Pop up canopies and umbrellas are not permitted in the plaza or lawn. Arrive early to secure your spot. 
  • Smoking is prohibited in the concert area and at the Beer Garden at Independence Grove
  • Pack a picnic, or purchase a light dinner, snack or beverage from the preserve's walk-up café.
  • Before the concert begins, spend the afternoon at the preserve fishing, or boating on the 129-acre lake, or hiking, biking or in-line skating on nearly seven miles of trails. Stop by the Visitors Center to find information on the preserve and learn about rental space.
  • Pets Not Permitted: Dogs, horses or other pets are not allowed in the preserve or preserve facilities.
  • Service Animals: Qualified services animals are allowed throughout the preserve and in all preserve facilities.
  • Safety: For the safety of all guests, all items brought into the Forest Preserve (including, without limitation, coolers, picnic baskets, bags, backpacks and purses) are subject to search upon entry or reentry into the park and may also be inspected again upon entering Millennia Plaza.


Pricing includes drop-offs.

To help offset our cost to host this quality concert, there is vehicle entrance fee. All entrance fees are nonrefundable. No rain date. Arrive early as parking is limited; cars are turned away when parking is full. Parking lots reserved for concert traffic are not available prior to 4:30 pm. For your safety, and as a courtesy to preserve neighbors, please park in the preserve only.

Starting this summer, the vehicle entrance fee will support the Preservation Foundation’s endowment fund. The endowment is a perpetual, dependable funding source. It enhances the ongoing care of restored lands, ensuring preserves such as Independence Grove remain healthy, restored landscapes for everyone to enjoy.



Libertyville Bank & Trust Co. N.A.

Lake County Journal

Interested in learning about concert sponsorship opportunities for 2024? Please contact the Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserves at 847-968-3438.

Pontoon Rentals & More!

To make your concert outing even more memorable, reserve a pontoon boat for your group of up to eight! Additional rental equipment is available. Call 847-968-3499 to reserve. Learn More »


Beer Garden

The Beer Garden at Independence Grove is open from 5–9 pm on Tuesday nights for Concerts in the Plaza. You can purchase a variety of Lake County craft brews on tap, along with packaged snacks and other beverages. Plenty of casual lakeside seating is available.

View the Beer Garden Menu

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