A summer of FREE concerts, movies and Shakespeare in the parks

The foundation would like to thank everyone who sent us emails with suggestions for movies in the park this summer. We are happy to announce that the Foundation will be sponsoring two concerts and a movie in Welles Park.

On Tuesday, July 16 we are hosing Kristen & Kasey, a fresh & exciting musical duo. Singer Kristen Calvin contributes her sultry vocals and bubbly charm, while musician Kasey Ryan soulfully accompanies on the piano and guitar. With their mutual love of classic hits from the ’60s & ’70s, they strive to make these golden oldies relevant to current-day audiences by adding a modern flavor. They also bring a laid-back, vintage approach to some of today’s contemporary music.

Kristen & Kasey cover every genre, from pop/rock to folk/country to jazz and blues, so there is truly something to please everyone!

On Tuesday, August 6 we are also sponsoring Ligon & McDonough, a pop, county, jazz harmony duo, in the Gazabo in Welles Park.

Finally, on Wednesday, August 21 we are hosting a movie in the park, Pitch Perfect, starting at dusk.

All summer-long our neighborhood chambers of commerce will be hosting free summer concerts in addition to those in Welles Park. The “Night Out in the Parks” initiative is presenting an expanded Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program this summer with the citywide tour of The Comedy of Errors. The free play will be staged in Welles Park on Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17 starting at 6:30 p.m.  Visit the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks: Summer 2013 website for all the dates and park locations. What a great way to spend the summer in Chicago with fantastic FREE entertainment for the entire family.

Check out our calendar for all the concert dates in our neighborhood this summer.

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