Some popular favorites and fun newcomers are heading to the Randall Road corridor as part of the 11th annual summer concert series at Geneva Commons.
The free series is set to begin at the outdoor mall Wednesday, June 5, and continue throughout the month of June.
Every Wednesday and Sunday a different musical act will perform. Bring your chairs, blankets, coolers and, of course, your family and friends for the series, which takes place in the courtyard between Houlihan's and Bar Louie.
The series kicks off June 5 with country performer Wild Daisy.
The first Sunday concert will feature perennial favorite 7th heaven playing its familiar rock and dance music June 9. This event is usually very popular, so you may want to get there early to scope out your spot.
HIFI Superstar, which plays '80s tunes and pop music, will perform Wednesday, June 12.
On the bill for Sunday, June 16, is Red Woody, performing rock and pop music.
Pipe Dream, which plays pop country, will perform Wednesday, June 19.
The classic rock sounds of Hi Infidelity will take the stage Sunday, June 23.
You'll get to hear Lincoln Don't Lie playing its country music for free Wednesday, June 26.
And Maggie Speaks, which plays rock and top 40 music, will finish up the series Sunday, June 30. Geneva Commons also will be hosting its annual sidewalk sale June 29 and 30.
The Wednesday concerts run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., while the Sunday concerts are from 5 to 7 p.m.
At each event, the first 100 concertgoers will receive a free insulated beverage and snack tote.
Geneva Commons' restaurants and eateries will be open before, during and after the concerts if anyone wants to pick up food to go to bring to the concert or eat afterward.
Algonquin Commons outdoor mall is expected to host its annual summer concert series again, too. However, mall representatives said they still are working on the lineup. In the past, the concerts have been held Sunday evenings. Stay tuned for the schedule once it's released.
Language Stars stories: The Barnes and Noble along Randall Road in Geneva is offering a special story time next month that will expose your kids to some words they may never have heard before.
At 10:30 a.m. June 6, there will be a full immersion story time when the folks from Language Stars read stories in Spanish.
It will require some very close listening from the audience.
You might be amazed at just how much you and your kids will understand as you both listen to the stories in a different language.
There also will be coloring fun at the event.
The event is free, and no advance registration is required. Anyone is welcome to attend. However, it is geared more toward children ages 8 and older.
• Amy Williams' column covers all the news of business along the Randall Road corridor from Batavia to Crystal Lake. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 894-5036.