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Summer concert series at Independence Grove

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  • Annette Arnold dances with her 2-year-old nephew Brody Wozniak, both of Round Lake, as Events in the Plaza outdoor summer concert series kicked off Tuesday night with a performance by Chicago R&B Kings at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville.

       Annette Arnold dances with her 2-year-old nephew Brody Wozniak, both of Round Lake, as Events in the Plaza outdoor summer concert series kicked off Tuesday night with a performance by Chicago R&B Kings at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • 3-year-old Bella Stapleton, left, and 3-year-old Bella Davies of Gurnee dance to the sounds of Chicago R&B Kings during Events in the Plaza outdoor summer concert series Tuesday night at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville.

       3-year-old Bella Stapleton, left, and 3-year-old Bella Davies of Gurnee dance to the sounds of Chicago R&B Kings during Events in the Plaza outdoor summer concert series Tuesday night at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • People picnic as the sun sets during the first night of Events in the Plaza outdoor summer concert series Tuesday night at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville.

       People picnic as the sun sets during the first night of Events in the Plaza outdoor summer concert series Tuesday night at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Ella Evans, 3, and her brother, Charlie, 2, of Green Oaks dance to the sounds of Chicago R&B Kings during Events in the Plaza outdoor summer concert series Tuesday night at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville.

       Ella Evans, 3, and her brother, Charlie, 2, of Green Oaks dance to the sounds of Chicago R&B Kings during Events in the Plaza outdoor summer concert series Tuesday night at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Events in the Plaza outdoor summer concert series kicked off Tuesday night with a performance by Chicago R&B Kings at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville.

       Events in the Plaza outdoor summer concert series kicked off Tuesday night with a performance by Chicago R&B Kings at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 
Lake County Forest Preserve District submission

Music lovers, get ready for award-winning performers teeming with energy, freshness and talent at the Lake County Forest Preserve District's Events in the Plaza outdoor music series at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville, 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, through Aug. 6.

Whether your preference is blues, bluegrass, surfer rock, folk, Irish pub, Caribbean rock or soul music, you won't be disappointed. The 2013 concert lineup brings critically acclaimed recording artists performing their original sounds to this outdoor, relax-on-the-lawn experience.

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Bluegrass band Henhouse Prowlers, 2012 Chicago Music Awards winners, takes center stage on July 2.

New this summer, become a concert Family Sponsor. Celebrate a special occasion, anniversary, or birthday as a concert Family Sponsor. Support Events in the Plaza with a tax deductible gift of $250 and receive benefits on the evening of your concert, including reserved seating, free parking passes, VIP parking, and a personalized dedication. Opportunities are limited.

Parking is $5 per car after 5 p.m. on concert days. For your safety, and as a courtesy to preserve neighbors, park in the preserve only.

Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m., and remaining dates include July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; and Aug. 6, weather permitting. In case of a rainout, concerts are held on Thursday of the same week. Due to touring schedules, entertainment may change on rainout concerts. To learn if parking is full or if a concert has been postponed due to rain, call (847) 968-3499.

Concerts are open to all ages and are held at Independence Grove's outdoor amphitheater, Millennia Plaza. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. Arrive early to secure your spot.

The cafe offers walk-up service during concerts and serves a variety of entrees, snacks or beverages.

To make your concert outing even more memorable, call (847) 968-3499 and reserve a pontoon boat for your group of up to eight.

Before the evening 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 cafe.

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