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Arlington Hts. opens Sounds of Summer series

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  • Nick Martin conducts the St. Viator jazz band Thursday night at Harmony Park in downtown Arlington Heights.

      Nick Martin conducts the St. Viator jazz band Thursday night at Harmony Park in downtown Arlington Heights.
    Renee Trappe | Staff Photographer

Daily Herald report

Arlington Heights kicked off another summer outdoor concert series Thursday with the St. Viator jazz band performing at Harmony Park, at Vail and Campbell.

The Sounds of Summer will have a different performer every Thursday and Friday through Aug. 7 (except for dates that coincide with Frontier Days and Irish Fest).

The concerts, presented by The Peoples' Bank, are held from 7-8:30 p.m. in Harmony Park. Bring chairs and blankets; concerts will be canceled in bad weather. Notices will be placed in the park if a concert is canceled, or check at or

Also of note: The village is closing Vail Street on Friday nights this year due to the crowds last year.

Sounds of Summer music schedule

• Friday, June 6: Heartache Tonight, the Eagles tribute band.

• Thursday, June 12: Missed Opportunity, rock songs from the '70s to current.

• Friday, June 13: 25 or 6 to 4, a Chicago tribute band

• Thursday, June 19: Britbeat, the Beatles tribute band.

• Friday, June 20: Gone2Paradise, Jimmy Buffett music.

• Thursday, June 26: Illinois Brass Band.

• Friday, June 27: Big Fun, music from Motown to today's dance party music.

• Thursday, July 10: Small Potatoes, folk duo.

• Friday, July 11: Billy Elton, music of Billy Joel and Elton John.

• Thursday, July 17: Arlington Heights Community Concert Band.

• Friday, July 18: Arranmore, Irish folk music band.

• Thursday, July 24: Prairie Brass Band.

• Thursday, July 31: Barrett's Hidden Agenda, "Urban Americana from north of the Mason-Dixon"

• Friday, Aug. 1: The Blooze Brothers.

• Thursday, Aug. 7: Skip Towne & The Greyhounds, classic and rocking blues, jazz, swing and ballads.

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