Sounds of Summer returns for its 27th season with a performance by the Palatine Concert Band at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the Fred P. Hall Amphitheater, 262 E. Palatine Road, Palatine. The 75-member ensemble will present selections ranging from classical to popular.
The free concert series continues on Wednesday and Friday nights through July features a wide variety of Chicago area talent. Most performances last for 90 minutes. People can pack a picnic, or concessions are sold at the Poolside Cafe.
Concerts may be canceled for weather related reasons; if in doubt, call the weather hotline at (847) 705-5123, ext. 431.
Here's a look at other upcoming performances:
• June 13, American English is a Beatles tribune band.
• June 18, Palatine Children's Chorus is a Palatine Park District group under the artistic direction of Rachel Rosellini.
• June 20, Motor City Music Machine is a Motown, R&B and blues band that presents music of The Temptations, Smoky Robinson, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.
• June 25, Hillbilly Rockstarz covers the latest country hits and older favorites.
• July 9, Palatine Concert Band.
• July 16, Serendipity, forged from the El Rey Music scene in Arlington Heights, is a girl band that performs rock, pop, dance covers and originals.
• July 23, Classical Blast, classically trained musicians, perform everything from Bach to classic rock to metal to pop.
• July 25, Triadd performs high-energy classic rock favorites in an electroacoustic format. Three out of the four musicians grew up in Palatine.
For information, call (847) 991-0333 or visit www.palatineparks.org.