||Gather your family and friends, pack your blankets and picnic baskets, and find your perfect spot in the Wilson Center’s backyard for another incredible series of free outdoor concerts. With the beautiful backdrop of Brookfield’s Mitchell Park, you can gaze at the stars upon the stage and in the sky—it’s an idyllic setting to enjoy the sounds of summer!
Don’t want to “pack ahead”? Delicious food and beverages are available for purchase from fine local cafes and caterers.
VIVO with Warren Wiegratz
Friday, June 21, 2013 • 6:30 pm
Wilson Center favorite Warren Wiegratz returns with the international flair of his group VIVO—a lively jazz, pop, bossa, and samba music ensemble.
Starry Nights Orchestra with Florentine Opera
Friday, June 28, 2013 • 6:30 pm
After a thrilling debut performance last season, the Wilson Center’s Starry Nights Orchestra returns with a patriotic Americana program under the stars.
Friday, July 5, 2013 • 6:30 pm
Rock N’ Roll is here to stay! You’ll want to get up and dance when the Rockin’ Robins perform the iconic hits of the 1950s and 60s.
Friday, July 12, 2013 • 6:30 pm
Marquette University Night
Equal parts quirky and humorous, The Dang-Its’ appeal is virtually unlimited. Their wide ranging repertoire features everything from classics and standards to country, jazz, western swing jump tunes, and so much more!
The Bad Sneakers Orchestra: Steely Dan Tribute
Friday, July 19, 2013 • 6:30 pm
This 14-piece, high energy band comprised of Chicago’s finest musicians will bring the songs of Steely Dan to life and “make your night a wonderful thing.”
Wilson Center Big Band with Jenny Thiel
Friday, July 26, 2013 • 6:30 pm
Perennially the series’ most popular performance, the Wilson Center Big Band concludes the summer season with the timeless music of Glen Miller, Count Basie, Nelson Riddle and more.