Main Street Nights
Grab a blanket and position yourself in the Park Forest Downtown Village Green (Cunningham and Main Streets) for eight FREE nights of entertainment, rain or shine! Vendors on hand selling food and drinks!
The evening starts at 6:30 p.m. with an opening act followed by the showcased entertainment. In case of rain, performances will be moved to Dining on the Green, 349 Main Street. For weather related changes or cancellations, please call 708-283-5647,for general inquiries, 708-748-2005.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
6:15 p.m. Village Green Dedication
Join us for the dedication of the expanded Village Green. The expanded Village Green is a place
for family and friends to gather to enjoy a Main Street Nights concert or one of the many community
events held throughout the year.
6:30 p.m. Sky Squad – Dazzling Acrobatic Dunks!
Sky Squad, led by Andres Baines (aka Sky Guy) has thrilled millions of fans with their aerial artistry. Dazzling acrobatic flips and twists off minitrampolines mixed with comedy antics, mid-air passes and dynamic slam dunkingdeliver non-stop pure energy excitement to audiences of all ages. Thesetalented gymnasts travel to schools, festivals, corporate events, camps andhalf time shows world-wide. Sky Squad is the official dunk team for the WNBAChicago Sky.
7:30 p.m. Generation
GENERATION..... "the Sixties Experience", takes the audience on aMusical, Magical Sight and Sound Flashback to the 60's, performing the GreatClassic Rock hits from the 1964 British Invasion to the American Male andFemale 60's Artists, including the "Blue Eyed Soul" groups and onthrough birth of early 70's Arena Rock. A GENERATION..."the SixtiesExperience" performance is "Where the Action’s at!”
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
6:30 p.m. Frank Birdsall
Unicyclist, Balloon Artist, Stilt-Walker, and a little Magic. Frank Birdsall Unicyclistextraordinaire has been performing in the Chicago area and across the 48 lowerstates for over 30 years. His unique cycle show is a big hit with children andadults both, a great show for the whole family.
7:30 p.m. Huntertones
Huntertones brings people together around the globe with fun, imaginative andfearless music. Their high energy, horn-driven sound fuses inspired improvisation and adventurouscomposition melding jazz, funk, rock, and soul. Adding depth and contrast totheir live set, Huntertones shift from a dynamic six-piece ensemble to a trio featuring saxophone, sousaphone, and beat-boxing, keeping theirlisteners’ eyes and ears open at every turn. They have released two albums, andtoured North and South America, Europe and Africa -- experiences which havepushed the band to expand even further, stylistically.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
6:30 p.m. Cold Blooded Creatures
Back by popular demand! Jim Nesci entertains while educating the audience about reptiles. See and touch 4 types of reptilians.
7:30 p.m. Carla Prather and Company
The sound of Carla Prather and Company permeates the very heart and soul of theaudiences that follow them.
They cover several genres of music, tempting every foot to tap and every fingerto snap, while gaining new fans.
While covering fun favorites like “Baby I’m Scared of You” by Womack andWomack, to “Respect Yourself” by
the Staples Singers, to “Young Americans” by David Bowie, this band brings pureheat! Experience the hottest pure funk,
jazz, R&B and soul all rolled into one!
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Chalk art champion Shaun Hays delights with his innovative artwork!
6:30 p.m. Bands on the Run
Area marching bands demonstrate their innovative moves and music!
7:30 p.m. Mucca Pazza
Mucca Pazza combines marching band traditions and street theater spectacle with rock and roll sensibilities,
high level of musicianship, and unparalleled eccentric, frenetic visual presence and genre-bending original
compositions! They have earned critical praise and a loyal local following while playing at major festivals
including Lollapalooza and collaborating with a range of artists.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
6:30 p.m. Spotlight on Park Forest
A sampling of entertainment options throughout the Village of Park Forest and beyond!
7:30 p.m. Southland Jazz Ensemble with Ava Logan and Saalik Ziyad
SJE’s Swingin’, Ava Logan and Saalik Ziyad are singin’, bringing the big band era music to life
featuring the Southland’s finest musicians. The full ensemble is assembled on stage for
a powerhouse performance of classic hits!
Wednesday, July 25
Car show sponsored by the Independence Car Club!
6:30 p.m. SIDESWIPE – Martial Arts Performance Team
Sideswipe Martial Arts based group blends traditional martial arts such as Karate and Tae Kwon Do, with
gymnastics and acrobatics to create an extreme highflying display of talent, strength and stamina unlike
anything else on the planet.
7:30 p.m. Billy Elton
Billy Elton transports you to the excitement of Billy and Elton in concert. All of the energy and all of the hits
come alive, expertly performed by virtuoso pianist/vocalist Reid Spears and his incredible band. Audience
members sing and sway along with each timeless song in this high-energy show. Only Billy Elton captures
every musical nuance for true-to-the-original sound from the first note to the last encore.
Wednesday, August 1 - Movie Night!
6:30 p.m. Contrabanda
Lead by Grammy Nominated percussionist Danny Howard (2016), Contrabanda is one of Chicago's
hottest Latin ensembles, playing everything from Latin Boogaloo to Brazilian Jazz to Latin Jazz to Salsa.
Dusk – Coco
Disney Pixar’s movie, Coco, is about a boy who journeys into the Land of the Dead to seek
forgiveness from his ancestors and lift a curse.
Rated PG 109 minutes
Wednesday, August 8
The Park Forest Police Department invites the community to celebrate everything that brings us together with an evening of fun and celebration… music, food, raffles, games and events for kids and adults, K9 demonstrations, touch-a-truck with emergency vehicles and more!
6:30 p.m. Chicago Boyz Acrobats
As seen on NBC’s hit reality TV show America’s Got Talent, the Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team is a professional
gymnastics troupe consisting of talented young men from the Chicagoland area performing amazing acrobatic stunts and tricks inside twirling jump ropes, catapulting off mini trampolines and thundering tumbling routines with impeccable timing. Founded in 1999 by professional gymnast Tim Shaw, these young inner city youth are taught discipline, respect, hard work, integrity and teamwork.
7:30 p.m. Animal Houze Band featuring Fredi Taylor
Animal Houze Band is a versatile music making ensemble that plays everything from Motown classics to jazz
standards to R&B. Produced by Darryl “Animal” Williams, they have more than 30 years in entertainment and
recording and have performed with nationally renowned artists including Chaka Kahn, Angie Stone, Chantay Savage, Rick James, Prince’s funk band Mazarati, Otis Clay and many more.
Events are subject to change. Call the Recreation & Parks Department at 708-748-2005 to confirm weekly schedule.
(Photo credits—T. Johnson & J. Miller)