Hot Summer Nights Schedule

Please Note: You are encouraged to bring your own chairs as the Garden has a limited supply available each evening.

Thu 17 Jul

El Payo

PHOTO: El Payo

Thursday, July 17
6 – 8 p.m.

El Payo is a lively flamenco group, based in Chicago, with members from Spain, Ecuador, Mexico, and the United States. The group’s distinct sound is infused with elements of modern and traditional flamenco, encompassing voice, guitar, and dance. This concert will include the full music group and dancers, as well as a short dance lesson.

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Thu 24 Jul

The Boils

The Boils

Thursday, July 24
6 – 8 p.m.

Three of Chicago's most seasoned Irish traditional musicians came together in 2005 to form the Boils, a high-energy trio delivering a potent blend of jigs and reels, as well as songs. Featuring Jim Conway on harmonica and tin whistle, Jack Callahan on guitar and vocals, and Mike Austin on bodhran and percussion, the Boils possess a deep respect for traditional style but also infuse that tradition with their own interpretation of the music, reflecting their Irish-American heritage.

Thu 31 Jul

Grupo Cha Cha

Grupo Cha Cha

Thursday, July 31
6 – 8 p.m.

Grupo Cha Cha is a fun Latin band that will fill the air with tropical sounds of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Brazil to get you on your feet! They are a favorite of the Chicago Latin Jazz Festival, corporate events, and Chicago’s hottest Latin clubs. Noted for their multigender and multicultural makeup, their music is on regular rotation on FM jazz radio stations nationwide, including WDCB 90.9 in the Chicago area.

Thu 7 Aug

Bopology

PHOTO: Bopology

Thursday, August 7
6 – 8 p.m.

This band brings the uniquely American genres of swing and jazz to life. With a level of professional musicianship that offers both the appreciative listener and the avid dancer a solid swingin’ groove, Bopology prides itself on maintaining the authenticity of this music. Rather than cover a song note for note, the improvisation within a song enables individual musicians to showcase their unique talents to capitalize on Bopology’s more than 100 years of combined musical experience.

Thu 14 Aug

Rio Bamba

PHOTO: Rio Bamba

Thursday, August 14
6 – 8 p.m.

Rio Bamba's sound is a unique blend of bossa nova, samba, and American and Latin jazz played by world-class musicians. The group moves easily from classic and swinging jazz, vocal, or instrumental to a Brazilian samba that brings everyone to the dance floor with its irresistible rhythms.

Thu 21 Aug

Hillbilly Rockstarz

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Thursday, August 21
6 – 8 p.m.

Hillbilly Rockstarz is Chicago's very own country super group. They specialize in covering the latest hits in country music and classic favorites, including the music of Johnny Cash, Lady Antebellum, and even Taylor Swift. The group also mixes in some rock tunes from Bon Jovi and Guns N’ Roses. The band has always had one thing in common: the desire to perform a show of great radio-friendly country music covers that will always promote a good time.

Thu 28 Aug

Aloha Lives!
Hawaiian Music

Aloha Lives

Thursday, August 28
6 – 8 p.m.

Aloha Lives! is the newest production by Pacific Soundz. Lanialoha combines the influences of her musical paths and passions to revive the old and new cultural traditions of the Pacific. She performs a seamless and memorable concert of melodies, harmonies, and rhythmic sounds that will inspire you.

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