Music and Theater Under the Stars!
Symphonies • Theater • Afternoon Concerts • Kids' Concerts
For summer entertainment, Cantigny offers great variety and value.
In particular, the park has long been a favorite destination for those who
appreciate an Evening Symphony and Shakespeare. These outdoor performances are the
perfect opportunity to visit Cantigny on a soft, starry night. Make it a date,
and bring along a blanket and special picnic. Then just relax and enjoy the show.
Evening Symphonies & Concerts
For a touch of Ravinia right here in Wheaton, join us for our three evening symphonies,
which take place on the lawn outside the First Division Museum. A large tent covers the orchestra stage, but the audience
is under the stars and towering oaks. Concert guests are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs,
and for the three evening symphonies, guests are invited to bring a bottle of wine.
Member: $10 per person in advance or $15 the day of the show.
Non-Member: $12 per person in advance or $18 the day of the show.
$10 in advance or $15 day of event
By Phone: Call 630.668.5161
In Person: At the Cantigny Shop or Parking Booth
Rockin' for the Troops Tickets: $25 per person. Purchase here.
|Saturday, July 6
|Rockin' for the Troops Concert
|Saturday, July 20
Watch Shakespeare's words come to life in the large grassy area behind Le Jardin with the Midsummer Theater Troupe's beautifully costumed performances of some of Shakespeare's more famous comedies.
Experience a "moving" performance at one of our Theater Treks, as actors and guests roam the grounds throughout the performance.
$10 per person
By Phone: Call 630.668.5161
In Person: At the Gift Shop or Parking Booth
If daytime concerts are your thing, our Sunday afternoon
concerts at 3pm are always fun, always entertaining and
always free. Most concerts are held in the bandshell, but some
larger performances may be held in front of the *First Division Museum. **Military bands are subject to change.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and dancing is encouraged.
|Afternoon Concert Schedule
|Sunday, May 26
|Monday, May 27
||The Steve Cooper Orchestra
|Sunday, June 2
||Woody James and the Millington Two
|Sunday, June 9
||The Jay Witcher Orchestra
|Sunday, June 23
|Sunday, June 30
||The Neverly Brothers
|Thursday, July 4
||*US Navy Band
|Sunday, July 7
|Sunday, July 14
|Sunday, July 21
|Sunday, July 28
||The Wave Runners
|Sunday, August 4
||Toronzo Cannon with BMR4
|Sunday, August 11
||Big Guitars From Memphis
|Sunday, August 18
||Three Men in Kilts
|Sunday, August 25
||Banjo Buddies Dixieland Band
|Sunday, September 1
||Five Guys Named Moe
|Sunday, September 2
||The Chicago Outskirts
Keeping with our "something for everyone" theme, we offer
a Children's Concert Series just for the little ones. These
performances are engaging, interactive and so much fun. Concerts are free with parking, unless otherwise noted.
**denotes event with a fee.