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The Cantigny Experience at a glance:

Music & Theater

2017 Outdoor Concerts

All concerts are outdoors and feature lawn seating; guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Picnics are welcome and concessions available. Concerts take place at the Cantigny bandshell (except as noted) and are free to attend with paid parking.

Afternoon Concerts at 3 pm

May 28


Classic Rock

May 29

Steve Cooper Orchestra

Big Band

June 4

Piano Man

Elton John & Billy Joel Tribute

June 11


Santana Tribute

June 25

The Fortunate Sons

CCR Tribute

July 1

July 2

The 85th Army Band

The Four C Notes


Frankie Vallie Tribute

July 4

Southwest Community Concert Band


July 9

Petty Cash

Tom Petty/Johnny Cash Tribute

July 15

The Neverly Brothers


July 16

New Odyssey


July 23

Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers


July 30

August 6

Rick Saucedo

The Special Consensus

Elvis Tribute


August 12

August 20 

R Gang

Denny Diamond


Neil Diamond Tribute

August 27

Blooze Brothers

Blues Brothers Tribute

September 3


Great American Songbook

September 4

Northwest Concert Band

Concert Band

Special Concerts
​June 17-18
​10 am - 4 pm
​Swing Forward
​June 17-18

June 20
​10 am - 4 pm

7 pm

​Classical Blast

ZAZZ: Summer Solstice Swing
​Bach to Rock

Jazz & Swing
July 1
​3 pm
​85th Army Band
​July 8
​1 pm - 4 pm
​Riverside Folk Festival Fundraiser
​July 15
​12 pm
​Navy Band Great Lakes Horizon

Family Concerts | Sundays at 12 pm
June 11
Animal Farm
July 2
Super Stolie Guacamole! (bilingual)
July 30
Laura Doherty & The Heartbeats
August 20
Wendy & DB

Family & Cruise Nights

June 16
​Joe Kalish (5 pm), Final Say (7 pm)
​July 21
​Joe Kalish (5:30 pm)
​August 18
Joe Kalish (5:30 pm)

Shakespeare in the Park
performed by Midsummer Theater Company
Sunday, July 16
6 pm - on the lawn behind the Visitors Center 
Tickets are $10/person. Children 7 years and under are free. | BUY TICKETS

Join us for an outdoor Shakespearean play in the beautiful setting of Cantigny's gardens.  
Play Synopsis | COMING SOON
Seating is on the lawn, please bring a blanket or a lawn chair.
Tickets are available at the Cantigny Shop, or at the parking booth. 

Summer Movies in the Park              

Join us on Friday nights this summer for a variety of Movies in the Park. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, snacks and your family and friends for some twilight movie watching. Movies start around 8:30 pm. Free with $5 per car parking.

2017 Schedule

Friday nights at dusk!

June 2
June 9
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
June 16
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
June 23
June 30
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
July 7
Lego Batman Movie
July 14
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
July 21
Monster Trucks
July 28
The Great Gilly Hopkins
August 4
A Dogs Purpose
August 11
La La Land

August 18

​August 25

The Land Before Time

Guardians of The Galaxy