The Downers Grove Park District is pleased to announce the lineup for the 2019 Summer Concert Series. Presented by Dr. Christina Steil and Dr. Rachel Bognet of CSC Steil Dermatology, the 13-week concert series will bring live music to Fishel Park on Tuesday evenings from May 28 through August 20. The free, family-friendly concerts will be held at Veterans Memorial Pavilion in Fishel Park located at 1036 Grove St. (just west of Main Street) in Downers Grove. Concerts begin at 7 pm and food, beer and wine sales will begin at 6 pm.


In addition to an all-new lineup of local tribute and cover bands, a wide variety of rotating food vendors will be offered in 2019. This summer, visitors can purchase concessions from City Barbeque, Toasty Cheese, Sarpino’s Pizzeria, Fancy Fajita, Robinson’s Ribs, Wells Street Popcorn and Every Day’s a Sundae. Menus and featured vendors for each week are highlighted online at


Adult beverages are available to visitors ages 21 and up for $6 (ID required) a ticket and water will be available for $2 a bottle. Beer options will include Stella Artois, Bell’s Oberon, Bell’s Two Hearted Ale and Alter Center Line. Wine and alcoholic coolers include Cabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Reisling in addition to Pura Still Blackberry, Seagram’s Jamaican Me Happy and CiderBoys Peach Country.


Michelle Pusateri, Recreation Center Manager and Concert Series organizer, says that Fishel Park is the perfect place to spend a beautiful Tuesday evening. “The Summer Concert Series has become a summer tradition for the community of Downers Grove. We hope that visitors will enjoy the 2019 lineup and the variety of music genres to be featured this summer.”


Concert Lineup:

May 28            Brass from the Past                                          60’s to 80’s hits with horns

June 4              Spoken Four                                                     Pop

June 11            Kaleidoscope Eyes                                           Acoustic Beatles

June 18            Mason Rivers                                                   Country

June 25            Feel Good Party Band                                       Party hits from the 60s to today

July 2               Johnny Russler & The Beach Bum Band            Jimmy Buffett

July 9               Mellencougar                                                   John Mellencamp

July 16             Semple                                                             Pop

July 23             Piano Man                                                        Elton John/Billy Joel

July 30             Hillbilly Rockstarz                                           Country

August 6          Dancing Queen                                                ABBA

August 13        Fool House                                                      90’s hits

August 20        The StingRays                                                  Rock & roll oldies


The Summer Concert Series runs rain or shine, however, for severe weather updates and concert information, visit

The series is hosted by the Downers Grove Park District and presented by Dr. Christina Steil and Dr. Rachel Bognet of CSC Steil Dermatology.

“CSC wanted to sponsor this event as a thank you to the community for being so welcoming and supportive to us in our first year of practice in Downers Grove. We look forward to meeting event-goers at the Summer Concert Series this year,” Dr. Steil said.


Additional concert sponsors include Band & Wire, Bank Financial, BMO Harris Bank, Community Bank of Downers Grove, Cut Above Landscaping and Maple & Main.

The Summer Concert Series welcomes over 15,000 visitors each summer and is a great opportunity for local businesses to connect with residents of the Downers Grove community. To learn about Concert Series sponsorship packages, contact Heather Zoellick at 630.960.7256.