The Village of Park Forest’s Recreation, Parks, and Community Health Department is getting creative with bringing the arts to the community.
From July 1 to July 22, the village will, literally, bring the arts to the neighborhood with a new mobile concert series, My Street Nights. Artists will board a trailer attached to a village pick-up truck and will make several stops in the community, playing 20 to 30 minute sets at each location.
My Street Nights is a play on the name of Park Forest’s popular outdoor concert series Main Street Nights which has been all but cancelled due to the coronavirus.
My Street Nights kicks off Wednesday, July 1, with Fredi Taylor and Nu Source. The concert begins at Murphy Park, then moves to Autumn Ridge, Somonauk Park, Mohawk School/Park, and concludes in downtown Park Forest.
The remaining line-up for the four-week-long My Street Nights includes:
July 8 - Front Porch Fun featuring Jo Ann Daugherty
July 15 - The Blooze Brothers with the Bloozemobile
July 22 - Breeze featuring Andrea Billups
There will be two routes used for the four weeks, a south route and a north route. Locations are subject to change and there is no rain site in case of inclement weather.
The south route for July 1 and July 15 includes Murphy Park, Autumn Ridge, Somonauk Park, Mohawk School and downtown (Cunningham Blvd.and Main Street).
The north route for July 8 and July 22 includes Eastgate Park, Illinois Park, Indiana Park,Michelle Obama School of Technology and the Art, and downtown (Cunningham Blvd. and Main Street).
My Street Nights is sponsored by Homewood Disposal