Concerts Under The Stars
Whether you have lived here a short time or for many, many years, you must know by now that Hillside is a community that is truly made up of many caring people...people like you with strong family values. Your efforts make our village an outstanding place to raise children and grandchildren. It has always been our goal to provide not only quality service to our residents, but also quality activities and events for all ages. It has been a while since we have had our concert series, but this year we are going to make July and August unforgettable months, so get out those lawn chairs or just take a seat on our bleachers because it is CONCERT TIME! Our FREE "CONCERT UNDER THE STARS" are being held on Tuesdays starting in July. The place to be is the Hillside Commons. All concerts start at 7:30pm and end at approximately 9:00pm. There will be food available for purchase from our own Baseball Organization or just bring your own. So get ready to sit back, relax and enjoy some great entertainment. Hillside Commons is located on Hillside and Washington Avenues, next to the Village Hall, 425 Hillside Avenue. Any questions, please call the Mayor's Office of Special Events at (708) 202-4343.
July 21 - Suburban Cowboys
The Ultimate Country Cover Band is coming back to Hillside! This explosive show is designed for country fans
that LOVE to dance. The set list covers top 40 country songs as well as some classic country jams. The band features a talented lineup including one of the Midwest's hottest fiddle players, 5 part vocal harmony, ripping guitars and a killer rhythm section. They have performed with country greats...Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, The Zac Brown Band, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town...just to name a few! The Suburban Cowboys have become regulars at "TOBY KEITH'S I LOVE THIS BAR AND GRILL" in Rosemont and have been a big part of COUNTRY THUNDER!
July 28 - The Four C Notes (opening act- Gerry Grossman)
THE FOUR C NOTES are the Midwest's only tribute act dedicated to recreating the legendary music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons! They are pioneered and headlined by John Michael Coppola, best known for his appearance in Chicago's long running production of the Broadway, smash hit JERSEY BOYS! This night will feature all of your favorite hits including "Sherry", "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Walk Like A Man", "Workin' My Way Back To You", "Let's Hang On", "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" and many more! This is a fantastic journey into rock-n-roll history!
Gerry Grossman - Opening for our Main Act is the amazing Gerry Grossman known as "The Human Jukebox". He is a fabulously entertaining "one man comedy rock and roll show", featuring audience involvement and a repertoire of thousands of tunes. Gerry's medleys of crowd requested hits are woven around his hilarious comedy in a performance that keeps audiences rocking with music and rolling with laughter. Gerry has performed with a "who's who" of show business legends, including the late John Denver, The Byrds, The Lovin'Spoonful, Tammy Wynette, Richard Lewis, The Temptations and many more.
August 4 - 7th Heaven
This band is an experience you just have to see and hear! 7th heaven has charted #1 on the Midwest Billboard Charts three times in the past three years and has been heard on over seven radio stations in Chicagoland with their hits "Stoplight", "Better This Way" and "Sing". Also known for the famous "30 Songs in 30 Minutes" (a medley of songs from the 70's & 80's), 7th heaven has been an entertainment staple for 30 years. Playing over 250 shows a year they have earned the right to say... "We've seen a million faces and rocked them all". What a great way to start a "Sizzling August"!
August 11 - Reckless
Question...What can you expect at a RECKLESS performance??? Answer...ENERGETIC, HIGH POWERED..."PARTY ROCK"! This concert is both visually and sonically captivating...in other words FUN! RECKLESS is made up of 6 multi-talented musicians, lead by a powerful female vocalist, who captures the music of Pat Benatar, Katy Perry and more. Their strong male vocalists allow the band to cover the latest hits to the classics. Reckless has the ability to involve their audience making everyone feel that they all came together for one big party... This Group is Simply AMAZING!!!
August 18 - The Business
THE BUSSINESS is a dynamic, high-energy horn band out of Chicago. They are equally comfortable playing R&B, Soul, Funk, Big Band, Swing, Motown, Salsa, Merengue, and MORE! This is a truly versatile group. THE BUSINESS plays with an unrivaled passion for music and with showmanship that can only be attained from years of performing experience. The ENERGY generated by them is felt by the entire audience...so when the members of the band dance...you will feel the need to dance along with them, The Business is truly and experience that must be SEEN, to really be HEARD! We guarantee that you will leave this concert elated and blown away by what you just experienced.
August 25 - Infinity
HOLD ON TO YOUR SEATS, HILLSIDE...INFINITY IS BACK IN TOWN!!! INFINITY has NO limits or boundaries and they have a following that makes them one of the top most successful cover bands in nation's third largest metropolis. INFINITY continues to break attendance records wherever they perform. They light up the stage with their unique vocals and instrumentals of hits from Styx, Queen, REO Speedwagon and of course their signature group...Journey and they've added classic rock, 80's pop and party songs to their set. INFINITY is known for their outgoing personalities and if you have ever seen them you know what to expect...if not, just expect the unexpected...perhaps a microphone will just appear before you and you immediately become part of the show! INFINITY always says... "this is not our show, it's yours" and they always leave you wanting more! Don't miss any of our concerts, as they are all going to be terrific!