Thursday Night Out in Oak Park IL 

Thursday Night Out features folk artists and sing along July 19

OAK PARK IL - The streets of downtown Oak Park will ring with the sounds of acoustic music on Thursday, July 19 from 5:00 - 9:00 pm. Music & Potlucks, a community organization based in the Oak Park River Forest area, is partnering with Downtown Oak Park to present three concerts for the popular Thursday Night Out series which runs from May 24 through August 30.


“We go on rain or shine,” said Shannon Williams, Downtown Oak Park Executive Director. “Thursday Night Out is Oak Park’s popular dine-around series that features a free concert each week and great local food, beer and wine available for purchase.”

The entertainment kicks off at 5:00 pm with Sunnyside Up, an award winning bluegrass and swing jazz duoColby Maddox and Mike Church are blistering hot pickers and will change the way you think about bluegrass music.

The Folk Park Showcase begins at 7:00 pm and will feature performances by folk song interpreter Larry Lindeman from Evanston, IL and the Folk Park Fiddle Jam led by Kollen Blume of Chicago.

At 7:30 pm The Pickin’ Bubs take the stage. Peggy Browning, Maura Lally and Mark Mitchell are an acoustic trio whose sound is rooted in traditional music. Country blues, gospel, folk ballads and original songs are all part of the mix.


All acoustic musicians are welcome to join the Closing Jam and Sing Along at 8:45 pm. 

Ticket booklets are available at the Downtown Oak Park kiosk at Lake and Marion Streets, Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Each booklet costs $20 and contain 4 dine-around tickets and one voucher for $2.50 off two adult priced movie tickets. 

One ticket is good for one item off the Thursday Night Out menu. More than twenty Downtown Oak Park restaurants offer a variety of drinks, appetizers, entrees and desserts. Diners can eat in or carry out. Tables will also be set up outside for patrons to enjoy live music while dining al fresco.

For more information on Thursday Night Out visit Or call 708 383 4145.

Download and print a two-sided Folk Park Thursdays brochure.

Download and print a two-side newsletter Potluck Notes.

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