Community music in Oak Park IL

Thursday Night Out features folk artists and sing along June 13

OAK PARK IL - The streets of downtown Oak Park will ring with the sounds of folk and acoustic music on Thursday, June 13 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 a special “Folk Park” evening for the popular Thursday Night Out series which runs from May 30 through August 29. The event takes place at 119 N. Marion Street.

“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 Robin & Jenny Bienemann, a cutting-edge acoustic duo from Oak Park that is both hilarious and heartfelt. They meld original and traditional music with an elegant hint of jazz.

The Folk Park Showcase begins at 7:00 pm and will feature performances by the Oak Park ensemble Exit Left and the Tell, also of Oak Park.

At 7:30 pm Chicago’s “official troubadour” Mark Dvorak takes the stage. The Chicago Tribune calls him “masterful” and the Fox Valley Folk Festival describes him as “a living archive of song and style.” The Old Town School of Folk Music says, “Mark is the real deal. His show is funny, passionate, intimate and unforgettable.”

All acoustic musicians are welcome to join the Closing Jam and Sing Along at 8:30 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 informationon Thursday Night Out Or call 708 383 4145.

Download and print a 2up flyer.

Download and print a two-sided newsletter Potluck Notes.


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