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Summer 2022 Pops Concert

6:30 pm
Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Open Air Pops Concert

Free one-hour concert in the park!

Rain date: Thursday, August 25, 6:30 p.m.
(If still wet, we will be at the Regina Dominican School.)

This concert is part of the Wilmette Sesquicentennial celebrations.


  • J. Strauss Jr.
  • Die Fledermaus Overture
  • arr. Bennett
  • Selections from “My Fair Lady”
  • Anderson
  • The Syncopated Clock, once recorded in the 1950s by Percy Faith, who was a Wilmette resident
  • Anderson
  • Buglers Holiday (featuring our trumpet section)
  • Williams
  • Flying Theme from E.T.
  • Williams
  • Imperial March (from Star Wars Suite) (Darth Vader’s Theme)
  • Copland
  • Three Episodes from “Rodeo”
    Buckaroo Holiday
    Saturday Night Waltz
    Hoe Down
  • Sousa
  • Washington Post (March)

Family friendly. Something for everyone.

We will be partnering with Baker Demonstration School, which will provide fun child activities before and during the concert, including an instrument petting zoo.

Bring a picnic to enjoy and your own chairs or you can sit on the semi-circular stone and grass seats.

This project is partially supported by a grant from the Evanston Arts Council, a city agency supported by the City of Evanston, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Activities for children provided by Baker Demonstration School

Wallace Bowl at Gillson Park, Wilmette

225 Sheridan Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091

Parking Map


Parking Map (printable PDF)

Free Parking in the gate-controlled beach parking lot has been secured for ESO Concert attendees after 5:30 p.m. on the day of the concert only. Accessibility/Handicapped spaces are also in this lot. Before 5:30 p.m. a season pass or a $23 (weekend rate) fee is required.

In addition there is street parking available. However, Middle Drive has been reserved for ESO performers only.