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Summer 2023 Pops Concert

6:30 pm
Thursday, August 17, 2023

Open Air Pops Concert

Free one-hour concert in the park!

Rain date: Friday, August 18, 6:30 p.m.
(If still wet, we will be at the Regina Dominican School.)


Sponsored by Optima Verdana
Optima Verdana


  • Morton Gould
  • American Salute
  • J. Strauss II
  • Emperor Waltz
  • J. Strauss II
  • Thunder and Lightning Polka
  • Arr. Jeffrey Tyzik
  • Beatles Hits Medley:
    I Want to Hold Your Hand
    She Loves You
    Eleanor Rigby
    Get Back
    Yellow Submarine
    Hey, Jude
  • Tchaikovsky
  • Marche Slave
  • John Williams
  • Selections from Star Wars:
    Princess Leia’s Theme
    Throne Room and End Title

Family friendly. Something for everyone.

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.

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 $19 daily fee is required.

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