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Summer 2023 Pops Concert

7:00 pm
Thursday, August 17, 2023

Open Air Pops Concert

Free one-hour concert in the park!

Rain date: Friday, August 18, 7:00 p.m.


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
  • Offenbach
  • Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld
  • John Williams
  • Star Wars:
    Princess Leia’s Theme
    Throne Room and End Title

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 $19 daily fee is required.

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