New Lenox Village Commons Summer Events, 2011

Get a rundown of all the summer events on the Commons, including movie nights, wine tasting and concerts.

Planning ahead for the summer? The village just released its summer events schedule for the Commons, and there's lots to do.

There's a bunch of concerts and movie nights, as well as a talent show and a wine tasting. The Fourth of July celebration will light up the Commons once again, but will it pack as much punch as the Triple Play Concert Series?

Starship, Cheap Trick and REO Speedwagon will headline the three shows this summer, and tickets are going quickly. On top of all that, there's also the new French Market, replacing last year's farmers market, which will be every Saturday from May 14 through Oct. 15.

Below is a rundown of the events, and see the attached PDF for a complete schedule.

French Market

Runs every Saturday from May 14 to Oct. 15. Located in the south lot of Village Hall from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be at least 20 different vendors each week and there are spots for local businesses and non-profits. Go for more information.

Triple Play Concert Series

The Commons opens at 5:30 p.m. Saturday for all three shows. No food or alcohol is allowed in the park, but there will be vendors inside.

  • June 4: Starship performs with opening acts Bernie Glim & Country Roads, and M&R Rush
  • Aug. 6: Cheap Trick performs, opening acts TBD
  • Sept. 3: REO Speedwagon performs, opening acts TBD

New Lenox Movie Nights

All shows begin at dusk, or 8 p.m. on Wednesday nights from June 8 through August 17.

  • June 8: How to Train Your Dragon (PG)
  • June 15: Megamind (PG)
  • June 22: Shrek Forever After (PG)
  • June 29: Despicable Me (PG)
  • July 6: Ghostbusters (PG)
  • July 13: Alpha and Omega (PG)
  • July 20: Karate Kid (PG)
  • July 27: The Wizard of Oz (G)
  • Aug. 3: Tangled (PG)
  • Aug. 10: Toy Story 3 (PG)
  • Aug. 17: Tron Legacy (PG)

More Events on the Commons

Saturday, June 11: New Lenox in Motion Local Talent Showcase, noon to 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 12: New Lenox Community Band w/ Nate Jackson, 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 26: Tumbleweeds concert featuring classic rock and music of the Eagles, 7 p.m.

Monday, July 4: Fourth of July Celebration, featuring Valid Proof at 7 p.m., a raffle drawing and presentation by the Joliet American Legion at 8:30 p.m. and the fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 10: New Lenox Community Band w/ Cloggin Craze and Kidz Clog, 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 16: Wine & Jazz Night, with a wine tasting starting at 6 p.m. and the Ben Clark Quartet performing at 7 p.m.

Sunday July 24: 4-Cast concert featuring four decades of rock music, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Aug 14: The Last Envy concert, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 28: New Lenox Community Band w/ the Lincoln-Way marching bands, 7 p.m.


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