The 2019 series is the ninth summer that we gather together to celebrate Downtown Skokie and enjoy some great family entertainment in the process. This summer we offer 11 nights of free fun right here in the heart of the village. Join us for a bite to eat at any of the great places to eat many within walking distance of the Green before the show and join us for a memorable evening.
Mellencougar is made up of a group of musicians from the Illinois/Wisconsin scene. Our appreciation of the music of Heartland U.S.A. and specifically John Cougar Mellencamp helped to create our band and gain the respect of many venues, fans and musicians.
The shared experiences described in John’s lyrics bring the audience and band together while singing songs about youthful lust in songs like “Hurt So Good”, “Ain’t Even Done With The Night” and “I Need A Lover”. In songs such as “Check It Out”, “Small Town” and “Jack and Diane” you are reminded of what is truly important in life and how to recognize it.
As the fiddle cries and the bass drum hits, patriotic songs like “ROCK in the U.S.A.”, “Rain on The Scarecrow” and “Pink Houses” drive you to dancing as you raise your glass to toast the greatest country on earth, the United States of America.
Mellencougar has shared the stage with Eddie Money, Blake Shelton, the Spin Doctors, Styx, Night Ranger, Jamey Johnson and many other national acts. We are available as a headliner or an amazing opener for your festival act.
We reserve the right to make schedule changes. Watch Facebook and this website for the most current information.
Rain policy: We will move the show inside the Library Auditorium in the event of bad weather. Seating will be limited to first come, first seated.