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.
The Flat Cats, based in Chicago, IL, play a range of vintage and modern music rooted in the hottest swinging jazz and blues, contemporary classics, and timeless standards. Whether you choose to listen, tap your foot, or cut a rug on the dance floor, you are sure to be entertained! The group is comprised of six talented musicians with years of performing, arranging, and composing experience.
The Flat Cats have performed at many different venues and events throughout the Midwest, including Navy Pier, The Drake Hotel, Arcada Theatre, Willowbrook Ballroom, Pete Miller’s, Green Dolphin Lounge, and the Summer Dance Series in Grant Park. The band has also backed legendary singing groups such as The Drifters and The Crystals at major venues like The Chicago Theatre, Star Plaza, and Pabst Theatre in Milwaukee, WI. In 2009, The Flat Cats were featured on the WGN Chicago Channel Nine morning news show.
The Flat Cats perform their music equally well in any environment, from cocktail music for your dinner event to a full theater/stadium show for thousands. The variety of our music library allows us to tailor our style and sound to fit your special event. From weddings to corporate parties to a feature act for your festival, The Flat Cats deliver quality entertainment for all ages.
Dancing Queen is the most accurate ABBA tribute band in the country. With thorough attention to detail, they’ve recreated an ABBA experience that won’t soon be forgotten. Fronted by two dynamic ladies with angelic voices, and backed by a group of world class musicians, the music of the greatest pop band in history comes to life in a Las Vegas type show that captivates audiences, both young and old.
Join us for a night of fun for the kids of dance and activities for the young ones.
Kaleidoscope Dance, a top Chicagoland dance studio located at the crossroads of the Skokie and Evanston communities, offers classes for dancers of all ages and abilities in Ballet, Jazz, Hip-hop, Tap and Modern. Our professional faculty provides top-notch dance education in a warm, community atmosphere. Most importantly, we keep our class sizes small so each dancer has the opportunity to receive personal attention and therefore, progress at a faster pace. We are actively involved in the community, such as sponsoring the Wednesdays on the Green program in downtown Skokie and providing complimentary dance lessons for all who participate.
Also features a visit with Classy Clown. Chicago’s best face painters and balloon artists.
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.