Smile Politely

Neighborhood Nights run through July in various Urbana parks

People sitting in chairs watching a band perform in front of a park building
Rob Krumm

Urbana Park District‘s annual series Neighborhood Nights has returned as we tumble into summertime rapidly here in Champaign County. It is a fun opportunity to check out various parks and appreciate all they have to offer while watching a local band perform. You can even make a picnic of it. The first one kicked off tonight in Carle Park, but there’s plenty more to come throughout the summer. Each one starts at 6:30 p.m. and runs until 8 p.m., but always keep up to date with UPD’s socials in case something changes.

Here’s the 2024 lineup and rainout information from Urbana Park District’s website:

May 29 | Carle Park | The Occasional Cajun Band | Cajun
June 5 | Lake House | The Painkillers Blues Band | Chicago Blues
June 12 | Crestview Park | New Souls | Neosoul/Funk/R&B/90s Hip-Hop
June 26 | Victory Park | Keith Harden | Americana
July 3 | AMBUCS Park | Riders of the Golden Maize | Roots Rock
July 10 | Larson Park | Wildwood String Band | Bluegrass
July 17 | Blair Park | Hot Club of Urbana | Jazz à la Django Reinhardt
July 24 | South Ridge Park | Kalesa | Pop & Rock Hits
July 31 | Meadowbrook Interpretive Center | The Elderly Brothers | Country
NOTE: There is no concert on June 19.

Rain date is the following night in the case of inclement weather. Call the Urbana Park District Rainout Line after 4pm for postponement information: 217-367-9575 or check our Facebook page.

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