Free Outdoor Concert Series

Lakeside Pavilion

Join us for the return of our Lakeside Summer Series for free outdoor entertainment all summer long! This beautifully designed area includes a performance space looking out over a lush lawn and gorgeous lake. Bring blankets (no larger than 4’x4’), lawn chairs and a picnic and enjoy the variety of performances we have scheduled for you.

Food, beverage and bar will be available at all concerts. Picnicking is encouraged. All coolers and bags are subject to inspection upon arrival. The following are NOT allowed: outside alcohol, large coolers over 12” x 12” x 12”, glass, umbrellas, tables, tents, wagons, grills, drones, skateboards, weapons and pets. Park opens 90 minutes prior to performance. Once capacity is reached, the park will close.

Food Vendors

At each concert, the following vendors will be on site:

Food Drive

Admission to Lakeside concerts is FREE. However, a food donation is welcomed and greatly appreciated. Bring a non-perishable food item or paper goods to the Thursday and Friday night concerts to benefit the Glen House Food Pantry and COD Student Fuel Pantry. Collection sites are at the main entry points of the pavilion.

Weather Policy

  • In the case of inclement weather, concerts may be moved inside to the Belushi Performance Hall or Playhouse Theatre. Check the website and MAC Facebook Page for weather updates after 2:00pm.
  • In the case of concerts moving indoors to the Belushi Performance Hall, seating will be limited to the 800. FREE tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 5p in front of the MAC building. A limit of two (2) tickets per person will be given away.
  • For indoor concerts, food and drinks will be available for sale beginning at 6:30p and doors to the theater will open at 6:30p based on artist set-up needs.
  • Chairs, coolers, blankets, outside food, or drink ARE NOT permitted into the Belushi Performance Hall or Playhouse Theatre.

Lakeside Location

The Lakeside Pavilion is located immediately behind the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage. Address is 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn. Below is a map that shows the location of the pavilion on the college campus. We recommend parking in either the front parking lot (Fawell A) or the one alongside the PE building (College 1A). You can find directions and a map here.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, July 25, 7:30p

WDCB Jazz Series Indonesia-born pianist, composer and bandleader, has been widely regarded as one of the most highly skilled pianists and thoughtful improvisers in jazz. Run Time: (2) 50 minutes sets, 20 min intermission Lakeside Pavilion Events Bring blankets (no larger than 4’x4’), lawn chairs and a picnic to enjoy. Food, beverage and bar will…

Friday, July 26, 7:30p

A powerhouse of R&B finesse, top-notch voices, and mesmerizing moves for an unforgettable show with their blend of contemporary radio hits and classic Motown music. Lakeside Pavilion Events Bring blankets (no larger than 4’x4’), lawn chairs and a picnic to enjoy. Food, beverage and bar will be available for purchase at all concerts. All coolers…

Friday, Aug. 9, 7:30p

Immerse yourself in the look, feel, and sound of an Elton John concert. Get ready for a high-energy show that will have you singing along to a fabulous catalog of music. Run Time: (2) 50 minutes sets, 20 min intermission Lakeside Pavilion Events Bring blankets (no larger than 4’x4’), lawn chairs and a picnic to…
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