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, lawn chairs and a picnic and enjoy the variety of performances we have scheduled for you.

Lakeside Concessions

MAC bar and concessions are available at all concerts. Menu includes wine, beer, soda, water, candy, popcorn and snacks. In addition, local restaurant partners will have food available for purchase.

2022 Lakeside Restaurant partners: 302 Wheaton Burgers, A Toda Madre, Heavenly Hot Dogs, Jolie Charcuterie, La Michoacana, Lola Churros, Mama Coco’s Mexican Truck, Noble House BBQ, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Pizza & Culinary Academy. NOTE: Vendors change for each concert. Visit each event page to stay up-to-date.

As a courtesy to other patrons:

  • Pavilion opens 90 minutes prior to performance. Seating is first-come, first served.
  • Maximum occupancy limits will be maintained. Holding space is not allowed.
  • The following ARE NOT permitted: outside alcohol, large coolers, oversized blankets, umbrellas, tents or pets.

Weather Policy

  • In the case of inclement weather, some concerts may be moved inside the Belushi Performance Hall or Playhouse Theatre. Check the website and MAC Facebook page for weather updates.
  • In the case of concerts moving indoors to the Belushi Performance Hall, seating will be limited to the theater capacity. FREE tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 5p in the MAC lobby. A limit of 2 tickets per person will be given away.
  • For indoor concerts, food and drinks will be available for sale beginning at 5:30p and doors to the theater will open between 6-6:30p 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).