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.

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).

Saturday, June 24, 6p

Pride Anthems Concert Join us as we celebrate Pride Month with a journey through the past 50 years of Pride Anthems. From Donna Summer and Queen to George Michael, Erasure, Madonna, Lady Gaga and much more, these essential songs take us from disco to the present day. The story of the fight for LGBTQ+ equality…

Sunday, July 30 | 6p

New Philharmonic at Lakeside Pavilion Under the direction of Conductor and Music Director Kirk Muspratt, the orchestra performs a highly entertaining mix of classical, pops, movie scores and will feature “Passacaglia in Primary Colors” from Fifteen: Symphonic Fantasy on the Art of Andy Warhol (2021) a Chicago Area premier, originally commissioned and premiered by the…

Sunday, Aug. 6 | 11a - 2p

Andy Warhol's 95th Disco Birthday Bash! Put on your disco clothes and come celebrate in our Central Park with “Andy Warhol” and get your polaroid taken with him. Party with a DJ, disco dancing, printmaking projects for the kids, ice cream vendor and more!  FREE with purchased exhibition ticket for August 6.