Lakeside Pavilion

Lakeside Pavilion

Join us for our 5th annual Lakeside Summer Series for free outdoor entertainment all season long! This beautifully designed area includes a performance space looking out over a lush lawn and gorgeous lake. Bring blankets, lawn chair and a picnic and enjoy the variety of performances we have scheduled for you. Enjoy delicious burgers from Parkers’ Restaurant and Bar, Weber Grill, Chicago style dogs from Heavenly Hot Dogs, desserts from Nothing Bundt Cakes, coffee and other specialty drinks from I Have a Bean, soda, popcorn, and ice cream. For those of you over 21, head over to our cocktail tent for wine and beer (click here for information). Sorry, no outside alcoholic beverages permitted. Movies begin at 8p and concerts start at 7:30p.

To view the Lakeside Pavilion Free Outdoor Summer Series flyer, click here:

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Thursday, Jul. 12, 8p

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DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • July 12, 2018
    8:00 pm

Eccentric candy man Willy Wonka promises a lifetime supply of sweets and a tour of his chocolate factory to five lucky kids

American English

Friday, Jul. 13, 7:30p

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DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • July 13, 2018
    7:30 pm

This Chicago-based tribute band recaptures the sound and look of The Beatles’ performing The Fab Four’s greatest hits.

Goldie’s Next Big Adventure

Saturday & Sunday, Jul. 14-15, 5p

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DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • July 14, 2018
    5:00 pm
  • July 15, 2018
    5:00 pm

After an encounter with a bear family, Goldie falls into another family home, where she indulges her habit of finicky eating and reckless behavior around furniture.

The Lion King

Thursday, Jul. 19, 8p

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DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • July 19, 2018
    8:00 pm

A young lion prince, Simba is cast out of his pride but embraces the outcast way of Hakuna Matata (no worries for the rest of your days).

New Philharmonic Orchestra

Friday, Jul. 20, 7:30p

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DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • July 20, 2018
    7:30 pm

New Philharmonic innovates both classic and modern works with an entertaining mix of classical, Broadway pops, movie scores and more.

Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Randy Brecker

Thursday, Jul. 26, 7:30p

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DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • July 26, 2018
    7:30 pm

Chicago Jazz Orchestra is a 17-piece premiere jazz ensemble has with a vast repertoire consisting of music that cannot be heard anywhere else.

Unraveling The Wilburys

Friday, Jul. 27, 7:30p

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  • July 27, 2018
    7:30 pm

Unraveling The Wilburys celebrates the Supergroup, and catalogues of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty & Jeff Lynne.

Frank Russell & The Chicago Power All-Star Band

Thursday, Aug. 2, 7:30p

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DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • August 2, 2018
    7:30 pm

Chicago electric jazz bassist/bandleader Frank Russell leads this 10-piece all-star band, featuring special guests Corey Wilkes, Henry Johnson, Robert Irving III and Dee Alexander.

Piano Men: A Tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel

Friday, Aug. 3, 7:30p

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Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • August 3, 2018
    7:30 pm

By popular demand, Broadway veterans Craig Meyer and Donnie Kehr return to the MAC to channel two of the most critically acclaimed musicians of a generation.

Joe Louis Walker Band

Thursday, Aug. 9, 7:30p

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DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • August 9, 2018
    7:30 pm

Joe Louis Walker plays the blues a distinctive style inspired by the southern blues of his parents’ record collection, and the psychedelic rock of his hometown San Francisco.

Rick Michel: “My Sinatra”

Friday, Aug. 10, 7:30p

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DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • August 10, 2018
    7:30 pm

Michel is one of Las Vegas’ premier singers and has been hailed by Variety as “…the closest thing to Frank Sinatra we have ever heard.”

As a courtesy to other patrons…

  • The Pavilion opens at 6p. New in 2018, patrons will not be allowed access to the Pavilion until 6p.
  • Tarps, blankets or other items may not be laid down to save space for guests not already in attendance. You may not hold or reserve space for others in any way. This is a first come, first serve situation.
  • No outside alcohol, coolers, or kegs are permitted on the property.
  • Umbrellas, tents, pets and skateboards are not allowed at Lakeside Pavilion.
  • All members of your party must be present to be seated – holding space for groups is not permitted. Groups of twenty or more can make arrangements to Rent-a-Tent by contacting the MAC Box Office at 630.942.4000. Rental rates start at $500. Arrangements must be made no less than one week prior to the event you wish to attend.

Weather Policy

  • In the case of inclement weather, some concerts may be moved inside the Belushi Performance Hall or Playhouse Theatre.
  • In the case of concerts moving indoors to the Belushi Performance Hall, seating may be limited. 780 FREE tickets will be distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis beginning at 5p in the MAC lobby. A limit of 2 tickets per person will be given away.
  • Food and drinks will be available for sale beginning at 5:30p.
  • Doors to the theater will open between 6-6:30p based on set-up needs.
  • No chairs, coolers, blankets, outside food or drink are permitted into the Belushi Performance Hall or Playhouse Theatre.

Lakeside Concessions

MAC Concessions are available at all concerts and movies. Concession menu includes: wine, beer, soda, special drinks, hamburgers, hotdogs, desserts, popcorn and snacks. Outside alcohol is not permitted onto the property as well as coolers, kegs, umbrellas, tents and skateboards.

Vendors for the 2018 Lakeside Pavilion Free Outdoor Summer Series include Parkers’ Restaurant and Bar Weber Grill, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Heavenly Hotdogs & more!