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).

Friday, July 15, 7:30p

"Through the Years" Featuring Don Gatlin with the Kenny Rogers Band  The band that backed the late Grammy Award-winner Kenny Rogers for more than 40 years perform his best-loved hits including The Gambler, Lady, Islands In The Stream, Lucille, Coward of the County, She Believes In Me and Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town as…

Sunday, July 17 | 2p

Ralph's World Ralph’s World is the family friendly rock and roll experience that parents and kids both love! Grammy nominated Ralph Covert is a high-energy songwriter, playwright, and children’s book author. “It is possible that Mr. Covert will turn out to be the kid’s music genre’s Elvis Presley, or at the very least its Elvis…

Thursday, July 21 | 7:30p

Altoizm Plus special guest Antonio Hart Altoizm is Chicago’s saxophone supergroup featuring three of Chicago’s finest alto saxophonists: Greg Ward, Sharel Cassity and Rajiv Halim. The trio is known for simultaneously honoring the bembé rhythms of sub-Saharan West Africa and Robin Harris’ madcap animated comedy “Bébé’s Kids.” Lakeside Restaurant Vendors MAC Bar & Concessions 302…

Friday, July 22, 7:30p

The Greatest Piano Men This electrifying production celebrates the world’s greatest piano icons and showmen in music history – from Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and Ray Charles to Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Billy Joel and even as far back as Beethoven and Liberace. The Greatest Piano Men rocks the stage with three incredibly…

Sunday, July 24 | 2p

This celebration features performances by Mariachi Monumental de Mexico and Aurora’s Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl led by Director and Choreographer Juan Manuel “Nery” Cruz. Lakeside Restaurant Vendors MAC Bar & Concessions 302 Wheaton Burgers Heavenly Hot Dogs Jolie Charcuterie La Michoacana Lola's Churros Mama Coco's Nothing Bundt Cakes

Thursday, July 28 | 7:30p

Kenny Garrett Grammy-Award winning Kenny Garrett, “considered one of the most admired alto saxophonist in jazz after Charlie Parker.” – The New York Times. Garrett’s illustrious 30 year career includes hallmark stints with Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Donald Byrd, Woody Shaw and the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Lakeside Restaurant Vendors MAC Bar & Concessions 302 Burgers…

Friday, July 29 | 7:30p

Magic of Motown Back by popular demand, Magic of Motown returns with glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves, outstanding musicianship and the incredible harmonies made famous by the Temptations, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind, & Fire and more. This tribute show is not affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar…

Sunday, July 31 | 4p

Artrageous! is an electrifying art and music circus. This explosive performance of art and music fills the stage is with color, music, movement and creativity. Last seen at the MAC in 2019, this troupe of 12 artists, singers, dancers and musicians creates fascinating visual art pieces on stage while live musicians are perform popular musical styles…

Friday, Aug. 5, 7:30p

Under the direction of Conductor and Music Director Kirk Muspratt, the awarded symphony orchestra performs a highly entertaining mix of classical, Broadway pops, movie scores and more. Lakeside Restaurant Vendors MAC Bar & Concessions 302 Burgers Wheaton Heavenly Hot Dogs Jolie Charcuterie Noble House BBQ Nothing Bundt Cakes Pizza and Culinary Academy