Lakeside Pavilion

Lakeside Pavilion

Join us for our 6th 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 a unique and changing menu from Parkers’ Restaurant and Bar, delicious burgers from Weber Grill, made-to-order cheese plates and picnic boxes from Marché in Glen Ellyn, 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.

The Cleve Carney Art Gallery will open one hour prior to Lakeside Events. Visit from June 17 – Sept. 13 to view the José Guadalupe Posada exhibition featuring the legendary printmaker of Mexico. More information HERE. 

PLEASE NOTE:
– The park will not open to anyone until 6p for security and sound check reasons. NO ONE will be allowed to enter or save space on the lawn earlier than 6p.
– We are collecting non-perishable food items for the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry at Friday night performances.
– Apollo Live Student talent competition winners will be opening for each show at 7:15p.

Godspell

Jul. 5 - 14 | Thursdays - Saturdays, 7P | Sundays, 2p & 7p

Show Details


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

  • July 5, 2019
    7:00 pm
  • July 6, 2019
    7:00 pm
  • July 7, 2019
    2:00 pm
  • July 7, 2019
    7:00 pm
  • July 11, 2019
    7:00 pm
  • July 13, 2019
    7:00 pm
  • July 14, 2019
    2:00 pm
  • July 14, 2019
    7:00 pm

College Theater Presents Godspell, the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Thursday, Jul. 11, 8p

Show Details


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

  • July 11, 2019
    8:00 pm

Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

The Ides of March featuring Jim Peterik

Friday, Jul. 12, 7:30p

Show Details


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

  • July 12, 2019
    7:30 pm

In celebration of its 55th year together, The Ides of March, featuring Jim Peterik, Guitarist Larry Millas, Bassist Bob Bergland and Drummer Mike Borch, released their latest CD “Play On!”

Can You See Me?

Saturday, Jul. 13, 5p | Sunday, Jul. 14, 5p

Show Details


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

  • July 13, 2019
    5:00 pm
  • July 14, 2019
    5:00 pm

This is a story of a “pretend character” who is lost and goes on an extraordinary journey, finding out what it means to be important, included and REAL.

Disney-Pixar’s “Coco”

Thursday, Jul. 18, 8p

Show Details


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

  • July 18, 2019
    8:00 pm

Inspired by the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead, this vibrant tale of family, fun and adventure focuses on aspiring young musician Miguel, who embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors.

New Philharmonic at Lakeside

Friday, Jul. 19, 7:30p

Show Details


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

  • July 19, 2019
    7:30 pm

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.

Angel Melendez & The 911 Mambo Orchestra

Thursday, Jul. 25, 7:30p

Show Details


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

  • July 25, 2019
    7:30 pm

Treat your ears to an array of Latin music, from the modern tropical sounds of today to the traditional hard-hitting Mambo sound of the 1950s.

Brass Transit

Friday, Jul. 26, 7:30p

Show Details


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

  • July 26, 2019
    7:30 pm

This crowd-pleasing, studio-tight tribute to the ‘80s phenomenon, Chicago includes the hits from the band’s golden age such as “Only the Beginning,” “Color My World,” “25 or 6 to 4,” performed with world-class horn and rhythm sections and spot-on vocals.

Chicago Plays the Stones

Thursday, Aug. 1, 7:30p

Show Details


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

  • August 1, 2019
    7:30 pm

Experience an all-star band of true Chicago blues heavyweights playing the hit songs of the Rolling Stones with a classic Chicago blues groove inspired by the gritty sounds created by Muddy Waters & Howlin’ Wolf during the heyday of Chess Records.

The Greatest Piano Men

Friday, Aug. 2, 7:30p

Show Details


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

  • August 2, 2019
    7:30 pm

The electrifying Piano Man returns to celebrate the world’s greatest pianists and showmen including Elton John, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder to Beethoven and Liberace.

The Joey DeFrancesco Trio

Thursday, Aug. 8, 7:30p

Show Details


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

  • August 8, 2019
    7:30 pm

The reigning master of the “B-3” sound, organist DeFrancesco helped launch a jazz organ renaissance in the late ’80s when he first gained prominence touring with Miles Davis.

Magic of Motown

Friday, Aug. 9, 7:30p

Show Details


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

  • August 9, 2019
    7:30 pm

The reigning master of the “B-3” sound, organist DeFrancesco helped launch a jazz organ renaissance in the late ’80s when he first gained prominence touring with Miles Davis.

Frida Fest!

Sunday, Sept. 8, 12-9p

Show Details


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

  • September 8, 2019
    12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy live music, live visual art, live dance, authentic Mexican food vendors and more in our kick-off to our yearlong celebration of Frida Kahlo leading up to the Frida Kahlo 2020 Exhibition coming to the Cleve Carney Art Gallery in Summer of 2020!

As a courtesy to other patrons…

  • 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 2019 Lakeside Pavilion Free Outdoor Summer Series include Parkers’ Restaurant and Bar, Marché, Weber Grill, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Heavenly Hotdogs & more! Click HERE for more info!