Harper College

Harper’s free Summer Concert Series includes rock, jazz and classical acts

Musicians play during Harper College's Summer Concert Series in the outdoor pavilion.

The musical talents of Harper College students, faculty and alumni will be on display during the college’s annual Summer Concert Series. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays from June 6 through August 1 at the Drs. Kenneth and Catherine Ender Pavilion on Harper’s campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine.

Free and open to the public, the series’ live shows span indie rock, jazz, a string ensemble and a vocal choir (see the schedule below). That range represents the musical diversity within Harper’s programs.

Musicians play during Harper College's Summer Concert Series“The Summer Concert Series is an opportunity to not only hear from our Harper ensembles, but also some of the professional groups our music faculty perform with,” said Edward Hamel, chair of Harper’s Music Department. “These concerts provide a great opportunity to invite our community to hear what Harper’s Music Department is all about.”

The fourth annual series will launch with a show presented by Harper Radio, featuring Chicago bands Calico Loco (led by adjunct instructor Dani Robles) and Moontype. Harper’s Jazz Ensemble and Lab Band will close the series on August 1.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets because no seating is provided. Free, nearby parking is available in lots 9 and 10. In case of inclement weather, performances will be moved inside Harper’s Performing Arts Center.

Harper College Summer Concert Series:

June 6 – Calico Loco and Moontype (Harper Radio Presents)

June 13 – Michele Thomas & Soulmeme

June 20 – Pete Aglinskas with Fermi Quartet

June 27 – The Pan Go Steel Band

July 11 – Edgar Gabriel String Shredders with Arla Vox

July 18 – Guitar Alumni Concert

July 25 – Harper College Concert Choir CANCELED

August 1 – Harper College Jazz Ensemble and Lab Band

Last Updated: 7/17/24