McAninch Arts Center Announces 2017 Lakeside Pavilion Free Outdoor Summer Series

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The McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn, is pleased to announce the 2017 Lakeside Pavilion Free Outdoor Summer Series. Programming runs July 6 to Aug.11 and includes a Thursday evening Family Movie Series, a Friday evening Pop Music Series and a Thursday evening Jazz Concert Series.

“More than 35,000 have enjoyed one of our Lakeside Pavilion summer shows since the inaugural season four years ago,” said MAC Director Diana Martinez. “Since then, the series has become a signature summer event for our community.”

The Family Movie Series begins July 6 with the MGM classic “The Wizard of Oz,” starring Judy Garland (1939). On July 13, it is time to blast to the past for “Back to the Future” (1985), starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. The film series wraps up July 20 with Walt Disney Pictures’ Academy Award-winning animated feature film “Zootopia” (2016). All films are free and begin at dusk (around 8 p.m.). 

The Pop Music Series opens with the internationally acclaimed Chicago-based Beatles tribute band, American English (July 14). “Presley Perkins Lewis & Cash,” starring former members of the Broadway smash "Million Dollar Quartet," performs July 21. New Philharmonic, under the baton of Maestro Kirk Muspratt, performs a mix of classical, Broadway pops, movie scores and more on July 28. Nikki Torres and the Rhythm Machine Band bring “A Tribute to Miami Sound Machine & Gloria Estefan” to the Pavilion stage on Aug. 4; and The Magic of Motown wraps up the series on Aug. 11. All Pop Music Series concerts are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. The performance of The Magic of Motown is sponsored by Follett’s College of DuPage Bookstore.

WDCB 90.9 FM, Chicago’s station for jazz, returns with its Thursday Evening WDCB LIVE Jazz Concert Series on July 27 with “An Evening with Guy King and his Little Big Band, including a tribute to Ray Charles & B.B. King.” The New Lionel Hampton Big Band with Jason Marsalis performs Aug. 3, and the Orbert Davis Sextet (with special guests to be announced) rounds out the series with “A Centennial Salute to Dizzy Gillespie” on Aug. 10. Admission to WDCB LIVE Jazz Concerts is free and all performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

All concert and movie events take place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, concerts move indoors to the MAC’s Belushi Performance Hall and notice will be posted on the MAC’s website.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and bring a blanket and picnic to enjoy at the event. Holding of space for late comers or groups is not permitted. To host a special event or reserve space for a group, contact: Melissa at (630) 942-3026. Concessions available for purchase on site include wine, beer, soda, gourmet sandwiches, hamburgers, hotdogs, desserts, popcorn and snacks. Outside alcohol is not permitted onto the property as well as coolers, kegs, umbrellas, tents and skateboards.

For more information about these and additional MAC Summer 2017 events call (630) 942-4000 or click here.

The MAC’s 2016-2017 Season is made possible in part with support by The DuPage Foundation, HiltonLisle/Naperville, Brookdale-Glen Ellyn; The JCS Arts & Education Fund of the DuPage Foundation; the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; Smith Financial Advisors, Inc; SlTlG Sullivan Taylor & Gumina, P.C.; Follett’s College of DuPage Bookstore; WFMT 98.7 FM; WBEZ 91.5 FM; WDCB 90.9 FM and the College of DuPage Foundation. 

Established as a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit charitable organization in 1967, the College of DuPage Foundation raises monetary and in-kind gifts to increase access to education and to enhance cultural opportunities for the surrounding community. For more information about the College of DuPage Foundation, visit or call (630) 942-2462.

Programs at the MAC are partially supported through a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. 

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