Join us for the 2022 George Franklin Memorial Concert Series in Nichols Park on Sunday afternoons from 4-6 p.m., starting on Sunday, July 10th and ending on Sunday, August 21.
The concerts are free, so organize your family and friends, grab a blanket and chairs, pack a picnic or visit a local Hyde Park restaurant for takeout, and enjoy one of Hyde Park's favorite summertime traditions.
We are grateful for our sponsors who make this event possible with their very generous donations. Current sponsors for individual concerts include the Hyde Park Kenwood Community Conference; Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President; Xfinity; and SOPHY® Hotel. We still have three sponsorship openings, so please contact us if your organization would like to participate.
No barbecues or glass liquor bottles permitted.
July 10 - Barry and the Fountains
July 17 - Bryant and the Blues Kings
July 24 - Dave Herrero
Sponsored by Xfinity
July 31 - Dave Specter
Sponsored by SOPHY® Hotel
August 7 - Beats y Bateria
August 14 - Southern Draw
August 21 - Othersides
Barry And The Fountains is an eclectic alternative soul act with deep soul roots, a distinct literary voice, and a haunting, subtle edge.
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Dave Herrero is known for his original contemporary roots and blues music from Chicago, IL via Austin, TX.
Dave Specter is a top-tier guitarist and award-winning ambassador of Chicago Blues, who has played with all the greats including Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, and Junior Wells.
Beats y Batería explores traditional Afro-Latino, Romanian and neo-electronic sounds, along with jazz, house, some disco and bossa nova.
Southern Draw is Chicago country band with a hint of Southern rock, and little bit more to get you up and moving on the dance floor.
Othersides is a duo blending different genres (including rock, hip-hop, funk, soul, and electronic) and sounds to create a unique musical experience with an evolving lineup of collaborating musicians.