End of Summer Bash
Say goodbye to summer at the End of Summer Bash!
Saturday, August 19, 2023
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Festival Park, 132 S. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL, 60120
The City of Elgin continues its summer concert series at Festival Park in downtown Elgin with the End of Summer Bash on Saturday, August 19.
Back by popular demand, the End of Summer Bash is bigger and better than last year with new programming, more food vendors, and Elgin’s first-ever drone show. This free event focuses on families and school-aged kids.
Side Street Studio Arts will be on site providing art kits and art making, a trackless train along with other interactive activities make for fun all around. Grammy winner Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players take the stage at 5:00 p.m. to kick off the evening of fun. Latin Grammy and Emmy winning Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band round out the staged entertainment, followed by Elgin’s first-ever drone show.
Community partners that offer services that Elgin families might find useful will also be on site at the event. Some of these participating partners include the Elgin Partnership for Early Learning, Boys and Girls Club, and many more. Families are invited to meet and greet these community partners and learn what resources are in Elgin that might be helpful.
New summer concert series collectable cups, which sync to the stage and light up with the music, will be available at the event. Add a festival sticker to receive a beer and $1 off each beer refill. Bring your cup back all summer long and collect the event sticker at each event for continued discounts.
This event is free and open to the public. In the case of bad weather, the event will be cancelled. Follow the City of Elgin Facebook page or check the website for weather related updates.
About the Bands
Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players
Four-time Grammy® nominated children’s musician Justin Roberts has been creating the soundtrack to families’ lives for 25 years. Justin has been praised by the New York Times for his “remarkable ability to see through a child’s eyes… the Judy Blume of kiddie rock,” and is known for writing meaningful songs that acknowledge kids’ emotional depth while still letting the fun shine through. In concert, kids and adults dance it out with Justin and his incredibly talented band, the Not Ready for Naptime Players, all while exploring what it means to be yourself and embrace what makes you unique. Justin is also the author of multiple children's books including, The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade, The Great Henry Hopendower, and I’ll Be Your Polar Bear.
Lucky Diaz and the Family Jazz Band
Adding a 2022 GRAMMY NOMINATION for Best Children’s Album to their four Latin GRAMMY nominations (two wins), six EMMY Nominations (one win) for their EMMY award winning PBS show “Lishy Lou and Lucky Too” and multiple other awards, honors and accolades - husband and wife duo Lucky Diaz and Alisha Gaddis - Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band - have more than solidified their place at the top of children’s content creation. Named ‘THE face of kindie music’ by the Washington Post, ‘SUPERSTARS’ by Red Tricycle, ‘The Rolling Stones of Kids Music’ by the Style Network, and “The #1 in COOLEST kids music!” by People Magazine - the duo continues to reinvent themselves while creating meaningful work for children. (Did we mention both Lucky & Alisha are both family-friendly best-selling authors?!)