Lincoln Square Concert Series Announcement Signals Official Start of Summer

By Patty Wetli on May 10, 2013 10:00am 

 Lincoln Square's summer concert series in Giddings Plaza kicks off June 6.
Lincoln Square's summer concert series in Giddings Plaza kicks off June 6.
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LINCOLN SQUARE — Summer officially arrives in Lincoln Square on June 6 with the first concert of the season in Giddings Plaza.

The Latin folk-rock band Charlie Baran y Grupo Gringo kicks off the free, weekly Thursday-night series, which closes Aug. 29 with the reggae-influenced Drop Steady.

The lineup of local acts ranges from German pop to R&B, jazz to classic rock and everything in between.

Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. Pull up a chair, grab a brat from the Brauhaus' outdoor grill or just swing by to soak up the small-town vibe on your way to or from somewhere else.

The complete schedule:

June 6: Charlie Baran y Grupo Gringo

June 13: Sanctified Grumblers, acoustic/Americana/blues

June 20: Cary Kanno and the Giants, rock/funk

June 27: Pieptone! North Center's very own perform German-language pop hits from the '50s and '60s.

July 11: Al Scorch Country Soul Ensemble

July 18: The Stingers, classic and roots rock/blues/soul/R&B

July 25: Jukebox Heroes, classic hits

Aug. 1: Petra Van Nuis Quintet, jazz

Aug. 8: The Flat Cats, swinging jazz and blues

Aug. 15: Melanie Budd, singer/songwriter

Aug. 22: Check With Lucy, up-tempo folk

Aug. 29: Drop Steady

In the event of severe weather, check the website, Facebook and Twitter feeds of the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce for news of possible cancellations and rescheduling.

The Thursday night Lincoln Square farmers market also debuts June 6 and runs through Oct. 24, 4-8 p.m.

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