Check Out the DeKalb Municipal Band Concerts on Tuesdays!


Recognized throughout the country as one of the Midwest’s most historic musical organizations, the DeKalb Municipal Band will hold the 2017 concert season at the Hopkins Park Band Shell, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. Concerts go on every Tuesday evening, from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM until August 22nd. Performances include soloists each week and a special “Pops Concert” and fireworks show on the Fourth of July as well as other special featured events.

The DeKalb Municipal Band is a tradition that goes back to 1854, when a small group of musicians fresh from the California Gold Rush formed the Silver Cornet Band. Since then, a City Band in DeKalb has existed for 155 years, uninterrupted by wars, and a depression. With such a record, DeKalb claims to be the city with the oldest continuous band in Illinois!

Come early, bring a blanket or chairs and bring a picnic dinner! All concerts throughout the summer are FREE! DeKalb Park District Special Events Page

Performance Schedule:

June 14th Tues 8pm Opening Night! Zach Harris
June 20th Tues 8pm A Tribute to Broadway and the Movies Mark Robinson
June 27th Tues 8pm TBA Jill McCormick
July 4th Tues 8pm A Star Spangled Spectacular Maureen Christine
July 11th Tues 8pm TBA Gregor King
July 18th Tues 8pm  TBA Barb McCaskey
July 25th Tues 8pm Special Children’s Concert Terri Crain-Goodman
August 1st Tues 8pm TBA Christine Monteiro
August 6th Sun 2:30pm Ice Cream Social @ Ellwood House Marybeth Kurnat
August 8th Tues 8pm TBA Mike Williamson
August 15th Tues 8pm A Stargazing Event Karen Manley-Kahler
August 22nd Tues 8pm Closing Night Denny Vaupel