Elk Grove Village Reschedules Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series
Daughtry, KC and the Sunshine Band, Bret Michaels and Beach Boys all agree to return for 2021 concert series
Elk Grove Village officials announced that it would reschedule its annual Mid-Summer Concert Series given the uncertainty and challenges associated with staging a major event attended by tens of thousands of music fans amid the global coronavirus pandemic.
KC and the Sunshine Band, Bret Michaels and The Beach Boys were all slated to perform concerts at the Village Green in Elk Grove. Additionally, musician Daughtry was to headline the Village’s 4th of July celebration. All four concerts will now take place in July 2021 (July 4 – Daughtry; July 13 –KC and the Sunshine Band; July 20 – Bret Michaels; and July 27 – The Beach Boys). The Village also announced the cancellation of this year’s 4th of July fireworks show
Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson said the decision to postpone the concert series and the fireworks display was based on concerns over the risk that large gatherings this summer could aid in the spread of the coronavirus. Mayor Johnson also said that the artists supported the decision to postpone the shows and that each act would return in 2021 at no additional cost to the Village.
“I know the postponement of our Mid-Summer Concert Series is tough news for the music fans who look forward to joining us in Elk Grove every summer. It’s tough on us too because we take a great deal of pride in staging events featuring top-tier musicians for our residents and music lovers from across the region,” said Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson. “The good news is that the same acts have all committed to return to Elk Grove next year for the 2021 Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series.”
Elk Grove’s Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series, which has drawn hundreds of thousands of fans since its inception eleven years ago, has built a well-earned reputation as the premiere event of the summer, providing residents with first-rate performers in their own back yard as well as drawing crowds from all over the Chicagoland area and beyond.
“We thank these artists and Murray and Kitty Weiner of Elk Grove-based Entertainment Management Group for working in cooperation with us to keep Elk Grove safe and healthy. We look forward to bringing the Mid-Summer Concert Series back in 2021. We are hopeful that by then, we will all be able to get together and enjoy time with friends and family while also enjoying some great music,” Mayor Johnson concluded.