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Concerts on the Quad

Illinois State University's Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts and School of Music are proud to present Concerts on the Quad in conjunction with the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. All concerts begin at 7 p.m., are free and open to the public, and take place on the east side of Cook Hall (the Castle) on the Quad. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

Concerts on the Quad is sponsored by the Mirza Fund for Arts and Culture of the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation and the Alice and Fannie Fell Trust.

For more information about music, fine arts, and university wide events at Illinois State University, visit the University's Events Calendar and the Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts website.

For more information or to arrange special accommodations to fully enjoy the performances, please call (309) 438-5853 (Relay Service: (309) 319-7682).

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2022 Concert Lineup

  • All concerts begin at 7 p.m.
  • Audience members are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Seating is not provided.
  • This event is appropriate for all ages.
  • Alcohol is not permitted.
  • July 4, House of Hamill

    Whether they are ripping through a set of original jigs and reels, adding lush three-part harmonies into traditional folk ballads, or cracking up an audience with stories from the road, House of Hamill puts on a show that captivates audiences from the very first note.

  • July 11, Creole Stomp with Dennis Stroughmatt

    Informally known as "the Grateful Dead of Creole Music” for their well-oiled, dancer-driven, crowd-pleasing marathon jams and improvisation, Creole Stomp celebrates their 20th year.

  • July 18, An Evening of Jazz: Stephanie Aaron Quintet

    Stephanie Aaron brings to the stage a style of singing jazz that pleases and entertains fans of the genre.

  • July 25, Singing under the Stars

    Illinois State University faculty and guests perform favorites from the Broadway and operatic stages.

Rain Policy

In event of inclement weather, concerts will be moved to the Concert Hall in the Center for the Performing Arts. The building is located on the southeast corner of the Quad, next to Williams Hall. Listen to radio stations WGLT (89.1 FM), WBNQ (101.5 FM), or WJBC (1230 AM) after 5 p.m. on concert days for announcements of site changes.

Parking & Directions

For more information please call (309) 438-3839. To arrange special accommodations to fully enjoy the performances please call (309) 438-7631.

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