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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 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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2021 Concert Lineup

  • All concerts begin at 7 p.m.
  • Audience members are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, hammocks, or blankets. Seating is not provided.
  • This event is appropriate for all ages.
  • Alcohol is not permitted.
  • June 28, 33rd Illinois Regiment Band

    The series opens with the authentic reenactment of the Civil War-era band that was mustered at Illinois State Normal University in 1861.

  • July 5, Kyshona

    Billboard Magazine has lauded her "descriptive songwriting and soulful vocals alongside a versatile blend of folk, rock, and R&B influences."

  • July 12, The Honey Dewdrops

    Sing Out! Magazine has praised this Americana duo's "gorgeous harmonies, thrilling arrangements, and some remarkably insightful honest writing."

  • July 19, Evening of Jazz - Kevin Hart and the Vibe Tribe

    Enjoy hot licks and cool riffs on a summer's eve.

  • July 26, Singing Under the Stars - Tribute to Patty

    Illinois State University faculty and guests perform favorites in a loving tribute to Patty Foltz, long-time Concerts on the Quad performer and School of Music accompanist.

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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