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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. 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, the Alice and Fannie Fell Trust, and the Harmon Arts Grant Program. 

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).

To be added to the mailing list for Concerts on the Quad, email

2023 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 3, Twin Cities Brass Quintet

    A local favorite performs music for the Fourth of July.

  • July 10, emily the band

    The three-piece queer girl group shares their indie alt-pop anthems for the first time on the Quad.

  • July 17, Good Morning Bedlam

    An innovative force in the Midwest folk scene returns for another energetic show.

  • July 24, An Evening of Jazz with Matthew Muñeses and Edgar Crockett

    Enjoy a summer evening of hot licks and cool riffs with saxophonist Matthew Muneses and trumpeter Zubin Edalji.

  • July 31, Singing Under the Stars

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

Rain Policy

In the 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 6 p.m. on concert days or follow Concerts on the Quad on Facebook for announcements of site changes.

Parking & Directions

For more information please call (309) 438-7123. To arrange special accommodations to fully enjoy the performances please call (309) 438-5853.

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