Franklin Park Concerts

Thursdays, June 13 - July 25

6:00 pm - Ice Cream Socials ($)

7:00 pm - Concerts (free)

Free concert at Franklin Park located at 302 E Chestnut St., Bloomington

Join conductor Michael Wallace and the Community Concert Band as they perform a wide variety of music including marches, 

overtures, show tunes, dance music, novelty and traditional selections. Come early and enjoy the ice cream socials in the historic surroundings of Franklin Park. 

Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating.

Local not-for-profit groups host each Ice Cream Social fundraiser prior to each concert.

June 13 - Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Scholarship Fund

June 20 - Community Concert Band

June 27 - Alzheimer’s Association

July 11 - Old House Society

July 18 - Humane Society

July 25 - St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry

Community Concert Band

Musicians (high school age and older) interested in becoming a member of the Community Concert Band are invited to join in

rehearsals with Conductor Michael Wallace and band members. Summer rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from

6:30 - 8:30 pm, June 11 - July 23, at Pepper Ridge Elementary School. Performances are scheduled throughout the year.

You can visit them at their website at:


  • Starting Thursday, June 13th, 2019, repeated every week on Thursday until Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Franklin PArk

302 E. Chestnut
Bloomington, IL


thom rakestraw

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