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Waukegan Main Street Young Professionals 1st Fridays
The Waukegan Main Street Young Professionals is a volunteer interest group that targets professionals ages 25-45 that work, live, play or have a passion for Waukegan, to empower the community and support the Main Street District. Our mission is to support the Main Street Movement through volunteerism, philanthropy and membership development. Waukegan Main Street is looking for people who are seeking an opportunity to make a difference. We are at a critical time in Waukegan’s history and we are looking to your talent, drive and passion to join this movement as a professional. Come join us!
Three Brothers Theatre is busy and booming! In addition to their original storefront theatre space at 115 N. Genesee Street, they have taken over the former Clockwise Theatre space at 221 N. Genesee Street, about one block north. The bigger space will allow for more extravagant sets and a larger audience. Their formula is to stage a production in the original Three Brothers Theatre space one month and the new Three Brothers Theatre Upstage space the next month.
Coming up in August is “Betty’s Summer Vacation”, an absurd comedy dealing with a lot of serious subjects, according to the Lake County News-Sun’s recent write up. The play premieres at Three Brothers Theatre Upstage on Friday, August 4th at 8pm. The show runs Fridays and Saturdays through August 26th.
Three Brothers Theatre is a theatre community founded on inclusion, opportunity, and growth and we will carry that mission throughout all of our theaters or venues.
TheWaukegan Band is back for its 82nd season of providing free, quality music to Waukegan and the surrounding area. This season is entitled “Community Treasure” and will feature at least two concerts with special guests. The first concert of the season featured the Milwaukee Festival Brass, an award-winning brass ensemble using traditional British Brass Band instruments, and had an audience of over 350 people.
The Waukegan Band announced that the US Navy Band Great Lakes will perform in a joint concert with the Waukegan Band on Tuesday, June 27th at 7:30pm at the Stiner Pavilion at Waukegan Beach The US Navy Band Great Lakes will be directed by Senior Chief Daniel Bethel, US Navy Director while the Waukegan Band will be directed by Dr. Mark A. Taylor. The combined concert will foster relationships between the US Navy Band Great Lakes and the local community.
The concert theme is “American Masterworks” and will feature music selections by American composers and will include patriotic themes by each band as well as joint selections by both combined bands. Joint selections will include a unique medley of service songs from the various branches of the military, as well as Carmen Dragon’s arrangement of “America the Beautiful” and John Philip Sousa’s “The Glory of the Yankee Navy.”
US Navy Band Great Lakes celebrated 100 years of “Pride in Service” in 2011. From its first performance in July 1911, to Lieutenant Commander John Philip Sousa’s 300-piece Bluejacket Band, to today’s continuing mission of representing Commander, Naval Service Training Command, the band enjoys a rich history of serving the Sailors and citizens of the Midwest with pride and distinction.
With the exception of July 4th, the Waukegan Band presents a FREE outdoor concert every Tuesday at 7:30pm from June 13th through August 8th. All performances are at Stiner Pavilion overlooking the harbor and beach. Many of the concert goers have mentioned the beauty of the site, great music and free parking.
Bring a lawn chair, picnic, friends and family – and relax in comfort on the beautiful lakefront while listening to the music of local Lake County musicians.