Sounds of Summer Concerts

Sounds of Summer 2024

The Village's Sounds of Summer 2023 concerts have ended. The 2024 Sounds of Summer concert series, will return to Harmony Park in downtown Arlington Heights, beginning June 2024. More information to come! 

Bands Interested in Participating
If you represent a band and are interested in consideration for Sounds of Summer Concerts, email

Information about Sounds of Summer Concert Series
Where can I park?
The Village offers 10 parking lots, including several parking garages, all within a few minutes walk from Harmony Park. Sounds of Summer concerts draw large crowds and the Vail Street garage can fill up. If your regular parking spot is full - try one of our many nearby options!

See the Parking Map

Please note that private business lots shown on the map do not permit Alfresco or Sounds of Summer parking and violators are subject to being towed.

Am I allowed to bring alcohol? 
Alcohol is not allowed in Harmony Park. Alcohol purchased from local restaurants must be consumed within that restaurant's limits.

Can I bring food?
Yes! You can bring food to enjoy or you can order food from a nearby restaurant! We just ask that you please help to keep Harmony Park clean by properly disposing of your garbage.

What is your policy regarding weather or rain outs? 
Sounds of Summer will be cancelled if there is a strong chance of thunderstorms or large amounts of rainfall, however a light rain will not cause cancellation. Weather will be monitored by Village staff and updates will be posted on our Facebook Events Page.

When can I save seats for a Sounds of Summer concert? 
Saving of seats with blankets may begin as early as 2 p.m., however items placed prior to 2 p.m. will be removed. Items removed may be recovered in the lost & found bin behind the stage. The Village is not responsible for lost or stolen items. 

Why can't I save seats overnight or early in the morning? 
Harmony Park is a public park that must remain accessible for general public use. Unfortunately, the practice of saving of seats for Sounds of Summer has expanded over the years, and people have been leaving blankets overnight, or early in the morning. This practice has harmed the grass in Harmony Park, causing dead patches throughout the season. Additionally, necessary park maintenance and the stage delivery process requires staff to walk the lawn area where blankets had previously been set up. It is for these reasons that saving of seats will begin at 2 p.m. moving forward.