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River Forest, IL — Dominican University in River Forest will host a series of free concerts on the Quad this summer.

Open to the public, the 2023 Summer Sounds concerts will take place on Wednesdays at 7 p.m., beginning June 14. They will feature a variety of performers and musical genres.

This summer’s lineup includes:

• June 14, the Anne Thompson Band (modern soul)

• June 21, the Redmonds (classic rock, Americana and original songs)

• June 28, the Box Band (bluegrass and folk)

• July 5, the Dooley Band (“good-time music”)

• July 12, the Street Jaxkson Band (blues variety)

• July 19, Raices Latin Jazz (roots of Latin Jazz and original songs)

• July 26, Cheap Talking Wine (acoustic trio)

• Aug. 2, Los Gallos (Americana, roots rock, Tex-Mex and Norteño)

• Aug. 9, Bear Williams Trio (blues)

• Aug. 16, R-Three (a cappella)

“Summer Sounds was created to bring the community together to enjoy gorgeous summer evenings with friends and family on the beautiful Dominican University campus,” said Leslie Rodriguez, executive director of the Performing Arts Center at Dominican University. “Featuring local musicians, the series includes a diverse line-up of blues, Latin jazz, bluegrass, cover bands and more. There is literally something for everyone.”

The full schedule can also be found at

Dominican University is located at 7900 W. Division St. in River Forest.

About Dominican University    

Founded in 1901, Dominican University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic institution offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees through the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences, the Borra College of Health Sciences, the Brennan School of Business and the College of Applied Social Sciences. The university also offers doctoral degrees in information studies and applied social justice. U.S. News & World Report ranks Dominican University among the top 15 of all Midwest regional master’s level universities, and #1 in Illinois for innovation, best value, undergraduate teaching and ensuring the social mobility of its graduates.