Sounds of Summer in Mount Prospect

The Village of Mount Prospect is the place to be this summer to enjoy outstanding live musical performances, delicious food, refreshing beverages and FREE family-fun amusement rides and games.

The Village in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce continues the annual tradition of throwing what has become known as the biggest and best block party in the region and has lined up two full days of music and entertainment at the annual Downtown Block Party.

Kicking off the weekend’s revelry, Diving for Dynamite, known for their entertaining cover songs, takes the stage Friday, July 25 at 5 p.m. And following, at 6:45 p.m., revelers won’t want to miss Rod Tuffcurls & the Bench Press. This group’s unique repertoire includes hits ranging from the Beatles to Madonna, Queen to Miley Cyrus and Wilson Philips to the Dave Matthews Band. To end the evening, one of Chicago audiences’ favorite bands, Sixteen Candles, goes on at 9 p.m. This band makes it their personal duty and pleasure to bring all the great ’80s songs to life in full force.

On Saturday, July 26, the fun continues with FREE amusement rides, crafts and games for the whole family. The music starts up again at 3 p.m. with Beatles tribute band Beatolution. Electro-rock band The Personnel are up next at 5 p.m. followed at 7 p.m. by 97Nine with their classic arena rock show. Modern Day Romeos will finish out the party at 9 p.m. with genre-bending covers ranging from “Black Betty” to “Dancing with Myself”, “Centerfold” to “Santeria”.

The Mount Prospect Downtown Block Party is located at 50 South Emerson Street (at Busse Avenue) in front of Village Hall. The festivities are just 1 block north of the Mount Prospect Metra Train Station.


Friday, July 25, 4 PM – 11 PM

Saturday, July 26, 11AM – 11 PM

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Or call: 847/392-6000