Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park
Sundays in June and July at 5 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Due to weather forecasts of excessive heat on Sunday, July 21, this concert will be held in the Community Hall at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave.
Justin Trawick and the Common Good
Sunday, July 21, 5 p.m.
Somewhere in-between John Prine and Jason Mraz lies Justin Trawick. With a raw, emotional take on Americana, Justin Trawick and the Common Good take the genre to exciting new places.
Broadway Princess Party (All Ages)
Sunday, Sept. 22, 3 p.m. Tickets on sale July 1
Limited VIP packages with premium seating, exclusive meet-and-greet with the princesses and souvenirs $85/$60 MCC tax district residents
$50/$45 students and seniors/$35 MCC tax district residents
Brush off your tiara and unleash your inner princess with royalty in this hit concert direct from NYC! Featuring two-time Tony-nominee Laura Osnes (Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella”), Tony-nominee Susan Egan (Broadway’s original Belle in “Beauty and the Beast,” voice of Meg in the movie “Hercules”) and Grammy-nominee Courtney Reed (original Jasmine in Disney’s “Aladdin” on Broadway). Your every dream will come true as knockout voices sing the petticoats off every princess song in the book, sharing hilarious and heartfelt stories of their royal antics backstage, on stage and beyond!
Running time: 90 minutes View the video
“The quality of each princess’s singing was astounding… Short of the Tony Awards, I know of no other place where you can find such find such an abundance of talent on one stage.” –Twin Cities Arts Reader
The Pop-Ups “The Great Pretenders Club” (Family Friendly)
Saturday, Oct. 19, 1 p.m. Tickets on sale July 1
$15/$10 MCC tax district residents
From three-time Grammy nominees, The Pop Ups, “The Great Pretenders Club" takes family audiences of all ages on a scavenger hunt for the best imaginative play games your mind can dream up! This high-energy journey transports audiences into a whimsical, educational world with dancing robots, a fire-stomping rhino, live drawing, huge balloons, full scale puppets, even a costume party! This highly-interactive show unfolds, propelled by award-winning music and dance beats that will catapult both young and old out of their seats! Running time: 60 minutes View the video
“Performances and lyrics any grownup would add to a playlist.”— Parents' Choice
LARD Dog & The Band of Shy (Family Friendly)
Saturday, Nov. 16, 4 p.m. Tickets on sale July 1
$15/$10 MCC tax district residents
Parents’ Choice Award winners Lard Dog & The Band of Shy have burst onto the family entertainment scene converting countless families to be fans of their quirky universe and highly infectious tunes. Running time: 60 minutes View the video
"This show is a full-on sensory experience! Such a treat for the eyes and ears, with surprises popping from every direction. I was afraid to blink for fear I'd miss something!” - SiriusXM's Kids Place Live
Simon and Garfunkel [Revisited] Live in Central Park (All Ages)
Recreated by Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers
Friday, Nov. 22, 7 p.m. Tickets on sale July 1
$40/$35 senior/$30 MCC tax district residents
In 1981, more than 500,000 music fans gathered in Central Park to witness the now legendary reunion of folk duo Simon & Garfunkel. Award-winning recording artists, Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers recreate that magical night. With dulcet vocals harmonizing over lilting guitar, you’ll hear all the beloved poetic masterpieces that made Simon & Garfunkel famous: “Mrs. Robinson,” “Homeward Bound,” “Scarborough Fair,” “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” “The Sound of Silence” and many more. Running time: 90 minutes View the video
“The show was terrific! Audience LOVED it. The voices of Lee and Johnny were spot-on and the accompanying slide show added to the beauty of the show. - Gallo Center for the Arts
Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m.
$30/$25 student and senior/$20 MCC tax district residents
John is a local legend: spectacular jazz pianist, brilliant historian, and quite funny to boot. Join us for an afternoon of holiday songs from the Great American Songbook.
"Pianist John Eaton practices a special kind of alchemy. He takes the familiar and makes it fresh, renders the old new and exciting. It's no easy trick, but Eaton is a master at it..." —The Washington Post
Damian Sneed’s “We Shall Overcome” (all ages)
Thursday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m. Tickets on sale July 1
$45/$35 Senior/$20 MCC tax district residents
Inspired by the words and action of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “We Shall Overcome” showcases repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists and defenders with interwoven spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches. View the video
“Damien Sneed is an ambassador for classical and gospel music who brings positivity, optimism and thoroughness to every occasion. His talent stretches across traditional divisions. In the realest sense, he uses his artistry to make our world a better place.”-Wynton Marsalis
Danú “Saint Patrick’s Celebration” (All Ages)
Sunday, March 15, 3 p.m. Tickets on sale July 1
$50/$45 senior/$35 MCC tax district residents
Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Their standing room only concerts throughout Ireland are true events featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire. View the video
“…a vibrant mix of virtuosity,energy, and empathy”-The Washington Post
Saturday April 25 at 1 p.m. Tickets on sale July 1
$20/$15 senior/$10 MCC tax district resident
Jazz pianist, musicologist and humorist John Eaton brings his popular continuing education program to the Alden. Jazz Masters with John Eaton is an entertaining and insightful afternoon that combines Eaton’s peerless knowledge of the Great American Songbook, hilarious commentary and elegant, ultra-tasteful renditions of Cole Porter’s work.