April 27, 2022 -- The City of Highland Park is thrilled to announce the music line up at the Taste of Highland Park at The Lot with headlining performances from the Freddy Jones Band and Yachtley Crew! The Freddy Jones Band, currently touring to promote the 30th Anniversary of its hit “In a Daydream,” will rock the opening night crowd on Friday, June 24. On Saturday, June 25, recognized nationally as “The Titans of Soft Rock”, LA-based Yachtley Crew will take the stage with their great sound and high-energy show filled with timeless 70’s and 80’s hits. The Taste of Highland Park will introduce the public to the exciting new alfresco dining and entertainment destination located in downtown Highland Park (523 Central).
“We are ecstatic to bring the beloved Taste of Highland Park to The Lot for two days of fabulous music, dancing and dining in the great outdoors,” said Mayor Nancy Rotering. “As a City, we are always looking for opportunities to bring the community together and showcase the unique restaurants, shops, and spaces that make Highland Park so special. We’re so excited for a great season of events at The Lot.”
In addition to delicious cuisine prepared by Highland Park chefs especially for the event, the Taste of Highland Park features an exceptional line up of musical performances on Friday night and all day Saturday:
Friday, June 24, 5:00 - 10:00 PM Live Music Line Up
5-6 PM Singer-Songwriter Dan Whitaker kicks off the night with his sounds of Country Western meets Hillbilly Jazz.
6:30-8 PM Chicagoland favorite high-energy country and rock band Davidson County Band will cover the best of today’s music as well as the classics everyone loves.
8:30-10 PM For more than three decades, Freddy Jones Band has been one of America’s most noteworthy and revered roots rock acts. In 2022/23, the band marks the 30th Anniversary of their biggest hit, “In a Daydream,” which topped the AAA charts at #1 in the mid-90’s. In addition to “In a Daydream,” Freddy Jones Band is known for other popular singles including “Take the Time,” “One World,” and many others.
Saturday, June 25, 12:00 - 10:00 PM Live Music Line Up
12-1:30 PM Highland Park’s own Jeff Libman and the Jujus will get the crowd singing and dancing with their infectious up-tempo new folk, pop and Americana.
2-3:30 PM Playing an eclectic mix of originals and covers, Saturday June Band has been rocking for over 20 years and is well-known in Chicagoland.
4-5:30 PM One of the top guitarists in the world, Mike Danger and the Tropics performs a variety of genres with The Tropics, with over 500 popular songs in their repertoire along with many originals!
6-7:30 PM Recognized as the Midwest’s only Franki Valli and the Four Seasons premiere tribute band, The Four C Notes will feature all the hits including: “Sherry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” and more.
8-10 PM The nation’s #1 yacht rock band, The Yachtley Crew will be playing all the soft rock hits from the 70s and 80s, guaranteed to get the crowd moving and grooving!
Stay tuned for restaurants participating in the Taste of Highland Park! More information will be available at www.enjoyhighlandpark.com or on social media @enjoyhighlandpark on Facebook and Instagram.
Events at The Lot are presented by the City of Highland Park and the Downtown Highland Park Alliance, with the generous support of The Porsche-Audi Exchange, Baird & Warner, Muller Subaru Volkswagen, Freedom Home Care, Gregory Hyundai-Genesis, Highland Park Bank & Trust, Scott Byron & Co., First Bank of Highland Park, Freshie, Studio 41, and ComEd.