‘the Listening Room’ at the Dole was voted 2014, 2016, and 2018 Best Place to Listen to Live Music in McHenry County by the Northwest Herald Readers’ Choice Awards

“An atmosphere that is as intimate as a house concert, with the production value of a large performances venue.”

Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole is proud to present ‘the Listening Room’ at the Dole, a destination to be enjoyed by both the performer and the audience. Lakeside Legacy Foundation dedicated this beautiful venue on September 13, 2012. This opportunity was made possible by the generosity of a special group of individuals from Beach Cite, Inc

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“If we touch your emotions by the display of artistic expression at any event in this facility we shall have achieved success.” — Anonymous

Schedule of Events in ‘the Listening Room’ at The Dole

 

 

 

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have made the decision to postpone the upcoming LATE NIGHT at The Dole originally scheduled on March 27th

This was a difficult decision, but for the safety of the community, we feel it is the responsible decision at this time. We are monitoring the situation closely and plan to reschedule LATE NIGHT once it is safe to do so. We will keep you informed as more information is available.

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have made the decision to postpone the upcoming LATE NIGHT at The Dole originally scheduled on April 24th

This was a difficult decision, but for the safety of the community, we feel it is the responsible decision at this time. We are monitoring the situation closely and plan to reschedule LATE NIGHT once it is safe to do so. We will keep you informed as more information is available.

 

Friday, May 22nd at 8:30 pm

LATE NIGHT at the Dole

with Bad Penny

Live Music + Dancing

The party continues after every single 4th Fridays Art Event for those who already say “Where can we go after the art event for another drink and some live music and dancing?” in our very own Listening Room.  Local and regional bands, dance floor and a cash bar all in our swanky Listening Room here at the Dole.  Yep, we think of it all.

Bad Penny is an acoustic trio based in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.

While they still enjoy playing in full-blown rock bands, there is something special about playing a stripped-down arrangement of classic rock songs. Drawing from influences such as The Beatles, Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Eagles, vocal harmonies take center stage in their live shows.

  • May 22nd at 8:30 pm
  • Live Music + Dancing at The Dole
  • Concert Only: $10.00
  • Online ticket sales end at 12:00 pm (noon) on May 22nd.
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Saturday, May 30th at 7:00 – 9:30pm

Jody’s House Rocks the Dole

Come join the fun as Jody’s House (Yacht) Rocks our fabulous Listening Room! They are a group of musicians spanning generations and genres. Their authentic sound will surely bring smiles to your faces and have you dancing and singing along. Come aboard….we’re expecting you!

  • May 30th at 7:00 pm
  • Live Music + Dancing at The Dole
  • Concert Only: $15.00
  • Online ticket sales end at 12:00 pm (noon) on May 29th
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Friday, June 26th at 8:30 pm

LATE NIGHT at the Dole

with StanDard Jazz

Live Music + Dancing

The party continues after every single 4th Fridays Art Event for those who already say “Where can we go after the art event for another drink and some live music and dancing?” in our very own Listening Room.  Local and regional bands, dance floor and cash bar all in our swanky Listening Room here at The Dole.  Yep, we think of it all.

The StanDard Jazz Project has been playing together since 2014 and can field a variety of configurations from three to nine musicians – all experienced and professional. Resources include: female vocal, piano, bass, guitar, vibes, drums, trombone, sax and trumpet/flugelhorn.

We can set a mellow background groove (cocktail hour cool) or deliver out-front performance (show time!), whatever works best for the event. Our songbook includes jazz standards that are melodic and recognizable.

  • June 26th at 8:30 pm
  • Live Music + Dancing at The Dole
  • Concert Only: $10.00
  • Online ticket sales end at 12:00 pm (noon) on June 26th
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Please contact Betty Kay Swanson, Events & Programs Manager at Bswanson@thedole.org or call 815-455-8000.