Village Closes Summer Concert Series With Maggie Speaks

Village Closes Summer Concert Series With Maggie Speaks
Posted on 08/27/2013

The Village of Orland Park will close an event filled summer on Sunday, September 1 when Maggie Speaks performs at the village’s Centennial Park West from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

“This is a great way to enjoy Labor Day Weekend,” said Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin, one of the show’s sponsors. “We’ve had a great response to the shows that we’ve held at Centennial Park West, including City Lights Orchestra performing three times and last year’s country band. We’re looking forward to having Maggie Speaks close the season,” the mayor said.

Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, umbrellas, picnics, blankets and refreshments to enjoy the village’s outdoor entertainment venue.

Located in the Colette Highlands Subdivision near 159th and 108th Avenue, Centennial Park West is at Park Station Boulevard and Somerglen Lane. The park has several rolling hills where attendees can sit to enjoy the performance.

“The Village of Orland Park has had a great summer,” said Trustee Pat Gira, chair of the village’s Recreation and Parks Committee. “We kicked it off Memorial Day Weekend and have had a calendar filled with local fun for all ages,” she said. “We invite everyone to celebrate Labor Day Weekend with the village’s last outdoor concert of the season,” Gira said.

Known throughout the Chicago area, Maggie Speaks is one of the region’s top cover bands. They have performed with Earth Wind and Fire, The Doobie Brothers, .38 Special and Jay Leno and have performed at a number of corporate events including Pepsi, IBM, Estee Lauder, Nike and Marriott. The band’s song list spans decades of favorites for all ages.

This free Village of Orland Park concert is co-sponsored by the Orland Park Prairie Newspaper, Mayor Daniel J. McLaughlin, Insurance through AAA and the Aileen S. Andrew Foundation.

Concessions will be provided by Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant, Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery and Whole Foods. Free parking will be available at the adjacent Metra station with shuttle buses transporting attendees from the parking lot to the concert site.

Further information is available by calling the village’s Recreation Department at 708/403-PARK and on the village’s website at