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Enjoying spring and summer in Oswego (IL) includes a full schedule of “events near me” right down the road at Venue 1012! Located at 1012 Station Drive (just west of Orchard Road), we are a premier destination for affordable fun for all ages. It’s an outdoor entertainment experience in your community’s backyard!

Venue 1012 offers:

  • ample lawn seating
  • both free and ticketed live music
  • free movies in the park
  • conveniently located free parking

Most events also offer food trucks and beverage service with soda, wine, hard seltzers and beer, including craft drafts from Oswego Brewing Co.

Choose your dates and make your plans for the fun from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend 2023!

Ticketed Concerts: Oswego (IL) Events

Country Bash: Oswego Honors Veterans ׀ Saturday May 27
3:30pm to 10pm (Venue 1012 opens 2:30pm)

$20 (ages 13 & up), free (military/veterans), free (ages 12 & under)
Start up Memorial Day weekend with a live country music extravaganza honoring veterans! This full day of hot country hits features the Alika Arlynn Band, Tim Gleason Band and headliner Whiskeyfist. Dance, listen and sing to country and classic rock that you love from both today and yesterday!

SEMPLE with Fletcher Rockwell
Saturday June 10 | 4:30pm to 9pm (Venue 1012 opens 3:30pm)

$15 (ages 13 & up), $10 (military/veterans), free (ages 12 & under)
Your guide through a musical journey, Fletcher Rockwell performs both original songs and fresh interpretations of favorites such as the Beatles, Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake. Chicago-based SEMPLE then takes the stage to deliver more musical power with styles from 70s rock to alt rock to modern pop!

Boy Band Review
Saturday July 15 | 7pm to 9pm (Venue 1012 opens 6pm)

$15 (ages 13 & up), $10 (military/veterans), free (ages 12 & under)
Playing to capacity crowds throughout the Midwest, Boy Band Review will captivate Oswego with chart-toppers by NSYNC, New Kids on the Block, BTS and more. Celebrate the glorious era of multi-part harmonies and hunky front men professing their forever love – you won’t want to say “Bye Bye Bye” to this band with all the “Right Stuff”!

Southern Accents: The Ultimate Tom Petty Experience
Saturday August 5 | 7pm to 9pm (Venue 1012 opens 6pm)

$15 (ages 13 & up), $10 (military/veterans), free (ages 12 & under)
If you love the music of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, you’ll love this tribute straight out of Nashville. Southern Accents looks, lives and plays the part of the beloved group behind decades of radio mainstays such as “Don’t Do Me Like That” and “American Girl.” Bring family and friends for a full re-creation of the legendary rock band right before your very eyes!

FREE Concerts: Oswego (IL) Events

Oswego Pops Orchestra: Tribute to Veterans Concert ׀ Sunday May 28
3pm to 4pm (Venue 1012 opens 2:30pm)

Join your neighbors for this Memorial Day weekend event honoring our veterans and fallen heroes with patriotic music from the Oswego Pops Orchestra, including an appearance by bagpiper David Johnston. (Outside food and non-alcoholic beverage allowed at this concert only. Snacks, bottled water and soda will be available for purchase.)

Sealed with a Kiss (SWAK) ׀ Thursday June 1
7pm to 9pm (Venue 1012 opens 6pm)

SWAK returns for another exciting musical event in Oswego. Enjoy your favorite cover songs delivered with a sonic force that will have you singing and dancing along!

PettyCash: Tom Petty and Johnny Cash Tribute ׀ Thursday June 29
7pm to 9pm (Venue 1012 opens 6pm)

Musical Americana will be filling the sounds of summer in Oswego this year. Raise your beverage and sling your arm around a friend as you sing to the songs of Johnny Cash and Tom Petty performed by pros who love to rock out with fans of all ages.

Hillbilly Rockstarz ׀ Thursday July 6
7pm to 9pm (Venue 1012 opens 6pm)

If you live in Oswego and love country music, you’ll want to be at Venue 1012 when Chicagoland’s country super group plugs in and turns up for a free summer event. Get ready for a good time as the Rockstarz rock ya Hillbilly style with favorites ranging from Miranda Lambert to Taylor Swift to Guns & Roses!

The GooRoos ׀ Thursday July 27
7pm to 9pm (Venue 1012 opens 6pm)

Fresh, exciting, energized: You’ll be on your feet with some of the hottest hits of all time in one non-stop, action-packed rock-music jam!

Second Hand News: Fleetwood Mac Tribute ׀ Thursday August 17
7pm to 9pm (Venue 1012 opens 6pm)

Re-live the musical mystique of one of the greatest bands of the modern era with an authentic tribute to what made Fleetwood Mac so distinct. This electrifying live show brings you back to the heyday of radio regulars such as “Rhiannon,” “Dreams” and “Go Your Own Way” – as well as deep cuts that superfans will know!

Oswego (IL) Events: Wine Off the Fox and Benefit Concert

Friday September 1 | 6pm to 8:30pm (Venue 1012 opens 5pm; VIP entry 4pm)
Saturday September 2 | 3pm to 7:30pm (Venue 1012 opens 3pm; VIP entry 2pm)

Get your start on a big Labor Day weekend with this year’s concert benefit and wine-tasting at the Venue, now a two-day Oswego event! Our very own Fox Valley Winery will be onsite serving their favorite labels. You can taste varieties from regional, national and international vintners as well!

Beverage service also will include craft beers from Oswego Brewing Co., a specialty cocktail and non-alcoholic choices.

Enjoy live music by The PriSSillas on Friday and then Serendipity and the Jersey Girls on Saturday. You can also bring your own picnic, blanket and chairs as you sip wine to the sounds. A portion of the proceeds from this “event near me” in Oswego will benefit local organizations that provide breast-cancer support services! 

FREE Movies in the Park: Oswego (IL) Events

Select Thursdays at dusk
Venue 1012 opens 6pm for games and picnics

Bring the kids, a picnic and chairs or a blanket for family games and together time under the setting sun. Then sit back and watch the movie on a big screen with the summer stars twinkling above you!

Minions: The Rise of Gru
June 22 (run time 87 mins)

Sonic the Hedgehog 2
July 20 (run time122 mins)

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
August 10 (run time102 mins)

Oswego (IL) Events: Contact Us

If you would like more information about “events near me” this spring and summer, call us at (630) 554-3618 or use our contact form. See you at the Venue – it’s going to be a great time!

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