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Venue 1012 ׀ An Outdoor Entertainment Experience in Your Community’s Backyard
1012 Station Drive in Oswego (just west of Orchard Road)

Enjoying community life and “events near me” in Yorkville (IL) includes having access to live outdoor entertainment close to home, especially during Chicago’s coveted spring and summer months. Located right down the road in Oswego, Venue 1012 is a premier destination for affordable fun for all ages.

With ample lawn seating, the amphitheater welcomes families and friends for both free and ticketed live music, as well as free movies in the park, from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.

Most events offer food trucks and beverage service with soda, wine, hard seltzers and beer, including craft drafts from Oswego Brewing Co. You’ll also find lots of conveniently located free parking.

If you’re in Yorkville and looking for events near me, choose your dates and make your plans with our 2023 schedule!

Events for Yorkville (IL): Ticketed Concerts

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)
Get a rockin’ start on Memorial Day weekend with a live country music extravaganza honoring veterans! This full day of hot country hits and classic rock features the Alika Arlynn Band, Tim Gleason Band and headliner Whiskeyfist. Dance, listen and sing to the music 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)
Bringing you through a musical journey from beginning to end, Fletcher Rockwell performs both original songs and fresh interpretations of favorites such as the Beatles, Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake. The energy continues when Chicago-based SEMPLE takes the stage. With styles from 70s rock to alt rock to modern pop, every SEMPLE show packs the power you look for in a concert.

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

$15 (ages 13 & up), $10 (military/veterans), free (ages 12 & under)
You won’t want to say “Bye Bye Bye” to this band with all the “Right Stuff”! Playing to capacity crowds throughout the Midwest, Boy Band Review will captivate the Yorkville region 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!

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)
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 to dance, sing and celebrate with a full re-creation of this legendary rock band right before your very eyes!

Events for Yorkville (IL): FREE Concerts

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

Unite with the Yorkville and Oswego communities 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 to entertain Yorkville event-goers again – enjoy your favorite cover songs delivered with a high-powered sonic force!

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

The sounds of summer at Venue 1012 include plenty of musical Americana. 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 young and mature fans alike.

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

Calling all Yorkville country fans – Chicagoland’s country super group will be plugged in and turned up for a free summer event at the Venue! 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)

Exciting, energized, fresh: You’ll be on your feet with some of the hottest hits of all time in one non-stop, action-packed, old-school concert jam!

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

Re-live some of the most memorable music of the modern era with an authentic tribute to the unique mystique of Fleetwood Mac. This electrifying live show brings you back to the moments when “Rhiannon,” “Dreams” and “Go Your Own Way” filled the airwaves – as well as the album deep cuts that superfans will know!

Events for Yorkville (IL): 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)

Kick off Labor Day weekend with this year’s concert benefit and wine-tasting event at the Venue, now a two-day event near Yorkville! Oswego’s Fox Valley Winery will be onsite with a selection of their favorite labels, and volunteers will also be pouring varieties from regional, national and international vintners.

Other beverage selections will include craft beers from Oswego Brewing Co., a specialty cocktail and non-alcoholic choices.

Bring your own picnic, blanket and chairs and sip wine while you listen to music by The PriSSillas on Friday and then Serendipity and the Jersey Girls on Saturday. A portion of the proceeds from this “event near me” for those in Yorkville will raise funds to support local organizations that provide breast-cancer support services! 

Events for Yorkville (IL): FREE Movies in the Park

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

It’s a free, relaxing evening for the whole family! 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)

Yorkville (IL) Events Near Me: Contact Us

If you have questions about a Venue 1012 event, contact us at (630) 554-3618 or use our contact form. See you at the Venue!

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