Arts Alive Concert Series


Come to the library and enjoy a different musical experience each month! You'll have a chance to meet the musicians and visiting gallery artists following the concert. Refreshments will be served.

Held in the library's Community Room, these popular concerts are sponsored by the Friends of the Rolling Meadows Library.

Get your FREE tickets by calling the library at 847-259-6050, stop by the Welcome Desk or click the link next to the program listing and sign-up online! Persons with disabilities can arrange for special assistance by calling the library at least two weeks prior to any program.


 

March:
Shamrock Ragsters Sign-up here

Sunday, March 26th | 2:00 p.m.

The Shamrock Ragsters are back by popular demand! This talented quartet will be performing Irish, Celtic, bluegrass, Dixieland jazz and old time blues on a variety of instruments. Traditional music and vocals will create an afternoon of fun and energy provided by Lizzy Thomas, Gus Friedlander, Doug Jones, and Steve Martin.


 


 

April:
Laura Freeman: It's My Party Sign-up here

Sunday, April 23rd | 2:00 p.m.

Laura Freeman has been delighting audiences for over 20 years. Known for her warmth and connection to her music, she is a performer who really "works the room." Laura attended Indiana University, appearing at local theaters during summer breaks. After graduation, she moved to NYC, while continuing to tour in regional theaters. She has since returned to the Chicago area, performing in a variety of venues. Join Laura as she celebrates the ladies of the '60s. When we talk about that era, most people think of Bob Dylan or The Beatles, but that is just part of the story. Music was changed forever when the airwaves began jumping with the sound of the girl groups. We'll celebrate the sound of The Vandellas, The Marvellettes, The Supremes, The Ronettes, Dionne, Dusty, Leslie, Mary and more!


 


 

May:
Mark Dvorak: Tribute to Pete Seeger Sign-up here

Sunday, May 7th | 2:00 p.m.

Mark's interest in American folk music was born after reading a biography of Bob Dylan in high school. He began collecting Seeger, Guthrie and Lead Belly recordings and purchased his first acoustic guitar. After a summer of traveling the country by motorcycle, Mark attended Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music where he has since been on the faculty and is now Artist-In-Residence. In this program, Mark will perform some of Seeger's best-known songs: "If I Had a Hammer," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," "Kisses Sweeter than Wine," "Turn, Turn, Turn," and others that have become American Folk standards.