“Potpourri Of Musical Scores” is the theme of the Decatur Municipal Band's performance in Decatur's Central Park on Monday, July 15. Julie Andrews is the featured vocalist, and percussionist Aaron Villarreal is the featured soloist. The performance is at 7 p.m. There is no admission charge. The group also performs a 60-minute program Sunday, July 14, at the Fairview Park pavilion. The performance begins at 6 p.m.
The band also has a concert on the Millikin quad at 7 p.m. on Wendesday, July 17.
Dawes made its reputation with shades of Laurel Canyon music style in their work, drawing comparisons to Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young. Their most recent album, “Passwords,” has been likened to 1980s adult-rock efforts by Bruce Hornsby, Fleetwood Mac, and Steve Winwood. They return to Bloomington's Castle Theatre on Saturday, July 13. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $30 and are available at www.thecastletheatre.com.
A legend appears in Effingham on Friday, June 14. Bill Anderson is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. He's tallied 36 top-10 singles, including seven No. 1s. He appears at Effingham Performance Center at 7 p.m. Tickets are $34 and $29 and are available at the box office and via Ticketmaster.
Call her Miss Ross. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Diana Ross is marking her 75th birthday with her current tour. She appears at Champaign's State Farm Center on Thursday, July 11. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show range in price from $144.50 and $43.50.
Decatur's new entertainment venue is The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater near Lake Decatur. Saturday, July 13, a Moscow-based Chicago tribute band that's a viral sensation takes the stage. Leonid and Friends is led by Leonid Vorobyev, who four years ago decided to form the group as a 60th birthday present to himself. None of the band members ever saw Chicago in concert, but they've been endorsed by band members like Danny Seraphine, Chicago’s original drummer, who played a few songs with the band at a Los Angeles concert earlier this year. The buildup has meant only $20 lawn seats are still available for the 7 p.m. show. Tickets are available at devonamphitheater.com.