Sundays on the Square | July 2022 Schedule

Sundays on the Square
Sundays on the Square

Sundays on the Square 2022 continues in July with weekly concerts — except for July 17 when there is NO Sundays on the Square. That week, you can enjoy the music at the 37th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival.

On all the other Sundays of July, plan to get together with your friends on the historic Woodstock Town Square for an evening (5-7 pm) to celebrate music, summer, fun, and friends. Read more below about Sundays on the Square, one of the best things about summer.

The July 2022 Schedule follows.

July 3 | Sons of the Never Wrong, Turbo-charged Altfolk

Sons of the Never Wrong

Sons of the Never Wrong is a turbo-charged Altfolk trio from Chicago that delivers witty, whimsical songs with their signature soaring vocal harmonies and gorgeous arrangements.

In case you’re wondering, they’re 2 gals and a fella: Bruce Roper, Sue Demel, and Deborah Lader. Their odd ball humor and spontaneous stories ignite their live shows and have earned them a cult-like international following for nearly 30 years.

Combining influences of folk, jazz, pop and rock, their sound is wildly original, their energy is contagious, and their banter is hilarious. Read more HERE.

July 10 | Courtney and Chris | McCoo & Moriyah

Courtney & Chris

Courtney and Chris are a musical duo from the northwest suburbs of Chicago featuring Courtney Sullivan on vocals and rhythm guitar and Chris Kalkbrenner playing lead guitar. They perform pop hits from the 60s all the way through current day.

Find out more about Courtney & Chris here:

Lia Nicine McCoo

Lia Nicine McCoo performs regularly at Off Square Music events including Virtual Open Mics, Stage Left Open Mics, Concerts, and Music at the Market. She has also performed at many Woodstock Folk Festival events. 

“Moriyah & McCoo,” sometimes McCoo & Moriyah, Keryn Moriyah and Lia Nicine McCoo, have been a musical duet since 1984. Both Lia and Keryn are trained musicians, performers, songwriters, Period/Era history music performers specializing in World Beat musical genres, arrangers, worship ministers and producers of original music and music videos.

Read more about Lia Nicine McCoo and Keryn Moriyah HERE.

July 17 | No Sundays on the Square – Enjoy music at the Woodstock Folk Festival

July 24 | Jonas Friddle Trio

Jonas Friddle is a singer, songwriter and Old-Time banjo player whose songs have received The John Lennon Songwriting Award, First Place in the Great American Song Contest and a nomination for Album of the Year in the Independent Music Awards.  His tunes bear the marks of a musician who has done his time in pub sessions and square dance halls, and his writing is full of imagery, honesty and humor.

Read more HERE.

Sundays on the Square | Arranmore | July 31, 2022

Arranmore has Irish roots, but is reaching out for diversity in a mix of variety of styles on its fifth and latest release, the engaging 'Memories that Echo' - Chicago Tribune
Arranmore has Irish roots, but is reaching out for diversity in a mix of variety of styles on its fifth and latest release, the engaging ‘Memories that Echo’ – Chicago Tribune

Arranmore takes its name from an island off the Northwest coast of Donegal in Ireland. Although it started out as what can be best described as an Irish pub band, over the last 15 years the group evolved into what is better described as an Americana/Folk/Celtic music-influenced act.

The roots of the music Arranmore performs today certainly trace back to Ireland. But, they are also found in the hills of Appalachia, the early “dust bowls” of the American West, the long-ago weekend music that filled the Ryman Auditorium in Tennessee, as well as the gospel revival tents of America’s south.

The group Arranmore is, in the truest sense of the definition, a “musical melting pot”. Arranmore’s live performance bursts forth with all these elements to cover the wide base of music preference their audience brings to the show. The group enjoys this musical diversity and has long felt that by mixing all these music styles, they are in fact bringing awareness of their Irish roots to a much larger, broader-range audience.

Brian Murphy, leader of Arranmore, played with the Stage Left Overs in Woodstock and for Music at the MarketSundays on the Square1st Wednesday Concert Series at Stage Left Cafe (formerly 4th Fridays), and Stage Left Open Mics.

Would you like to know more about Arranmore?

Sundays on the Square – celebrate music & summer outdoors

Sundays on the Square in 2022 run every Sunday, June 26 – Sept 4, except for July 17 (the Woodstock Folk Festival is always scheduled the third Sunday in July).

Enjoy some great bands from 5:00 – 7:00 pm (noon – 7:00 pm on the opening Sunday, June 26). We gather on the historic Woodstock Square, Cass & Van Buren Streets, Woodstock IL 60098. Shows vary, some with one and some with two acts, featuring local, regional, and national talent. 

Restaurants on the Square are usually open on these evenings with carry-out items, but please confirm with specific places. Of course you can bring your own food items and picnic on the Square. Also, be sure to bring chairs!

Sunday evenings on the Square are always a memorable part of summer in the Woodstock area. Watch this website for updates and specifics on the bands. Better yet, subscribe to our email list if you aren’t already on it!

Watch our website for details about these remaining Sundays on the Square performers

Watch for information about all the following performers as it comes available on our site:

  • August 7 | Honey Cellar
  • August 14 | Ashley & Simpson | John Derado & Anne McIntyre
  • August 21 | Albion West with Wildered
  • August 28 | The Corner Boys  
  • September 4 | Hot Legarto       

Brought to you by…

These FREE summer concerts are brought to you by Off Square Music, the Woodstock Opera House, grants with support from the Illinois Arts Council, Arts & Culture for Woodstock and Hotel/Motel Use Fund — as well as your generous donations. It truly takes a village (and a state, and a few cities, a couple of guys with wagons and an ice cream vendor).

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