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Evanstonians set for lunch, the lake and lots of music this summer

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It’s time to lunch on the lake in Evanston with an outdoor summer concert series of the same name. From June 25 through July 30, Lunch on the Lake features free noontime concerts on the South Lawn of Norris University Center on 1999 Campus Drive presented by Northwestern’s School of Continuing Studies’ Summer Session, Norris University Center and the Center for Student Involvement.

The lineup for six-week series includes:

June 25 – Guitarra Azul

The Latin percussion and Spanish guitar ensemble perform rumba, flamenco, Latin jazz and world music. Learn more at

July 2 – The Steel Drum Guy

Caribbean calypso and Latin style music on steel drums accompanied by an instrumental background track will be played. Details at

July 9 – David and Whitney 

This southern Indiana husband-and-wife duo will perform country rock and pop. Additional information can be found at

July 16 – The Acoustic Generation

This Chicago guitar and vocal duo will play rock, pop and country music. Their website is

July 23 – Chris Greene

The Evanston native will play jazz on his saxophone. To learn more about him, visit

July 30 – Kia Harper

This singer and songwriter will perform rhythm and blues. Find out more at

In addition to providing free music, Lunch on the Lake features a full lunch menu for $7.50 served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Audience members can also bring their own lunch since picnic table seating is available. For more menu information, visit

For Lunch on the Lake details, visit or call 847-491-2301.

There is free parking after 4 p.m. near Norris Center. However handicapped and special access parking may be impacted by the university’s summer construction. To learn more, visit


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