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Venue 1012 inaugural season kicks off with Country Bash–Oswego Honors Veterans on May 28, 2022. 

The Village of Oswego is excited to announce its 2022 summer event series presented by Allied First Bank at Venue 1012. The outdoor entertainment venue, which opened in 2021 at 1012 Station Drive near Orchard Road, will host a combination of 17 ticketed and free events.

The season is loaded with opportunities to sing, dance, sip, eat and unwind with family and friends of all ages in Oswego’s own backyard. In addition to food trucks serving local fare, wine and beer will be available for purchase at select events. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to relax while celebrating long summer nights.

“Get ready to celebrate summer with tons of entertainment options for all ages,” Village President Troy Parlier said. “Not only is Venue 1012 a great place to gather with family and friends outdoors, but this year’s outstanding summer season also offers endless opportunities to make memories with live music and family fun.”

The 2022 season features three categories of events: Weekend Headliners, Thursday Night Block Party and Movies under the Stars. Weekend Headliners feature Springbrook’s Oswego Pops Orchestra concerts, as well as top regional acts on select Saturdays with affordable ticket prices. Free concerts with music from the 60s, 70s, 80s, Motown and pop favorites, along with a Back to School Bash, will be presented at Thursday Night Block Party events. Movies Under the Stars rounds out the series with free family-friendly movies and lawn games including bags and giant Connect Four.

Tickets are now on sale for four Weekend Headliner concerts: Country Bash on May 28 featuring Whiskeyfist; High Infidelity on June 11; Bad Medicine with opener Coverlicious on July 23; and on September 3, AC/DC tribute band AZ/DZ with opener The Pyromaniacs. Individual tickets cost $15 for ages 13 and up; $10 for active military, veterans and immediate family; children 12 and under are free. Save money by purchasing a four-bundle concert pass for $50 or $32 for active military and veterans.

The Allied First Bank Summer Series kicks off on Memorial Day weekend with two special events planned to honor veterans. On May 28, Country Bash showcases three different country bands. The Tribute to Veterans event on May 29 presents two complimentary concerts with patriotic favorites by Celebration Brass and Springbrook’s Oswego Pops Orchestra.

This summer’s events are listed below by category. For descriptions of each event and to purchase tickets, visit

Weekend Headliners at Venue 1012 in Oswego, Illinois:

Free holiday concerts and top regional acts on select Saturdays with affordable ticket prices.
Time: 5:00 p.m. venue opens, 6:00- 7:00 p.m. opener, 7:30-9:30 p.m. featured band (unless otherwise noted
*Cost: Under 12 free, $15 ages 13 and up, $10 Veteran or active military and immediate family members

Memorial Day Weekend, Oswego Honors Veterans: Saturday, May 28
*Ticketed Concert: Country Bash: Tim Gleason Band, Wild Daisy and headliner Whiskeyfist
Genre: Country
Memorial Day Weekend, Oswego Honors Veterans: Sunday, May 29
Free Concert: Tribute to Veterans: Celebration Brass and Springbrook’s Oswego Pops Orchestra
Genre: Patriotic favorites
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Celebration Brass, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Oswego Pops Orchestra

Saturday, June 11
*Ticketed Concert: Hi Infidelity
Genre: 80s rock including Journey, REO, Bon Jovi and Boston

Independence Day Weekend: Saturday, July 2
Free Concert: United States Air Force Band of Mid-America: Starlifter
Genre: Rock, pop, jazz and contemporary as well as traditional patriotic songs

Saturday, July 23
*Ticketed Concert: Headliner Bad Medicine featuring Bon Jovi covers and opener Coverlicious
Genre: Classic rock, pop, country and funk

Labor Day Weekend: Saturday, September 3
*Ticketed Concert: Headliner AZ/DZ and opener The Pyromaniacs
Genre: AC/DC and Def Leppard tribute bands


Thursday Night Block Parties at Venue 1012 in Oswego, Illinois

Free concerts on Thursdays with music from the 60s, 70s, 80s, Motown and pop
Day: Select Thursdays
Time: 5:00 p.m. venue opens, 6:00- 7:00 p.m. opener, 7:30-9:30 p.m. featured band

Thursday, June 2
Free Concert: Johnny Russler & The Beach Bum Band
Genre: Beach and island-themes

Thursday, June 30
Free Concert: R-Gang
Genre: Motown and R & B

Thursday, July 14
Free Concert: Sealed with a Kiss (SWAK)
Genre: Pop rock

Thursday, July 28
Free Concert: Hillbilly Rockstarz
Genre: Country

Thursday, August 4
Free Event: Back to School Bash with DJ John Werle, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Free Concert: Springbrook’s Oswego Pops Orchestra featuring Disney music, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 11
Free Concert: 1976
Genre: 70s hits

Thursday, September 1
Free Concert: Dancing Queen, An ABBA salute
Genre: ABBA tribute band


Movies Under the Stars at Venue 1012 in Oswego, Illinois

Free movies on select Thursdays with family activities and give-aways
Time: 6:30 p.m. venue opens, movies begin at dusk

Thursday, June 9
Disney’s Encanto

Thursday, June 23
The Game Plan

Thursday, July 21
Spider-Man: No Way Home

Thursday, August 18
Disney’s Luca

All events are family-friendly and have been created to engage a variety of different audiences. Learn more about the season and purchase tickets by visiting

Venue 1012, along with the Village’s special events program, is designed to be self-sustaining on a year-to-year basis, funded through sponsorship, beverage and ticket sales, and other events-related revenue.

Learn about Venue 1012 sponsorship, donor opportunities and event rentals and contact Julie Hoffman at for additional information.