Venue 1012 summer event series kicks off with a May 28 Country Bash

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Get ready to rock out this summer with your family, friends and neighbors at the new Venue 1012 in Oswego, Illinois. Alongside the community’s well-known events, the Village of Oswego will debut a new summer series at Venue 1012 including concerts, movies and more.

The entertainment venue, which opened in summer 2021 near Orchard Road, will host a combination of free and ticketed events, bringing entertainment and cultural opportunities to the Village of Oswego. Watch for a full calendar of events to be announced in early spring.

“I am looking forward to seeing everyone this summer enjoying all the great entertainment we have planned,” Village President Troy Parlier said. “Our events not only provide great opportunities for families and friends to gather, but they really show all that Oswego has to offer to those who visit from out of town. Venue 1012 builds on the great events program we already have. It’s going to be a great summer.”

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The expanded events calendar keeps long-time favorites like Wine on the Fox and Christmas Walk and features returning events like the Air Force band Starlifter and Oswego’s Got Talent. New this year is a free Thursday night event series featuring a combination of concerts and movies, with special appearances by the Springbrook Pops Orchestra. Saturday night ticketed concerts will offer an elevated concert experience featuring some favorite regional acts. Tickets will go on sale April 1. Sign up for email and text alerts at to get the schedule as soon as its release.

“We saw an under-utilized area of our community with plenty of open space and existing parking, and we turned it into an entertainment destination not only for our community, but for the region,” Parlier said. “Orchard Road, and the entire community, will certainly benefit from Venue 1012.”

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.

For more information on sponsorship, donor opportunities or event rentals, visit the Venue 1012 website at