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Cantigny Summer Concert Series

Simple Men and Southern Nights

Parade Field
Sunday, August 25, 3-5pm

Simple Men and Southern Nights takes you back to the 1970’s when Southern Rock ruled the airwaves. In the first set, you will hear all your favorites from Southern Rock staples like the Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker Band, .38 Special, ZZ Top, Glenn Campbell, the Georgia Satellites, Molly Hatchett and more. You’ll hear other Southern Rock classics like Ram Jam’s “Black Betty”, “Amie” by Pure Prairie League and “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” by Elvin Bishop Band.

Then strap in for the second set with a 75- minute tribute to Southern Rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd. You will hear all of your favorites from “Call Me the Breeze” to “Gimme Three Steps”, “What’s Your Name”, “That Smell” and of course, “Simple Man”, “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Free Bird” in its entirety.

This concert is outdoors and features lawn seating. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets, and picnics are welcome. A designated area will be reserved for guests with pop-up tents and canopies.


Enjoy favorites like House-smoked Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Beef Brisket and Hot Dogs, as well as tasty treats like cotton candy, popcorn, artisan candies and more.

New for 2024: The Cantigny Crêperie offers sweet crêpes made right before your eyes.

A delicious selection of craft & domestic beers, wines, cocktails, and soft drinks will also be available.

Purchase Parking

Concert Snack Tote, $60
Enhance your Cantigny experience with our Concert Snack Tote. This thoughtfully curated insulated tote is a hearty meal for two people – perfect for sharing!

Purchase Snack Tote

Here’s what’s inside:

  • Artisanal Cheeses
  • Crispy Crackers and Nuts
  • Seasonal Fresh-cut Fruit
  • Fresh Vegetables and Hummus
  • Wild Rice Salad
  • Fresh-baked Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Two 20 oz. Bottles of LIFEWTR

Contains nuts, dairy, and gluten; no substitutions.

Totes must be pre-ordered and can be picked up in the Café located inside the Visitors Center.

2024 Concert Schedule

May 26: Elvis My Way, starring Brandon Bennett
June 2: Rod Tuffcurls & the Bench Press
June 9: Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers
June 16: Signed, Sealed, Delivered: A Stevie Wonder Experience
June 30: Earth to Mars: The Bruno Mars Experience
July 7: Fortunate Sons
July 14: Fearless: A Tribute to Taylor Swift
July 21: Saved by the 90s
July 28: Hairbangers Ball
August 4: Chicago Rewired
August 11: Zorila
August 18: Gizzae
August 25: Simple Men and Southern Nights
September 1: The Lovettes: A Salute to the Female Icons of the 40s, 50s, and 60s