[Brass Transit will perform the music of the band Chicago.]
The Pop Music Series of 7:30 p.m. concerts brings back the Ides of March featuring Jim Peterik on July 12. Next, New Philharmonic, under the baton of Maestro Kirk Muspratt, presents an evening of pops, marches and movie scores July 19. Brass Transit returns July 26, performing hits from the band Chicago. Donnie Kehr brings “The Greatest Piano Men” on Aug. 2, this time joined by Greg Ransom and Pete Peterkin. Magic of Motown completes the series Aug. 9 with the harmonies and smooth moves made famous by The Temptations, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Earth, Wind, & Fire. Audience members are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item to benefit the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry and COD Student Fuel Pantry.
The WDCB Live Jazz Concert Series of 7:30 p.m. shows is organized through WDCB 90.9 FM, Chicago’s home for jazz, located on the COD campus. It opens with Grammy-nominated Angel Melendez and The 911 Mambo Orchestra on July 25, followed by Chicago Plays the Stones, featuring Ronnie Baker Brooks and Billy Branch on Aug. 1, and The Joey DeFrancesco Trio with special guest Bobby Broom on Aug. 8.
“COD's Got Talent” student talent competition winners will open for each concert at 7:15 p.m.
Also at the Lakeside Pavilion this summer, COD College Theater presents its touring show production of “Can You See Me” at 5 p.m. July 13 and 14. COD Professor of Theater Amelia Barrett directs the free, hour-long, interactive family-friendly show; seating will begin at 4 p.m.