Things are about to heat up for the summer season with a series of outdoor social and shopping events coming up at Deer Park Town Center! If you like to score discounts on fabulous merchandise and listen to live jazz in a peaceful patio setting, grab your calendars and get ready to add these hot happenings events to your list of things to do this summer.
Deer Park Town Center’s schedule of summer shopping events kicks into full swing next weekend with their annual Summer Sidewalk Sale followed by the highly anticipated return of their popular “Jazz Patio” concert and “ARTumn Harvest” art festival as fall approaches.
Frequent Deer Park Town Center visitors like Kerry Diminuco say the summer events add great energy to the overall shopping experience. “Deer Park Town Center expertly balances great shopping and dining with a variety of entertainment options and events to encourage a real community feel. It has become my “go-to” place not only for great shopping, but for something new and different to do.”
Here are the upcoming summer event highlights and the reasons why they come so highly recommended…
Summer Sidewalk Sale
Friday, July 11th through Sunday, July 13th
What Shoppers Love:
Retailers have extra shipments of extra sale merchandise shipped in just because of the buzz about this summer shopping event so the Sidewalk Sale is definitely one of the best times to find deep discounts on the season’s hottest merchandise at Deer Park Town Center. Shoppers love walking around Deer Park Town Center and finding great values at their favorite stores.
Be one of the first 100 shoppers on Friday, July 11 to spend $100 or more at any Deer Park Town Center retailer and they’ll buy your lunch! Bring your same day receipts to the Deer Park Town Center Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to receive a free $10 gift card to Noodles & Company or Panera Bread, while supplies last.
New This Year & Back by Popular Demand:
Banana Republic joined the Summer Sidewalk Sale line-up as a participant and Vera Bradley is doing their second annual tent sale in the parking lot over the three day weekend.
Regina’s Sidewalk Days Shopper Tip:
Deer Park Town Center Marketing Director Regina Verdico says, when you come to the Summer Sidewalk Sale, you should definitely…Shop early! “The best merchandise is available at the beginning of the sidewalk sale, but thanks to our stores being on top of it, there’s always new merchandise being replenished for the event.”
3rd Annual Jazz Patio Outdoor Concert
Saturday, August 9th, 2014 from 1:30-8pm
What Guests Love:
Regina Verdico says Deer Park Town Center’s Jazz Patio event adds an extra and element of fun to the shopping experience. “Not only are you surrounded by great retail, now you can sit back with your family and enjoy fabulous music, wine and your kids will be entertained too!”
New This Year & Back by Popular Demand:
This year, drum virtuoso Jimmy Chamberlin of the Smashing Pumpkins is performing with platinum selling saxophone powerhouse, Frank Catalano. And jazz favorite, Judy Roberts, is returning for a second year to perform with vocalist Paul Marinaro and Saxophonist Greg Fishman.
Schedule of Performances:
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Roger Harris Trio
3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.: Judy Roberts with vocalist Paul Marinaro and Saxophonist Greg Fishman
4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Stephanie Browning and Golden Mean
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Jimmy Chamberlin and Frank Catalano Group
Now 36 years old, Frank Catalano has been described by Down Beat magazine as “John Coltrane energy for the 21st Century”. Catalano is the only known saxman to have played with Miles Davis, Randy Brecker, Charles Earland, Elvin Jones, Stan Getz, Betty Carter, Von Freeman, Tito Puente, Tony Bennett, Les Claypool (Primus) and Louis Bellson while still in high school! This led to his signing to Delmark Records at age 18 and a string of critically acclaimed recordings. Catalano has been heard by millions of people all over the world thanks in part to 3 Grammy-winning and 11 Grammy-nominated recordings with artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Destiny’s Child, and John Legend. His past 2 solo CD’s for the legendary Savoy/Columbia Label have topped the Billboard sales charts.
For over 15 years, Jimmy Chamberlin was the driving engine behind the super group the Smashing Pumpkins, earning him the respect as one of the most popular and influential drummers in rock music history.
With the Smashing Pumpkins, Chamberlin re-defined the way rock drumming was conceptualized while creating his own signature sound that can be heard on multiple Grammy and American Music award winning recordings. Jimmy has been seen on multiple MTV Music Video Awards and the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine. Chamberlin also collaborated with Billy Corgan on his solo recordings and with the band Zwan. Chamberlin enjoys performing with his solo project called the Jimmy Chamberlin Complex.
Both Jimmy Chamberlin and Frank Catalano pull from their past influences and experiences to create a sound that can best be described as a high energy jazz /rock with elements of soul and ambient undertones. Performing original compositions, experimental music, with a few classics in the mix, the Catalano/ Chamberlin band forges new sounds while drawing from the past.
ARTumn Harvest Fine Art Festival & More
September 13 & 14, 2014
ARTumn Harvest is an annual outdoor art fair hosted on the patio surrounding the gazebo at Deer Park Town Center. This year the event is growing with more artists than ever. Plus, they will be giving away tickets to the VIP pre-party on Friday, September 12th.
More to Come
And Deer Park Town Center is already planning their big events for much later in the year, including their Recycling & Shred Event on Saturday, October 4 and Fall Festival Trick-or-Treat on Saturday, October 25th. As always, they will be hosting their annual Santa’s Arrival Fireworks Extravaganza Veteran’s Day Weekend on Friday, November 7th and honoring our soldiers with a Red, White & Blue finale.
Paw Friendly Places
And finally… Did you know that many of the retailers at Deer Park Town Center are dog-friendly? Look for the “dog-friendly” decals on the doors of about three dozen stores and restaurants or CLICK HERE for the list of places that welcome your four-legged friends in their stores or on their patios.
You’ll find Deer Park Town Center at 20530 N Rand Road in Deer Park, Illinois. CLICK HERE to follow the latest info about new store openings and upcoming events on Deer Park Town Center’s Facebook page or visit their website at ShopDeerParkTownCenter.com.