June 2 — Al Stewart, 7 p.m. at the Woodstock Opera House, 121 W. Van Buren St., in Woodstock
A folk and pop legend on both sides of the Atlantic, Al Stewart has written and recorded more than 20 albums of timeless tunes over the span of a 40-year career including the platinum selling albums “Year Of The Cat” and “Time Passages.” His songs are adorned with intriguing melodies and cover a broad range of thought-provoking themes and emotions from tales of fantasy to renditions of history and humor. Tickets are $32 for A Seating, $29 for B Seating and $26 for C Seating. For tickets or more information, call 815-338-5300 or visit www.woodstockoperahouse.com.
June 8 and 9 — Pickle Palooza Music Festival, 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at the McHenry County Fairgrounds, on Country Club Road, in Woodstock
This two-day music festival is sponsored in part by Claussen Pickle/Kraft Foods. There will be various local and national music acts, as well as the second annual McHenry County Kid Idol singing competition. For more information along with a complete lineup of musical acts, visit www.woodstockpicklepalooza.com.
June 8, 9 and 10 — Judith Svalander Dance Theatre, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Woodstock Opera House, at 121 W. Van Buren St. in Woodstock
The Judith Svalander Dance Theatre is celebrating a festival of 40 years. It will include short excerpts from the classics such as “Cinderella,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Coppelia” and “Swan Lake,” and brilliant pieces pulled from 40 years of repertory like “Visions and Reflections,” “Gaite,” “O Sing of My Johnny,” “Requiem,” “Postcards,” “Aida” and more. This is a once-in-a-lifetime celebration not to be missed. Tickets are $28 for adults and $21 for students. For tickets or more information, call 815-338-5300 or visit www.woodstockoperahouse.com.
June 15 — Moonlight and Music, 6 p.m. at the Crystal Lake Country Club, 721 Country Club Road, in Crystal Lake
This is the Pioneer Center’s premier fundraiser of the year. This outdoor event wows with mouth-watering gourmet food, choice beverages and the sensational music of the critically acclaimed California band Incendio. For more information, visit www.pioneercenter.org.
June 19 — Summer Concert: Mary J. Harris Trio, 7 p.m. at Deicke Park, 12015 Mill St., in Huntley
The Mary Harris Trio is a jazzy mix of tunes old and new. Mary was born, raised and musically trained in the Chicago area. The Mary Harris Trio features a great new take on songs that you know and love. This event is a part of the Huntley Park District’s All Summer Concert Series. Don’t forget chairs and blankets. For more information, visit www.huntleyparks.org.
June 22 — Lucy’s Music Cafe featuring Elevate, 8:30 p.m. at Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., in Crystal Lake
This is a hot spot to witness original, creative talent. Set on stage, the space has been shared with musicians such as John Hegner, Nick Moss, Maps and Atlases, Tim Easton and The Neverly Brothers. Tickets are $20 or $25 day of. For tickets or more information, call 815-356-9212 or visit rauecenter.org.
June 23 — Lucy’s Comedy Cafe, 8:30 p.m. at Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., in Crystal Lake
This is a well-anticipated monthly event. Set on stage, it offers an intimate nightclub environment and has featured comedic greats such as Dwayne Kennedy, Pat McGann and Dobie Maxwell. Tickets are $20 or $25 day of. For tickets or more information, call 815-356-9212 or visit rauecenter.org.
June 29 — Fox Hills Grands, 7 p.m. at Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., in Crystal Lake
Raue Center’s Piano Conference kicks off with more than 100 local piano students performing on five grand pianos on the Raue stage. The evening ends with a special performance of Rhapsody in Blue by Mike Yoo and Mike Muggli played on the famous twin Blue Baldwin Grand Pianos. Tickets are $10. For tickets or more information, call 815-356-9212 or visit rauecenter.org.
June 29 — Lunch in the Park, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Depot Park, at Woodstock and Williams streets, in downtown Crystal Lake
This free concert series features local musical talent. Guests are invited to bring their own lunch or purchase a meal from a downtown restaurant. Food vendors will be available on site. June 29 features Kate Ballew, who will sing a variety of standards and original songs. Kate describes her style as similar to Diana Krall with influences from Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn. For more information, please visit downtowncl.org.
June 29 — Dinner in the Park, 5 p.m. at Depot Park, at Woodstock and Williams streets, in downtown Crystal Lake
Just like “Lunch in the Park,” guests are invited to bring their own lunch or purchase their meal from one of the Crystal Lake downtown restaurants. Food vendors will be available on site. June 29 features Cassandra Vohs-Demann with Rick Van Dyne. Cassandra delivers contemporary rock and roll with an earthy vibe. Her musical style builds on the traditions of Stevie Nicks, Melissa Etheridge and Lucinda Williams, but is uniquely her own. Her original songs reflect on love, loss, self-reflection and dreams. For more information, visit downtowncl.org.
June 30 — Melissa Manchester with Danny Wright and Kurt Bestor in America Celebrates the Piano Concert,8 p.m. at Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., in Crystal Lake
This concert and sing-along will feature Melissa Manchester, Kurt Bestor and Danny Wright. This performance is part of Raue Center’s Piano Conference. Tickets start at $30. For tickets or more information, call 815-356-9212 or visit rauecenter.org.