Municipal Band ends short season Aug. 18

Terri Crain Goodman
Terri Crain Goodman

DeKALB – The DeKalb Municipal Band will present the final concert of its 166th consecutive season at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the Dee Palmer Band Shell in Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road in DeKalb. The band is under the direction of Kirk Lundbeck.

Joining the band will be vocalist Terri Crain-Goodman, performing “It’s a Grand Night for Singing,” “People” and "Someone to Watch Over Me."

Other musical selections for the evening include “Raiders March,” “Candide,” "The Belle of Chicago,” “An American in Paris," “Chit Chat Polka,” “Blues Brothers Revue,” “Rolling Thunder,” “Frozen,” Sinatra!,” “Irish Washer Woman,” “America the Beautiful” and “Stars and Stripes Forever.”

Free tickets are required for bench seating. A limited number of tickets will be available starting at 10 a.m. Aug. 12 at

Masks must be worn upon entering, leaving and moving about within the bench seating area. Guests may remove their mask once they are seated and there is no activity immediately around them. Ticket seating will begin at 6:30 p.m. Ticket holders are strongly encouraged to arrive by 7:15 p.m. to be seated, as the concert will start promptly at 7:30 p.m.

The rows of benches have alphabetical markings with the seat number on them. Guests must sit in the row with their seat number as indicated on their ticket. Because of social distancing guidelines, guests may not sit in rows that are unmarked.  

Because of the “no groups” guideline, organizations are not permitted to reserve multiple rows of tickets for bench seating.

Row T does not have benches, making it accessible for wheelchairs. Those who have a ticket for Row T and are not in a wheelchair, should bring their own seating.

Tickets are required for bench seating only. Guests may enjoy the concerts from their car or by sitting in the grassy areas while observing social distancing guidelines. A mask must be worn while moving about and in areas where social distancing is not possible. Guests may take their masks off once they are seated and there is no activity immediately around them.

For information on the DeKalb Park District COVID-19 restrictions, visit

The band wishes to thanks to the city of DeKalb, the DeKalb Park District, the Egyptian Theatre and the DeKalb County Health Department for helping to make this season possible.

The band accepts online donations at

Follow the band’s Facebook page for up-to-the-minute happenings and weather cancellations.

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