5 things to do in McHenry County: So much live music – at restaurants, free outdoor concerts and markets

For Independence Day events, check out our list of festivities for the July 4 holiday.

1. The village of Algonquin kicks off its free summer concerts Thursday with a “big crowd favorite” Sushi Roll playing rock and pop music.

The rest of the lineup includes the Ethan Bell Band on July 8, The Flat Cats on July 15, Johnny Russler & the Beach Bum Band on July 22, Serendipity on July 29, and Centerfold on Aug. 5.

Each concert starts at 7 p.m. at Towne Park, 100 S. Jefferson St., except for the performance by Johnny Russler & the Beach Bum Band on July 22, which will be performing at the annual Founders’ Day festival at Spella Park, 2610 Harnish Drive.

Parking is available at Towne Park, Historic Village Hall and the municipal lot on the corner of Washington and Harrison streets.

In the event of inclement weather, concerts may be canceled. To check, call 847-999-0225 or go to algonquin.org/weather.

For information, go to algonquin.org/summerconcerts or follow the village on Facebook at facebook.com/AlgonquinLive.

2. The Pearl Street Market in McHenry continues its lineup of concerts and food vendors along with handmade and homegrown goods for the summer.

Held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. each Thursday through September at Veterans, 3400 Pearl St., the market this week will host John Till, who will play from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the market side of the park, followed by Fox Crossing Stringband on the gazebo stage at 7 p.m.

Don’s Sandwich Shop is set as the week’s food vendor, according to the market’s Facebook page.

For more information, including about the lineup for future weeks, go to the Pearl Street Market’s Facebook page at facebook.com/pearlstreetmarketmchenry.

3. The village of Huntley’s First Friday Nights concert series is also kicking off this week with a ’90s dance party.

Boy Band Review will play hits from bands such as *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block, One Direction and Jonas Brothers.

The free event runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at Huntley Town Square, 11704 Coral St. Attendees are welcome to carry in food and sealed beverages from area bars and restaurants to enjoy in the square.

For information, go to the Huntley Farmers Market Facebook page at facebook.com/huntleyfarmersmarket/ or the village of Huntley’s website at huntley.il.us.

4. More live music can be found at Labemi’s Tavern and Restaurant in Crystal Lake on Friday evening when the Burnt Biscuits Band plays.

The band, which performs vintage bluegrass and Gypsy jazz as well as crowd-pleasing covers, will start its performance at 6:30 p.m.

Weather permitting, the music will be on the balcony in the back.

For information, go to burntbiscuits.org.

5. Yoga at sunset will held Wednesday in Cary by Warriors in the Wild.

The free event is held the first and third Wednesday of each month at Candlewood Park, 844 Pin Oak Circle, and is open to all experience levels.

Registration can be completed online by selecting the event at the Northwest Herald’s community calendar at shawlocal.com/northwest-herald/local-events/ and following the Eventbrite link.

Parking is available on Pin Oak Circle or in the Trinity Oaks School parking lot.

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