Naper Nights

Rock out to great music at Naper Settlement's Naper Nights Community Concert Series and dance the night away on our beautiful 13-acre grounds. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, your family and friends for a summertime tradition that features cold drinks and great food and fabulous music!


$15 Adult; $10 Youth (4 to 12)
Members & children under 4 are free!

*All proceeds benefit the Naperville Heritage Society. No refunds will be issued. Please see below for full policy.

Online ticket sales will end at noon the Thursday before the event. Tickets and Memberships may be purchased at the gate. No advance ticket discounts.

Become a member today to get in free! Membership includes admission to all special events, including Civil War Days, Naper Nights, Oktoberfest, and All Hallows Eve.

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Friday, August 16, 5-10 PM

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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock

Soundtracks of a Generation

6 to 10 PM
This is a tribute to Woodstock - the performers, their music, and to the concept of peace and harmony. Covering the most popular songs, Soundtracks of a Generation will take Naper Nights on a musical journey chronologically through each day of the festival. Every spectrum of musical genre - from Rock, Blues, Soul, Jazz Fusion, Latin Rock, and Psychedelic Rock - will be performed at this counter-culture commemoration. Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Woodstock Music and Art Fair and jam to the songs that have become the soundtrack of an entire generation.

Saturday, August 17, 6-10 PM

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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock


8 to 10 PM
Showcasing the astounding breadth and depth of The Band's distinctively original Americana music, The THE BAND Band brings the music of The Band alive with authentic, true-to-form renditions of their extraordinary repertoire, including "The Weight", "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", "Up On Cripple Creek", and more. Join us as these New York natives make their Midwest debut with a Naper Nights end-of-the-season Woodstock blowout!


6 to 7:30 PM
Rico is defined as a band with a rich sound of diversified musical cultures. A mixture of sophisticated melodic genres comes together in tribute to the music of Santana. Rico creates an immense fiery soulful sound through bass, congas, percussion, drums, timbales, keyboards, guitar, and pure passion. The band will move you physically and mentally with their hypnotic blend of afro-cuban rhythms, or purge deep into your soul with their eminent send of melody.

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Friday, June 14, 5-10 PM

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Naperville Heritage Society Weed Ladies

The Goddesses of Rock

8-10 PM
The Goddesses of Rock are a female powerhouse cover band who rock out to songs by artists like Janis Joplin, Pat Benatar, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, Heart, Tina Turner, and more, all backed by their amazing band!


6 to 7:30 PM
A Naper Nights favorite, Landslide returns with the music of Fleetwood Mac, a legendary pop rock group with over 50 Billboard 100 charting songs - 45 of which were in the Top 40!

School of Rock

5 to 5:40 PM
Local music school, School of Rock, will be showcasing their top students during this rock n' roll set featuring songs we all know and love! 

Saturday, June 15, 5-10 PM

Weather forecasts are predicting strong winds up to 60 miles per hour this evening. For the safety of our patrons, the Naper Nights concert scheduled for tonight, Saturday, June 15, is cancelled, due to incoming inclement weather. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Rocks Off

8 to 10 PM 
Rocks Off is Chicago's premier and authentic Rolling Stones tribute, delivering the music, the look, and the attitude of the world's greatest rock n' roll band! Be prepared to be blown away, as Rocks Off is bringing their ultimate nine-piece rock outfit complete with horns!

The Doors of Chicago

6 to 7:30 PM
The Doors of Chicago is the 1 Doors Tribute band in the Midwest, offering a high energy Doors show that captures the music and dynamics of Jim Morrison and The Doors in their prime.

School of Rock

5 to 5:40 PM
Local music school, School of Rock, will be showcasing their top students during this rock n' roll set featuring songs we all know and love!

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Friday, July 19, 5-10 PM

The Belfast Cowboys

8 to 10 PM
The Belfast Cowboys are a nine-piece band that specializes in the music of Van Morrison. Powered by a four-piece horn section, the Cowboys have risen to the top of the renowned Minnesota music scene, packing houses and wowing crowds since 2002.

Simply Billy

6 to 7:30 PM
Witness the incredible songwriting, vocals, and pianistic virtuosity of Billy Joel on stage as Brian Harris weaves together Billy Joel vocals, concert pianist "chops", and endless energy in a show that will leave you dazzled!

School of Rock

5 to 5:40 PM
Local music school, School of Rock, will be showcasing their top students during this rock n' roll set featuring songs we all know and love!

Saturday, July 20, 5-10 PM

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Think Floyd USA

7:45 to 10 PM
This full-production Pink Floyd tribute showcases and energetic and phenomenally gifted cast of nine passionate musicians and vocalists, alongside a mesmerizing light show. Come see and share what the excitement is all about as Think Floyd celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing with a full performance of Dark Side of the Moon.


6 to 7:15 PM
Freak out in a moon-age daydream with Spaceface - a tribute to David Bowie. Made up of veteran Chicago musicians, Spaceface is dedicated to the brilliance that is Bowie. Hang on to yourself, and press your space face close to ours, love!

School of Rock

5 to 5:40 PM
Local music school, School of Rock, will be showcasing their top students during this rock n' roll set featuring songs we all know and love!

Event Policies

Naperville Heritage Society Special Events have additional policies to the Naper Settlement's museum policy.

All patrons must prepare and complete a bag check.

Photographs may be taken and used in promotional materials.

No outside food or drinks. One factory sealed bottle of unflavored water or one empty beverage container (no glass) per person is permitted.

No pets are allowed. Service Animals are permitted.

Smoking and vaping are permitted in designated areas only.


The entrance to the festival will be through the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center. Free parking is available in the Municipal Parking Garage on the corner of Eagle and Aurora and in the Naper Settlement visitor's lot on Porter Avenue and Webster Street.

Inclement Weather

All Naperville Heritage Society events take place rain or shine. However, in the case of unsafe weather - lightning, tornado, etc. - Naper Settlement will close the grounds and cancel the event for the safety of its patrons.

Refund Policy

All events and prices are subject to change without notice. Special event rates may vary. No refunds will be given in the event of inclement weather.

ADA Viewing

An ADA viewing area will be available at every Naper Nights concert series, to all applicable patrons. The viewing area is located in an section with optimal sight lines to the stage and an ample amount of space. If interpretive services are needed, please contact Naper Settlement and request said services 48 hours prior to the event. You can email Naper Settlement or reach them by calling 630.420.6010.


Email or call 630.420.6010 weekdays between 8:30 AM and 4 PM.

Become a Sponsor

This outdoor concert series is unlike anything else in the Naperville community. Held on Naper Settlement's beautiful 13-acre grounds, this three-weekend concert series will draw a crowd of nearly 10,000 people throughout the summer. Appeal to a wide variety of potential clients as concert goers will range from families to local business owners. The variety of entertainment at this event brings music lovers from all genres. This unique marketing opportunity for any business is promoted across the Chicagoland area and beyond.

Email Naper Settlement or call 630.305.7048 to learn more about Naper Settlement's sponsorship opportunities.

SpringHill Suites Chicago Naperville/Warrenville is offering corporate rates for Naper Settlement overnight guests!

Thank you to our 2019 Naper Nights Sponsors!


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