Summer concerts to return to Shiloh Park

SHILOH – The Village of Shiloh will soon play host to Music in the Park, a series of concerts taking place this summer at the Shiloh Community Park under the pavilion. 

According to Village administrator John Marquart, this will be the third consecutive year that Music in the Park has taken place. 

The concerts will take place on the second and fourth Wednesday’s in June, July and August and will comprise of music groups local to the Metro East. 

The schedule of concert dates is as followed: 

June 12 – Alley Kats – Big Band Sounds

June 26 – George Portz – Blue Grass

July 10 – Vince K – Variety Band 

July 24 – Waterloo German Band

August 14 – ShortMist Band – Country Rock

August 28 – Tommy Tunes – Variety Band

Marquart said bands were selected and reached out to by the local area musicians union. He said they have all played at Music in the Park before and two of the musicians, George Portz and Vince K, are local to Shiloh.

“Attendance has gotten larger every year,” Marquart said. “The bands have their own following.”

The Shiloh District 85 PTO will sell drinks and snacks at the events. The concerts will take place from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

“It’s a nice event for the summer,” Marquart said. 

In other action, at the Shiloh Village Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, March 5, trustees approved an ordinance to regulate fishing in Three Springs Park Lake. 

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has recommended that fishing be allowed in the lake to maintain appropriate fish species levels, but yet not to over- fish and deplete certain species.

Trustees also approved the Three Springs Park Master Plan. The master plan is a multi-phase project to revamp and upgrade opportunities at the park. 

The first stage in the master plan is to provide maintenance to current park facilities within the 80- acre space.

Mayor Jim Vernier and trustee Kurt Burrelsman were not present and excused for the March 5 meeting. 

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