The Summer Concert Series at Allerton Park in Monticello has been a huge success and continues to gain traction as they enter their 2017 season.
Derek Peterson says the lineup for this year is another good one with plenty of food and drinks to go along with their variety of genres. The Friday concerts get going in June.
Peterson explains they have really committed to the first Fridays of each month for the concerts and says because of that, people block those out on their schedule so they can attend. He attributes that to a large portion of the success they've had.
Looking ahead, Peterson sees the park being able to balance continuing to have local flavors but then adding a national act or two at different points during the year.
For a full list of concerts and activities happening at Allerton Park, visit allerton.illinois.edu or visit them on Facebook and Twitter or call 217-333-3287. If you are at the park, stop in to their visitors center and pick up a hard copy of their schedule.