Trips to the ballpark these days aren’t just for rooting on the home team.

There’s also a lot of singing and dancing taking place at Northwestern Medicine Field in Geneva, home of the Kane County Cougars, as the Ballpark Concert Series returned in June for eight summer evenings.

"Cougars games provide a tremendous amount of fun for families and baseball fans,” says Jacquie Boatman, communications coordinator for Kane County. “The Ballpark Concert Series enhances that experience by allowing fans to enjoy great music from local bands before the game followed by the always popular fireworks shows to make the evening complete. You can't beat live music and baseball on a summer night at the ballpark." 

There will be fireworks on the same nights of each of these concerts and ballgames. Concerts begin at 4:45 p.m. and go until 6 p.m. Fans with a ticket to the game can enter at 4:30 p.m. and enjoy the concert and then the ballgame and fireworks.

Remaining this season are the following shows:

EAR CANDY

You’ve certainly heard of eye candy and you’ve undoubtedly enjoyed cotton candy andmany of the other delectables at the ballpark, but have you heard Ear Candy?

Get ready to witness Northwestern Medicine Field transform into the Northwestern Medicine Discotheque on July 27. Ear Candy specializes in performing dance hits from the past 40 years. From the Bee Gees, Earth, Wind & Fire, KC and the Sunshine Band and The Commodores to Usher, Rihanna, Prince, Michael Jackson and Pink, Ear Candy is set to deliver a show of recognizable and danceable high-energy songs that will have you on your feet.

PRAIRIE STATION

Prairie Station will fill the stadium on Aug. 3 with the sounds of modern country, playing some of the hottest music from today, as well as yesterday’s country staples that you miss and still love. Favorites from Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean to Miranda Lambert, Sugarland, Lady Antebellum and even some Johnny Cash might be on the setlist.

SID AND HALA

Santo and Williams, Young and Molitor, Whitaker and Trammell, Bagwell and Biggio and Ruth and Gehrig. There have been some amazing duos in baseball as well as in music..

How about Sid and Hala? This duo will perform on Aug. 17. They cover a variety of country, pop and rock hits from the 60s to today to keep everyone pleased, with songs fromA dele, Amy Winehouse, Bruno Mars, Jason Mraz, The Beatles, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, Elvis, Aretha Franklin and more.

MR MYERS BAND

And what’s summer without a little chill Caribbean rock with a mix of reggae, calypso trop rock and world music? Just make sure to have a drink in hand when Mr. Myers Band arrives on Aug. 31 for the final Ballpark Concert of 2019. In its 37 years, the Mr. Myers Band have performed thousands of shows, thrilling audiences of young and old with its energetic upbeat sound that mixes rock, jazz, Latin and Caribbean music.