Saturday, July 13

Hessel Park

free all ages

frequently asked questions

This event is FREE and open to the public thanks to the generosity and commitment from Champaign Park District, The College of FAA at University of Illinois, Busey Bank, and of course, Sinfonia da Camera.




No. This is a picnic style, bring your own chair / blanket event. Please plan accordingly!

This event takes place in the lawn of a park with uneven ground. ADA seating and restrooms are available, as noted in the event map. ADA parking is available along the perimeter of the park at each trailhead and in the north lot nearest the pavilion. If you need further help or assistance, do not hesitate to contact us at

Yes of course, and we hope you will! The idea is to open the park up to everyone to have a fantastic evening of live performance, community, and sustenance! Make it a thing!

We are honored that Art Mart will be providing both beer and wine at this event for you to purchase! They will be set up on site for your convenience. Additionally, food service will be available from Stango Cuisine, Maize Mexican Grill, Watson’s Shack and Rail, and Kona Ice. Enjoy!

Parking near Hessel Park is limited, so we recommend using our fantastic public transportation through MTD, rideshare, biking, and walking. If you choose to drive, there are some spaces on the perimeter of the park, and street parking in the neighborhoods surrounding the park are free and open to the public. We ask that you are respectful of those living around Hessel Park. With the exception of ADA parking, there is no parking in the North lot on this date.

The entrance for the performance is on the EAST side of the park. Look for the SPLASH PAD and that is where it is! Don’t worry, the splash pads won’t be on!

There will be multiple points of exit at the event that are clearly marked and with security present.

Stay tuned to social media accounts from Champaign Park District and PYGMALION. In the event that we simply cannot put the concert on, we will reschedule for another date in the future.

Yes there will be professional security on site, in addition to many experienced staff members present to ensure a quality experience for everyone.

Technically, yes you can smoke at the concert, but we’d ask that you be respectful and thoughtful about where you do that. It’s 2024.

We love dogs! Sadly, NO, we cannot allow Fido to enter the concert site, so please leave the pupper at home for this special event.

The Hessel Park bathrooms are located on the east part of the concert site and are open for you to use; additionally, we will have porta-potties as well to make sure no one has to wait longer than necessary.

No weapons, selfie sticks, laptops, drones, noisemakers, laser pens, inflatables, or any illegal substances or items, no pets, only service animals. 

Basically, good vibes only, please and thank you.