Summer concerts leave Burr Ridge crowds wanting more
Updated: September 11, 2012 1:42PM
BURR RIDGE — When it comes to the summer concert series in Burr Ridge, residents just can’t seem to get enough.
“This year was our best ever and all I hear from everybody is that they want more,” said Maureen Wott, village trustee and member of the Downtown Events Planning Committee.
When the volunteer committee introduced the free Friday night concert series on the Village Green in 2008, the average crowd numbered about 200, said Lisa Scheiner, assistant village administrator.
“On average we had over 1,100 people at every concert this year,” Scheiner said.
Paid for almost completely through sponsorship from local businesses, this year’s 10-concert series brought a variety of performers to the Village Green stage. Scheiner said many of those acts will be invited back next year.
As for adding additional weeks to the series, Wott said the committee will discuss the possibility when it meets Sept. 11.
“It is a lot of work,” she said.
But Wott isn’t complaining.
“This has been my vision for the village,” said Wott, who has been involved with making her hometown a better place since the late 1980s, when she became a member of the Pathways Commission.
“People would tell me the sidewalks don’t go anywhere,” she said. Now, all paths lead to the Village Center.
“I am just elated,” she said.