Celebrate Governors State University's 52nd Birthday

with a Free Outdoor Concert

at Park Forest Main Street Nights

Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Village Green in Downtown Park Forest, IL (Main St and Cunningham Dr)

Grab a blanket or bring a chair to join us in celebrating Governors State University's birthday at this year's Park Forest Main Street Nights Concert in Village Green–on the corner of Main St and Cunningham Dr. Enjoy a free concert along with complimentary food and beverages as we commemorate 52 years of Governors State's exceptional legacy!


6:30 p.m. Kaben Kaf  – Djembe Drum Ensemble

Kaben Kaf, created by Taylor, is a djembe ensemble comprised of some of Chicago’s most studied and gifted djembe/dunun professionals, getting together to breathe deeply with the intricacies, complexities and depth that are part of the deeper recesses of djembe music. Come experience a unique concert and bring your djembe drum (or other percussion instrument) with you for a portion of the concert that will be interactive!

7:30 p.m. Mucca Pazza

Mucca Pazza is an intrepid interdisciplinary instrumental music ensemble who have made a name for themselves playing alarmingly danceable music. Their original music defies classification but influences range from surf to Stravinsky, from Bartok to Zappa, and from Esquivel to Ellington. In addition to blaring trumpets, slithering saxophones, clarinets, trombones, and tubas, the band boasts a drumline that seems to share a single nervous system, an entire section of disparate instruments that don’t belong anywhere near a marching band (electric guitars, accordion, violin, and yes, a cello), and contains within its multitudes a cheer squad that performs absurdist cheers and asymmetrical, impressively low-to-the-ground pyramids. Mucca Pazza: embracing the absurd, in solidarity with the improbable!

Day of Giving

July 14 marks the founding of GSU with a Day of Giving to continue a legacy of education. In honor of GSU’s 52nd birthday, please consider donating $52 or more to celebrate the university’s anniversary and to support future GSU students.

You may offer your gift in any of the following ways:

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For more information regarding Governors State University's 52nd Birthday Celebration and the Day of Giving, please call 708-534-4105.