Entertainment Showcase

Thursday, November 7, 2024
Prairie Lakes Community Center
515 E. Thacker Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016


What is Showcase?
Every year, SPRA hosts an Entertainment Showcase that includes a variety of VENDOR performances:  bands, solo singers, magicians, variety acts, and more!  

The 2024 showcase will also include a large exhibit hall featuring a variety of vendors.

Professional ATTENDEES from park districts, villages, libraries, and other municipalities are invited to the Entertainment Showcase to watch the vendor performances in order to make informed decisions when booking events for their community. Vendors are prohibited from registering as attendees.

Vendors are those who are requesting to perform, exhibit, are agents or want to be listed in the Showcase directory only. Vendors will be able to connect with professionals from park districts, villages, libraries or other municipalities who attend showcase. Vendors may request to perform when completing their applications but not all vendors will be selected to perform. See the vendor selection process information below for more details on the performer selection process.
Vendor Registration

Performer Selection Process 
Vendors who submit a Request to Perform application are subject to a performer selection process. The selection process is based on 4 criteria to ensure the chosen performers are appropriate and suitable for park district events and the performance lineup includes a variety of genres. The Showcase Committee receives 150+ vendor applications with requests to perform but can only select up to 14 vendors to perform at the event.

Showcase Vendor Application Process
Vendor Registration

Showcase Attendee Application Process
Reminder: Vendors are prohibited from registering as attendees. Registration will be automatically cancelled for any vendors who register as attendees.

We will continue to monitor and follow the guidelines associated with COVID 19 on the federal, state and county level along with the guidelines set forth by the Des Plaines Park District. SPRA Showcase capacity, performances, attendance, etc. is subject to change based on regulatory guidelines.


Email the Showcase Committee