As the calendar makes its move towards Memorial Day, 2014, our thoughts turn to the upcoming” Season Of Stars – Summer of Love” at the Historic Ravinia Festival in Highland Park. While Ravinia itself has been around for many years, it was only back in 1989 that the Ravinia Associates Board first convened and since that year, the shows and talent have become world renowned.
Most of the Pavilion seats have been reduced to make the pleasure of attending Ravinia more affordable and many of the lawn seats are priced at only $10 ( less than a movie ticket), There are a great many concerts:
John Legend June 16th
Daryl Hall & John Oates- June 29thABBA, appearing August 17th
Lerner & Lowe- July 2oth
Heart/Vintage Trouble August 3rd
Tony Bennett, August 16th
Don Giovanni August 14th and 15th
Takas String Quartet August 11th and 13th
Alexy Zuev Sept.2nd
Surf and Soul- The Beach Boys and Temptations August 26th
James Taylor June 26th
Mandy Patinkin and Nathan Gunn July 6th
Willie Nelson July 12th
Movie night “West Side Story” July 17th and 18th
July 28th Russian Rapture with Denis Matsuev
Classic Movie themes by the CSO August 11th
Yitzchak Perlman- August 18th
Lots of children’s programs and oh so much more. To see the entire round-up and to purchase your tickets, visit www.Ravinia.org where you can also make reservations for some of Ravinia’s unique dining experiences.. Speaking of dining, guess what you will find at Ravinia on September 20th- Food Network in Concert at Ravinia featuring John Mayer, Twin Forks and Raul Midon! cooking demos,wine and food tastings, talent meet and greets. As I have said over the years, Ravinia brings to its grounds and stages something for everyone, no matter your age, your ethnicity, your taste in music, you will find something during their season that will appeal to your liking and they will make sure that you have an evening to hold dear in your memories.
again- check out www.ravinia.org or call 847-66-5100 Tickets go on sale May 19th- so Hurry!