Friday
Jun102011

Pick Up Your Picnic Box

Are you coming to see The Judds this weekend? Order your Picnic Box now and get 10% off! Use code JUDDS at checkout. The Picnic Box is the perfect solution for an easy and delicious instant picnic.

Friday
Jun102011

Construction Alert

Please be aware of construction on Lake Cook Road if you are driving to Ravinia this summer. Lanes will be reduced and traffic may be heavy throughout the summer. Avoid the traffic and take the Metra to get dropped off right at the front gate or find alternative driving routes.

Friday
Jun102011

Ravinia Members Get 20% Off “Applause! Applause!” at Northwestern University

Join the Johnny Mercer Foundation and American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, for “Applause! Applause! “. This star-studded concert celebrates the Tony Award-winning talents of Charles Strouse (Annie, Bye Bye Birdie) and his mentorship of young songwriters in the tradition of the beloved Johnny Mercer. Headlined by the North Shore’s very own Broadway star Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens) and featuring performances from Strouse’s landmark shows by award-winning guest artists Craig Carnelia, Marcy Heisler and Lari White, as well as Charles Strouse himself, this one-night-only event is not to be missed! For tickets call 847-491-7282 or buy online. Ravinia Members mention code RAVINIAMEMBER to receive 20% off. (Offer subject to availability. Advance purchase recommended.)

Friday
Jun102011

UBS and Ravinia Team Up for REACH*TEACH*PLAY!

Did you know that Ravinia’s REACH*TEACH*PLAY education programs touch the lives of more than 75,000 people in communities throughout the region? These programs provide music education and live performance opportunities at underserved schools. Ravinia and UBS, its lead sponsor, are teaming up to promote these wonderful programs on selected dates throughout the summer. Look for us before the concert on Sunday, June 12 and find out how to get a free CD. We’ll be located at a tent just outside the Martin Theatre. We hope to see you there!

Friday
Jun102011

Sunday in the Park at Ravinia Festival

Bring your group of 15 or more to Ravinia to see the legendary rock group Chicago on August 28 for the perfect "Sunday in the Park" party package, which includes a lawn ticket, food and beverage package, reserved lawn area, and a server for your group. This great package is only $85 per guest! Group catering is great for corporate events, reunions and parties. Contact Hilary Saurer at hsaurer@levyrestaurants.com at 847-266-5406 or groups@ravinia.org at 847-266-5087 to reserve the space now.

Friday
Jun102011

WGN Morning News Party at Ravinia!

Enter to win a pair of lawn tickets to see the Go-Go’s and The B-52s on Friday, June 17, through WGN News. Winners will be invited to a reserved lawn spot with the morning news crew from WGN. Levy Restaurants will provide your picnic food with wine provided by the luxury portfolio of Terlato Wines. Rules and restrictions apply. Visit the WGN contest page and click on the Ravinia link to enter.

Friday
Jun102011

Kraft Hoopla Kicks Off at Ravinia Festival on June 19

Kraft Foods Foundation is pairing up with some of kids’ favorite partners to launch 2011’s Kraft Great Kids Hoopla. The Hoopla kicks off at Ravinia on Sunday, June 19. Get free lawn admission for the Kraft Great Kids Concert with The Dirty Sock Funtime Band. While admission is free, tickets are still required. Free lawn tickets are limited to six per household. Activities start at 11 a.m. and the concert begins at 1 p.m.

Hoopla events offer families the opportunity to build an Imagination Playground, learn line dancing and yoga, play games and visit an instrument petting zoo at a different venue each month throughout the summer. Each program partner focuses on nutrition education, fitness and literacy, all packaged as creative play at museums and other family venues throughout the Chicago area.

Wednesday
Jun082011

This Week in Tweets: May 30-June 7

Each week this summer we post the top tweets of the week about Ravinia Festival under the heading This Week in Tweets. During the last week we scoured the depths of the twittersphere to bring you the best tweets that mention your favorite outdoor music festival. Log on to Twitter, follow @RaviniaFestival, tweet about us or twitpic your lawn set-up and you might wind up in our blog feature! Featured tweets will win you great prizes all summer long. We’ll contact you to claim your prize if you are featured. Don’t forget to read the contest rules too!

  1. Surprising the gf. Taking her to see the at on June 11.
    26 May via Tap11
  2. my first concert was the vacation tour in '83 , planning to take my daughter to her first show to see them !
    30 May via web
  3. Being retired means summer concerts in Ravinia Park with people transfixed under the stars. I remember my 1st,1967. Van Clyburn was playing.
    31 May via web
  4. My daughter just gave me tickets to the Moody Blues concert on June 11 for my birthday. Love it & lover her!!
    2 Jun via TweetDeck
  5. Hanging out in the line for the booth at
    4 Jun via TweetDeck
  6. friend. ill buy a wallet if you come to the ravinia LOTR CSO event. i wont dress up as frodo.
    7 Jun via TweetDeck


Thursday
Jun022011

Time Names CSO Concerts Must-Sees Of The Summer

Time magazine has singled out Ravinia Festival’s July 14 and 15 performances of both Brahms piano concertos as must-see events this summer. Christoph von Dohnányi conducts the great Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Emanuel Ax at the piano. Best seats for both shows can be obtained for the combined price of only $100.

Thursday
Jun022011

Jennifer Hudson is Coming!

While it’s true that Chicago’s Oscar- and Grammy-winning artist had to cancel much of her summer tour, the hometown champ is coming through for Ravinia, performing two dates, July 16 and 17, with special
guest Miguel.