As one of my intern duties this summer, I was in charge of overseeing the Ravinia Kids Club, which is a free membership program for kids under 12 years old. Our Kids Club is a great program that offers discounts in the park to members and encourages kids and their families to come out to Ravinia to learn about music of many genres. From Ralph’s World to Synergy Brass, we’ve had some very exciting shows and events for families this season.
Next week we’ll be doing an event that I’ve been looking forward to all summer. Ravinia will be at Lollapalooza this year! More specifically, we will be at the Kidzapalooza stage hosting a video karaoke station for all of the cool rocker kids who make it out to the park. The pint-sized rockstars will be able to choose their own song, dress up in wacky rock n’ roll gear, and get a free DVD recording of their performance. Kids 10 and under get free admission to Lollapalooza with a ticket-holding adult and there will be plenty of other kid-friendly activities. So, if you already have a ticket, consider bringing the little ones along to enjoy the artists that will be performing on the Kidzapalooza stage and also stop by our karaoke station to take home a truly unique souvenir.
I’m so glad that one of my last weekends working for Ravinia this summer will be spent at Lollapalooza. I must admit, summer jobs don’t get much cooler than mine. I’ve really come to value my responsibility with the Ravinia Kids Club for what it has taught me about managing a membership program and running events. There is a lot of preparation that goes into each special program, but it’s fulfilling when it all comes together. I know the things I have learned here at Ravinia will come in handy when I return to college this fall, and even beyond then.