The 2016 Ravinia Season So Far: Through Social Media (Pt. 1)

With over 140 concerts across three and a half months, it’s not easy to catch everything that goes on at Ravinia. The month of June has practically flown by, so we’ve curated some of the most notable posts, tweets, and photos showcasing what the 2016 season has been like so far.


Since June 4 our new aquatic sculpture, Chorus, has greeted everyone coming to Ravinia through the main gate.

"Chorus" is spouting beauty today!

A video posted by Ravinia Festival (@raviniafestival) on Jun 22, 2016 at 1:47pm PDT

Sometimes it’s the little moments in life that make life on the lawn something special.

Garrison Keillor’s traditional walk out on the lawn resulted in this humorous encounter!

These happy Barenaked Ladies fans got their merch on.

Chicago Sinfonietta brought along this interesting mashup of instrumental and playground equipment.

A swing set that activates drums! #ravinia #swings #percussion

A photo posted by Heather S. (@wildflowerfever) on Jun 16, 2016 at 5:47pm PDT

Love! Members of the Waukegan Police Department stopped by to support our newest Sistema Ravinia students (many of whom are from Waukegan) with full hearts and a homemade sign.

One of Ravinia’s staff ran into the multitalented new host of A Prairie Home Companion, Chris Thile, while on the job.

Ran into Chris Thile at the office today! #raviniawhereiwork

A photo posted by Marie (@marieroth2) on Jun 10, 2016 at 6:17pm PDT

It’s always a treat when artists on tour together also play together.

In case you missed the Paul Simon concert, the Tribune has you (and the show) covered.

Paul Simon’s set list was a healthy mix of old and new.

Paul Simon set list, Ravinia, June 18, 2016. #gotit #lawdjesus #whatashow #ravinia #paulsimon

A photo posted by Jamie Kogler (@jaykogs) on Jun 19, 2016 at 10:01am PDT

photographer Nuccio DiNuzzo also posted some fantastic shots from that night.

The weather for Seth MacFarlane’s concert might not have been song-inspiring, but Katharine McPhee made do.

Fans got to meet jazz prodigy Joey Alexander on Ravinia’s Father’s Day concert.

Hanging out with phenom jazz prodigy Joey Alexander.#ravinia #jazz #fathersday

A photo posted by Jay Goldstein (@goldstein949) on Jun 19, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT

Our #FromTheLawn photo project is up and running again this year, documenting the people and experience of picnicking on Ravinia’s beautiful lawn.

"We come quite a bit, probably about 15 shows a summer!” -Griffin, Will, V, Kristen #FromTheLawn

A photo posted by Ravinia Festival (@raviniafestival) on Jun 27, 2016 at 12:43pm PDT