The past few weeks have been marked by some terrific performances here at Ravinia! On our lawn, we’ve seen some impressive picnic spreads, great 4th of July themed parties, life celebrations, plenty of Cornell-heads, Durannies, and so many more! We also welcomed the Chicago Symphony Orchestra back as part of its 80th summer residency anniversary. In Part 2 of our “Season So Far” blog series, we’ll show you a sampling of what’s been happening in our gorgeous park this month.
Some friends got together to have a girls' night out—just like the one Ravinia will be holding on July 30 during our showing of Titanic Live!
Two of our fans were married just before Duran Duran took the stage. Congratulations to Richard and Kristine!
And another couple celebrated their fifth anniversary at the park!
Alisa Weilerstein enjoyed her time playing with the CSO:
Fans got to see artists up close:
Pokémon were sought after and supplies gathered:
Some awesome American-themed celebrations happened:
Some impressive picnic spreads were spotted:
And we saw tons of people having a great time, as always (even in the rain)!
You know Chicagoans are hearty folk when a severe thunderstorm warning followed by a downpour doesn't scare away this crowd!! Umbrellas were out in full as everyone prepared to watch Planets, accompanied by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia last night! ☔️⛈🎻🎼 #tbt * * * * * * #highlandpark #chicagonorthshore #chicago #orchestra #shootthepeople #rain #storm #thunderstorm #ravinia #umbrella #undermyumbrella #summer #summerfun #concert #picnic #beautifulmatters #chitown #chicagoig #chitoday #usaprimeshot #featuremeinstagood #mychicagopix #summertimechi #park #windycity #travelerinchicago #colorful #neverstopexploring #movienight
Last night I got to see Bob Dylan live. It was surreal. Not just the part about getting to see my favourite musician, but seeing someone in the flesh who has had such a monumental impact on music and society. No photos were allowed, but I got this gig poster to remember the experience. #bobdylan #neverendingtour #ravinia
All in all, it's been a great few weeks and we're looking forward to many more!