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Social Upgrade Your Valentines Day with Billy Corgan

On Thursday February 14, 2013 at 7 p.m. Chicago Tribune's Chicago Live! will be recording a live broadcast of the show in the Bennett Gordon Hall. Special guest Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, will be joined by bestselling author Rebecca Skloot, Chicago Tribune advice columnist Amy Dickinson, and many more! The Second City will also explore the Chicago way of expressing love in this special production! This is a can't miss experience and the absolute perfect night out. Tickets are officially sold out, but we have set aside ONE pair to give away to a lucky winner. We want you to spend your Valentines day with us.

How To Enter: Write a love poem about, or to Ravinia—in 250 words or less—  and send it to us at contests@ravinia.org. Only one poem per person and no more than 250 words and 25 lines. There are no form or style limitations, but we welcome any and all. One grand prize winner will receive a pair of tickets to the Chicago Live! recording and a $50 gift certificate for Ravinia Gifts to help you prepare for the upcoming 2013 season. Two additional runner-ups will receive $25 gift certificates for Ravinia Gifts. Contest ends at 5 p.m. on February 6, 2013. We look forward to hearing from you and good luck!

This contest is subject to the Ravinia Festival Association rules and regulations found here.

#SocialUpgrade: Duran Duran

Ravina Festival wants to #SocialUpgrade your summer in 2012. We are excited to see so many people following us on social media, and now we want to do something for you; for the first time ever, we have reserved two (2) seats for EVERY SHOW this season, to be given away exclusively on social media! So whether it is a Pavilion, Martin Theatre or Bennett Gordon Hall performance, there will be two (2) seats with your name on it. Contests will take different forms: simple retweet contests, themed photo contests, caption contests, topic-based tweets and many more. To make it easy for you to find our about all the contests, we created a new page on the blog just for the giveaways. Look up the show you want to see this summer, and find out when you can start looking for a #SocialUpgrade.

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#SocialUpgrade: A Week of Legends

Ravina Festival wants to #SocialUpgrade your summer in 2012. We are excited to see so many people following us on social media, and now we want to do something for you; for the first time ever, we have reserved two (2) seats for EVERY SHOW this season, to be given away exclusively on social media! So whether it is a Pavilion, Martin Theatre or Bennett Gordon Hall performance, there will be two (2) seats with your name on it. Contests will take different forms: simple retweet contests, themed photo contests, caption contests, topic-based tweets and many more. To make it easy for you to find our about all the contests, we created a new page on the blog just for the giveaways. Look up the show you want to see this summer, and find out when you can start looking for a #SocialUpgrade.

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#SocialUpgrade: Tony Bennett Special

Once again, in collaboration with Ravinia Festival, our friends over at Terlato Wines have another special upgrade for us. We have four box seat tickets available for tomorrow nights Tony Bennett concert at Ravinia Festival and we want to give them to you! We are very excited to have this very unique upgrade! We want everyone to have a chance at this opportunity, so we will be taking email submissions! Read below for details on how to enter:
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#SocialUpgrade: Huey Train

Ravina Festival wants to #SocialUpgrade your summer in 2012. We are excited to see so many people following us on social media, and now we want to do something for you; for the first time ever, we have reserved two (2) seats for EVERY SHOW this season, to be given away exclusively on social media! So whether it is a Pavilion, Martin Theatre or Bennett Gordon Hall performance, there will be two (2) seats with your name on it. Contests will take different forms: simple retweet contests, themed photo contests, caption contests, topic-based tweets and many more. To make it easy for you to find our about all the contests, we created a new page on the blog just for the giveaways. Look up the show you want to see this summer, and find out when you can start looking for a #SocialUpgrade.

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#SocialUpgrade: Jade Simmons Exclusive

Ravinia Festival, in collaboration with Jade Simmons, has created a truly unique after concert experience. We are going to be giving five (5) prize packages, containing not only a pair of tickets to see Jade Simmons perform live in the intimate 450-seat Bennett Gordon Hall, but also a pair of passes to get up on the stage after her performance to meet her. Jade will be playing never before heard selections from her upcoming release “Playing With Fire!” There are two ways to enter! Keep an eye on Jade Simmon's Twitter and Facebook for addition opportunities to win!

Prize Package includes:

  • Two Tickets to Jade Simmons performance in Bennett Gordon Hall
  • Q&A Session with Jade afterwards
  • Private Performance from Jade previewing her “Playing With Fire” EP!

 

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#SocialUpgrade: Crosby Stills Nash Special

Great news! Our friends over at Terlato Vineyards want to #SocialUpgrade your summer. They will release a pair of tickets in the pavilion to one lucky winner for tomorrow's sold out performance by Crosby, Stills and Nash! It gets better, these aren't just any pavilion seats; these are a pair of BOX SEATS. This is a unique experience you do not want to pass up. Enough said, do you want to know how to enter? Read below and good luck!

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#SocialUpgrade: James Taylor Special

Oh! We aren’t done yet! Ravinia Festival, in collaboration with Markham Vineyards, wants to give away three more pairs of tickets to see James Taylor this Saturday July 28 at the festival. Markham Vineyards has been a trusted name in Napa Valley for over 40 years and they currently have an exhibit, The Rolling Stone Covers by famed photographer Baron Wolman, which contains live-action photographs of some of the greatest musicians of all time, including James Taylor! It gets better, we are not just giving away any tickets, we are giving away three pairs of BOX SEATS! Look below for your ways to enter the contests.

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#SocialUpgrade: James Taylor

Ravina Festival wants to #SocialUpgrade your summer in 2012. We are excited to see so many people following us on social media, and now we want to do something for you; for the first time ever, we have reserved two (2) seats for EVERY SHOW this season, to be given away exclusively on social media! So whether it is a Pavilion, Martin Theatre or Bennett Gordon Hall performance, there will be two (2) seats with your name on it. Contests will take different forms: simple retweet contests, themed photo contests, caption contests, topic-based tweets and many more. To make it easy for you to find our about all the contests, we created a new page on the blog just for the giveaways. Look up the show you want to see this summer, and find out when you can start looking for a #SocialUpgrade.

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#SocialUpgrade: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Ravina Festival wants to #SocialUpgrade your summer in 2012. We are excited to see so many people following us on social media, and now we want to do something for you; for the first time ever, we have reserved two (2) seats for EVERY SHOW this season, to be given away exclusively on social media! So whether it is a Pavilion, Martin Theatre or Bennett Gordon Hall performance, there will be two (2) seats with your name on it. Contests will take different forms: simple retweet contests, themed photo contests, caption contests, topic-based tweets and many more. To make it easy for you to find our about all the contests, we created a new page on the blog just for the giveaways. Look up the show you want to see this summer, and find out when you can start looking for a #SocialUpgrade.

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#SocialUpgrade: Goerne Krall Tedeschi Trucks BoDeans CSO Seal

Ravina Festival wants to #SocialUpgrade your summer in 2012. We are excited to see so many people following us on social media, and now we want to do something for you; for the first time ever, we have reserved two (2) seats for EVERY SHOW this season, to be given away exclusively on social media! So whether it is a Pavilion, Martin Theatre or Bennett Gordon Hall performance, there will be two (2) seats with your name on it. Contests will take different forms: simple retweet contests, themed photo contests, caption contests, topic-based tweets and many more. To make it easy for you to find our about all the contests, we created a new page on the blog just for the giveaways. Look up the show you want to see this summer, and find out when you can start looking for a #SocialUpgrade.

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#SocialUpgrade: Santana Merchant Akyroyd Belushi Benedetti Eschenbach Schumann Cook

Ravina Festival wants to #SocialUpgrade your summer in 2012. We are excited to see so many people following us on social media, and now we want to do something for you; for the first time ever, we have reserved two (2) seats for EVERY SHOW this season, to be given away exclusively on social media! So whether it is a Pavilion, Martin Theatre or Bennett Gordon Hall performance, there will be two (2) seats with your name on it. Contests will take different forms: simple retweet contests, themed photo contests, caption contests, topic-based tweets and many more. To make it easy for you to find our about all the contests, we created a new page on the blog just for the giveaways. Look up the show you want to see this summer, and find out when you can start looking for a #SocialUpgrade.

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#SocialUpgrade: Blythe Midori Brown Zweden ESQ Menzel Romero

Ravina Festival wants to #SocialUpgrade your summer in 2012. We are excited to see so many people following us on social media, and now we want to do something for you; for the first time ever, we have reserved two (2) seats for EVERY SHOW this season, to be given away exclusively on social media! So whether it is a Pavilion, Martin Theatre or Bennett Gordon Hall performance, there will be two (2) seats with your name on it. Contests will take different forms: simple retweet contests, themed photo contests, caption contests, topic-based tweets and many more. To make it easy for you to find our about all the contests, we created a new page on the blog just for the giveaways. Look up the show you want to see this summer, and find out when you can start looking for a #SocialUpgrade.

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#SocialUpgrade: McLachlan Shimabukuro Campbell

Ravina Festival wants to #SocialUpgrade your summer in 2012. We are excited to see so many people following us on social media, and now we want to do something for you; for the first time ever, we have reserved two (2) seats for EVERY SHOW this season, to be given away exclusively on social media! So whether it is a Pavilion, Martin Theatre or Bennett Gordon Hall performance, there will be two (2) seats with your name on it. Contests will take different forms: simple retweet contests, themed photo contests, caption contests, topic-based tweets and many more. To make it easy for you to find our about all the contests, we created a new page on the blog just for the giveaways. Look up the show you want to see this summer, and find out when you can start looking for a #SocialUpgrade.

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#SocialUpgrade: Colbie Caillat & Gavin Degraw

Ravina Festival wants to #SocialUpgrade your summer in 2012. We are excited to see so many people following us on social media, and now we want to do something for you; for the first time ever, we have reserved two (2) seats for EVERY SHOW this season, to be given away exclusively on social media! So whether it is a Pavilion, Martin Theatre or Bennett Gordon Hall performance, there will be two (2) seats with your name on it. Contests will take different forms: simple retweet contests, themed photo contests, caption contests, topic-based tweets and many more. To make it easy for you to find our about all the contests, we created a new page on the blog just for the giveaways. Look up the show you want to see this summer, and find out when you can start looking for a #SocialUpgrade.

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#SocialUpgrade: Changes

Thank you to everyone who has participated, and congratulations to the winners of our social giveaways thus far. As all things go, the first time you do something, you find ways on how to improve the process. After a few weeks of these social media giveaways, we have decided to launch a week's worth of contests in one big blog post. While you might see some bigger shows like Train and James Taylor as their own seperate postings, many of the contests will be bundled together into one post that will be easier to on both of our ends. I hope this helps to clear up the blog clutter, and make it easier for you to enter all of our wonderful #SocialUpgrade contests.

#SocialUpgrade: Zukerman ChamberPlayers

Ravina Festival wants to #SocialUpgrade your summer in 2012. We are excited to see so many people following us on social media, and now we want to do something for you; for the first time ever, we have reserved two (2) seats for EVERY SHOW this season, to be given away exclusively on social media! So whether it is a Pavilion, Martin Theatre or Bennett Gordon Hall performance, there will be two (2) seats with your name on it. Contests will take different forms: simple retweet contests, themed photo contests, caption contests, topic-based tweets and many more. To make it easy for you to find our about all the contests, we created a new page on the blog just for the giveaways. Look up the show you want to see this summer, and find out when you can start looking for a #SocialUpgrade.

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#SocialUpgrade: Esperanza Spalding

Ravina Festival wants to #SocialUpgrade your summer in 2012. We are excited to see so many people following us on social media, and now we want to do something for you; for the first time ever, we have reserved two (2) seats for EVERY SHOW this season, to be given away exclusively on social media! So whether it is a Pavilion, Martin Theatre or Bennett Gordon Hall performance, there will be two (2) seats with your name on it. Contests will take different forms: simple retweet contests, themed photo contests, caption contests, topic-based tweets and many more. To make it easy for you to find our about all the contests, we created a new page on the blog just for the giveaways. Look up the show you want to see this summer, and find out when you can start looking for a #SocialUpgrade.

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#SocialUpgrade: Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers

Ravina Festival wants to #SocialUpgrade your summer in 2012. We are excited to see so many people following us on social media, and now we want to do something for you; for the first time ever, we have reserved two (2) seats for EVERY SHOW this season, to be given away exclusively on social media! So whether it is a Pavilion, Martin Theatre or Bennett Gordon Hall performance, there will be two (2) seats with your name on it. Contests will take different forms: simple retweet contests, themed photo contests, caption contests, topic-based tweets and many more. To make it easy for you to find our about all the contests, we created a new page on the blog just for the giveaways. Look up the show you want to see this summer, and find out when you can start looking for a #SocialUpgrade.

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