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Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, stands today as its most musically diverse. The summer series of over 100 concerts run the gambit from Sting to Matisyahu to the annual summer residency of the nation's finest orchestra, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
metra is key from city!
If you get lawn tickets, you should get here when the doors open, the good spots go fast!
Buy lawn tickets for a show, bring a blanket, some wine, and carry-out from your favorite local spot. Guaranteed a great time.
Ravinia always has a great lineup. Bring your own food and drink to party on the lawn!!
Ravinia’s Reach*Teach*Play initiative positively engage some 35,000 Chicagoans—particularly in areas that have few opportunities for arts opportunities. Get involved.
Come back and see Jack's Mannequin and Guster Live on September 3rd, 2011. More info here:
Bring a small flashlight if you are in the lawn seats. So at the end of the night you can look for things you may have dropped on the lawn. It gets pretty dark by the end of the concert.
Bring your own food. Take the Metra from the city
Don't order the noodles. Blech.
Get there early so you can find a spot on the lawn close to the stage if you only have lawn tickets if your tickets a pavilion ticket they open the pavilion up a hour before the show get there & stay
If you don't park in Ravinia lot, you will park in DT Highland Park & take the shuttle, which means you will be waiting a while after show or walking for what seems like an eternity at end of night!
Great place 2 c a band bring ur own drinks food whatever u want great people
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the Darkness bind them!
Don't wear stilleto heels if you're sitting on the lawn, remember your wedges!
Try the shart-on-a-stick. A little messy but well worth it!
Get pavilion tickets. Takes the stress away. Or better yet. Fight for lawn seats and leave the pavilion to us.
Expensive food but great selection, sushi, pizza, hotdogs, noodles and sandwiches. Get here early for a good spot and bring a large cooler for drinks
Take the metra! So much better than driving to Ravinia!
They have large screens on the lawn. Before the concert starts, they use it as a live Twitter feed wall! Post your tweets, shout-outs and pics and watch it show up for all to see!
If u have lawn tickets and are seeing a sold out concert then get there when the doors open
Use #lfgrad2012 for the @lfcollege commencement ceremony. Congrats Class of 2012!
Members get in 30 minutes before the general public....best way to get great lawn spots
Come early or not at all.
Come prepared to save money - lawn chairs and/or blankets, drinks, utensils, good food, a cooler, etc. A great place to bring friends, family, and/or a date!
Nelly Furtado Concert... After-Party @ Green Dolphin! Text ESCAPE to 33028 for VIP! Open Bar 10-11:30 & $3 Drinks
I'm pretty sure they hired the children of the corn to be the ushers.
The chocolate cake at the Ravinia Market is to die for! It rivals Portillo's chocolate cake! Make sure to spoil yourself and get a piece!
Sit next to a tree. It gives you more room.
No need to bring a thing, they can provide picnics, chairs, and whatever else you might want.
Come for Itzhak Perlman, stay for the cicadas.
Get here a little early to really enjoy your picnic! For the bigger acts best to come near or just after parking opens at 4pm. Parking in west lot is the best coming off of Xway .
Really cool venue. Definitely bring some chairs and BYOB.
The bathrooms are extremely clean. Head to the far right for an extra hidden row of stalls!
Such a great place to relax and enjoy a summer night
Park at any of the further parking lots and take the shuttle. This way the parking is free.
The metra gets extremely crowded by the second stop out of Chicago (ravenswood). If you have time, get on at Oglevie so you get a seat!
If u have a dog, try Urban Pooch Canine Life Center in Chicago - urbanpooch.com
Don't expect to see anything if you're on the lawn, but you'll have a really good time!
During the months of June, July, August, and September...This is the place to see your favorite artists sing, dance, see a Stephen Sondheim Muscial with Patti Lupone. Enjoy it underneath the stars!
Don't forget to look up at the stars
1/4 mile south of the main gate is Bob's Pantry and Deli.. Get your hand stamped for re-entry at the park and walk down the bicycle trail or John's Ave to 55 St. Johns Ave for any forgotten items.
$20 for parking...ouch!
Bring a citronella candle or bug spray. Be on the look out for sprinkler action. Don't get wet....the squitos will eat you alive!
Leave by the last song to avoid the parking lot mess out of here! Enjoy the show
If you have lawn seats, lots of spare room to the far left when you come in.