Ravinia Festivals

★★★★☆

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A great place to relax and enjoy live music from well-known artists. Lawn seats are reasonably priced. Take a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy a romantic picnic - - or party with lots of friends. If you don't want to carry your food, beverages and chairs, you can purchase food and drink there and rent lawn chairs. The pavilion seats are nice for the Symphony, otherwise sitting on the lawn is the best way to enjoy Ravinia.

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A great place to relax and enjoy live music from well-known artists. Lawn seats are reasonably priced. Take a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy a romantic picnic - - or party with lots of friends. If you don't want to carry your food, beverages and chairs, you can purchase food and drink there and rent lawn chairs. The pavilion seats are nice for the Symphony, otherwise sitting on the lawn is the best way to enjoy Ravinia.

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If you're into classical or jazz, Ravinia is a great summer fun to relax and enjoy live music. Each day there is a new artist and many are famous throughout the world. You can purchase tickets for seats in the outdoor hall or you can purchase lawn tickets and enjoy the music as a picnic setting. parking is plentiful and the facility is big. Only downside is mosquitos are plentiful and entering or exiting the area can take awhile due to traffic. A must go if you are into clasical or jazz music!

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★★★★★

If you're into classical or jazz, Ravinia is a great summer fun to relax and enjoy live music. Each day there is a new artist and many are famous throughout the world. You can purchase tickets for seats in the outdoor hall or you can purchase lawn tickets and enjoy the music as a picnic setting. parking is plentiful and the facility is big. Only downside is mosquitos are plentiful and entering or exiting the area can take awhile due to traffic. A must go if you are into clasical or jazz music!

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The joy of Ravinia is summer dining on a blanket, accompanied by the sounds of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, jazz ensemble, or favorite rock or folk group. Grab the special Ravinia train from downtown or North Avenue and avoid the parking jam. Lawn tickets are inexpensive, but seats are needed for the ballet or opera. Free lawn tickets for some performances can be obtained from the Chicago Public Library, but hurry, they go fast.

PROS: beautiful setting for music under the stars
CONS: unbelievably crowded at rock performances

5
★★★★★

The joy of Ravinia is summer dining on a blanket, accompanied by the sounds of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, jazz ensemble, or favorite rock or folk group. Grab the special Ravinia train from downtown or North Avenue and avoid the parking jam. Lawn tickets are inexpensive, but seats are needed for the ballet or opera. Free lawn tickets for some performances can be obtained from the Chicago Public Library, but hurry, they go fast.

PROS: beautiful setting for music under the stars
CONS: unbelievably crowded at rock performances

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Ravinia is what a great music concert should be. You're listening to great bands play while sitting out on the lawn with your picnic basket and looking up at the stars. Or, if you can afford it, you can have a splendid meal in the gazebo restaurant before taking in a show in the main, enclosed theatre. I'm surprised there aren't more famous bands playing here. It could be because Ravinia is a bit hard to get to from the city.

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Ravinia is what a great music concert should be. You're listening to great bands play while sitting out on the lawn with your picnic basket and looking up at the stars. Or, if you can afford it, you can have a splendid meal in the gazebo restaurant before taking in a show in the main, enclosed theatre. I'm surprised there aren't more famous bands playing here. It could be because Ravinia is a bit hard to get to from the city.

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This outdoor concert hall will appeal to those who wish to spend time outside with live music in the background. Keep in mind that when you go to see a concert, you may not actually "see" your favorite performer. You hear their live performance "broadcast" over a speaker system to you. This is at the cost of concert ticket. Additionally, you are amid many of people who may or may not be as interested in the music as you are. This is an expensive way to not see your favorite performer and only hear them through a speaker system that could be drown out by wine and cheese eating buffoons.

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★★★☆☆

This outdoor concert hall will appeal to those who wish to spend time outside with live music in the background. Keep in mind that when you go to see a concert, you may not actually "see" your favorite performer. You hear their live performance "broadcast" over a speaker system to you. This is at the cost of concert ticket. Additionally, you are amid many of people who may or may not be as interested in the music as you are. This is an expensive way to not see your favorite performer and only hear them through a speaker system that could be drown out by wine and cheese eating buffoons.

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Whether you are looking for a new place to picnic or you are a concert aficionado, Ravinia will fit the bill. This outdoor concert arena features a wide range of artists from Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Elvis Costell to Ralphs World (for kids). Choose from traditional pavillion seating or on the lawn which I prefer. Picnic under the stars (get there early to claim your space) and get top quality music. If you don't like to lug a lot of goods ravinia also has decent food offerings (owned by Levy Restaurants) and will even pack a full picnic for you. Finish the evening with a bowl of their Cappuccino Chip Ice Cream that is made soley for Ravinia...it's great.

PROS: great music, good price
CONS: parking can be tough

4
★★★★☆

Whether you are looking for a new place to picnic or you are a concert aficionado, Ravinia will fit the bill. This outdoor concert arena features a wide range of artists from Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Elvis Costell to Ralphs World (for kids). Choose from traditional pavillion seating or on the lawn which I prefer. Picnic under the stars (get there early to claim your space) and get top quality music. If you don't like to lug a lot of goods ravinia also has decent food offerings (owned by Levy Restaurants) and will even pack a full picnic for you. Finish the evening with a bowl of their Cappuccino Chip Ice Cream that is made soley for Ravinia...it's great.

PROS: great music, good price
CONS: parking can be tough

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What a wonderful place to listen to a concert! Saw Elvis Costello there last night and the place was sold out. Get there early to claim your blanket square footage AND to avoid remote parking/shuttle bus. Bring chairs if you like and pack your favorite picnic. Liquor is allowed and all food (just short of bbq'ing) is cool as well. There is also a restaurant (make reservations!) and food stands. Great acts come through here, from rock to classical to kids shows.

4
★★★★☆

What a wonderful place to listen to a concert! Saw Elvis Costello there last night and the place was sold out. Get there early to claim your blanket square footage AND to avoid remote parking/shuttle bus. Bring chairs if you like and pack your favorite picnic. Liquor is allowed and all food (just short of bbq'ing) is cool as well. There is also a restaurant (make reservations!) and food stands. Great acts come through here, from rock to classical to kids shows.

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Ravinia is such a great place. It's nice to a have a place like this in the suburbs for those that don't like to travel to the city for entertainment. The atmosphere is pretty. You can bring a blanket and some food and just relax and enjoy music with your friends. The live music varies from classical to jazz and latin. They have some very well-known singers that come out each year too!

PROS: Free shuttle service
CONS: Parking gets crowded

4
★★★★☆

Ravinia is such a great place. It's nice to a have a place like this in the suburbs for those that don't like to travel to the city for entertainment. The atmosphere is pretty. You can bring a blanket and some food and just relax and enjoy music with your friends. The live music varies from classical to jazz and latin. They have some very well-known singers that come out each year too!

PROS: Free shuttle service
CONS: Parking gets crowded

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Evenings spent at Ravina with my husband or with friends are some of my favorite summertime memories. Pack a picnic dinner, bring a bottle of wine and candles and your beach blanket and you're all set. People really try to out do each other with their elaborate picnic set-ups, so if you feel competitive about those sorts of things, be warned.

Popular artists really bring out the crowds so be prepared to get there early or scout around for a tiny piece of land without a blanket on it. We always went up via the Metra train; so much easier! Tickets to the lawn concerts are affordable. I've never bought tickets to sit in the pavilion, to me that's not Ravinia.

PROS: Inexpensive and wonderful!
CONS: Popular artists mean BIG crowds and long lines

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★★★★★

Evenings spent at Ravina with my husband or with friends are some of my favorite summertime memories. Pack a picnic dinner, bring a bottle of wine and candles and your beach blanket and you're all set. People really try to out do each other with their elaborate picnic set-ups, so if you feel competitive about those sorts of things, be warned.

Popular artists really bring out the crowds so be prepared to get there early or scout around for a tiny piece of land without a blanket on it. We always went up via the Metra train; so much easier! Tickets to the lawn concerts are affordable. I've never bought tickets to sit in the pavilion, to me that's not Ravinia.

PROS: Inexpensive and wonderful!
CONS: Popular artists mean BIG crowds and long lines

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Ravinia offers the Kraft Kids music series on Saturdays throughout the summer for the younger audience. The talent is trendy and appealing to families. Lawn tickets are quite affordable and the little ones love having the unrestricted space to twirl & dance to the music. Parking is generaly free for these shows. Food is available in the park or you may bring in as much as you'd like. Many people set up a large space and throw a little birthday party on the lawn. The park is open an hour before the show and for an hour afterwards. The only restriction is driving stakes into the ground ~ hardly worth mentioning!!

PROS: space, low ticket price, limited restrictions, outdoors!!!
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5
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Ravinia offers the Kraft Kids music series on Saturdays throughout the summer for the younger audience. The talent is trendy and appealing to families. Lawn tickets are quite affordable and the little ones love having the unrestricted space to twirl & dance to the music. Parking is generaly free for these shows. Food is available in the park or you may bring in as much as you'd like. Many people set up a large space and throw a little birthday party on the lawn. The park is open an hour before the show and for an hour afterwards. The only restriction is driving stakes into the ground ~ hardly worth mentioning!!

PROS: space, low ticket price, limited restrictions, outdoors!!!
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Every year this location brings in some great talent, mostly for the over 50 set. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a summer evening listening to great music. Wonderful atmosphere, fun for all ages.

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Every year this location brings in some great talent, mostly for the over 50 set. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a summer evening listening to great music. Wonderful atmosphere, fun for all ages.

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