July and August Summer Ravinia Schedule 2012

by Amanda on July 19, 2012

Last Saturday, on the eve of the breaking of the great 2012 Chicago Heatwave, I found myself sharing a very intimate evening with 50,000 others listening to country sensation Kenny Chesney. (There it’s out – I’m a closet country music fan!)

With our daily lives filled to capacity, I like many, don’t often take advantage of the fact that there’s SO MUCH MUSIC in Chicago. However with all of these choices, when I think about music in the Summer I can’t help but think about Ravinia.

Since 1904, Ravinia has been Chicago’s “sound of summer,” a place where you can have a wonderful time and hear some of the greatest music in the world. It has become a Chicago Tradition to many, with the “Ravinia Experience” sharing time with friends under the Oaks and stars.

This month we wanted to take the “guesswork” out of your musical experience for the next month and urge you to take advantage of our favorite, “Chicago Home Partner Ravinia Concerts” below in no particular order.

SEAL:                                       Sunday, July 22nd                            7:30 PM

James Taylor:                         Friday July 27th & 28th                  7:30 PM

Crosby, Stills and Nash:        Friday, August 3rd                         7:30 PM

Huey Lewis & Joe Cocker:     Friday, August 10th                      7:00 PM

Train:                                      Saturday, August 11th                       7:00 PM

Tony Bennett:                        Saturday, August 18th                       8:30 PM

Lyle Lovett:                            Friday, August 24th                            8:00 PM

Anita Baker:                            Saturday, August 25th                      7:30 PM

John Hiatt:                              Sunday, August 26th                         7:00 PM

Duran Duran:                        Wednesday, August 29th                  7:30 PM

Also, for those of you that may have not visited the Ravinia festival before, we have provided you with a number of helpful links below to assist in your enjoyment of this one-of-a-kind experience.

Some Great Ravinia Resources:

Visit the official Ravinia Concert Series Website by clicking here.

Get the “backstage” scoop on what’s happening at Ravinia at their blog here.

Purchase Ravinia tickets when they become available by clicking here.

View the METRA train schedule to Highland Park from the city of Chicago by clicking here.

A collection of food suggestions and recipes for Ravinia from ChowHound.com

Here’s to ending the Summer in style and I hope to see you at Ravinia under the stars!


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