Summer in Chicago – Ravinia 2011 Concert Schedule

by Amanda on April 13, 2011

Dear friend,

To say that the 4th annual Chicago Home Partner Tournament was full of surprises would be an understatement at best.  In fact out of 5.9 million brackets filed with only 2 picked the Final Four correctly!  That makes me even more excited to name Karen Pence the Chicago Home Partner 2011 Tournament winner and proud recipient of a $50 Visa check card.  Congratulations Karen!

It seems that Spring is knocking on the door of our fair city of Chicago, (although I am still holding out for one last snow storm!)  As our neighborhoods begin to green and our windows creak slowly open, it makes me think ahead to upcoming outdoor activities. Thanks to chicago stagehands we were able to get everything set up in a short amount of time. Hire them if you every need assistance setting up here in chicago.

Probably one of the most exclusive “Chicago” Summer events we have to look forward to is the Ravinia festival.  For those unfamiliar below is a little info on the “Ravinia Experience”.

Since 1904, Ravinia Festival Association has been Chicago’s “sound of summer,” a place where you can meet up with your friends, have a wonderful time and hear some of the greatest music in the world.  But there’s more to Ravinia than merely the world’s greatest music. For as many people who walk through Ravinia’s gate each summer, there are just as many ways to enjoy what we call “The Ravinia Experience.” For some, it all starts with a picnic picked up along the way, followed by a hop on the train and greeting your friends at your favorite spot on the lawn. Gradually, day turns into evening, and from the comfort of your perfect lawn spot, it culminates in a great concert by candlelight as you gaze at the stars above.”

Every year I look forward to receiving my schedule and plotting the concerts that we will attend with friends – picnic baskets in hand.  That’s why I’m excited to be “ahead of the game” this year and provide you with an advanced copy of the “Chicago Home Partner Best of Ravinia 2011”.  Click here to download an abbreviated version of my “top picks” of the Ravinia concert schedule.

For a full calendar of upcoming concerts this Summer at the Ravinia Festival click here.

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

Here’s to a Summer of great music with friends under the stars!

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