Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys at Ravinia
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The last date listed for Brian Wilson was Friday July 26, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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Billy Corgan, of the legendary rock group The Smashing Pumpkins (known for anthems like "Today," "Tonight, Tonight," "1979" and "Bullet With Butterfly Wings"), is making his Ravinia debut and you have a chance to experience it while helping out students -- this exclusive offer benefits Ravinia Festival's REACH*TEACH*PLAY education programs. Corgan, in addition to continuing to write and perform as The Smashing Pumpkins, has also been a member of Zwan and produced solo recordings. An iconic figure in modern rock, Corgan maintains much of the musical verve that catapulted him to stardom. Joining him on the bill is Australian singer-songwriter, Katie Cole. Fresh off the release of her debut full-length album, Lay It All Down, Cole describes her music as "Americana meets British pop," with a sound that recalls Colbie Caillat, Sheryl Crow and Fleetwood Mac. The REACH*TEACH*PLAY education programs serve 75,000 Chicagoans annually and include the creation of student orchestras in budget-strapped schools. Learn More
Beautiful picnic park w great sound system. But-- picnic means lots and lots of schlepping! Restaurants are either expensive, have long lines, or awkward/no seating. We either eat before and carry wine in and enjoy it on a bench before show or we eat at restaurant in Highland Oark and carry wine in to enjoy on a bench before show. There are also picnic tables in NECorner if we bring food- then enjoy wine on a bench before the show. No schlepping required to enjoy the lovely place.Singer-Songwriter Lyle Lovett & His Large Band dining • Aug 04 2014 star this tip starred
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I have been a hug Beach Boys (Brian Wilson) fan since the 1960's. I still listen to their music continuously. It has such a way of lifting your spirit and making you happy. I love to listen to the groups harmonies and the upbeat music. I have seen this group many times in my life and each time I walk away feeling they are amazing and so talented! The words to the songs are meaningful and Brian is one awesome composer.
This concert is one I will truly remember... I walked away feeling I got my monies worth for a fabulous concert. The music was incredible, the harmonies are still there and Brian, Al and Dave and the other great musicians played all my favorite songs which hold a special place in my heart. They started out strong and finished stronger!
Ravinia is a beautiful place with enjoy a beautiful summer evening (this was my first time there). It has great acoustics under the shelter and a quaint feel in the entire park. I was very excited to share this experience with my daughter and her friends. I can truly say it was a great night!! One to remember. I wish more bands would go back to this type of music. :)
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Brian Wilson's concert was outstanding. The group is very talented and focused on providing entertainment to all. They played an upbeat shows with many memorial songs and moments. I would come again. Ravinia was the perfect setting and even though...continued
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I loved the show! The place was packed, even though it rained, and everyone was on their feet singing to the music and dancing. Ravinia should have a sign about not being able to bring food and drink in the Pavilion. I had just bought coffee...continued
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About the Ticket Supplier: Ravinia FestivalThere'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 they 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.
For others, it's a dinner reservation at one of Ravinia's popular on-site restaurants followed by a casual stroll to the Pavilion, where you go to see and hear the stars on the stage.
Bring your own lavish picnic, treat yourself to an ice cream cone at intermission, or just come as you are and leave the details to them.
Since 1904, Ravinia 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. They've got stars on the stage and stars in the sky, and it's all within your reach. Enjoy!