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151 Star Starred
Ravinia Pavilion
200 Ravinia Park Road Highland Park, IL 60035
847-266-5100
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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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Park has excellent sound system but you can't see stage from lawn. And you can bring food or drink into pavilion. Not a single bad seat in the pavilion. Big stage and 2 huge screens.
Singer-Songwriter Lyle Lovett & His Large Band info Aug 04 2014 star this tip starred
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14 events
7 reviews
16 stars
attended Aug 26 2012

Great show. Minimal political discussion.
Rain was a real downer....

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Tim
11 events
4 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 26 2012

Tickets were readily available at WillCall. No issues. Seats were good. Concert was great.

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2 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 26 2012

Excellent music, excellent venue! Very good showing dispite the total wash out. We sure needed the rain, and it didn't appear to keep many away. I was glad to have pavillion passes tho! Thanks to Goldstar's excellent deals!

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Quotes & Highlights

“One of rock’s most astute singer-songwriters of the last 40 years.” —_Los Angeles Times _
Check out the website of John Hiatt.

Description

Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymn, the new album from acclaimed musician and songwriter John Hiatt, was released August 2 on New West Records. This is Hiatt’s twentieth solo album and follows his acclaimed 2010 release, The Open Road, which the Los Angeles Times heralded as a, “bluesy, heartland-soaked musical excursion,” while the Buffalo News declared it “a classic for the future.” Hiatt has been touring continuously in support of the record, including co-headling tours with Lyle Lovett and Big Head Todd and the Monsters_.

Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns_ was recorded at Ben’s Studio in Nashville and was produced by Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, The Black Crowes). In addition to Hiatt, the album features Kenneth Blevins on drums and percussion, Doug Lancio on electric guitars, mandolin and Hammertone and Patrick O’Hearn on bass guitar.As a preview to fans, the album’s opening track and first single, “Damn This Town,” is currently available to stream on Hiatt’s Facebook page.

John Hiatt’s career as a performer and songwriter has spanned more than 30 years and his work has been covered by everyone from Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, BB King, and Bonnie Raitt to Iggy Pop, Three Dog Night and The Neville Brothers. Hiatt began his solo career with the 1974 album Hangin’ Around the Observatory. His landmark 1987 release _Bring The Family _received critical praise and was his first album to chart in the U.S. In 1993, Rhino Records released Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt, which collected many of the cover versions of his songs that were recorded during the 80s and 90s. 2000’s Crossing Muddy Waters was released to critical acclaim and was called “The most natural and relaxed John Hiatt album in years…” by All Music Guide.

A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Steve Earle quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others.

1986 saw the release of his debut record, Guitar Town_, which shot to number one on the country charts and immediately established the term “New Country.” What followed was an extremely exciting and varied array of releases including the biting hard rock of Copperhead Road _(1988), the minimalist beauty of Train A Comin’ (1995), the politically charged masterpiece, Jerusalem (2002) and the Grammy Award Winning albums The Revolution Starts…Now (2004), Washington Square Serenade (2007) and Townes (2009).

I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive (2011) is Steve Earle’s 14th Studio Album and shares the same name with his 2011 debut novel. Of the novel, Patti Smith stated, “Steve Earle brings to his prose the same authenticity, poetic spirit and cinematic energy he projects in his music. _I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive _is like a dream you can’t shake, offering beauty and remorse, redemption in spades.”

_Please note:

This is an open-air venue. Please be prepared for the weather._

About the Ticket Supplier: Ravinia Festival

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 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!