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Ravinia Pavilion
200 Ravinia Park Road Highland Park, IL 60035
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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.
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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.
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attended Aug 24 2012

Lyle Lovett @ Ravinia Park, Chicago - is the consumate performer. Each song flows into the next. Sometimes he talks with the crowd and his actually pretty funny. I could listen to him all night long.

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49 reviews
20 stars
attended Aug 21 2011

Lyle's Large Band act is classy from start to finish! Attired in matching sharkskin suits and ties (as opposed to the scruff of many big-name performers), they put on a fabulous 2 1/2 hour show with no intermission--they rotate off stage in a...continued

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attended Aug 23 2013

Lyle's show was great as always, but not quite up to previous Ravinia concerts because (1) his voice sounded strained and raspy--too many back to backs?; (2) his enunciation was so poor we could hardly hear the words even to familiar songs; (3) he...continued

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_Please note:

This is an open-air venue, so 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!