Ravinia Festival Announces Summer Concert 2023 Schedule

Ravinia Festival is back for their 2023 season with more than 100 concerts including John Legend, Brandi Carlile, Charlie Puth and Carrie Underwood. Running from June 6 through Sept. 10, concerts range from rock/pop, R&B, classical, jazz, and country, to movies with live orchestra, Fiesta Ravinia, Breaking Barriers Festival and more. “Ravinia’s 2023 season has something for everyone,” […]

Ravinia Festival Announces Complete Summer 2022 Lineup with the First Breaking Barriers Festival

Ravinia Festival is back for their 2022 season with more than 100 concerts featuring 50 artists, including Pitbull and Dispatch, from May 20 through Sept. 18. Ravinia President and CEO Jeffrey P. Haydon announced Ravinia Festival’s complete summer lineup which includes a six-week residency by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra curated by Chief Conductor Marin Alsop. […]

Sound Bites: Where to Eat at Ravinia's New Dining Pavilion

Past due for an upgrade, the Dining Pavilion at Ravinia is reconceived with a new look and a take on where to eat before a concert. It’s music to our ears. Originally opened in 2007 to great fanfare, the Dining Pavilion at Ravinia had grown tired, both in terms of form and functionality. So when the […]

Best of 2015: Arts & Entertainment

Make It Better’s Best of 2015 drew more than 105,000 verified votes across 10 categories. Share your thoughts with us on social media using the hashtag #MIBBestof2015. Live Music Venue Ravinia (North Shore) This winner came as no surprise: You’ve chosen this outdoor music venue every year since 2012. 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park, 847-266-5000 […]

North Shore Notables Perform at Ravinia

The Ravinia Festival draws great artists from all over the world to its bucolic setting, but this summer’s lineup also features fine musicians with local roots. On August 3, internationally renowned pianist and Highland Park resident Jorge Federico Osorio takes the stage at Ravinia’s Martin Theatre for “Osorio’s A-Liszt.” As the title indicates, the program […]

Ravinia’s Customer Appreciation Day: Saturday, May 21

Ravinia Festival celebrates its audience with Customer Appreciation Day from 9 a.m.—6 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, a day filled with discounts. There will also be chances to purchase added seating to some sold-out pavilion concerts, as well as promotions and samples from Ravinia’s supporters and sponsored advertisers. This is the first day that the […]

Ravinia Festival 2011 Lineup

Ravinia President and CEO Welz Kauffman today announced that the festival’s 2011 lineup will cross all genres by combining a roster of Ravinia favorites with a “who’s who” of chart-toppers making festival debuts. The season, running June 9 through Sept. 11, features the debuts of Jennifer Hudson, Maroon 5, Five For Fighting and Deep Purple […]

Theater Packages: Cheaper by the Dozen

Subscription packages to local theaters and music venues are a great deal The best gifts are the ones that keep on giving. For Evanston residents and newlyweds Marc and Emily Zarefsky, it was season tickets to the Marriott Theater in Lincolnshire. Gifted to the couple by Marc’s parents, who themselves have been season ticket holders […]