Time Out says
Posted: Mon Feb 3 2014
Don’t be daunted by the suburban address—Ravinia is easy to get to via Metra (it has its own train stop). The lawn is beautiful, perfect for basking in the sun and picnicking (there’s also plenty of gourmet food available for purchase). You won’t be able to see the stage too well if you’re not in the seating area, though. The shows skew on the older side: Blues, jazz and cabaret are popular here, and the rock acts tend to be aging crowd-pleasers, but it’s impossible not to have a fun time. Also see Classical & Opera listings.
Ravinia Pavilion 418 Sheridan Rd
What's on at Ravinia Pavilion
Music festivals, Food & Drink
- Critics' pick
The Food Network hosts 50 acclaimed chefs and a live performance by John Mayer. The day-long event, held at Ravinia, features numerous food and music stations, cooking demos, food and wine tastings and more.