The Pavilion at Ravinia

The Pavilion at Ravinia

The Pavilion at Ravinia History

The Pavilion is part of Ravinia Park in Highland Park, Illinois which has been in operation since 1904. The venue has served as the home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra during the summer months as well as music festivals and concerts by big name acts. The concert series runs from June through September giving people in the Chicago area the opportunity to enjoy some great music stretched out on the grass in the warm summer air. The Ravinia Music Festival held at the Pavilion is the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States with the first festival having been held all the way back in 1904. StubHub has tickets to every event at the Pavilion at Ravinia, just pick out the events you want to attend and buy your tickets.


The Pavilion at Ravinia Events

Each year the biggest event at the Pavilion at Ravinia is the Ravinia Festival which has seen some of the biggest names in the history of music perform at the event including Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan, Tony Bennett, Gladys Knight, George Gershwin, Elvis Costello and more. Classical music lovers flock to the Pavilion each summer to hear a performance by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra which is one of the best in the world. Of course, rock concerts are also a huge draw to the Pavilion at Ravinia with shows by the likes of Billy Corgan, Counting Crows, Willie Nelson, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Train, and more.


Chicago, Illinois

Highland Park is a suburb of Chicago which is one of the most bustling cities in the United States and people in the Windy City never face a shortage of things to do. Sports fans can watch the Chicago Bulls of the NBA, the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL, the Chicago Bears of the NFL, or MLB's White Sox or Cubs. Additionally there are several local colleges who have top tier NCAA match ups throughout the year. Of course, Chicago is also known for its vibrant art scene whether it is plays and musicals at theaters like the Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre or the burgeoning music scene that produces world class jazz, hip hop, and alternative rock. Each summer major rock festivals Lollapalooza and Pitchfork Music Festival are held in the Windy City, and there are plenty of museums and public works of art to enjoy including the Chicago Picasso. Shopping on State Street and the Magnificent Mile offers visitors the chance to buy upscale clothes and other items before heading home.


The Pavilion at Ravinia Seating Layout

The Pavilion at Ravinia offers seating for 3,200 guests with the option of choosing assigned seats near the stage or lawn seats which are perfect for picnicking while you enjoy the performance. There is no better place in all of Illinois to enjoy an outdoor summer concert than the Pavilion at Ravinia.


Trivia

The Pavilion at Ravinia was originally meant to be an amusement park when it was developed by A.C. Frost Company, and included a casino, a baseball diamond, an electric fountain, and a dance floor.

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