Tag: The Ravinia Festival

Jethro Tull and Yes at Ravinia: A week of fifty year old progressive rock

Jethro Tull and Yes at Ravinia: A week of fifty year old progressive rock
The summer concert season is coming to an end. We’re down to the last two weeks of the Ravinia Festival in suburban Highland Park. This was the week of fifty’s at Ravinia. It started with Jethro Tull bringing their fiftieth anniversary tour to the north burbs. It ended with Yes bringing their fiftieth anniversary tour... Read more »

Roger Daltrey at Ravinia: If the music is too loud, you're too old

It was the summer of 1971. The Who’s anthem “Won’t Be Fooled Again” started getting play on FM radio. I’ve loved this song from the first hearing til now. It would be in my top ten all-time favorite songs. I wanted and needed to hear the album it was on. At the time, I was... Read more »

Ravinia Festival 2017: Summer is almost here

The temperature is 20 degrees. There’s snow on the ground. But today is a sign that Summer is right around the corner because Ravinia has released their 2017 schedule. The Ravinia Festival, in north suburban Highland Park, has featured outdoor musical acts for more than one hundred years. The concerts feature all genres of music.... Read more »
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Joss Stone: Barefoot and Soulful

 The summer concert season is coming to an end, especially in the midwest. On a cold and damp Wednesday night, Joss Stone warmed up the crowd. She put on a spectacular show at Ravinia, in north subrban Highland Park, Illinois. Besides her voice, which I heard one person compare to Judy Garland, she immediately establishes... Read more »
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