Who’s missing Ravinia Festival? Maybe not the traffic or the extra stop on the Metra, but certainly the music, the performers and the alfresco dining.
Ravinia is inviting creative types and music lovers to picnic at home tonight (June 28) and enjoy the sounds of Andrew Bird as he streams his “Performance Now! concert live from the Old Style Guitar Shop in Los Angeles.
The performance kicks off at 7:00pm CDT. For a $20 fee you can invite friends and family to a virtual evening at Ravinia without even worrying about the weather.
Get out your linen table clothes, silver and candles. Then prepare (or takeout) your favorite picnic fare and some good reds and whites.
And you’re ready to go.
Bird is an internationally acclaimed musician, songwriter, and composer who has released 15 records to date. Recording and touring extensively, he has performed around the world at festivals and renowned institutions including Ravinia, Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House, and Walt Disney Concert Hall.
A TED Talks presenter, New Yorker Festival guest, and op-ed contributor to the New York Times, Bird will also debut on the cast of Fargo’s forthcoming installment, airing on FX later this year. Bird’s latest album, My Finest Work Yet, was nominated for “Best Folk Album” at the 2020 Grammy Awards.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit his longtime independent venue and promoter partners across the U.S., including Ravinia, a sponsor of the event.
Fans can purchase tickets to the live-streaming event for $20 via Seated here. The stream will be available to watch for 72 hours.
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