Seeing a concert at Ravinia is absolutely beautiful. You’re surrounded by lovely greenery and the music is divine. The food and wine only add to the experience. If you have lawn seats you must pack yourself a bag (something to sit on, something to eat & drink, etc) and lug it with you (though you can purchase food and wine on site). If you’d prefer to avoid lugging a picnic basket and lawn chair with you then maybe it’s time to upgrade.
Ravinia has created a new high-end service experience on the lawn called Lawncierge on select nights that encompasses the feel of an outdoor VIP lounge complete with food and drink menus, stylish décor and space for parties of two to 10. The space can accommodate 120 people in total. Reservations for this area can be reserved in advance at Ravinia.org or on the night of the concert, pending availability.
Lawncierge service will be located on the east side of the north lawn near the Goldstein Gate and available from park opening to the end of the evening’s concert. Entry for this exclusive service ($185 per person) includes park admission, private wait staff and hosts, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, private bars, and an unlimited special menu created by Levy Restaurants. The area will also feature stylish outdoor lounge furniture creating exclusive and private vignettes for small or larger parties.
This new swanky experience will be offered at the following concerts this summer:
- July 6: David Byrne & St. Vincent
- July 20: Under the Sun (Gin Blossoms, Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Vertical Horizon, Fastball)
- July 29: Heart with special guest Jason Bonham
- August 2: Steely Dan
- August 18: Goat Rodeo Sessions (Yo-Yo Ma,Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Aoife O’Donovan)