Chicago Live! is taking to the road again, traveling north to Ravinia for a special Valentine’s Day show. UPDATE: This event has reached capacity. Sold out.
Yes, that Ravinia, which for more than a century has been offering some of the area’s great summer musical pleasures. Anybody else remember seeing Janis Joplin there in 1970? Anybody remember 1970?
You may not know this but the Ravinia Festival is the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States. Now, I know which word leapt from this page: Outdoor.
But rest assured, our show will be indoors, at Ravinia’s lovely (and heated) Bennett Gordon Hall.
Among the guests will be Smashing Pumpkins front man and Highland Park tea shop owner Billy Corgan; author Rebecca Skloot of the bestselling “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”; chef Curtis Duffy; Tribune advice columnist Amy Dickinson and other newsamkers and interesting folks.
I will be hosting the event and the gang from The Second City will contribute its take on love and heartache and all the other things (a certain massacre?) that make Valentine’s Day such a notable local holiday.
And who knows, the way the weather’s been behaving, we might actually do something outdoors too. You won’t want to miss it. You'll find tickets online at tribnation.com/events or by calling the Ravinia box office at 847-266-5100.
-- Rick Kogan
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