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RAVINIA DISTRICT OF HIGHLAND PARK ANNOUNCES MUSIC AND FOOD TRUCK LINE UP FOR ‘FOOD TRUCK THURSDAYS’
June 8, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - September 21, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
RAVINIA DISTRICT, HIGHLAND PARK, IL (JUNE 2017) – Ravinia District of Highland Park is excited to announce the fantastic food truck and music lineup for its new weekly ‘Ravinia District Food Truck Thursdays’ summer event series. Starting June 1st through September 14th, the public is invited to come and enjoy a wide variety of food and drinks from more than a dozen food trucks and local restaurants while listening to live outdoor musical performances. Food Truck Thursdays will begin at 4:30 p.m. and end at dusk, on Dean Avenue between Roger Williams and St. Johns Avenues, and in Jens Jensen Park, across from the Ravinia Metra Station. Free parking is available.
A terrific array of food trucks will line Dean Avenue, offering a wide variety of fabulous food, including options from Beaver’s Coffee and Donuts, Da Lobsta, The Fat Shallot, La Cocinita, Loop Juice, Louie B Fresh Mobile Kitchen, Mike’s Revenge, Wheely’s Café, Yum Dum, and others, as well as two fashion trucks, Deliciously Shoes and North and Hudson. Abigail’s and Ravinia
Brewery will also be serving a selection of creative cocktails, wine and craft beer in Jens Jensen Park.
Live musical performances will be staged in the center of Jens Jensen Park, sponsored by Highland Park Community Foundation, Ravinia District Special Service Area 17 property owners and Life Rhythms. The weekly music line up will include:
5:00 – 8:30 pm — Bowmanville, performs incredible swing tunes
5:00 – 6:30 pm — Max Subar, songs of Midwestern roots
7:00 – 8:30 pm — Radio Free Honduras, features Latin pop tunes including leader’s song “Sopa de Caracol” which was the #1 Billboard Top Latin Songs hit in 1992
5:00 – 6:30 pm — Elijah Palnik, “Elijah Aaron has raised the bar for one-man bands everywhere.” – People Magazine
7:00 – 8:30 pm — Campeau & Craig, Bluegrass folk music
5:00 – 8:30 pm — Spare Parts, performs blend of original funk-jazz music
5:00 – 8:30 pm — Jared Rabin Band, multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, and producer from Chicago
5:00 – 6:30 pm — We Are The Northern Lights, Indie folk-pop with soul
7:00 – 8:30 pm — Matt Feddermann, with a sound that is reminiscent of early Tom Petty, The Beatles, Rhett Miller & Dawes
5:00 – 8:30 pm — Jake Sanders, performs hot jazz music
5:00 – 6:30 pm — The Ravinia Ramblers, features the original songs of Jason Berger and othercrowd pleasing covers
7:00 – 8:30 pm — Johnny Martinez Band, Latin folk rock
5:00 – 6:30 pm — David Hawkins, singing songs that are both tough and gentle
7:00 – 8:30 pm — Don Stiernberg, playing a collection of jazz tunes
5:00 – 8:00 pm — L.J. Slavin & Jeff Trudell, award-winning multi-instrumentalist experienced in a variety of styles
5:00 – 8:00 pm — Pat McKillen, powerful and passionate pop, rock, and folk performance
5:00 – 8:00 pm — The Handsome Devil’s Trio, Hot Jazz
5:00 – 6:00 pm — David Dallison, a wide ranging to interest an array of ages and tastes
6:30 – 8:00 pm — Christ Walz, combines his joy of performing with a respect for America’s musical history
5:00 – 6:00 pm —Ben Tatar & The Tatar Tots, Fun family friendly music for young audiences
6:30 – 8:00 pm — Off The Wagon, Texas swing, Brazilian jazz, country, rock & roll, and funk tunes
5:00 – 7:30 pm — Steve Gibons Trio, Gypsy Jazz
5:00 – 7:30 pm — Pony Town, plays old-time songs from around the world
Be sure to like and follow Ravinia District of Highland Park on Facebook for a weekly listing of food trucks, entertainment, and event updates.
ABOUT THE RAVINIA DISTRICT
The Ravinia District is comprised of an eclectic mix of small-scale businesses, popular restaurants and food specialty shops, and high-end personal and professional services. All located within a few walkable blocks, this creative, quaint, friendly and historic neighborhood offers nearly anything a person might be looking for. A lovely location to dine before of after visiting the Ravinia Festival or the Chicago Botanic Garden, Ravinia District is just east of Green Bay Road in Highland Park on Roger Williams Avenue and hosts the Ravinia stop on the Metra train service.
Ravinia District’s historic roots as a getaway from Chicago for artists and other creative people led to its establishment as an artists’ colony. Ravinia District remains as a distant corner of Highland Park; away from Downtown and other more commercial business areas.