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Ravinia and Your Library: Request Free Lawn Passes

Update – all tickets have been distributed. We are thrilled about the great response from our community.

Your Library has a limited number of Ravinia Lawn Passes available to give to River Forest Public Library cardholders. Provided through Ravinia Festival’s Words & Music outreach program 2023.  

If you are interested in receiving a set of lawn passes, here’s what you need to know. 

  • These e-tickets are available to River Forest Public Library cardholders on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • Valid only on the date printed, may only be used on the evening of the performance, may not be exchanged, and cannot be sold. 

 How to request tickets 

 Complete this form. Patrons are permitted one submission per household. 

  • If available: two e-tickets will be sent to the email used to complete the form (typically within 48 hours of submission). 
  • If not available: you will not hear back from Ravinia or the library. 


Lawn passes are being offered for the following shows:

Wed, Jun 28 @ 7:30 PM – 4 Lawn Passes 

Pianist Jorge Federico Osorio 

Brahms Variations and Beethoven Late Sonatas 


Thu, Jun 29 @ 7:30 PM – 4 Lawn Passes 

Calidore String Quartet 

The Three Faces of Beethoven 


Sat, Jul 15 @ 7:30 PM – 2 Lawn Passes 

Tchaikovsky and Chicago Skyline with Marin Alsop and the CSO 

Miriam Fried Plays the Brahms Concerto 


Wed, Jul 19 @ 8:00 PM – 2 Lawn Passes 

Meet the Mahlers: Gustav’s Fifth and Alma’s Songs with the CSO  

2x Grammy Winner Sasha Cooke Returns to Ravinia!  


Fri, Jul 21 @ 8:00 PM – 4 Lawn Passes 

Gabriela Montero Plays Her Latin Concerto with the CSO 

Music from Gabriela Ortiz and Roxanna Panufnik Led by Marin Alsop and Valentina Peleggi  

(Part of the Breaking Barriers Festival) 


Thu, Jul 27 @ 7:30 PM – 4 Lawn Passes 

Danish String Quartet 

Bach Fugues to Nordic Fiddle Music 


Sat, Aug 5 @ 7:30 PM – 4 Lawn Passes 

Powerful Thirds: Beethoven and Rachmaninoff with Marin Alsop and the CSO 

Youngest-Ever Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Reprises His Winning Performance 


Wed, Aug 9 @ 8:00 PM – 4 Lawn Passes 

Jonathon Heyward Leads Rachmaninoff and Tania León with the CSO 

Benjamin Beilman Plays Bruch 


Thu, Aug 10 @ 8:00 PM – 2 Lawn Passes left

Heirloom: Jeffrey Kahane Plays Gabriel Kahane with the CSO 

Teddy Abrams Conducts Prokofiev 5 and TJ Cole’s Megalopolis 


Tue, Aug 15 @ 7:30 PM – 2 Lawn Passes left

Soprano Ailyn Pérez and Pianist Kevin Murphy 

A Homecoming Solo Concert with the Lyric and Met Opera Star 


Thu, Aug 17 @ 8:00 PM – 4 Lawn Passes 

Alisa Weilerstein Plays the Elgar Concerto with the CSO 

Joshua Weilerstein Conducts Shostakovich 5 and Still’s Poem for Orchestra 


Tue, Sep 5 @ 7:30 PM – 4 Lawn Passes 

Handel’s Water Music and James Ehnes with Music of the Baroque 

Mozart’s Third Concerto and Bach’s First Brandenburg 


Fri, Sep 8 @ 7:30 PM – 2 Lawn Passes 

Childs/Reid/Wilson Combo with Kurt Elling 

RSMI Jazz Directors Form a Quintet with Sara Caswell and Christian Euman