Lake County has an abundance of musical talent. We found that out when we hosted our I Love Lake County Song Search. As many of you know, Visit Lake County’s music video has gone viral with the, ‘Lake County, the Bounty of Illinois,’ written and performed by Dylan Kroll.
There are plenty of venues that feature from local to well-known artists that tour through Lake County. Venues like Genesee Theatre in Waukegan, Ravinia Festival during the summer, Mickey Finn’s and Austin’s Saloon and Eatery in Libertyville and Blarney’s Island are a few of venues are just a couple to scratch the surface.
Here are some of the must-see live performances in Lake County.
Ravinia Festival in Highland Park
Ravinia garners some of the biggest names in music to play at the oldest outdoor stage in the country over the summer. From Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Lenny Kravitz, the Highland Park venue has so much to offer. Here are some of their upcoming shows.
August 18: Under the Sun Tour featuring Uncle Kracker, Sugar Ray, Eve 6 and Better than Ezra
August 19: Needtobreathe presents Tour De Compadres/ Pianist David Kaplan
August 20: Peter Jablonski
August 21: Spider Saloff/ Seth MacFarlane
August 22: Violinist Augustin Hadelich
August 27: ZZ Top
August 29 Jelly Rags and Monk
August 29-30: Santana
August 31: Alan Jackson
September 3: Lenny Kravitz
September 4: Sinatra Centennial
September 5: Jackson Browne
September 11: Gladys Knight and the Pips
Austin’s Fuel Room in Libertyville
Like Mickey Finn’s, Austin’s Fuel Room has the food, the booze and the tunes. Check out to see what acts they’re bringing out next weekend.
September 11: Stache!
Concert series in the summer time in the midst of nature? Sign me up. Not to mention the food vendors onsite for every show. What’s Hawthorn Wood’s got planned for the rest of the summer?
Mickey Finn’s in Libertyville
They’ve got the suds and they’ve got the songs. This Libertyville is not just your run of the mill concert venue. Besides the tunes, they’ve got delicious eats and in-house brewed micro brews. Here’s
Mickey Finn’s schedule.
August 20: Two Easy Band
August 21: Samadhi Vibe
August 22: Rocky City Seven
August 28: Pale Green Stars
September 4: Dick Diamond and the Dusters
September 12: Lava Rock
Talk about a band with a sound. The brass ambassadors will be playing a variety of summer time favorites at the museums front porch.
Blarney Gras Round 2 Fantasy Fest Weekend
Sideouts in Island Lake
August 22: Candlebox & Filter/ Modern Day Romeos/ Jimi Falls
Aug 29: Bella Cain
August 29: SHiNDiG
September 6: Dollar Giraffes
August 22: Morgan Fingleton
September 5: Cirrus Falcon
September 5-6: Lake Forest Symphony
Continue here for more live performances around Lake County