Coming to Chicago for AEJMC? You may want to purchase advance tickets for an important show. Here are some highlighted touring musical events in Chicago during the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC):
August 10. Joe Cocker with Huey Lewis & the News. Ravinia Festival, Chicago’s outdoor “shed” venue. Ticket information. Location: Highland Park, IL. While Ravinia is about an hour away, it’s fun to go. Three special Metra trains go directly to Ravinia Park on weekdays. These trains are on the Union Pacific North Line and depart from Ogilvie Transportation Center, which is about a block north of Union Station. The Ravinia trains are $7 for the round trip and depart Ogilvie Center at 5:50 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 6:44 p.m. Get off at Ravinia Park. Note: people often pack picnic dinners to take to Ravinia, but you can also purchase food and drink at the park.
August 10. Taj Mahal Trio. Old Town School of Folk Music. Ticket information. Location: Lincoln Square neighborhood. Directions: take Red line CTA train north to Belmont, transfer to Brown Line train to Western. Walk three blocks south on Lincoln.
August 11-12. Train with Mat Kearney. Ravinia Festival. Location: Highland Park, IL. Ticket information. The Ravinia train leaves Ogilvie Center at 5:35 p.m.
August 12. George Thorogood & The Destroyers with Tom Hambridge. House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn. This venue is walking distance to the convention. Ticket information.
Look for information on music clubs, restaurants and theatre events in future posts.