HIGHLAND PARK – The public is invited to enjoy free live music this summer at the inaugural season of Jammin’ in Jens Jensen Park. Located at 486 Roger Williams Avenue in the charming Ravinia District in Highland Park, these historic grounds are the perfect setting for families to come enjoy time together in the great outdoors.
Launching Saturday June 6th, the concert series will go from 11am-2pm weekly, through the end of August (except July 4th), weather permitting, featuring an eclectic mix of world, folk, and jazz musi-cians. Families are encouraged to visit one of the many local foodservice establishments in the Ravin-ia District for a picnic in the park.
“We look forward to this being the first of many musical summers at Jens Jensen Park, expanding cul-tural arts appreciation throughout the community,” says Noah Plotkin, event coordinator and owner of Life Rhythms, Inc. “Jammin’ in Jens Jensen Park will be a festive experience for the whole family to create lasting memories.”
Jammin’ at Jens Jensen Park is brought to you by The Highland Park Community Foundation, Life Rhythms, Inc., Field Violin Workshop, Phil Goldman Photographic Design, and Uncle Dan’s.
In the spirit of Jens Jensen, “Everyone is entitled to a home where the sun, the stars, open fields, gi-ant trees, and smiling flowers are free to teach an undisturbed lesson of life.”
For more information visit the Jammin’ in Jens Jensen Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JamminInJensen. Tel: 847.432.6000.
11:00am Life Rhythms Drum Circle, bring a drum from home if you have one!
12:45pm Jimmy Keane & Pat Broaders present traditional Irish music.
11:00am Katie O’Shea sings and plays Irish music on the harp.
12:45pm John Benischek sings and plays folk music on the guitar.
11:00am Dean Milano Band plays folk and alternative country music.
11:00am The Headlands play 60’s and 70’s World Funk Groove.
12:45pm Fareed Haque & Mathgames play a fusion of electronic and jazz music.
11:00am String Theory plays acoustic music from the 50’s up to present day.
11:00am Jared Rabin playing a variety of music genres on numerous instruments.
11:00am Jordi Kleiner & Friends combine rock, folk, Irish, blues, and string music.
11:00am Lakeside Breeze plays a diverse range of music genres and instruments.
12:45pm Buddha Blue Band plays blues and soul music.
11:00am Radio Free Honduras playing Latin Folk music.
12:45pm Akasha with a 70’s authentic reggae sound.
11:00am Off The Wagon playing acoustic country and jazz.
12:45pm Don Stiernberg Trio playing mandolin jazz music.
11:00am Open Mic
12:45pm Neal Alger Trio playing jazz music.
11:00am Departure playing covers of The Grateful Dead’s hit songs.
ABOUT JENS JENSEN
As one of the most influential landscape architects in America, Jens Jensen strived to restore the prai-ries of Illinois while preserving their natural beauty. He used a diverse methodology that worked to combine natural elements with stonework aesthetics and community history, hoping to bring people an organic escape from the busy city. The circles he often used in his designs symbolize the unity of hu-manity and nature, so with that in mind, the event intends to fuse the park’s historic landscaping with different varieties of cultural performance arts for the whole family to enjoy.