Free Lawn Passes to Ravinia

The Words & Music Program, a joint program presented by The Chicago Public Library and Ravinia Festival makes it possible for patrons to obtain free lawn passes to select Ravinia summer concerts. Visit any branch of The Chicago Public Library to get more details on eligible concerts and lawn ticket availability.

Each summer, patrons may visit any neighborhood library location to pick up free lawn passes to selected concerts throughout the Ravinia Festival’s summer season.  Lawn passes are made available at the beginning of the Ravinia Festival season.  Enhance an evening under the stars at Ravinia by first exploring the music collection of your neighborhood Chicago Public Library.

raviniaChicago Public Library card-holders who are residents of the City of Chicago may obtain a limited number of Ravinia lawn passes at any neighborhood Chicago Public Library branch, the Sulzer and Woodson Regional Libraries, and in the Music Information Center on the eighth floor of the Harold Washington Library Center. The Words and Music Program allows you to learn first hand about the world of music offered at the Ravinia Festival and the Chicago Public Library.


  • Any resident of the City of Chicago, 18 years of age or older, who has a valid Chicago Public Library card may obtain Words and Music lawn passes.
  • A maximum of two Words and Music lawn passes per concert and a total of  four passes per day may be obtained at all library locations.
  • Words and Music lawn passes may not be reserved in advance

Jun 1, 2009 – Aug 31, 2009

Hours: Based upon Ravinia concert schedule.

The Chicago Public Library
400 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605

Admission: FREE

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