Best Bets: Béla Fleck brings bluegrass to Ravinia

  • Béla Fleck & My Bluegrass Heart, Sam Bush and the Jerry Douglas Band perform Friday, June 24, at Ravinia Festival.

    Béla Fleck & My Bluegrass Heart, Sam Bush and the Jerry Douglas Band perform Friday, June 24, at Ravinia Festival. Courtesy of Alan Messer

 
 
Posted6/21/2022 6:00 AM

Fleck & folk

Get folksy with Béla Fleck & My Bluegrass Heart, Sam Bush and the Jerry Douglas Band at the Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $70-$100 reserved seating; $38-$58 lawn seating. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 24

 

Chocolate-covered strawberries are one of many strawberry treats available during Long Grove's Strawberry Festival this weekend.
Chocolate-covered strawberries are one of many strawberry treats available during Long Grove's Strawberry Festival this weekend. - Daily Herald File Photo, 2019
Sweet treats

Sample all kinds of strawberry-based treats with the return of Strawberry Fest 2022 this weekend near 308 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove. Headliners include Kashmir at 9 p.m. Friday; 7th heaven at 5 p.m., Who's Who at 7 p.m. and Hairbangers Ball at 9 p.m. Saturday; and ARRA at 5 p.m. Sunday. $5; $10 three-day pass; free for kids younger than 12. (847) 634-0888 or longgrove.org/festivals/strawberry-fest/. Noon to 11 p.m. Friday, June 24; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 25; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 26

Comedian Chris Roach plays the Comedy Vault in Batavia.
Comedian Chris Roach plays the Comedy Vault in Batavia. -
Funny Roach

Catch up with actor and comedian Chris Roach ("Kevin Can Wait") when he performs standup sets this weekend at the The Comedy Vault, 18 E. Wilson St., Batavia. $25, plus a two-drink purchase. (630) 454-4174 or comedyvaultbatavia.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 24-25

Art shopping

More than 50 artists and artisans are selling their work as part of the Deer Park Art Show this weekend at Deer Park Town Center, Rand Road and Deer Park Boulevard, Deer Park. Free admission. (847) 926-4300 or amdurproductions.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 25, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 26

Josh Groban headlines Saturday, June 25, at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park.
Josh Groban headlines Saturday, June 25, at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park. - Associated Press, 2018
Croon central

Josh Groban brings his "Harmony Tour," featuring special guests such as The Preservation Hall Jazz Band from New Orleans, violinist/singer Lucia Micarelli and singer-songwriter Eleri Ward, to the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, 19100 Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park. $29.50-$159.50; $240-$610 VIP packages. (800) 745-3000 or livenation.com. 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25

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Skid Row performs as part of the "Live to Rock Tour" coming to Aurora's RiverEdge Park on Saturday, June 25.
Skid Row performs as part of the "Live to Rock Tour" coming to Aurora's RiverEdge Park on Saturday, June 25. - Courtesy of RiverEdge Park
Metal mash

Skid Row, Warrant and Quiet Riot all share a concert bill on the "Live to Rock Tour" at RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora. $35 general admission. (630) 896-6666 or riveredgeaurora.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25

Ready? OK!

Fans of the reality TV series "Cheer" won't want to miss the "Cheer Live 2022" tour with special appearance by Monica Aldama at the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. $17.95-$27.95. (800) 745-3000 or rosemonttheatre.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, June 25

The Four C Notes perform Monday, June 27, as part of Chicago's NF Hope Concert at North Central College in Naperville.
The Four C Notes perform Monday, June 27, as part of Chicago's NF Hope Concert at North Central College in Naperville. - Courtesy of Amy Boyle Photography, 2018
Benefit performances

The Four C Notes, Jeff Award-winning actress Heidi Kettering and more will participate in Chicago's NF Hope Concert: A Benefit for Neurofibromatosis at North Central College's Madden Theatre, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. $49; $89 VIP tickets; livestream option available. (630) 637-7469 or nfhope.org. 7 p.m. Monday, June 27

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams' film score of "Return of the Jedi" during a live screening at Chicago's Symphony Center June 30 to July 2.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams' film score of "Return of the Jedi" during a live screening at Chicago's Symphony Center June 30 to July 2. - Courtesy of 20th Century Fox
Epic with ewoks

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams' epic score to the 1983 blockbuster film "Return of the Jedi" at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $74-$198. (312) 294-3000 or cso.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, June 30 to July 2

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