The first multiple day music festival at Robert Allerton Park kicks off tomorrow evening, Friday, August 18, 2017. The weather promises cooperation with this inaugural event. Today workers put up the tent to the entrance into the meadow off the new Bulb Garden.
Recently installed electrical service and an improved service entrance offers a new stage placement for the two day event. All seating will slope downhill toward the stage. The Park will be closed to the Public unless ticketed for the event. No outside alcohol is allowed, but beverages and food will be available on site for purchase. If the turnout for Irish Night on August 4th is an indication of public support for music at The Park, Prairie Sky Music Festival attendance may exceed expectations. Associate Director, Derek Peterson has had a vision of this festival and for making Allerton Park a downstate music venue, similar to Ravinia Park in Highland Park, IL. During his eleven years at The Park, he has overseen a renewal and expansion of the monthly summer concerts. And tomorrow, the results of his planning, leadership, work and dedication come to fruition. Don’t miss this musical event in the best local, outdoor music venue. Another reason why we all love Allerton Park.