Ragdale Ring Spotlight Series
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Ragdale, the nationally acclaimed artist retreat in Lake Forest, kicks off the third annual Ragdale Ring Spotlight Series - three monthly performances. Each event is curated by a Ragdale resident artist at the top of his or her field who will present new and intriguing performances with their creative colleagues . All events take place at Ragdale in the Ragdale Ring, an open-air performance venue. Guests are encouraged to bring a beach chair or picnic to enjoy an arts-filled evening on the lawn overlooking the Shaw Prairie at twilight. On June 25: True Americana Curator Jonas Friddle & The Majority, a seven-member band play a fusion of American music styles Influenced by barn dances, blues, honky-tonks and orchestra halls. Opening act is Chicago’s Young Stracke All-Stars, youth musicians from the Old Town School of Folk Music. On July 23 the Ragdale Ring Revue Curator Meredith Miller, performance artist and cabaret singer — A showcase of the Midwest’s most innovative variety performers, presenting live music, puppetry, circus art and more. Aug. 20 Look Again: Stories of Discovery Co-curators Megan Stielstra and Amanda Delheimer Dimon —Four storytellers affiliated with 2nd Story explore transformative personal discoveries in presentations that fuse page, stage and sound creating a unique, live, literary/theatrical experience. Performances canceled due to rain will be scheduled one week later on Thursday. The Ragdale Ring, on the west lawn of the Ragdale House. Off-site parking available at any city lot in downtown Lake Forest. Tickets available through the website or at the door. Call or email to info@ragdale.org with questions.