Come out to our summer party in downtown Lake Forest! Our inaugural event will feature live bands on two stages, games and activities for the kids, fantastic food (burgers!), and a bourbon, beer, and wine pavilion.

There is no better food companion to bourbon than burgers - and this year's festival theme does not disappoint. At least six chefs of all types will showcase their signature burgers, to be enjoyed in the comfort of our huge seating area. Our bourbon tasting pavilion will offer more than 20 types of bourbon for tasting, along with beer and wine.

TICKETS ON SALE JULY 15

Contact: 847.810.3942 or friendslfpr@cityoflakeforest.com

Entertainment:

CITY HALL STAGE:

4:30 pm: Fletcher Rockwell

7:00 pm: Brooke Eden

9:00 pm: Joe Nichols

OAKWOOD STAGE:

3:00 pm: Brass Buckle

6:00 pm: Trippin Billies

8:00 pm: Bruce In The USA

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JOE NICHOLS

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BROOKE EDEN
BRUCE IN THE USA

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FLETCHER ROCKWELL
TRIPPIN BILLIES
BRASS BUCKLE
  • Created by the Friends of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Foundation this event is open to anyone that enjoys music, food and kids activities.
  • The Lake Forest Music Festival is a community event and fundraiser completely run by volunteers to provide a safe and fun environment for families.
  • We are so grateful to our sponsors who have helped make this event a reality!
  • If you would like to sponsor this event or other future events, please visit our Donate page.
General Admission:
  • Youth: $10 (6-20 years-old - kids 5 and under are free)
  • Adult: $25 (21+) Price increases to $30 day of event
Passes:
  • Adult All-Day Pass: $100 (Includes admission, dinner platter, souvenir beverage mug, craft bourbon cocktails, beer and wine from 3-10 PM)
  • Adult Evening Pass: $75 (Includes admission, dinner platter, souvenir beverage mug, craft bourbon cocktails, beer and wine from 6-10 PM)
  • Youth All-Day Pass: $25 (Includes admission, dinner platter, non-alcoholic beverages. Must supplement an Adult or Family Pass)
  • BEST DEAL! Family Pass: $300 (Includes admission, premier parking, dinner platter, souvenir beverage mug, craft bourbon cocktails, beer, wine and bourbon tasting (Youth/Child get non-alcoholic beverages) from 3-10 PM)
  • Premier Parking Pass: $50 Park next to the venue for easy access. Limited availability.
purchase tickets

Please note:

  • All tickets include all day in/out privileges.
  • Attendance is limited to 5,000.
  • No Coolers - Food and Beverages available for purchase.
  • Children 5 and younger are free.
  • All proceeds after festival expenses are used to support the great year-round programs of your Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Department.

Thank you for your support!


There is no better food companion to bourbon than burgers - and this year's festival theme does not disappoint. At least six chefs of all types will showcase their signature burgers, to be enjoyed in the comfort of our huge seating area. Our bourbon tasting pavilion will offer more than 20 types of bourbon for tasting, along with beer and wine.

More info coming soon!

  • The event will be held in the parking lot behind Lake Forest City Hall - 220 E. Deerpath Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045
  • Parking and METRA station is within 2-3 blocks of the venue.

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With your support, we will ensure that our Parks & Recreation Department remains the wonderful asset that many will enjoy for generations to come. While the proceeds from our fundraiser events support the Lake Forest Parks & Recreation Department, we also accept donations that go directly to our General Donation Fund, the Deerpath Golf Course Renovation Project, and other program areas of the Lake Forest Parks & Recreation Department.

VOLUNTEER

Whether working at one of our events or behind the scenes, our volunteers bring a wide variety of skills to helping the Foundation enrich everyday life.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Public Relations
  • Assist in Fundraising/Sponsorship
  • Board Member
  • Special Events

To volunteer, please contact:

Phone: 847.810.3942

Email: friendslfpr@cityoflakeforest.com


SPONSOR

For information on corporate sponsorship, please contact:

Phone: 847.810.3942

Fax: 847.615.4251

Email: friendslfpr@cityoflakeforest.com