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Lake County Arts & Entertainment Guide
Art classes, art galleries, Broadway shows and live music await you...

Lake County's arts & entertainment scene is second to none. From live music acts at area nightlife venues to Broadway shows and art exhibits and galleries, there is an array of venues that are at your disposable to fill your creativity void. Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire presents a classic movie live on stage featuring as they host least six Broadway-caliber shows year-round. Take a walk through true artistic talent as Downtown Waukegan hosts  ArtWauk on the third Saturday of each month. Also in Waukegan, Genesee Theatre provides star power performances from Billboard chart-topping musicians, hilarious stand-up comedians and a plethora of other talented acts. Don't forget to visit Ravinia Festival in Highland Park as legendary performers grace their stage throughout the summer from June-September. The Highland Park venue renowned as the oldest outdoor festival in the U.S. It is a fact that exciting entertainment is around the corner in Lake County!

Music / Nightlife
Be part of music history at any one of our venues. Jam out to big-name cover bands or find a new favorite up and coming performer.
An impressive lineup of Broadway musicals and shows have graced the stages of our local theatres for you to enjoy.
Art Galleries
From making your your glass artwork to creating your own masterpiece, art is around every corner in Lake County.
Historic Homes
With all of Lake County’s rich past, it’s no wonder that there are so many historical locations to explore.

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Lake County Arts and Entertainment Events

02/22/19 - 03/22/19 Constructs by Hans Habeger Exhibit
03/26/19 - 03/26/19 Artrageous at the James Lumber Center
03/30/19 - 03/30/19 80s Night Out
02/08/19 - 03/31/19 Seussical
03/30/19 - 03/31/19 Chicagoland Antique Advertising, Slot Machine and Jukebox Show
03/31/19 - 03/31/19 SpringFest 2019
04/06/19 - 04/06/19 Rumpelstiltskin of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
04/07/19 - 04/07/19 Fly Fishing Film Fest
04/07/19 - 04/07/19 Bird Pennants - A Sewing Project
04/11/19 - 04/12/19 Focus on the Arts
04/13/19 - 04/13/19 Of Bogs & Books
03/29/19 - 04/14/19 The Diviners
04/12/19 - 04/20/19 Play On!
04/14/19 - 05/03/19 Student Art Competition
04/07/19 - 05/06/19 Art Exhibition: Invitation to Joy: Bird Portraits from Around the World by Michael Lewis
04/10/19 - 06/02/19 Footloose
03/09/19 - 09/08/19 Marvelocity: The Art Of Alex Ross
Ongoing Art Exhibition: Head in the Trees
Ongoing Improv Comedy Shows
Ongoing Yarnstorm Club
Ongoing Baroque to Baby Concert
Ongoing The Healing Power of Plants
Ongoing Navy Tails: Animals in the U.S. Navy
Ongoing Individual Music Lessons--Now Enrolling
Ongoing Jack Benny: From Waukegan to Hollywood

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No matter which route you take, all roads lead to fun in Lake County, Illinois, which is located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Lake County is home to 170 lakes and rivers, 30,000 acres of lush forest preserves, miles of hiking and biking trails, Six Flags Great America, Naval Station Great Lakes, Ravinia Festival and sandy beaches along Lake Michigan's shoreline. Family adventure is around every turn and awaits you in Lake County.
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