Queen! from Metro and SmartBar Featuring Michael Serafini, Garrett David, Lucy Stoole and Nico at Ravinia Festival

Saturday, September 14, 2024 at 5 p.m.

Carousel Stage
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
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Queen! from Metro and SmartBar Featuring Michael Serafini, Garrett David, Lucy Stoole and Nico at Ravinia Festival

Join smartbar sweethearts and musical contortionists Michael Serafini and Garrett David for an evening of only the rawest Chicago house music served up by the pros. The Queen! hosts are as stellar and stunning as ever: the renowned but never-replicated Lucy Stoole and Nico are poised to take center stage, stealing the show, per usual. Bask in the atmospheric vibrations, dance into twilight, and celebrate one of the best parties to come out of Chicago with plenty of over-the-top kings and queens and everything in between.

Michael Serafini first got his start in Chicago nightlife in the ’80s working for Berlin nightclub as a video jockey and remixer. Under the mentorship of close friends Terri Bristol and Ralphi Rosario, Serafini began DJing regularly in the early ’90s and took up a position at one of Chicago house’s most famous institutions, Gramaphone Records. As his experience grew, so did his reputation, later landing a residency at Boom Boom Room, then the city’s longest-running house night. In 2007, Serafini took over ownership of Gramaphone Records, which he still operates today.

Through the mentorship of Chez Damier, studying behind the desk at Gramaphone Records, and being at the helm of smartbar’s wildly successful Queen! party, Garrett David has spent the past decade developing his unmistakable style and ability to hypnotize the dance floor. His meticulous approach and underground attitude shines through his production, releasing lush and skittery tunes on prestigious labels such as Courtesy of Balance, Smallville, Residual, and his own imprint, Global Swing.

Lucy Stoole, Chicago’s Black Bearded Beauty, is a Windy City-based drag performer, artist, and activist with an international presence. She’s an Out 100 honoree, two-time Drag Queen of the Year, and entrepreneur.

Nico is the anti-socialite party girl that brings shots and chaotic energy to the room, straight from the runway to the punk show. She’s rough around the edges with a face that’s always blended for the HD.

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