Food Truck Thursdays return to the Ravinia District in the City of Highland Park June 2 through September 8, 2022, from 4:30 PM to dusk on Dean Avenue between Roger Williams and St. Johns Avenues and Jens Jensen Park across from the Ravinia Metra Station.
Alfresco diners are invited to come and enjoy various food and drinks from more than a dozen rotating food trucks including Aztec Daves, Billy Bricks, Chicago Lunch Box, Culinary Gangster, Da Pizza Dude, Fat Shallot, La Cocinita, and Louie B. Fresh every week on Dean Avenue. Guests will also enjoy beer and wine selections from Ravinia District restaurants Abigail's American Bistro and Ravinia Brewing Company, along with sweet & salty snacks from nearby snack shop Sally’s Nuts.
Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs or dine at one of the many picnic benches in Jens Jensen Park while enjoying live music from 5-8:30 PM (weather permitting). The eclectic 2022 musical lineup includes a robust variety of genres as well as special theme nights to really up the fun! New this year, these monthly theme nights will encourage guests to arrive in costume and ready to dance to music of the Beatles (June 30), New Orleans-style brass (July 28), and disco (August 18.)
Bowmanville - Hot Club Jazz
City Council will officially open the 2022 season with brief remarks at 6:30 PM.
Ian Leith - Timeless Favorites & Future Classics
Wild Earp - Jumping Rockabilly with Spirited Bluegrass
James Conway - Folk, Blues & Celtic
Radio Free Honduras - South of the Border Soul
House Call Music presents a Highland Park High School Student Jazz Combo
Spare Parts – Funky Jazz Trio
JUNE 30: Beatles Night- Dress as your favorite Beatle!
Dr. Mark & The Sutures - Beatles Cover Band
Albie Powers – Folk
Heiwa Bando - Local Folk Rock N’ Roll
Desert Birds Trio – Gypsy Swing
Nasty Snacks – 8 piece Soulful Funk Band
Pierce Crask – Blues & Rock Music
Jared Rabin - Americana
JULY 28: New Orleans Night, come in the colors of Mardi Gras with masks and beads!
Ben Tatar & The Tatar Tots – Children’s Entertainer
Extra Crispy Brass Band – New Orleans Style Brass Band
Gerry Field & Friends – Local Folk Irish Music
Louie In The Middle – Local Classic Rock N’ Roll
Jeanie B - Children’s Entertainer
The Basement Band - Local Classic Rock N’ Roll
AUGUST 18: Disco Night – Flash back to the 70’s and come to DANCE!
Verzatile - Disco
TJ Travelbee – Folk, Rock & Blues
Jon Ladeau – Americana Rock N’ Roll
Mojo 49 - Local Southern Blues & New Orleans Grooves
Railheart – Music of the Grateful Dead
Plotkin & Rabin Duo – Local Acoustic Folk Rock
The Dave Specter Band featuring Brother John Kattke- Chicago Blues Legends
"Food Truck Thursdays are summer staple in the Ravinia District,” said Carolyn Hersch, Business Development Manager at the City of Highland Park. “There’s nothing better than the community enjoying the live music, great food, and family-friendly atmosphere outside in the summertime!"