In the wake of the Highland Park Fourth of July Parade shooting, Ravinia Festival has canceled or postponed concerts and events through Sunday “out of a deep respect” for the community, according to a statement on Ravinia’s website.
“This decision was made after careful consideration and in close consultation with many stakeholders, including neighbors, public officials, artists and patrons,” the statement reads. “Our shared hope is that the reduced activity – both within the park and in the neighborhoods surrounding Ravinia – will give the community the space and quiet to reflect and heal.”
Concerts by Sheryl Crow (Thursday) and John Fogerty (Friday) are among the impacted events. Affected ticketholders will automatically receive a full refund by Aug. 1.
The mass shooting Monday killed seven people and wounded at least 30, and has also prompted the city of Highland Park to cancel events through July 16.
“The devastating attack at the City’s Fourth of July Parade was a horrific, heartbreaking incident for a close-knit community that values connections between neighbors and treasures opportunities to gather together,” the city of Highland Park said in a statement. “The City extends its deepest condolences to the families, friends, and loved ones of the victims.”
Canceled events include Food Truck Thursdays, Takeout Tuesday at the Lot and World Music Fest at the Lot. Information about future events will be posted on the city’s website as well as enjoyhighlandpark.com.