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'Little Ravinia' Concert Series Kicks Off Saturday

Chicago band called Bopology to perform at 7 p.m. at Village Hall.

A summer concert series the village of Lake in the Hills is likening to 'little Ravinia' will kick off this weekend.

The village will play host to three bands as part of the summer concert series. The first, a Chicago band called Bopology, will play at starting at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Bopology specializes in Sinatra and swing jazz. On the band's playlist are Fly Me to the Moon, Strangers in the Night, Luck be a Lady Tonight and My Way.

Steve Ragusi, saxophone player for Bopology, said his band is a six-piece ensemble that has been around since 1992. The band started out playing the blues.

“But there is only so many ways to play 12-bar blues,” Ragusi said. “We became more jazzy. … We can’t promise you anything. But I hope you feel better after you hear the music.”

About the Summer Concert Series

Trudy Wakeman, Lake in the Hills’ director of parks and recreation, calls the summer concert series "little Ravinia."

The village encourages people to bring folding chairs and bug spray, since the concert will be outside. If it rains, the festivities will be moved to the multipurpose room downstairs in Village Hall.

The People for Parks Foundation will be selling beer and pop starting at 6 p.m. also will be selling pizza at the concert, and will have subs for sale.

Other concerts this summer include:

  • July 23: Billy Croft & the 5 Alarm Band, a country-rock band. 
  • Aug. 13: No Left Turn, of Lake in the Hills, specializing in rock ’n’ roll oldies from the 1960s and ’70s, including Tom Petty, the Rolling Stones and Bad Company.

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