2023 Lake Forest Music Festival

220 E Deerpath Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045, USA

2023 Lake Forest Music Festival

220 E Deerpath Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045, USA


The Friends of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation present the Lake Forest Music Festival featuring BBQ, Bourbon and Beer.


Come enjoy music, food, and fun in the parking lot behind City Hall. This year's event will feature BBQ, bourbon, beer and wine pavilion, four live bands on two stages.

There is no better food companion to BBQ than specialty bourbon drinks and varieties of beer – and this year's festival theme does not disappoint. At least four chefs, of all types, offer up their signature dishes which can be consumed in comfort in the seating area.

The bourbon and beer tasting pavilion is offering more than 12 types for tastings, along with craft cocktails, and wine.

Oakwood Stage Entertainment:          
5:30pm – Beyond The Blonde      

7:30pm – Radio Gaga

City Hall Stage Entertainment:
6:30pm – Big Suit
9:00pm – Hi Infidelity


Ticket Details:

  • General Admission - Youth: $20 - 6-20 years-old (Kids 5 and under are free).  Price increases to $25 day of event.
  • General Admission - Adult: $30 - 21+  Price increases to $35 day of event.
  • VIP Adult Pass: $125 (Includes admission, dinner platter, souvenir beverage mug, craft cocktails, beer and wine).  Price increases to $150 day of event.
  • VIP Youth Pass: $40 (includes admission, dinner platter, non-alcoholic beverages).  Price increases to $50 day of event.
  • VIP Family Pass: $350 (Includes 2 Adult and 2 Youth passes, Premier Parking Pass).  Price increases to $400 day of event. At gate purchase does not include premier parking.
  • Premier Parking Pass: $50 (Park next to the venue. Limited Availability.)

*This is a "Rain or Shine" event. All tickets sales are non-refundable. All proceeds after festival expenses are used to support programs of the Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Department. Thank you for your support!

All tickets include in/out privileges.

Parking lots and Lake Forest METRA station is 2-4 blocks from the venue.

No Coolers - Food and Beverages available for purchase.

Children 5 and younger are free.


About the Event:

Created by the Friends of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Foundation this event is open to anyone that enjoys Music, Food and Kids activities. The Lake Forest Music Festival is a community event and fundraiser completely run by volunteers to provide a safe and fun environment for families. We are so grateful to our sponsors who have helped make this event a reality! If you would like to sponsor this event or other future events, please visit our Donate page.