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GortonPalooza 2022: Local Artists Music Jam Wednesday, June 15

GortonPalooza 2022: Local Artists Music Jam

Join us for the 3rd annual GortonPalooza!
Wednesday, June 15th at 7pm on our outdoor stage!

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and see the best of the best, local emerging artists Ravinia-style!

Every year Gorton celebrates our local emerging artists and puts together Lake Forest’s very own Palooza for you! Kick off the summer in our parking lot with great music, cash bar, local eateries and friends.

Parking: You may park in our upper lot, across the street at the train station, and along the north side of Illinois Road.

In the event of rain, concert moves to theater.

Cash bar/concessions will be available for sale during the show



Verdant is a cover band of Lake Forest High School incoming Seniors. the band features Ciara Carroll (drums/vocals), Adler Hermann (bass guitar/ vocals), and Jack Taylor (lead vocals/keyboard/guitar).

Verdant has performed at Lake Forest High School Talent Shows, CROYA battle of the bands, Gorton Community Center, and private functions. The band is excited to perform at Gortonpalooza this summer.


Jagger, the velvety singer from deeply rooted beginnings in music brings what is seen as the centerpiece of music with a style that is reminiscent 70s, but with a tone and approach unique to her.

The songs she wrote, learning of instruments, and hours upon hours of singing built into a beautifully interwoven story of how the stress of judgment and challenge of shyness unfolded into a splendid turn of events.

Just a couple of years ago, Jagger began to write a series of songs alongside songwriters who had written for Grammy-nominated artists. Her approach brings a soft, calming nature to every song.

Jagger’s song “I Go Crazy” combines an ethereal feeling with soft yet expressive vocals and lyrics that will move you. Lefuturewave, a music blog based in the Netherlands wrote, “…’I Go Crazy’ is serene, simple, and striking; it takes you back to your thoughts for a brief moment. So just as Nagamag, an international music magazine, stated, “Listen and enjoy every single second of this Dream Pop candy.”

You can listen to “I Go Crazy” on Chicago’s 101.9 The Mix, 103.1 FM and University of Illinois 107.1 FM. Click to listen to her original song Melancholic and learn more about Jagger 

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Artists, dates, times, prices and fees are subject to change.