ANDY GRAMMER GREETS FURRY FANS AT RAVINIA
Pop sensation Andy Grammer had a shaggier meet and greet than usual on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Ravinia, entertaining six dogs who are eligible for adoption from one of the country’s oldest animal shelters, Orphans of the Storm. The no-kill shelter brought adoptable dogs to the festival prior to the second Ravinia concert of the weekend by Train and Grammer. The “Good to Be Alive (Hallelujah)” singer scratched bellies and posed for photos with canines Waggles, Chloe, Squirt, Tricycle, Split, and Sarah before he took the stage to perform his chart-topping hits.
Ravinia, located right outside Chicago, is North America’s oldest and most diverse music festival, presenting over 140 different events every summer, including the annual residency of the nation’s finest orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. As a nonprofit organization, Ravinia provides arts programs for over 75,000 people in underserved communities in Cook and Lake Counties through its Reach*Teach*Play educations programs. Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute is a summer music conservatory which awards 60–70 fully paid fellowships each year to the most talented young professional musicians from around the world to work with an esteemed faculty and the headliners who frequent the festival. For information, visit Ravinia.org.
ABOUT ORPHANS OF THE STORM
Orphans of the Storm’s mission is clear: To take responsibility for each and every orphaned, abandoned, abused, or neglected dog and cat which reaches our doors; to take them in and shelter them; to provide the best medical and physical care possible for them; to nurture them back to health if need be; and, finally, to place them into warm, loving, adoptive homes where they can enjoy the lives they deserve.