Glacial Park's Lost Valley Visitor Center will play host to live music this September and October.

The first concert, which will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 4, will feature Kraig Kenning, an artist who has toured for three decades. Kenning's work merges contemporary folk, acoustic blues, roots rock and American fingerstyle.

Kenning has inspired comparisons with Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Bob Dylan and Jackson Browne, according to a news release from the McHenry County Conservation District, which is organizing the concerts.

Lucky Pickers, an acoustic duet from northern Illinois composed of singer songwriters Despina Pafralides and Caleb Peters, will play during the second concert, scheduled from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 4. When not traveling with their bands, Miles Over Mountains and Fox Crossing Stringband, the two multi-instrumentalists team up for an upbeat mixture of Americana- and bluegrass-driven tunes, according to the release. Both Pafralides and Peters have performed across the country at numerous venues, festivals and events.

The concerts will take place on the patio of the visitor center, located at Route 21 and Harts Road, Ringwood. Concertgoers are welcome to bring their own food and beverages, but glass is not allowed.

Registration is required and attendance is capped at 50 people. Face coverings are required to and from seating.

The concerts costs $12 for county residents and $15 for nonresidents. Registration can be completed online at or by mail to Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60014.

Glacial Park's Lost Valley Visitor Center
Glacial Park's Lost Valley Visitor Center