BACT’s annual fundraising event, 2017 Concert for Conservation was a rousing success this year.  Over 300 people joined us on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm for this magical outdoor concert event at Under the Tall Oaks in Barrington HillsThey brought delectable picnics and their favorite blankets and lawn chairs to relax in the outdoors with live music, family and friends.

Musical entertainment began with Pat McKillen, local singer and songwriter and continued with a performance by the Don Cagen Orchestra.  Flesk Brewery, which recently opened in the Ice House Mall, offered samples of a beer made especially for our event.  We also had children’s activities and unique Raffle and Auction opportunities.  A 1964 Series IIA Land Rover, child size Tesla Model S car and a Off Roading Experience to name a few.  For more information on these items and more click here for AUCTION ITEMS and click here for RAFFLE ITEMS.

This year we offered a free “Toodle Through The Countryside” map for anyone who was interested in taking a drive past all of our beautiful preserves on the way to our event.  We had many participants in our 1st Countryside Toodle Rally!  New and Classic cars were welcome to participate prior to our 2017 Concert for Conservation. This was a leisurely drive through the Barrington countryside that took our participants past the BACT properties we protect.  The final destination was the Concert For Conservation in Barrington Hills.  The start of the drive began at The White House in Barrington, 145 W. Main Street where our office is located and finished at the concert venue.  The care tour was free event and open to the public.

Save the date!  Our next Concert For Conservation and Countryside Car Tour will be on

August 25th, 2018.