After nearly five months following the submission of his original song “Lake County, The Bounty of Illinois” to Visit Lake County, Dylan Kroll’s music video is finally complete. Kroll, the winner of Visit Lake County’s ‘I Love Lake County Song Search Contest’, acknowledged that, “the filming of the music video was a fun process. It took the cooperation of many people to aid in its [the music video’s] successful production.” In fact, within the first twenty-four hours of the video’s release, it accumulated over 10,000 views.
Jake Jarvi (from Highland Park!) of Pineapple Boy Films took the lead on the production, filming, and editing processes. The music video gives a unique and spectacular tour of the many activities, attractions, and locations that Lake County has to offer. Come take a “roller coaster ride” through many of these iconic parts of Lake County, including Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Genesee Theatre in Waukegan, Ravinia in Highland Park, Chain O’Lakes State Park in Antioch, the Lake County Fair in Grayslake and many others!
Dylan was originally one of twelve musical acts ranging from all different genres and ages competing for the ‘I Love Lake County Song Search Contest’ grand prize. Each of the song entries were original compositions that paid tribute to the many wonderful characteristics of Lake County. “This contest has been an amazing opportunity for me, which has already helped me network for other opportunities and hopefully it will continue to be a springboard for my advancement in music as a career.”
Being born and raised in Lake County, it was only fitting that Dylan Kroll went to Dusty Record USA (in Lake Forest!) to have “Lake County, The Bounty of Illinois” professionally recorded by Dustin Bennett. Alongside Bennett, Brandon Lampkin, and Kroll’s mother Ruth Ann, Dylan had an experienced and close-knit production team.
On behalf of Visit Lake County, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude toward Dylan Kroll and his family, Pineapple Boy Films, Dusty Records USA, and every individual involved in the entire development, from start to finish.