Baseball, the beach, picnics, outdoor music. All a huge part of why we love summer. It’s only three months away. Summer is close enough that we can smell it.
When it comes to outdoor music, concerts at the Ravinia Festival has been a constant since 1904. Located in the Highland Park, just north of Chicago, Ravinia is the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States.
Today, Ravinia announced their schedule for the upcoming season. Here’s a look at the popular music coming to the festival this summer:
The opening week begins with Sheryl Crow, followed by Judy Collins and Patti Labelle. The end of June-early July features The Indigo Girls, Steve Miller and John Fogerty. The mid-season is highlighted by performances of country music stars Carrie Underwood and Willie Nelson. Late summer sees the return of Train for three nights, John Hiatt, Diana Ross and Tony Bennett. The season ends with September shows from John Legend, Lauren Hill and the Beach Boys.
The commonality of all these acts is they are returning Ravinia veterans. If you’re looking for new or groundbreaking music, Ravinia is not the place you’ll be going…at least not this summer. However, if you want a nice outdoor evening, with food, wine and friends, this again will be your go-to home.
Here’s a look at the full Ravinia calendar. Tickets go on sale April 28.
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