Ravinia Festival Tickets Go On Sale, Acts Include Lauryn Hill, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon

Image via  Lauryn Hill

Image via Lauryn Hill

Starting at 5:00AM on Tuesday, April 26th, tickets for Ravinia Festival go on sale. The "oldest outdoor music festival in the United States" will host nearly 40 concerts at the concert space located in Highland Park, IL. The not-for-profit festival's line-up covers a wide-ranging amount of genres and runs early June through mid-September. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra calls Ravnia home during the summer months.

The line-up has extensive roster of legendary acts including Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Chick Corea, Jeff Beck, Tony Bennet, Frankie Valli and Chicago's own Buddy Guy. Additional acts include a rare performance from Ms. Lauryn Hill, rock bands O.A.R., Guster and The Fray alongside solo performances from former frontmen Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave), John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revial) and Bryan Ferry (Roxy Music). Powerhouse vocalists Patti Labelle, Bonnie Rait and Mavis Staples will also perform. With acts like Prince and David Bowie passing away at such a young age, some of these legendary talents dare not be missed.

Tickets can be purchased at Ravinia.org.


June 9th: Barenaked Ladies with OMD and Howard Jones

June 12th: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

June 17th: Bodeans with Martin Sexton

June 18th: Paul Simon

June 23th: Patti LaBelle

June 24th: Bob Dylan and Mavis Staples

June 25th: Gavin DeGraw and The Fray

June 26th: Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration with Warren Haynes


July 1th: Indigo Girls with Shawn Mullins and Mary Chapin Carpenter

July 2th: Steve Miller Band

July 3th: Chris Cornell

July 4th: Chick Corea Trio

July 7th: Neil Finn + Guster

July 8th: Duran Duran + Chic

July 9th: Paper Gods

July 10th: Phillip Phillips + Matt Nathanson

July 11th: Ladysmith Black Mambazo

July 18th: Lyle Lovett and Emmylou Harris

July 22th: Julia Hsu + Peter Serkin

July 27th: Diana Ross

July 28th: Zukerman Trio

July 31th: Buddy Guy and Jeff Beck


Aug 6th: Bryan Ferry

Aug 7th: Dolly Parton

Aug 11th: War and Los Lonely Boys

Aug 13th: Tony Bennett

Aug 14 - 15th: Don Henley

Aug 25th: John Forgerty

Aug 26-27th: Train with Andy Grammer

Aug 28th: Seal

Aug 29th: Morris Gearring

Aug 30th: Andrè Watts + David Shifrin + Jack Gilpin + Areil Quartet play Brahms


Sept 1th: Lauryn Hill

Sept 2th: Marty Stuart and Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters

Sept 3th: Bonnie Raitt

Sept 4th: OAR

Sept 6th: Simon Savoy plays Prokofiev

Sept 9th: Classic Albums Live play David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust