Ebene News – US – Ravinia’s pop concerts return in 2021, with Judy Collins, Willie Nelson and Gladys Knight

After a bleak summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, Ravinia’s 2021 pop music season begins July 3 with two Chicago mainstays – blues singer Shemekia Copeland and rock icons of the years 60 Ides of March with Jim Peterik – performing for frontline and essential workers Programming runs through September 24 When another artist with Chicago roots, Andrew Bird, wraps up the season, the Highland Park venue has announced Thursday

Tickets will go on sale in two phases, which may alleviate the long line waits of previous seasons. The two-phase sale will also allow Ravinia to update the seating guidelines and any changes. programming in the second half of the season Tickets for the general public will go on sale on Ravinia’s website, Raviniaorg, on June 16 for concerts between July 1 and August 15 and July 21 for concerts after August 15

For this summer Ravinia will be offering shorter concerts with no intermission, reduced capacity and later park openings before performances All public performances will be outdoors and all CDC and local health guidelines will be followed

Seats in the pavilion will be left behind and sold in groups of two or four The South Lawn will require reservations, with remote pods for two, four or six people with a video screen showing the performers on stage On the North Lawn, there will be reduced capacity for general admission access with first come, first served seats

Also new this season, all Metra trains on the Union Pacific North line will honor Ravinia tickets as train fares; customers can show their concert e-ticket for a free train ride to and from the park on concert days Additionally, only the downtown Highland Park parking lot will be available; buses will have a reduced capacity to maintain the distance between passengers and travel when needed

The “Chicago Festival” – a day-long event for an invited audience of frontline workers, health professionals and healthcare professionals – will feature Ides of March, Shemekia Copeland and other Chicago artists Saturday July 3

Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro with “Och & Oy! Renowned cabaret “The” Cabaret “and” The Good Wife “actor is on tour this summer with” All Things Considered “host Shapiro in What Shapiro Said Playbill is a show featuring” storytellers who try to help the public to better understand each other and the world around them This show allows us to explore together these shared ideals on stage, through stories and songs ”Tuesday July 20

Michael Feinstein and Betty Buckley, both Broadway icons, have been booked for the canceled 2020 season Buckley was Norma Desmond on the original “Sunset Boulevard” release on Broadway, and Feinstein has toured extensively with her “Great American Songbook” of classic tunes Sunday, August 1

Judy Collins, still touring in the ’80s, the’ 60s folk and cabaret singer’s voice remains “as clear as a spring running through a field of wildflowers,” according to the New York Times. jazz Madeleine Peyroux is also playing Tuesday, August ten

Willie Nelson The & family arrives in August with the most recent reports of a very fiery Nelson on stage during a tour before the pandemic Saturday, August 14

Gladys Knight often performs her hit “Midnight Train to Georgia” as an encore after hitting other highlights of her long career including “Neither One of Us” and “You’es the Best Thing To Ever Happen To Me ”Wednesday, August 18

Ravinia regular John Hiatt has delivered a series of roots rock classics including “Cry Love” and returns to Highland Park with the Jerry Douglas Band Tuesday, Aug 24

Indigo Girls and Ani DiFranco have also been booked for 2020 Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have been playing together since high school and, in concert, their compatibility underlines their folk music fundamentals Like the Indigo Girls, DiFranco has a long tradition of speaking out on political issues as well as an impressive catalog of music ranging from folk to punk to alternative rock. Friday, seven ten

Ziggy Marley with “A Celebration of Bob Marley” presents the son of reggae pioneer Ziggy 40 years after the death of Bob Marley Ziggy travels the country with this tribute to his father, who wrote and performed classics including ” I Shot the Sheriff ”,“ No Woman, No Cry ”and“ Get Up, Stand Up ””Sunday, Sep 19

Ravinia Festival, 2021, Gladys Knight

Ebene News – United States – Ravinia’s 2021 pop concerts return, with Judy Collins, Willie Nelson and Gladys Knight

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