Ravinia Festival 2019 Summer Schedule Announced

Ravinia Festival’s 2019 annual summer season is announced for the outdoor venue in Highland Park.

Highlights include Chicago, Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band and the Beach Boys, Lionel Richie, Josh Groban, Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas, The Doobie Brothers, Sarah McLachlan, Tash Sultana, rapper T.I., country megaband Lady Antebellum, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Nickelback, Queen Latifah, Kesha, Morrissey, Steve Miller Band, Tony Bennett, Steely Dan, and Sting.

Here are the Cardinal News highlighted artists in order of appearance for Summer 2019 …
(The season opens Saturday May 23, 2019/See full schedule: www.ravinia.org/Calendar)

Tash Sultana
Saturday, June 1

Josh Groban
Friday, June 7

Bobby McFerrin
Sunday June 9

Lionel Richie
Tuesday June 11 and Wednesday 12

Buddy Guy
Friday June 14

Tony Bennett
Friday June 21

Sunday June 30

Steve Miller Band
Monday July 1

Tuesday July 2

Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan
Saturday July 6

Tuesday July 9

Lady Antebellum
Wednesday July 10

“Weird Al” Yankovic
Sunday July 28

Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band and the Beach Boys
Saturday August 3 and Sunday August 4

Saturday August 10 and Sunday August 11

Sarah McLachlan
Monday August 12

Tuesday August 13 and Wednesday August 14

Friday August 23 and Saturday August 24

Queen Latifah and Common
Saturday August 31

Steely Dan
Monday September 2

Sunday September 8

Saturday September 14



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Tash Sultana covers MGMT ‘Electric Feel’ for Like A Version

Lady Antebellum – Need You Now.

A quick trip to the Van Gogh Museum followed by the final performance of The European portion of the BINGO! World Tour 2010. Includes clips of the live tunes “Jet Airliner”, “Further On Up The Road”, “The Stake”, “Fly Like An Eagle Jam”, and OF COURSE!…. “The Joker”. “What great trip it has been! WE SHALL RETURN!!”

Music video by The Doobie Brothers performing Black Water. (C) 1996 Sony Music Entertainment

Music video by The Doobie Brothers performing China Grove. (C) 1996 Sony Music Entertainment

Ke$ha’s official music video for ‘Take It Off’.

Nickelback’s music video for ‘Rockstar’ from the album, All The Right Reasons.

“Weird Al” Yankovic: “This video features snippets of every cover song we performed on our 2018 tour.” Now this video is 26:43 of FUN!

Sarah McLachlan’s official music video for ‘Building A Mystery’.

Music video by Sarah McLachlan performing Angel. (C) 1997 Arista Records, Inc.