Thursday at 5 a.m., tickets for a big list of concerts by popular musicians and singers will be sold exclusively on the Ravinia website.
ZZ Top and Jeff Beck are among the acts making their first appearance at Ravinia. Country acts include Willie Nelson and Carrie Underwood. Lyle Lovett and James Taylor take the stage. And the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs everything from movie scores to classical favorites.
Moody Blues, Five for Fighting, the Beach Boys and the Temptations, Michael McDonald, Train, Rachel Barton Pine, Heart, Gavin DeGraw, Umphrey's McGee, Counting Crows, Crosby Stills and Nash, Sarah McLachlan, Earth Wind and Fire, Darius Rucker, Hall & Oates, Cat Power and Rufus Wainwright, One Republic and The Script, and John Legend are also among the performances planned.
Ravinia staples Yo-Yo Ma, Buddy Guy, Ramsey Lewis and Itzhak Perlman also return.
The season begins June 4 at Ravinia Park in Highland Park. See the full schedule: http://www.ravinia.org/Calendar