Ravinia 2013 lineup list: Matchbox Twenty, David Byrne & St. Vincent, and Josh Groban debut; Sting, Sheryl Crow, and Tony Bennett return to Chicago stage
March 7, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Ravinia's 2013 lineup includes more than 120 acts -- ranging from Josh Groban to Sting and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
The outdoor music venue just outside Chicago runs from June 6 to September 15, 2013. Ravinia is the oldest music festival in North America.
The 2013 Ravinia lineup includes country, jazz, R&B, rock and folk artists, as well as singers-songwriters and classical music. Ravinia's 2013 Schedule
New to Ravinia in 2013: Matchbox Twenty, Goo Goo Dolls, Melissa Etheridge, Josh Groban, Alabama, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Journey, Darius Rucker, Celtic Woman, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Smash Mouth, Rodney Atkins, Sugar Ray, Jana Kramer, Jewel, Paula Cole, Gin Blossoms, Gary Sinise and The Lt. Dan Band, Vertical Horizon, Heart, Fastball, Aaron Diehl, Alejandro Escovedo, and Brian Wilson with Al Jardine and David Marks
Repeat performers who will return in 2013: Sting, Sheryl Crow, Chicago, Don McLean, Go-Go's, Gipsy Kings, Jackson Browne, Joan Baez, John Hiatt, Indigo Girls, Los Lonely Boys, Robert Cray, The B-52s, Willie Nelson, Ramsey Lewis, Los Lobos, Tony Bennett, James Hunter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Lyle Lovett, Anita Baker, George Thorogood, Buddy Guy, Steely Dan, Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson, return to the festival
Also, Ravinia is in its 78th summer residency with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, where 2,500 pavilion seats are priced at just $25 each. Highlights for the CSO 2013 Ravinia program include a CSO's live performance of The Lord of the Rings- The Two Towers as the movie is shown.
Other special projects include Yo-Yo Ma and friends, John Adams, Benny Goodman tribute, and David Lang's The Little Match Girl Passion
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