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Ravinia Festival 2022: The full lineup and best acts to see

Plan your summer on the lawn at the Ravinia Festival with the complete schedule.

Emma Krupp
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Emma Krupp
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Lawn chairs and picnic blankets at the ready, folks: Ravinia Festival is back! After hosting a truncated version of its usual concert lineup last year, the annual summer festival returns to Highland Park this May with a jam-packed docket of more than 100 shows ranging from groovy New Orleans jazz acts and iconic rock vocalists to orchestral performances (and much, much more).  

Highlights this year include two-night stints from singer-songwriter and Fleetwood Mac vocalist Stevie Nicks (Sept 8 and 10) as well as The Policeman frontman Sting (August 28 and 29), plus performances by pop icon Diana Ross (Sept 4), rock crooner Jackson Browne (June 17) and R&B powerhouse Erykah Badu (Sept 11). Wildcard picks like Pitbull (with Iggy Azalea as a special guest, Aug 25) also make appearances, and exciting jazz acts such as Esperanza Spalding (Jul 31) and Trombone Shorty's Voodoo Threauxdown (June 26) offer variety. 

For a quintessentially chill night on the Ravinia lawn, grab tickets to concerts featuring Dispatch and O.A.R. (Aug 13), Ziggy Marley (Aug 14) or Sheryl Crow (Jul 7). And of course, classical music fans will want to check out the lineup of soloists accompanied by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; similarly, music theater nerds can get excited about a Stephen Sondheim tribute (Aug 7) and performance from Hamilton alum Leslie Odom Jr. (Jul 24), both accompanied by the CSO.

Take a look through the rest of the Ravinia Festival lineup for 2022. 

When is the Ravinia Festival?

Ravinia Festival 2022 runs from May 22 through September 18.

Where is the Ravinia Festival?

Ravinia takes place at Ravinia Park (418 Sheridan Road) in Highland Park, Illinois. The easiest way to make the trip from inside Chicago city limits is to take Metra's Union Pacific North Line to the Ravinia Park stop, which drops passengers off directly in front of the venue's gates.

How can I get tickets to the Ravinia Festival?

Go to the festival's official website to get tickets to each of the concerts listed below. Tickets go on sale at various point throughout the summer.

May 

May 20: Ruth Page Civic Ballet
May 21: Ruth Page Civic Ballet and Special Guests

June

June 3: Bridges Composition Competition Winners Concert
June 10: Jazz Grandstand
June 15: Amos Lee with special guest Neal Francis
June 16: Rodrigo Y Gabriela
June 17: Jackson Browne
June 18: Let Freedom Ring! with the Chicago Sinfonietta
June 18: Common with special guest Black Violin
June 19: Legends of Jazz: Honoring Ramsey Lewis
June 21: Miriam Fried and Jonathan Biss: Violin/Piano Duos
June 22: Matthew Whitaker Quintet
June 23: Steve Miller Band with special guest Jimmie Vaughan
June 24: Piano & Strings Master Class with Gilbert Kalish
June 24: Béla Fleck & My Bluegrass Heart, Sam Bush, and The Jerry Douglas Band
June 25: Why Don't We
June 26: Trombone Shorty's Voodoo Threauxdown
June 28: Emerson String Quartet
June 29: The Lion King: In Concert Live to Film
June 30: Piano & Strings Master Class with Timothy Eddy
June 30: ReImagine The Beatles with Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael

July 

July 1: Piano & Strings Chamber Works
July 1: ABBA The Concert
July 2: Piano & Strings Chamber Works from Jessie Montgomery
July 2: Dwight Yoakum and Old Crow Medicine Show
July 3: Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to The Beatles
July 6: The Goonies: In Concert
July 7: Sheryl Crow featuring special guest Keb' Mo'
July 8: Piano & Strings Chamber Works
July 8: John Fogerty
July 9: Piano & Strings Chamber Works
July 9: Michael Franti & Spearhead with special guest Arrested Development
July 10: The Summit of Strings and Peak Piano: Jaakko Kuusisto Music and More
July 10: Lyle Lovett & His Large Band and Chris Isaak
July 11: Piano & Strings Chamber Works
July 12: Piano & Strings Master Class with Miriam Fried
July 12: The Black Crowes Present Shake Your Money Maker
July 14: Piano & Strings Chamber Works
July 14: Amjad Ali Khan Trio: The Sarod Trilogy 
July 15: Piano & Strings Chamber Works
July 15: CSO Opening Night: Tchaikovsky with Marin Alsop and Stewart Goodyear
July 16: Laurie Berkner
July 16: Piano & Strings Chamber Works 
July 16: Marcus Roberts Trio Plays His Rhapsody in D with the CSO
July 17: Alpine and Pastoral Symphonies with Marin Alsop and the CSO
July 18: Piano & Strings Chamber Works
July 19: Piano & Strings Chamber Works
July 19: Mames Babegenush
July 20: Little Big Town
July 21: Piano & Strings Chamber Works
July 21: Henhouse Prowlers
July 22: Piano & Strings Chamber Works
July 22: German Requiem with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
July 23: Let's Misbehave! Cole Porter with Spider Saloff
July 23: Poi Dog Pondering
July 24: Leslie Odom Jr. with Marin Alsop and the CSO
July 26: Baritone Matthias Goerne: Schubertiade
July 27: Bonnie Raitt
July 28: Chanticleer
July 29: Marin Alsop and Three Taki Alsop Fellows Conduct the CSO
July 30: Marin Alsop Leads Bernstein's Kaddish with the CSO
July 31: Mo Willems's Because In Concert with the Chicago Sinfonietta
July 31: esperanza spalding with special guest Monsieur 
Periné

August 

August 3: Singers Master Class with James Conlon
August 3: West Side Story, Porgy & Bess Suites with Wayne Marshall and the CSO
August 4: Pianist Alexander Malofeev
August 5: Invenciones de M
éxico y Vasco with Carlos Miguel Prieto and the CSO
August 6: NYO Jazz with guest vocalist Jazzmeia Horn 
August 6: Singers' Centuries of Art Song
August 6: The Revivalists and Grace Potter
August 7: Singers' Centuries of Art Song
August 7: Yours, Stephen Sondheim: His Letters, Mentorship, and Music with the CSO
August 8: Singers' Centuries of Art Song
August 10: Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas
August 11: Singers' Centuries of Art Song
August 11: Mozart's Don Giovanni with James Conlon and the CSO
August 12: Mozart's La clemenza di Tito with James Conlon and the CSO
August 13: Mozart's Don Giovanni with James Conlon and the CSO
August 13: Dispatch and O.A.R. with special guest G.Love
August 14: Mozart's La clemenza di Tito with James Conlon and the CSO
August 14: Ziggy Marley with special guest Kazayah 
August 15: Singers' Centuries of Art Song
August 16: Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes
August 17: Mezzo Emily D'Angelo: enargeia Songs and Late Romantics
August 18: String Masters' Medelssohn and Mussorgsky with the CSO
August 19: Once Upon a Time: Alan Menken's Broadway with the CSO
August 20: Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players 
August 20: An Afternoon of Sondheim with Lee Musiker  
August 20: A.R. Rahman
August 21: Tchaikovsky Spectacular with the CSO
August 23: Pianist Bryan Wallick
August 25: Pitbull with special guest Iggy Azalea
August 26: Culture Club
August 27: Anthony de Mare: Reimagining Sondheim from the Piano 
August 27: Sting with special guest Joe Sumner
August 28: Nexus Chamber Music: Dancing with the Shadow
August 28: Sting with special guest Joe Sumner
August 29: The Four Seasons with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Vadmin Gluzman

September 

September 1: Yacht Rock Revue
September 2: Emmylou Harris and Mary Chapin Carpenter 
September 3: Geneva Lewis and Audrey Vardanega: Suite Sonatas
September 3: Music for the Royal Fireworks with Music of the Baroque

September 4: Diana Ross with special guest Naturally 7 
September 7: The Australian Pink Floyd Show
September 8: Stevie Nicks
September 9: Too Many Zooz with special guest Grace Kelly
September 10: Pianist Inna Faliks: Reimagine Beethoven and Ravel, Nine Premieres
September 10: Stevie Nicks
September 11: Lincoln Trio: Chicago and Chopin
September 11: Erykah Badu
September 13: The Kreutzer Project with The Knights
September 16: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: Evolution
September 17: Pianist Einav Yarden: Suites and Fantasies
September 17: Queen! featuring Derrick Carter, Michael Serafini, and Garrett David
September 18: Fiesta Ravinia: Kumbia Kings and Dos Santos

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