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Etheridge, Go-Go's and B-52s among upcoming acts at Ravinia
From a press release

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Female powerhouse vocalist and activist Melissa Etheridge makes her Ravinia debut on June 29.

The two-time Grammy-winner struck commercial popularity with her fourth album, Yes I Am, featuring the massive hits "I'm the Only One" and "Come to My Window."

Paula Cole surfed the charts with "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?" which reached the top 10 on Billboard's Hot 100.

Grammy-nominated singer Joan Osborne is best known for her hit "One of Us." Her latest album, Bring it on Home, was recently nominated for a Grammy Award.

Singer-songwriter Jessie Payo's first solo album, Heart in a Suitcase, was released in the fall of 2012, and her single "Heaven Help Me" is currently climbing the charts.

Tickets: $60-$25/ Lawn $10/ Park opens at 3 p.m.


The Zukerman ChamberPlayers are led by world renowned violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman.

Joined by Chicago Symphony Orchestra cellist John Sharp, the June 24 program includes Schubert's Cello Quintet.

Tickets: $75-$50/ Lawn $10/ Park opens at 5 p.m.


All-female band Go-Go's, whose pop and new wave hits "We Got the Beat," "Vacation" and "Our Lips are Sealed" landed them on the top of the Billboard charts, are joined on a double bill with the retro-rockers behind "Love Shack" and "Rock Lobster," The B-52s, on June 30.

Tickets: $65-$35/ Lawn $10/ Park opens at 3 p.m.


On a double bill, Los Lobos and Los Lonely Boys return to Ravinia on June 27.

Mixing a hybrid of regional Mexican folk music, rock, blues, R&B and country, Los Lobos has continued to entertain audiences for over 30 years.

Los Lonely Boys found success with its 2003 eponymous platinum-selling album, as well as its 2006 release, Sacred, which included the Grammy-winning single "Heaven."

They are joined by special guest Alejandro Escovedo in his Ravinia debut.

Tickets: $70-$60/ Lawn $33/ Park opens at 4 p.m.


Ravinia welcomes the return of singer-songwriter Jackson Browne on Wednesday, June 26, part of his 2013 Acoustic Tour.

Playing guitar and piano, Browne has written and performed numerous hits such as "Somebody's Baby," "Running on Empty" and "Take It Easy."

Singer-songwriter, fiddle player and founding member of the Grammy-winning trio Nickel Creek, Sara Watkins will open the show as a special guest.

Tickets: SOLD OUT/ Lawn $38/ Park opens at 5 p.m.


Former Hootie & The Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker will be making his solo debut on a triple bill with Rodney Atkins and Jana Kramer, both making their Ravinia debuts, on June 28.

Singer Rodney Atkins's hit singles include "Honesty (Write Me a List)" and "Watching You," which spent weeks at the top of the country music charts.

In 2012 Jana Kramer released her official debut single, "Why Ya Wanna," which peaked at number three on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.

Tickets: SOLD OUT/ Park opens at 4 p.m.


The June 25 Ravinia debut of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and The James Hunter Six has been canceled, and no replacement concert will be scheduled for that night. Jones has postponed her entire tour and recording project after being diagnosed with cancer.

Refunds will automatically be applied to credit cards used to purchase tickets to this performance, and ticket-buyers need do nothing more.

Those who did not use credit cards can seek refunds or exchanges through Ravinia's Box Office at 847-266-5100.

Ravinia is located at Lake Cook and Green Bay roads in Highland Park. Tickets are available by visiting or calling the Ravinia Box Office at 847-266-5100. A $7 service fee is added to all online and phone ticket orders. Ravinia welcomes all fans to follow, connect and interact online at, and Ravinia is a not-for-profit organization.

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