HIGHLAND PARK, IL The Ravinia Festival is pleased to announce the following additions to its summer 2021 schedule:
Counting Crows, Aug. 19
Marie Osmond with special guest David Archuleta (Ravinia debuts), Aug. 25
Allison Russell (Ravinia debut) opens for Lake Street Dive, Aug. 26
Lady A, Sept. 3
The Roots, Sept. 4
John Legend, with opener The War and Treaty, Sept. 5 & 6
Max Weinberg's Jukebox, Sept. 19
Frank Orrall (of Thievery Corporation), Sept. 23 (Carousel concert)
Ms. Lauryn Hill, Sept. 25
Tickets for all of these added performances go on sale on July 21.
In addition, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will perform a special salute to the late, great Leonard Bernstein, Unboxing Bernstein: A Live Revue, led by rising star conductor Teddy Abrams, in both his CSO and Ravinia debuts, on Aug. 7.
Ruben Studdard sings Luther Vandross has been added as the opening act for Brian McKnight on July 30.
The previously announced Sept. 19 performance by Ziggy Marley has been cancelled. Ravinia is also pleased to welcome Samantha Stefanski as its new Levy Restaurants Executive Chef in the Dining Pavilion and BMO Rooftop. "Chef Sam" will refresh all of the in-park menus for this season, from restaurant dining to Ravinia Market grab-and-go options, with a focus on using local ingredients and adopting current trends, while maintaining some fan-favorite items.
Tickets for 2021 performances will go on sale in two phases on Ravinia's website, ravinia.org : on June 16 for concerts between July 1 and Aug. 15, and on July 21 for concerts after Aug. 15.
As previously announced, Pavilion seating for the first half of the season (concerts between July 1 mid-August), will be sold in physically distanced groups of two or four. The South Lawn will provide audiences with pre-reserved, distanced pods for two, four, or six people and will feature a screen showing the live video feed of the stage. The North Lawn will have a reduced capacity of general admission access with first-come, first-served seating. The capacity of the North Lawn will be scaled according to current guidelines at the time, but guests are expected to distance appropriately. Pavilion seating will increase to full capacity for concerts after Aug. 13.
Ravinia will follow current protocols from the CDC and local authorities; concertgoers should check ravinia.org/page/2021Policies for the most up-to-date guidelines and protocols that meet or exceed the CDC's recommendations.
As always, guests can bring their own picnics, including food and liquor. A full range of dining options is available at the park, from casual carts to fine dining. Ravinia performances occur rain or shine. Visit the website for the most up-to-date programming and protocols.
Artists, dates, and programs are subject to change.