Ravinia Festival announces 2016 lineup, includes Diana Ross and Patti Labelle

Wed. March 2, 2016 10:00 AM by GoPride.com News Staff

diana ross to perform ravinia on july 27

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Chicago, IL - Ravinia has announced its summer 2016 schedule Wednesday and the festival lineup includes headliners like Diana Ross, Patti Labelle, Hollywood Vampires and Paul Simon. 

"There remain a handful of artists whose style and careers seem so custom-built for Ravinia's environment that some people are amazed to discover they are making their festival debuts," Ravinia President and CEO Welz Kauffman said in a statement. "This was certainly the case when I first booked Crosby, Stills & Nash in 2010, and I predict it will be that way this summer for legends like Paul Simon and Frankie Valli. You can just picture them on our stage. They belong here."

Actor Johnny Depp will take the stage on July 17 alongside Alice Cooper and Aerosmith's Joe Perry in their group Hollywood Vampires, which performed at this year's Grammy Awards.

Some additional highlights this year include: Paul Simon (June 18), Seth McFarlene (June 22), Patti Labelle and The Commodores (June 23), Bob Dylan and Mavis Staples (June 24), Duran Duran w/ Niles Rodgers and Chic (July 8), and Diana Ross (July 27).

Tickets to all events go on sale for Ravinia donors on March 9 and to the general public on April 26.

The festival runs Thursday, June 2 through Sunday, September 11. Ravinia is located at 418 Sheridan Road in Highland Park.

For more info and the full calendar, visit: www.ravinia.org