Ravinia Releases 2006 Concert Schedule

For all you who enjoy wine and cheese and listening to music in one of the nicest, little parks in Chicagoland, get down on the 2006 concert schedule for Ravinia in Highland Park, IL. I had a “blast” (think “1812 Overture” sorta blast) when I was there for Labor Day weekend.

Ravinia Concert Schedule

June 3: Blondie; the New Cars (featuring Todd Rundgren)
June 10: The BoDeans
June 11: Elvis Costello and the Imposters
June 15: Gary Burton Quartet Revisited with Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow, Antonio Sanchez
June 16: Wynton Marsalis Septet; Dr. John; Neville Brothers
June 17: Madeleine Peyroux
June 18: Father’s Day with the Big Bands feat. the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra; Sylvia McNair; the Chicago Jazz Orchestra; Eric Schneider; Jon Faddis and the Chicago Jazz Ensemble; Ramsey Lewis
June 23-24: Bonnie Raitt; Keb’ Mo’
July 2: Los Lonely Boys
July 3-4: ABBA: The Music (tribute band)
July 10: Sweet Honey in the Rock; Ladysmith Black Mambazo
July 14: Indigo Girls
July 16: Tom Jones; Etta James
July 18: Steve Miller Band
July 25: The Beach Boys
July 26: Patti LaBelle
Aug. 2: Trisha Yearwood; Billy Currington
Aug. 18: Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra
Aug. 19: B.B. King
Aug. 22: Buddy Guy; Robert Cray Band
Aug. 23: Lalah Hathaway; Take 6
Aug. 24: Los Lobos; Jackie Greene
Aug. 26: Tiempo Libre; Jimmy Bosch; Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Aug. 27: Peter, Paul & Mary
Aug. 31: Amy Grant
Sept. 1-2: Tony Bennett
Sept. 3: Cheap Trick
Sept. 8: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
Sept. 9: Hootie and the Blowfish

(thanks Chicagoist)