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Venue Mon Apr 25 2011

Ravinia Tickets On Sale Wednesday

Tickets for the Ravinia Festival's 2011 season go on sale April 27 at 5am (for the doughnut makers, bond traders and teachers who want to order before work, I guess). The non-classical scheduling is rather sleepy, with Maroon 5, Jennifer Hudson, Los Lonely Boys, Guster and Carrie Underwood (with orchestra) representing the younger generation of musicians. On the other hand, The Go-Gos and B-52s, Hall & Oates and the season-closing John Hiatt/Big Head Todd shows will likely have some pull. Also, the CSO performing live accompaniment to The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

Here's the full schedule at a glance.

Ravinia Calendar at a Glance 2011

 
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Andrew / April 25, 2011 3:35 PM

By the way, feel free to bust on my ass for deeming this a sleepy schedule. I personally would go for Steely Dan, but seriously, where's the draw for folks in their 20s and early 30s?

At least the Beach Boys aren't dragging their dusty corpses on stage again.

raz / April 25, 2011 7:28 PM

No andrew your right. A disappointing Ravinia schedule. In recent years there has been plenty of nights to appreciate and a wider range of sounds to hear. Sunny Ade, Joshua Redman, Wyclef Jean, Herbie Hancock, Elvis Costello. Whoever does ravinias scheduling needs to get a clue.

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