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Ravinia Announces Star-Studded 2016 Lineup: Diana Ross, Paul Simon And More

By Mae Rice in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 2, 2016 7:15PM

Diana Ross, who will play Ravinia on Wednesday, July 27 (photo via Facebook)

Ravinia, the outdoor Highland Park music venue that’s all about sitting on a lawn and eating takeout from the Whole Foods salad bar, has announced its 2016 lineup. In total, it amounts to 140 shows, according to the Tribune, and tickets go on sale to the public at 5 a.m. on April 26.

For now, here are some highlights of the venue's summer lineup:

June 18: Paul Simon. He’ll be performing at Ravinia for the first time, according to the Tribune.

June 24: Bob Dylan and his band, performing with Mavis Staples. Dylan views the Staple Singers as one of his key musical inspirations, so congrats to him on landing this sweet gig!

July 17: Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, and Johnny Depp’s band, Hollywood Vampires. I think they are trying to be tongue-in-cheek with that name, but I also think Johnny Deep is a 100 percent real vampire.

July 27: Diana Ross, former vocalist for the Supremes, current living legend, and pro Tweeter. Like Simon, she’ll be performing at Ravinia for the first time.

August 28: Seal. You know you want to see “Kiss From A Rose” live. As Seal would say, “Bayayayaaaayayaya.”