If you've ever fought over picnic blanket real estate in a wine-induced stupor, you'll be happy to know Ravinia announced their 2013 acts today.
The venue with a view unrolled its calendar today via multiple media outlets. Ravinia President and CEO Welz Kauffman was busy this morning, talking Ravinia 2013 with a slew of media personalities, including WGN Radio morning host, Jonathan Brandmeier.
Brandmeier expressed a particular interest in Heart's upcoming performance; he didn't know they were still touring. This year will be Heart's first performance at Ravinia. They are joined by a long list of artists debuting at Ravinia this year. Josh Groban, Brian Wilson, and Alexandro Escovedo are also among the many Ravinia debut artists.
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June 7 & 8 Sting
June 13 Gary Sinese and the Lt. Dan Band
June 27 Alexandro Escovedo
June 30 Go-Go's & The B-52s
July 6 David Byrne & St. Vincent
July 14 Willie Nelson & Family
July 19 Sheryl Crow & special guest Kristen Kelly
July 20 Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon, Fastball
July 26 Brian Wilson/Al Jardine/David Marks
July 29 Heart & special guest Jason Bonham
Aug 1 & 2 Steely Dan
Aug 10 Josh Groban
Aug 15 & 16 Chicago Symphony Orchestra plays the score to Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers
Aug 17 Buddy Guy/George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Aug 20 & 21 Journey
Aug 24 & 25 Chicago