Performers ranging from country star Carrie Underwood to opera legend Patricia Racette will take the stage at Ravinia this summer.
The Highland Park outdoor concert venue unveiled its 130-event lineup for this year's season, which runs June 5 through Sept. 14.
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Music acts will include James Taylor (June 26-27), Carrie Underwood (Sept. 6-7), Train (Aug. 22-23), John Legend (June 16), Heart (Aug. 3), Crosby, Stills & Nash (July 19), Darius Rucker (June 28), Earth, Wind & Fire (July 3), Sarah McLachlan (July 5), Buddy Guy (Aug. 19), Hall & Oates (June 22), Counting Crows (July 14) and Five for Fighting (Sept. 14).
Pairing for the first time are: Jeff Beck and ZZ Top (Aug. 28); Matt Nathanson and Gavin DeGraw (July 21); OneRepublic and The Script (June 18-19); Rufus Wainwright and Cat Power (June 25); Bebel Gilberto and Chucho Valdés (July 30); Beach Boys and Temptations (TBA); Toto and Michael McDonald (Aug. 29); Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss (July 12); Bob Weir and RatDog with Dwight Yoakam (Aug. 31); and Howard Jones and Tom Bailey, of the Thompson Twins (Aug. 27).
Other lineup highlights are:
• James Conlon will conduct three operas, including Patricia Racette starring for the first time as "Salome," one of seven evenings celebrating the 150th birthday Richard Strauss.
• Direct from the hit PBS show "Downton Abbey," opera singer Kiri Te Kanawa (Aug. 11).
• Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Helfgot will perform the best-selling "Eternal Echoes" (Aug. 18).
• Midori joins Ravinia's Steans Music Institute (RSMI) faculty for two concerts and a master class (July 16).
• The Knights team with Yo-Yo Ma and Dawn Upshaw, who will sing Maria Schneider's jazz-influenced 2014 Grammy-winner "Winter Morning Walks" (Aug. 21).
A full schedule of performers is available at Ravinia.org.
Tickets go on sale to Ravinia members starting March 5, and to the public on April 24.
Prices start at $10 for lawn tickets to classical concerts, with discounts available for students.
Pop music acts are priced higher.