Best Bets this week: Chicago Jazz Festival and John Hiatt at Ravinia
Orbert Davis, Dianne Reeves, Kurt Elling and Ramsey Lewis are just a few of the headliners for the 40th annual Chicago Jazz Festival. The concerts begin Wednesday at two venues: Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St., and at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago. Free. chicagojazzfestival.us. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1; 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31; and 11:15 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2
Singer-songwriter John Hiatt shares a concert bill with The Goners and Sonny Landreth at Ravinia Thursday, Aug. 30.
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Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the album "Slow Turning" when John Hiatt & The Goners perform with guest Sonny Landreth at Ravinia, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $70-$90 pavilion seating; $33-$38 lawn seating. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30
Comedian Taylor Williamson of "America's Got Talent" fame will perform at Zanies in Rosemont.
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Comedian Taylor Williamson ("America's Got Talent," "Last Comic Standing") performs a special set at Zanies at Parkway Bank Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont. $20 plus a 2-item purchase. (847) 813-0484 or rosemont.zanies.com. 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30