As many more artists look forward to returning to stages and sharing live music with audiences like we were proud to do prudently in 2021, we are excited to join them in sharing the news of their 2022 tour dates even as we continue to build our next summer season, which will be announced in late March 2022. Unless otherwise noted below, tickets to these performances will go on sale to the public in early May.
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Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown
Trombone Shorty, Tank and the Bangas, Big Freedia, Cyril Neville, George Porter Jr. and Dumpstaphunk, and The Soul Rebels
Sunday, June 26, 2022
Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown is the beloved singer, songwriter, horn-blower, and Orleans Avenue bandleader’s ode to New Orleans—a curated mini-fest of music respecting Crescent City traditions while pushing their boundaries with pop, rock, and hip-hop influences. “Allen Toussaint told me, ‘Learn everything you can, take everything you can from us, but don’t be us,’ ” Shorty says. “The responsibility put on me is to move the music forward.”
The other artists on the Threauxdown—Tank and the Bangas, Big Freedia, Cyril Neville (the Uptown Ruler), George Porter Jr. and Dumpstaphunk (playing the music of The Meters), and The Soul Rebels—are of the same mindset. Together, they represent different generations coming together to celebrate and advance the sounds of New Orleans in one jam-packed night of live music and collaboration. “These are people that I grew up listening to, people I came up with, and people who have been inspired by me and my band,” Shorty adds. “It’s the full package, and an expression of what is unique and beautiful about New Orleans.”
Dispatch / O.A.R.
Saturday, August 13, 2022
On tour together for the first time ever, Dispatch and O.A.R. will be joined at Ravinia by special guest G. Love. Last summer, Dispatch charted a course through the personal evolution we’ve all shared the past few years on their eighth full-length collection, Break Our Fall, where pointed introspective and empathetic lyrics meet the band’s pure and timeless blend of lean and energetic roots rock with hints of reggae, folk, and blues.
Their timely Ravinia debut is paired with the return of fellow 25-year troubadours and longtime local favorites O.A.R., whose mythic bonds with music and community have landed them not only three consecutive top-15 album debuts—most recently with 2019’s The Mighty—but features across think pieces (New York Times) and special performances (Special Olympics Opening Ceremony) that connect to the ways they give back to so many others.
Lifelong bluesman G. Love brings his “musical melting pot” (NPR) of infectious call-and-response hooks and funky sing-along choruses back to Ravinia for the first time in over a decade to open the night. A dozen albums under his belt both solo and with Special Sauce, G. Love most recently teamed up with Keb’ Mo’ on The Juice, heightening 25 years of riotous and rousing verse with hip-hop grooves with blistering guitar and sacred steel.
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