Jesse & Joy
With a string of number-one hits and awards over the past decade, the Mexican brother-and-sister singer-songwriter duo Jesse & Joy have further elated fans across the Americas and Europe since winning a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album (Un Besito Más, 2017) with the singles “Te Esperé” and “Mañana Es Too Late” (with J Balvin) as well as their latest hit, “Tanto,” with Luis Fonsi (the voice behind the pop sensation “Despacito”). Between Joy’s extraordinary and unique voice and Jesse’s outstanding musical talent, they use their global platform—from millions of followers across social media to billions of views and streams—to raise their voices for those who cannot with their unique but relatable stories in the form of music.
Andrew Bird / Calexico and Iron & Wine
Andrew Bird returns to Ravinia fresh off his first Grammy nomination—for his latest album, My Finest Work Yet—and his debut on the cast of FX’s Fargo as Thurman Smutney. In addition to playing renowned festivals and venues, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House, the internationally acclaimed musician, songwriter, and composer of 15 albums to date has also scored a film (Norman) and a TV series (Baskets) as well as been a TED Talk presenter, New Yorker Festival guest, and op-ed contributor for the New York Times.
Calexico and Iron & Wine first made an artistic connection with In the Reins, the 2005 EP that brought Joey Burns and John Convertino together with Sam Beam. Their paths diverged, but they kept in touch when they could. They often talked about rekindling their collaboration in the studio and on stage, but it wasn’t until 2018 that their schedules aligned, allowing them to create a new album: Years to Burn.
A trio of sisters from the Pacific Northwest, the band Joseph brings honest words and genetically perfected harmonies to music equally at home in backyard parties as in a studio or onstage. Their latest album, Good Luck, Kid, presents an odyssey of hope, betrayal, and rebirth, sharing a vision of a world that has made room for every person and their dreams.
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One of the most popular American bands on the radio today, Train has been topping the charts for three decades, from “Meet Virginia,” “Drops of Jupiter,” and “Calling All Angels” to “Ordinary” from Spider-Man 2 to “Hey, Soul Sister,” “Drive By,” and “Play That Song.” Led by Pat Monahan, the multiple Grammy-winning group has been a favorite of Ravinia fans, quickly selling out their shows at the festival over the past decade.
The Australian Pink Floyd Show
Performing the music of Pink Floyd with note-for-note perfection, this critically acclaimed tribute show has been astonishing audiences worldwide for decades. Striving to reproduce the Pink Floyd experience, the show includes a stunning light and laser show, video animations with state-of-the-art LED screens, and other special effects. To accompany these visuals are several large inflatables, including a giant pig and its own distinct Pink Kangaroo. More than a tribute band, The Australian Pink Floyd Show is “the gold standard” (The Times UK) that has worked with musicians and engineers from Pink Floyd’s own tours and sold out shows across Europe and the Americas.
The War and Treaty
Multiplatinum artist John Legend has garnered 11 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, and an Emmy Award, making Legend the first African American man to earn an EGOT. Legend has released six celebrated albums, including Get Lifted (2004), Once Again (2006), Evolver (2008), Love in the Future (2013), Darkness and Light (2016), and A Legendary Christmas (2018). Legend starred in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert in 2018, winning an Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special and nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor (Limited Series).
Named the 2019 Emerging Act of the Year by the Americana Music Association, the husband-and-wife team of Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount-Trotter deliver a dynamic sound and extraordinary passion as The War and Treaty, joyfully blending Southern soul with elements of gospel, country, rock-and-roll, and blues. They have recently shared two new tracks from their forthcoming Rounder Records–debut album: “Jealousy” and “Hustlin’.”
The Beach Boys
The measure of most pop music acts can be summed up by their tally of radio hits and how many millions of albums and singles they’ve sold, but the impact of The Beach Boys surpasses any such convention. Nearly 60 years ago, the band became synonymous with the sun-kissed California lifestyle with “Surfin’,” penned by frontman Mike Love, and continued to soundtrack American youth with such eternal anthems as “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” and “Kokomo.” With more than five decades of touring under their belts, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have performed more concerts than any major rock band in history.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any summer 2020 concerts that are announced before the full season is revealed on March 12 may also go on sale early. Check individual concert webpages for details.