John Legend

The War and Treaty

Pavilion
Sunday, September 6, 2020
4:30 PM
Donor Gates Open
5:00 PM
Public Gates Open
7:30 PM
Concert Starts

Reserved: $158–$208
Lawn: $52*

* Lawn ticket price increases by $5 on the day of the concert

NOTE: Ravinia's 2020 Season is Cancelled

Covid-19 has forced the cancellation of all public and privately hosted events on our grounds, including the 2020 season. More info.

About The Artist

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). Legend joined The Voice for Season 16 (2019), winning with his mentee, Maelyn Jarmon, and is currently a judge on Season 17. Legend is a partner in Get Lifted Film Co., serving as an Executive Producer for Southern Rites, United Skates, WGN America’s Underground, and the films Southside with You and La La Land. As a philanthropist, Legend initiated the #FREEAMERICA campaign in 2015 to change the national conversation surrounding our country's misguided criminal justice policies and to end mass incarceration.

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: the spellbindingly intense “Jealousy,” merging soaring harmonies and kinetic beats with symphonic strings and scorching guitar work, and “Hustlin’,” where cascading piano tones and gently lilting rhythms contrast the song’s moody meditation on perseverance and grit.