Ravinia Festival Officially Cancels Their 2020 Season
The cancelations continue to roll in day by day. But I can't lie, the concert cancelations REALLY hurt my heart. I'm such a concert person, especially festivals like Ravinia. It's one of my most favorite Summer memories.
Unfortunately the Ravinia 2020 season is cancelled. Apparently Ravinia has operated continuously since it opened in 1904, except for three years when the park was silenced by the Great Depression.
That just shows how serious COVID-19 is. ABC7 details -
The cancellation impacts more than 120 events from May 30 through September 15, including the annual summer residency of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Performers slated to play the outdoor venue this year included Carrie Underwood, John Legend, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Diana Ross, Trombone Shorty, The Roots, John Fogerty, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Jill Scott, Train, Gladys Knight, and Lauryn Hill.
This season was also expected to include 35 artist debuts, including Wayne Marshall, Teddy Abrams and My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, Ziggy Marley, Brian McKnight, Musiq Soulchild, Jesse & Joy, and Dispatch.
'Til next year Ravinia, we'll miss you.