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Million Dollar Quartet, now through September 2, Apollo Theater

Blue Man Group, dates and times vary, Briar Street Theatre, 773/348-4000

Gotham City, now through July 15, DCA Theater

My Kind Of Town, now through July 29, TimeLine Theatre

Movies In The Park, now through October 26, various Chicago Park District parks

Jackie Taylor’s The Marvin Gaye Story, Black Ensemble Theater, now through August 19, www.blackensemble.org

Cirque Shanghai: The Year Of The Dragon, now through Sept. 3, Navy Pier

Immediate Family, now through August 5, Goodman Theatre

Rush Hour Concerts, now through August 28, St. James Cathedral, www.rushhour.org

"Butterflies & Blooms," now through September 3, Chicago Botanic Garden

"Extreme Bugs," now through September 7, Brookfield Zoo

"Dancing Queen: ABBA's Greatest Hits," June 14-24, Riverfront Theater

Lisa Marie Presley, June 20, Bottom Lounge

The Romantics, The English Beat, June 20, House of Blues

Cirque du Soleil: Dralion, June 20-24, Allstate Arena

The Jacksons Unity Tour 2012, June 22, Star Plaza Theatre

George Duke & Stanley Clarke, June 22, Country Club Hills Theater

Ruthie Foster, June 22, SPACE

Booker T. Jones, June 24, SPACE

REO Speedwagon, Styx, Ted Nugent, June 24, Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island

Chicago Pride Parade, June 24, begins east on Montrose to Broadway and ends on Cannon Drive

Occidental Brothers Dance Band International and Chico Trujilo, June 25, Millennium Park

"Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles," June 26-July 1, Ford Center/Oriental Theatre

Milwaukee Summerfest: Rascal Flatts, June 27, Marcus Amphitheater

"Jazzin' At The Shedd," every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., June 27-September 5, Shedd Aquarium, SheddAquarium.org/Jazzin

Three Sisters, June 28-August 26, Steppenwolf Theatre

Lalah Hathaway, June 29, House of Blues

Kristin Chenoweth, June 29, Cadillac Palace Theatre. In a rare concert appearance, the Sony recording artist will perform songs from her latest album, Some Lessons Learned, as well as an array of her most memorable songs and Broadway show tunes, including music from Wicked, Promises, Promises, and Glee.

"Scorpions-Final Sting Tour 2012," June 29, Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island

Milwaukee Summerfest: Train, Kelly Clarkson, Brett Dennen, June 29, Marcus Amphitheater

World-renowned jazz bassist Michael Manson, June 30, Gary United Methodist Church, Wheaton

Crowns, June 30-August 5, Goodman Theatre

N'Digo Foundation Gala––"Legends de Soul," featuring Aretha Franklin and The Impressions, June 30, Arie Crown Theater

Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band, June 30, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Milwaukee Summerfest: Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, June 30, Marcus Amphitheater

Milwaukee Summerfest: Beach Boys, July 1, Marcus Amphitheater

Joan of Arc and Daniel Knox, July 2, Millennium Park

Taste of Lombard, July 3-7, downtown Lombard

Milwaukee Summerfest: DJ Tiesto, July 3, Marcus Amphitheater

Milwaukee Summerfest: Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden, July 4, Marcus Amphitheater

A GUIDE TO WHAT'S HAPPENING IN CHICAGOLAND
Milwaukee Summerfest: Zac Brown Band, July 5, Marcus Theater

Milwaukee Summerfest: Big Time Rush, July 6, Marcus Theater

Jeffery Osborne, July 6, Country Club Hills Theater

The B-52s, Squeeze, July 6, Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island

"American Idol Live! Tour 2012," July 7, Allstate Arena

Milwaukee Summerfest: Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, July 7, Marcus Amphitheater

Shen Yun, July 7-8, Civic Opera House

Milwaukee Summerfest: Neil Diamond, July 8, Marcus Amphitheater

The Sadies and James Vincent McMorrow, July 9, Millennium Park

Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Cracker, July 9, Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island

Taste Of Chicago (Jennifer Hudson, Chaka Khan, Lindi Ortega, Raphael Saadiq, Calexico, Dierks Bentley, Michael Franti), July 11-15, Grant Park

Spirit of the Dance, July 11-15, Riverfront Theater

Judy Collins, July 12, SPACE

Ledisi & Eric Benet, July 12, Country Club Hills Theater

TEX MEX & music fest ​(Chris Isaak, Asleep at the Wheel, Carlos Ortega, The Country Sky Band), July 13-14, CityGate Centre in Naperville


























Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Patti LaBelle, The O’Jays, Kenneth (Babyface) Edmonds, Tank, July 14, Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island

Jazz In Glen Ellyn, July 14, downtown Glen Ellyn

American Idols: Fantasia and Ruben Studdard, July 14, Country Club Hills Theater

Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires and Abigail Washburn, July 16, Millennium Park

Def Leppard, July 19, Allstate Arena

Trace Adkins, July 20, Rialto Square Theatre

Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil, July 20-21, United Center

Ana Tijoux and Sidi Toure, July 23, Millennium Park

How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular, July 25-29, United Center

The Association, July 27, Viper Alley

“Pitbull: Planet Pit World Tour,� July 27, Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island

Steve Harvey Comedy Tour, July 28, Civic Opera House

Chicago and The Doobie Brothers, July 28, Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island


Nnenna Freelon, June 22, 8 p.m.

A Prairie Home Companion – Garrison
Keillor, June 23, 4:45 p.m.

Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon 
Rangers, June 24, 7 p.m.

Esperanza Spalding, June 25, 8 p.m.

Brian Kellow, June 26, 12 p.m.

Ramsey Lewis And His Electric Band & Sergio Mendes, June 27, 7:30 p.m.

Glen Campbell & Ronnie Milsap, June 28, 8 p.m.

Colbie Caillat & Gavin DeGraw, June 29, 7 p.m.

Sarah McLachlan, June 30, 7:30 p.m.

Idina Menzel, July 8, 5 p.m

Santana, July 9, 7:30 p.m.

Natalie Merchant, July 10, 8 p.m.

Blues Brothers, July 11, 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Barbara 
Cook's 85th Birthday Celebration, 
July 15, 5 p.m. 

For the complete summer schedule and more information, go to www.ravinia.org.
Photography courtesy of Ravinia Festival
WHO'S COMING TO RAVINIA?
Sarah McLachlan
Ramsey Lewis And His Electric Band 
Santana
Idina Menzel
Natalie Merchant