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Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Diana Ross Among Big Acts on Ravinia's 2016 Summer Lineup

The festival runs Thursday, June 2 through Sunday, September 11

Ravinia revealed its summer 2016 schedule Wednesday and the festival lineup features major headliners like Bob Dylan, Diana Ross, Hollywood Vampires and Paul Simon. (Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016)

Ravinia revealed its summer 2016 schedule Wednesday and the festival lineup features major headliners like Bob Dylan, Diana Ross, Hollywood Vampires and Paul Simon.

The three-month festival will see Dylan return to the venue for the first time since 1964, performing alongside Chicago native and gospel legend Mavis Staples on June 24.

Simon and Ross will join 74 artists, including Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, who will be making their Ravinia debuts.

Actor Johnny Depp will take the stage on July 17 alongside Alice Cooper and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry in their group Hollywood Vampires, which performed at this year’s Grammy’s.

“There remain a handful of artists whose style and careers seem so custom-built for Ravinia’s environment that some people are amazed to discover they are making their festival debuts,” Ravinia President and CEO Welz Kauffman said in a statement. “This was certainly the case when I first booked Crosby, Stills & Nash in 2010, and I predict it will be that way this summer for legends like Paul Simon and Frankie Valli. You can just picture them on our stage. They belong here.”

Also among the more than 140 performers announced by the popular suburban venue Wednesday are Patti LaBelle, Steve Miller Band, Don Henley, Tony Bennett, Phillip Phillips and Matt Nathanson, Duran Duran, Buddy Guy and Jeff Beck, and the Barenaked Ladies.

Classical, jazz and family-oriented acts will also return to the Highland Park festival grounds, including the Chick Corea Trio, the returning Juilliard String Quartet, the Emerson String Quartet and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Even Family Guy's Seth MacFarlane will be coming for a June 22 show.

Tickets go on sale March 9 to donors and public ticket sales begin April 26.

The festival runs Thursday, June 2 through Sunday, September 11.

See the full calendar here

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