“Weird Al” is coming to Ravinia! Yankovic, the Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, and satirist, will make his Ravinia Festival debut on July 28, 2019, as part of his Strings Attached tour. Subtitled “A Rock and Comedy Symphonic Experience,” the tour marks his first performances with a full orchestra in his more than 40-year career. At Ravinia, Yankovic will perform …
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