Weather almost prevented Lionel Richie’s trip to Milwaukee, but the show went on as planned as everyone’s favorite, Lionel Richie, performed for a packed crowd at Summerfest. The “Hello” singer brought all the hits to Summerfest for his headlining set, putting on a show that Wisconsin won’t forget anytime soon!
Check out our photos from Lionel Richie’s headlining Summerfest performance below.
Lionel Richie brought decades of hits to the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, IL last night. As part of his headlining Hello Tour, the ‘All Night Long’ singer scheduled a two night residency for the popular summer destination, and he did not disappoint.
Delivering as many jokes as he did number one records, Richie instantly poked light-hearted fun at the Chicago-area festival. “I’m told there are another 400,000 of you on the grass. This is the strangest seating arrangement I’ve ever seen in my life,” Richie joked with the crowd.
“When they said there’s another group of people somewhere else, I said ‘what kind of place is this?’ This could catch on in my neighborhood. I just play in my living room and you all sit outside and buy tickets.”
Making fans laugh at what makes Ravinia so great and unique (an outdoor festival which consists of a pavilion and extended lawn area where many fans don’t have a direct view of the artist), Lionel Richie also had us cracking up with his battles with bugs between performances, even causing one fan to toss bug repellant onto the stage, a first for Richie. But while the jokes were worth the price of admission alone, the night wouldn’t have been complete without hearing the singer’s catalog of hits.
From his classics with the Commodores, like ‘Brick House’ and ‘Easy’ (which kicked off Tuesday’s performance), to his solo hit singles like ‘All Night Long’ and ‘Hello’, there was no shortage of classic performances throughout the night. With a performance that good, one night is not enough, so thankfully Lionel Richie will bring night two to the Ravinia tonight (6/12).
Check out our photos from night one of Lionel Richie’s two night residency at the Ravinia Festival below and check out Ravinia’s remaining schedule here.
Adding to his list of summer festival dates (Ravinia, Summerfest, etc..), Lionel Richie has announced his headlining 2019 tour.
Kicking off on May 28th at Sugar Land, Texas’ Smart Financial Centre, the “Hello” singer will make stops in Toronto, Springfield, Greensboro, Milwaukee, Detroit, Highland Park and many more, until the tour comes to an end on August 30th in St. Paul. Richie will tour in support of his upcoming Live From Las Vegas LP, currently scheduled for an August 23rd release.
Check out Lionel Richie’s summer tour dates below.
Highland Park’s Ravinia Festival has really outdone itself for its 2019 schedule. With a number of memorable performances last summer, from The Beach Boys with John Stamos to 50 Cent’s Ravinia Debut, 2018 set the bar high for the new year.
Lucky for fans in the Chicago area, Ravinia may have booked its best lineup yet. With more shows than we can name, several stand outs from Ravinia’s 2019 schedule include:
Tash Sultana (6/1)
Rob Thomas (6/6)
Josh Groban (6/7)
Lionel Richie (6/11-12)
Buddy Guy (6/14)
Tony Bennett (6/21)
Little Big Town (6/28)
Counting Crows (6/29)
Steve Miller Band (7/1)
Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan (7/6)
Lady Antebellum (7/10)
Jennifer Hudson (7/14)
Weird Al Yankovic (7/28)
Ringo Starr and The Beach Boys (8/3-4)
Queen Latifah and Common (8/31)
Steely Dan (9/1-2)
Morrisey (9/14) and more!
Get your tickets now and check out Ravinia’s full schedule now at their official website.
If you’re a Lionel Richie fan in Milwaukee and it’s him you’re looking for, you’re lucky because the “Hello” singer and pop superstar Jennifer Lopez are set to perform at this year’s Summerfest.
Confirmed by festival organizers, Richie will bring his headlining tour to the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on July 2nd. Also rumored to perform is Jennifer Lopez, who reportedly will perform the Amphitheater the following day on July 3rd. With the festival’s full lineup and ground stage headliners still to come, the two big names are definitely huge additions to the festival.
Check out Summerfest’s official website for more information on this year’s festival.
The Life Is Beautiful festival, located in downtown Las Vegas, has revealed its 2014 lineup. The festival takes place October 24-26, with a lineup that features acts such as Outkast, Kanye West, Foo Fighters, and many more.