Post and Photos by Cindy Barrymore
John Legend, our generation’s R&B Sinatra, opened the annual Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois, with a sold-out performance. This is second year the Academy Award winner has performed at the outdoor venue.
Even the lawn, which comprises most of its 36 acres, was full of fans. Many of them sipping wine in their lawn chairs, some on blankets and inside tents, enjoying 80-degree weather. The night was perfect to hear Legend croon through, “Green Light,” “Love Me Now,” and “Tonight (Best You Ever Had).”
“I don’t want to brag,” he said speaking the song’s refrain. “Or maybe I do,” he joked, noting how during pillow talk guys like to “talk shit.” Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award-winner Cynthia Erivo also joined Legend onstage.
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