Steve Miller Band Live at Ravinia [GALLERY]

Photos © 2016 by: Roman Sobus

Photos © 2016 by: Roman Sobus

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Biography: Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late ’60s. With albums like Children of the Future, Sailor and Brave New World, Miller perfected a psychedelic blues sound that drew on the deepest sources of American roots music and simultaneously articulated a compelling vision of what music – and, indeed, society – could be in the years to come. Then, in the ’70s, Miller crafted a brand of pure pop that was polished, exciting and irresistible – and that dominated radio in a way that few artists have ever managed. Hit followed hit in what seemed like an endless flow: “Take The Money and Run,” “Rock’n Me,” “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Jet Airliner” and “Jungle Love,” among them. To this day, those songs are instantly recognizable when they come on the radio – and impossible not to sing along with. Their hooks are the very definition of indelible. Running through Miller’s distinctive catalog is a combination of virtuosity and song craft. His parents were jazz aficionados – not to mention close friends of Les Paul and Mary Ford – so, as a budding guitarist, Miller absorbed valuable lessons from that musical tradition. When the family moved to Texas, Miller deepened his education in the blues, eventually moving to Chicago, where he played with Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy and Paul Butterfield. In recent years, Miller has immersed himself in the blues once again. And, as always, whether he was riding the top of the charts or exploring the blue highways of American music, he is playing and singing with conviction and precision, passion and eloquence, and making records that are at once immediately accessible and more than able to stand the test of time.
-Anthony DeCurtis-


17 – Northfield, OH – Hard Rock LIve
18 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion
19 – Toledo, OH – Zoo Amphitheater
21 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center
23 – Interlochen, MI – Kresge Auditorium
24 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Center
25 – Anderson, IN – Hoosier Park Raceway
29 – Minneapolis, MN – Northrop Auditorium
30 – Ft. Dodge, IA – Shellabration

1 – Madison, WI – Breese Stevens Field
2 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia
15 – Peachtree City, GA – The Fred
16 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
17 – Charlotte, NC – Uptown Amphitheater
19 – Augusta, GA – Bell Auditorium
20 – Tallahassee, FL – Pavilion Centre
22 – Biloxi, MS – Beau Rivage Theater
23 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
24 – San Antonio, TX – The Majestic Theater
26 – Austin, TX – Skyline Theater
27 – Hidalgo, TX – State Farm Arena
30 – Albuquerque, NM – Sandia Resort

12 – Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea – The Cosmopolitan
13 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theater
14 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles
16 – Fresno, CA – Table Mountain Casino
18 – Lake Tahoe, CA – Harrahs Outdoor Arena
19 – Park City, UT – Deer Valley Amphitheater
21 – Boise, ID – Botanical Gardens
22 – Spokane, WA – Northern Quest Resort
24 – Vancouver, BC – PNE Amphitheater
26-27 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau St. Michelle
28 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
31 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater

1 – Jacksonville, OR – Britt Pavilion
4 – San Francisco, CA – AT&T Park w/Santana, Journey and Doobie Brothers

About Ravinia: Ravinia, North America’s oldest music festival, stands today as its most musically diverse, presenting over 140 different events throughout the summer. These concerts run the gamut from Yo-Yo Ma to John Legend to the annual summer residency of the nation’s finest orchestra, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

The 36-acre park is nestled in a gently wooded area that makes it an enchanting place to experience music. Guests can bring their own picnics or eat at one of the park restaurants. Children up to age 15, high school and college students are admitted free to the lawn for classical performances.


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