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Posted: February 23, 2018

JUST ANNOUNCED: Alison Krauss returning to Fraze Pavilion for summer concert 


By Sarah Franks

In 2011, Alison Krauss sold out the Fraze along with her band, Union Station. On June 15, the bluegrass-country singer will be back at the Fraze to perform her new album “Windy City” — her first solo effort away from the band. 

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Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m. at Fraze FanFare, online at ETIX or by phone at 800-514-3849. 

Ticket prices are:

$75 — Plaza 

$65 — Center Orchestra 

$55 — Side Orchestra 

$40 — Lawn & Terrace 

All ticket prices increase $5 the day of the show 

Limit 4 tickets per person first day of sale


After her 2011 Grammy-winning and Billboard’s-topping album “Paper Airplane” rocked the Bluegrass chartsKrauss began to feel the tug of inspiration. 

“Usually it’s just all songs first,” Krauss said in a press release. “It was the first time I’d ever not had songs picked out, and it was just about a person.” That person was veteran Nashville producer Buddy Cannon. 

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Cannon has written award-winning songs for artists such as George Strait, Glen Campbell and George Jones, as well as produced albums for Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and even Merle Haggard’s final solo album. He also just so happened to be the producer of Krauss’s newest album that she’s bringing to the Fraze.

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What she and Buddy have created is an unusual and invigorating chimera – an album suffused with sadness that somehow rarely sounds that way, according to the Fraze’s press release. “It’s almost like you didn’t know it was sad,” Krauss said. “Because it doesn’t sound weak. It doesn’t have a pitiful part to it, where so many sad songs do. But these don’t. And I love that about it. I love that there’s strength underneath there.”


WHAT: Alison Krauss at the Fraze 

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 15

WHERE: Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Boulevard 


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