Robert Plant and Alison Krauss in Concert at Star Lake (Sat., 6/15/24)

Rockers and R&B performers have been venturing into the red-hot country music genre in recent years. One collaboration between rock and country that’s been going on for quite awhile now is between former Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant and country-bluegrass artist Alison Krauss. She is one of the leading performers of bluegrass/country music, with a staggering 27 Grammy Awards so far. The Decatur, Illinois, native started early, learning the violin in childhood, then releasing an indie album as an early-teen prodigy in 1985. Not long after, she joined the band Union Station and has stayed with them for the duration. Krauss has also done solo work and collaborated with artists ranging from Plant to Yo-Yo Ma. Her rendition of the folk hymn “Down to the River to Prayfor the 2000 Coen Brothers film O Brother, Where Art Thou? was a vocal masterpiece. Krauss’s latest album is 2021’s joint album with Plant, Raise the Roof. Plant is also famous world-wide for being in one of the greatest rock and roll bands ever. Plant’s big hits with Led Zeppelin include “Ramble On,” “Rock and Roll,” “Going to California,” and a little ditty you may have heard of—”Stairway to Heaven.” JD McPherson opens. 7 p.m. The Pavilion at Star Lake,  (M.V., R.H.)

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