Incredible food and top-notch musical talents combine at the annual Taste of Chicago. With 5 days to fill up on both, plan ahead by checking out the restaurant menus and concert schedules.
Taste of Chicago is free and open to the public. Headlining performances at the Petrillo Music Shell are free admission for lawn seats. For premium views right in front of the stage, ticketed pavilion seats are available from $15-$32 online.
THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016 – GRANT PARK
Petrillo Music Shell Lineup
5:00 pm concert start
Headlining the evening are the KONGOS, a diverse and multi- talented
quartet of brothers hailing from South Africa. With their 2014 hit "Come With Me Now" the groups popularity took off in the U.S. In June, the band will
release their new album Egomaniac,
and "Take it From Me," the first single was released on
Elle King will bring her hits, "America's Sweetheart" and
"Ex's & Oh's" from her 2015 debut album, LOVE
STUFF to fans at the Petrillo stage. The album was a follow up to the
acclaimed The Elle King EP (2012),
which included the single "Playing For Keeps." The single became the theme song for VH1's "Mob Wives Chicago"
and was picked for a national ad campaign for "Mad Men."
Transviolet, led by Sarah McTaggert's sultry vocals, will open
the evening's performances. This band on the rise released their four-song EP
in September 2015, and will be releasing an album soon. The first single from
the EP "Girls Your Age" gained instant online traction,
becoming a viral sensation. Another hit song for the group is "New Bohemia."
Bud Light Stage Lineup
A Cornucopia of Music
|| Chicago Latin Groove: Ladies Singing Salsa (Latin)
| 1:20 pm
|| Zverse (Hip-Hop)
| 2:40 pm
|| iEssoi Afrojam Funkbeat (World)
| 4:00 pm
|| Rapperchicks (Rap)
| 5:20 pm
|| Gilligan Moss (Electronic)
| 6:40 pm
|| Ezra Furman (Punk/Rock)