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TASTE OF CHICAGO

July 5-9, 2017 • Free Admission • Grant Park

What is the city's recipe for a fantastic food festival? Chefs and musicians, combined with entertainment for all ages and several thousand tasting servings of favorite Chicago bites.

Fill up on all flavors of Chicago — from classic local dishes, to specialty cuisines from ethnic neighborhood restaurants, to inspired chef creations — at the annual lakefront festival Taste of Chicago. Then top it off with musical talents every evening.

The quintessential summer event, Taste (as it's known to the locals) appeals to all of your senses: Smell and Taste the best of Chicago's booming restaurant scene; See culinary experts share their secrets at daily cooking demos; and Hear music artists as they take to the big stage of Petrillo Music Shell.

Iconic Buckingham Fountain, dazzling Lake Michigan and the magnificent skyline form the backdrop to the five day event in Grant Park, July 5-9. Plan your trip today, and be sure to bring an appetite!

For the latest updates, visit tasteofchicago.us.

CELEBRITY CHEF DU JOUR

These ticketed events feature three-course meals prepared each night by a different Chicago chef. Take a seat within the decorated, air-conditioned dining pavilion and feast on innovative dishes from the city's celebrated culinary community.

July 5: Chef Paul Fehribach

July 6: Chef Chico Vilchez + Music by DJ-X

July 7: Chef Oliver Poilevey

July 8: American Girl Café Brunch

July 9: Chefs Beverly Kim & Johnny Clark


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2017 Concert Schedule

Alessia Cara

Alessia Cara

 

Date: Wednesday, July 5
Location: Petrillo Music Shell (235 S. Columbus Dr.)
Time: 5:30pm
Lawn Seats: Free admission
Pavilion Seats: $32 (Premium Seating) | $19 (General Admission)

To kick off the Taste of Chicago, multi-platinum singer-songwriter Alessia Cara will headline the opening night. Her latest single "Stay" featuring a collaboration with producer and DJ, Zedd, is the summer jam of 2017. Chicago-based songstress Eryn Allen Kane will open the evening.

Café Tacvba

Café Tacvba

Date: Thursday, July 6
Location: Petrillo Music Shell (235 S. Columbus Dr.)
Time: 5:30pm
Lawn Seats: Free admission
Pavilion Seats: $50 (Premium Seating) | $22 (General Admission)

Headlining the evening are GRAMMY® Award-winning group Café Tacvba, Mexico’s leading alternative rock band and one of the most influential alternative groups to come out of Latin America. ¡Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat with Los Vicios de Papá opens the show.

Ben Harper

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

Date: Friday, July 7
Location: Petrillo Music Shell (235 S. Columbus Dr.)
Time: 5:30pm
Lawn Seats: Free admission
Pavilion Seats: $50 (Premium Seating) | $22 (General Admission)

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals will perform for Taste-goers with a Friday night concert at the Petrillo Music Shell. Harper is a three-time GRAMMY® Award winner, and he turns to the group whenever he wants to underscore his funky, fuzz-guitar talents. Opening the show is Chicago-based rock band Twin Peaks

 

Passion Pit

Passion Pit

Date: Saturday, July 8
Location: Petrillo Music Shell (235 S. Columbus Dr.)
Time: 4:30pm
Lawn Seats: Free admission
Pavilion Seats: $50 (Premium Seating) | $22 (General Admission)

On Saturday night, American indie electronica band Passion Pit will rock the stage at Taste of Chicago. Recent releases include the hit single "Lifted Up (1985)" and "Stained Glass Windows." Rock band The Kickback opens. Fun fact: In 2016, they performed at Taste of Chicago on the Bud Light Stage.

 

The O'Jays

The O'Jays

Date: Sunday, July 9
Location: Petrillo Music Shell (235 S. Columbus Dr.)
Time: 4:30pm
Lawn Seats: Free admission
Pavilion Seats: $50 (Premium Seating) | $22 (General Admission)

Headlining the Taste on its final night Sunday, The O'Jays will bring the same electrifying energy they’ve had for more than 50 years. With chart topping hits including “Love Train,” “Used To Be My Girl,”  “Brandy” and  “For The Love of Money,” The O'Jays connect with an era and a sound that provided the soundtrack for generations of R&B and soul fans. Maurice Jackson’s Independents will open.

 

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