Taste of Chicago 2017

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Taste of Chicago

English: Taste of Chicago

Since I live in Chicago, I always go to the annual Taste of Chicago in Grant Park. I have been doing this for too many years to mention. When my sons were babies, I brought them to the Taste of Chicago in their double stroller. Now that my older son is married, he can walk to the Taste of Chicago with his new wife.

 

WHEN: The Legendary Taste is held from July 5-9, 2017 in Grant Park

 

Check out the FOOD TRUCKS


American Glory **NEW**

Auntie Vee’s

Aztec Dave’s Food Truck **NEW**

Beavers Coffee + Donuts

Bop Bar Truck **NEW**

Bruges Brothers

The Cajun Connoisseur **NEW**

Cheesie’s Pub and Grub **NEW**

Da Lobsta

El Patron **NEW**

The Fat Shallot

Giordano’s

Harold’s Chicken

The Lifeway Kefir Shop

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. General seating tickets are $22 and for premium views right in front of the stage, ticketed pavilion seats are available $50 online.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 9, 2017 – GRANT PARK


Petrillo Music Shell Lineup

4:30 pm concert start  

Maurice Jackson’s Independents
The O’Jays

Headlining Performers

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. Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2005, The O’Jays are still hitting the road with the same electrifying energy they’ve had for more than 50 years.

Maurice Jackson’s Independents will tap into the singer-songwriter’s career of recorded music as both a solo artist and as a member of the groups The Independents and Silk during the 70s and early 80s. The Independents, formed in the early 70s, released 8 singles, each of which rose on the billboard R&B charts. Their record “Leaving me” was a number one R&B hit.

 


Bud Light Stage Lineup

Cornucopia of Music!

11:00 am Laura Doherty & The Heartbeats (Kids Music)
12:00 pm Tovi Khali (Blues/Funk)
  1:20 pm Aleph Beatz (Afropop/Dance music)
  2:40 pm Shuba (Pop/R&B) ChicagoMade A&R Winner
  4:00 pm The Rad Trads (Jazzy/Rockin’ Soul)
  5:20 pm Linsey Alexander (Blues)
  6:40 pm The Waco Brothers (Alt Country)

SATURDAY, JULY 8, 2017 – GRANT PARK


Petrillo Music Shell Lineup

4:30 pm concert start

The Kickback
Passion Pit

Headlining Performers

Passion Pit is an American indie electronica band from Cambridge, Massachusetts, formed in 2007. The band consists solely of Michael Angelakoson on lead vocals and keyboards, joined live by Chris Hartz on drums, Aaron Harrison Folb on bass and synthesizers, Giuliano Pizzulo on guitar and synthesizers and Ray Suen on guitar and synthesizers. Recent releases include Kindred with the hit single “Lifted Up (1985)” and a 2016 Christmas Album featuring the single “Stained Glass Windows” from Merry Christmas, Mr. Fields.

The Kickback immediately enters the front ranks of contemporary rock-n-roll with the 2017 release of Weddings & Funerals from Jullian Records. The album is a furious, exhilarating and deeply emotional collection from the Chicago based band with lead singer Billy Yost, guitarist Jonny Ifergan, and bassist Daniel Leu. In 2016, the band performed at Taste of Chicago on the Bud Light Stage.

 


Bud Light Stage Lineup

Rock the Taste!

 11:00 am Steve Ramone & The Pensioners
12:00 pm Blood Red Boots
 1:20 pm Ocean Over Airplanes
 2:40 pm Aeraco
 4:00 pm The Gold Web
 5:20 pm Bailiff
 6:40 pm Split Single

FRIDAY, JULY 7, 2017 – GRANT PARK


Petrillo Music Shell Lineup

5:30 pm concert start  

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Twin Peaks

Headlining Performers

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals came together in 1999 to record the album Born to Shine which showcased Harper’s rock side, and he turns to the group whenever he wants to underscore his funky, fuzz-guitar talents. They have played together off and on over the years and in 2016 they collaborated once again on Call It What It Is. Ben Harper is a three-time GRAMMY® Award winner and is known for his skills on the guitar, along with vocals and live performances and his eclectic mix of blues, folk, soul, reggae and rock.

Opening the show is Chicago-based Twin Peaks. As their fans know well, these dudes like to rock and most certainly love to roll. Band members include Cadien Lake James (vocals, guitar), Clay Frankel (vocals, guitar), Jack Dolan (vocals, bass), Colin Croom (keys, vocals, guitar) and Connor Brodner (drums).

 


Bud Light Stage Lineup

Folk and Country Day

12:00 pm Michael Riser Band
1:20 pm Clique James ChicagoMade A&R Winner
 2:40 pm Swingabilly Slim
 4:00 pm Jonas Friddle & The Majority
 5:20 pm The Railway Gamblers
   6:40 pm Jeff Givens & The Mugshot Saints

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. General seating tickets are $22 and for premium views right in front of the stage, ticketed pavilion seats are available $50 online.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2017 – GRANT PARK


Petrillo Music Shell Lineup

5:30 pm concert start  

¡Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat with Los Vicios de Papá
Café Tacvba

Headlining Performers

 

Café Tacvba, is widely recognized as Mexico’s leading alternative rock band and one of the most influential alternative groups to come out of Latin America. With a blend of rock, indigenous folk, electronic and punk music, their album Re was named the “Number One Latin Rock Album of All Time” in 2013 by Rolling Stone. Even after 25 years of music together, the multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning group continues to expand its already massive audience of devoted fans throughout the Americas, Europe and beyond.

¡Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat with Los Vicios de Papá opens the show at 5 p.m. After performing on the Bud Light stage at last year’s Taste of Chicago, ¡Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat will now bring their roots- rock-inspired dance music to the Petrillo stage. Los Vicios de Papá is a high energy Latin ska fusion band with an intoxicating mix of Cumbia, dancehall, Huapachon, hip hop, reggae and ska that will send fans into a dance frenzy. Los Vicios de Papá will also perform at the Bud Light Stage earlier in the day at noon.

 


Bud Light Stage Lineup

Latin Music Day

12:00 pm Los Vicios de Papá
 1:20 pm Vivian Garcia
 2:40 pm The Luna Blues Machine
 4:00 pm Mariachi Monumental
  5:20 pm Contrabanda Live
 6:40 pm Afinca’o

WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017 – GRANT PARK


Petrillo Music Shell Lineup

5:30 pm concert start  

Eryn Allen Kane
Alessia Cara

Headlining Performers

Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Alessia Cara has been topping charts and swaying hearts since her 2015 hit single “Here” debuted to critical acclaim, showcasing her song-writing skills as well as her larger than life voice. In 2016, “Scars to Your Beautiful” reached the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 and hit #1 on the US pop radio charts. Cara’s single “How Far I’ll Go”, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda for the Disney film Moana, has been a runaway hit since its release. 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 with an electrifying performance. In November 2015, the budding superstar released her solo debut Aviary: Act I. The stunning 4-track effort featured both of Eryn’s breakout singles “Have Mercy” and “Slipping,” as well as new fan favorite “Piano Song” (featured on BET’s Being Mary Jane) which catapulted to #5 on Spotify’s “Global Top 50 Charts.” “How Many Times,” the hit single from her 2016 Aviary: Act II EP is a testament of her momentum as a star on the rise.

 


Bud Light Stage Lineup

R&B/Hip Hop Day

12:00 pm Dej Monae
1:20 pm Maurice Jackson’s Independents
2:40 pm ShowYouSuck
4:00 pm Pinqy Ring
  5:20 pm The Boy Illinois ChicagoMade A&R Winner
6:40 pm Justin Ruff ChicagoMade A&R Winner

 

 

Beavers Coffee + Donuts

S. Columbus – Wed, Th, Sat; E. Jackson – Fri, Sun

    • Mini Donuts (9)
      (Flavors: Cinnamon, Powdered Sugar, Chocolate, S’mores, Strawberry Bella, Turtle)
  • Mini Donuts (15)

(Flavors: Cinnamon, Powdered Sugar, Chocolate, S’mores, Strawberry Bella, Turtle)

  • Mini Donuts (35)

(Flavors: Cinnamon, Powdered Sugar, Chocolate)Taste of:

    • Mini S’mores Donuts (4)
    • Mini Strawberry Bella Donuts (4)

Bruges Brothers (New)

S. Columbus – Wed, Th, Fri, Sat, Sun

  • Papas Bravas
  • Braised Oxtail Poutine
  • Duck Fat Frites and Sauce

Taste of:

  • Papas Bravas
  • Duck Fat Frites

Chicago Cupcake

E. Jackson – Wed, Th, Sat; S. Columbus – Fri, Sun

  • Créme Brulee Cupcake
  • Birthday Cake Cupcake
  • Chocolate Cupcake
  • Salted Caramel Cupcake

Taste of:

  • Créme Brulee Mini Cupcake
  • Birthday Cake Mini Cupcake

Chicago Lunchbox

E. Jackson – Wed, Th, Fri, Sat, Sun

  • Vietnamese Pork Tacos
  • Korean Beef Tacos

Taste of:

  • Vietnamese Pork Mini Taco
  • Firecracker Rangoons

Gino’s Steaks Truck

E. Jackson – Wed, Sun; S. Columbus – Th, Fri, Sat

  • Steak & Cheese Sandwich
  • Chicken & Cheese Sandwich
  • Vegetable & Cheese Sandwich

Taste of:

  • Steak & Cheese Sandwich Mini
  • Chicken & Cheese Sandwich Mini

Giordano’s

E. Jackson – Wed, Th, Sat; S. Columbus – Fri, Sun

  • 6″ Stuffed Cheese Pizza
  • 6″ Stuffed Pepperoni Pizza
  • 6″ Stuffed Sausage Pizza

Taste of:

  • Slice of Stuffed Cheese Pizza
  • Slice of Stuffed Pepperoni Pizza

Harold’s Chicken

S. Columbus – Wed, Th, Fri; E. Jackson – Sat, Sun

  • Wings (3) w/ Sauce
  • Fries
  • Okra

Taste of:

  • Wing (1) w/ Sauce
  • Wing (1) w/ Okra

Jack’s Fork in the Road (New)

S. Columbus – Wed, Sun; E. Jackson – Th, Fri

  • Roast Pork Tenderloin Sandwich w/ Fig Jam, Prosciutto, and Apple Slaw
  • Buffalo Chicken Sandwich w/ Blue Cheese Slaw, Onion Rings, and Truckmade Fire Sauce
  • Fries w/ Sriracha Mayo

Taste of:

  • Roast Pork Tenderloin Slider
  • Buffalo Chicken Slider

Jerk. Modern Jamaican Grill

S. Columbus – Wed, Th, Fri, Sat, Sun

  • Jerk Fries
  • Festival (Cornbread)
  • Jerk Chicken

Taste of:

  • Jerk Fries
  • Festival (Cornbread)

La Cocinita (New)

E. Jackson – Wed, Th, Fri; S. Columbus – Sun

  • Pork Patacon (Crispy Plantain “Sandwich” w/ Pulled Pork, Queso Fresco & Spicy Guava Sauce)
  • Chicken Tacos w/ Cheese & Chipotle Crema
  • Black Bean & Cheese Arepa w/ Venezuelan Guacamole

Taste of:

  • Pork Pataconcito (mini, open-faced)
  • Chicken Taco w/ Cheese & Chipotle Crema

Little Tittle’s Cupcakes

S. Columbus – Wed, Th, Sat; E. Jackson – Fri, Sun

  • Red Velvet Cupcake
  • Turtle Cupcake
  • Lemon ZestCupcake
  • Butter Cookies (5)

Taste of:

  • Red Velvet Cupcake Mini
  • Butter Cookies (2)

Starfruit Café

E. Jackson – Wed, Th, Sat; S. Columbus – Fri, Sun

  • Original Frozen Kefir w/ Fresh Blueberries
  • Mango Frozen Kefir w/ Granola

Taste of:

  • Original Frozen Kefir
  • Mango Frozen Kefir

The Crave Bar (New)

S. Columbus – Wed, Th, Sat

  • Handcrafted Pretzel Ice Cream Bar (Flavors: Dark Chocolate Decadence, Milk Chocolate Madness, Salted Caramel-licious, or Peanut Butter Bash)

Taste of:

  • Handcrafted Pretzel Ice Cream Bite (Flavors: Dark Chocolate Decadence or Milk Chocolate Madness)

The Fat Shallot

S. Columbus – Fri, Sat, Sun

  • Grilled Cheese w/ Muenster Cheese, Caramelized Onions, & Salted Spinach on Rustic Sourdough
  • Truffle Fries (House Fries Topped w/ Truffle Aioli)
  • Spicy Sesame Fries (House Fries Topped w/ Spicy Sesame Aioli)

Taste of:

  • Grilled Cheese w/ Muenster Cheese, Caramelized Onions, & Salted Spinach on Rustic Sourdough
  • Truffle Fries (House Fries Topped w/ Truffle Aioli)

Yum Dum (New)

S. Columbus – Wed, Th; E. Jackson – Fri, Sat, Sun

  • Baowiches (2) (Pork Belly, Korean Chili Chicken, Crispy Shrimp, or Crispy Fish)
  • Steamed Dumplings (8) (Pork & Chive, Thai Chicken Basil, or Veggie)
  • Kimchessy Rice Balls (4)

Taste of:

  • Mini Boawich (1)
  • Kimcheesy Rice Balls (2)

 

For more information visit www.tasteofchicago.us

Check out the Pop-Up Restaurants:

In addition to the rows and rows of restaurant vendors setting up daily for the 5-day festival, you’ll find a lineup of Pop-Up Restaurants that mix up the offerings. Go on a culinary adventure to India or Belize, snack on cream puffs or donuts, or fill up on favorites like tacos or fried chicken.

Each Pop-Up is at the Taste of Chicago for only one or two days so get to them while you can!

 

Here are some of the POP-UP RESTAURANTS

 


Brightwok Kitchen – 21 E. Adams  **NEW**

 

Broken English – 75 E. Lake St.  **NEW**

Dinky Donuts, Inc. – Located at Markets throughout Chicago

Garifuna Flava: A Taste of Belize – 2518 W. 63rd St.

Hakka Bakka Indian Kati Rolls – 1251 W. Fullerton Ave.  **NEW**

 

 

Pop-Up Restaurants

 

 

 

 

 

Grant Park was named after  Ulysses S. Grant,  the United States President and Civil War General.

 

 

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