The Annual Taste of Chicago Festival highlights Chicago’s Vibrant Foodie Culture!!
Here are the Hours and location:
Location: Grant Park (between Lake Shore Drive, Monroe Street, Michigan Avenue and Balbo Drive)
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 11 to 15, Wednesday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
Tickets: Admission is free. General admission seating for performances at the Petrillo Music Shell range in price from $18 to $50 (lawn seating in Butler Field is free). Performances at the Goose Island Stage are free.
Food and beverage tickets can be purchased in strips of 14 for $10 (includes $3 charge for Taste amenities). Cost in number of tickets for menu items differs. There are smaller “Taste of” items available from most vendors for 3 to 6 tickets each.
For more information visit www.tasteofchicago.us
Friday, July 13, 5:30 p.m.
Black Star, the Brooklyn hip hop duo formed in 1997 by rappers yasiin bey (Mos Def) and Talib Kweli, will headline. Kiran Gandhi, who performs as Madame Gandhi, is an electronic music artist and activist based in Los Angeles who will also perform.
Saturday, July 14, 4:30 p.m.
The Flaming Lips, from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, have been together since 1983. They are famous for their elaborate live shows, which feature costumes, balloons, puppets, video projections, complex stage light configurations, giant hands, large amounts of confetti, and frontman Wayne Coyne’s signature man-sized plastic bubble, in which he traverses the audience. Le Butcherettes is a garage punk band from Guadalajara, Mexico, and now based in El Paso, Texas, will perform. And Chicago’s Half Gringa is set to kick off Saturday’s performances, led by Izzy Olive.
Sunday, July 15, 4:30 p.m.
George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic revolutionized R&B in the 1970s, twisting soul music into funk. BJ the Chicago Kid, a Chicago artist on the rise, and The Boy Illinois will also perform.
Click on this link for the full Music Lineup:
Every summer since 1980, Chicago’s beautiful Grant Park on the city’s magnificent lakefront has been home to the world’s largest food festival.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 go to the Taste of Chicago with his children.
Click on this link for the full food line-up:
Check out the FOOD TRUCKS
|Take a Stroll through Millennium Park|
|Then Walk over to the Michigan Avenue Bridge|