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Taste of Chicago Will Showcase Outstanding Live Music

April 28
14:55 2016


Chicago, IL – Taste of Chicago is coming y’all, and sooner than you think. Tickets for the annual food and music celebration go on sale tomorrow! This year’s lineup will feature some pretty amazing performers including The Isley Brothers, Billy Idol, and The Decemberists among others.

Headliners performing at Petrillo Music Shell Stage for the 2016 outdoor food festival are as follows:

Wednesday, July 6

The Roots (Begins 5:30 p.m.)

Thursday, July 7

Kongos (Begins at 5 p.m.)

Friday, July 8

The Decemberists (Begins 5:30 p.m.)

Saturday, July 9

Billy Idol (Begins at 4:30 p.m.)

Sunday, July 10

The Isley Brothers Featuring Ronald and Ernie Isley (begins at 4:30 p.m.)

Meanwhile, the Bud Light Stage schedule breaks down like this:

Emcee  James Zoccoli
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Singer/Songwriter & Country Music

12 Noon-1pm –  Elk Walking

1:20-2:20pm – Daniel Wade
2:40-3:40pm – Lawrence Peters Outfit
4-5pm – Derek Fawcett
5:20-6:20pm – Righteous Hillbillies
6:40-8pm – Heartsfield

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Cornucopia! Music Variety Day

12 Noon-1pm – Chicago Latin Groove: Ladies Singing Salsa (Latin)
1:20-2:20pm – Zverse (Hip Hop)
2:40-3:40pm – ¡ESSO! Afrojam Funkbeat (World)
4-5pm – Rapperchicks (Rap)
5:20-6:20pm – Gilligan Moss (Electronic)
6:40-8pm – Ezra Furman (Punk/Rock)

Friday, July 8, 2016
Rock ‘n Roll Will Never Die

12 Noon-1pm – The Giving Moon
1:20-2:30pm – American Grizzly
2:40-3:40pm – King Mixer
4-5pm – The Ivorys
5:20-6:20pm – The Kickback
6:40-8pm – Fort Frances

Saturday, July 9, 2016
Surf Pop, Synth Pop, Electro Pop and just Pop

12 Noon-1pm – Clear Confusion (pop)
1:20-2:20pm – Isaiah Grass (pop)
2:40-3:40pm – Glass Lux (synth pop)
4-5pm – Impulsive Hearts (surf pop)
4pm – Jesse de la Pena (Funk & Dance Music)
5:20-6:20pm – Celine Neon (electro pop)
6:40-8pm – The Fall Four (pop)

Sunday, July 10, 2016

R&B and Soul

12 Noon-1pm – Krystal Metcalfe
1-5pm – Chicago Made: Steppin’ at the Taste – Featuring Steppin’ dance lessons and performances by Jay “Slique” Adams, Fel Davis, T.L. Williams, Casper (“The Casper Slide”) and DJ Sam Chatman
5:20-6:20pm – Daryn Alexus
6:40-8pm – Nola Ade

Taste of Chicago – FREE Admission

July 6th – July 10th, 2016

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday




About Author

Barry Kerzner

Barry Kerzner

For as long as I can remember I have loved music, especially Blues & Jazz. Now I write and share that love of music with others. To see my photoart, visit

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