Taste of Chicago Announces Impressive Music Line-Up Ever: The Roots, Sheila E. and The Isley Brothers
BY MARY L. DATCHER | ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR, CHICAGO DEFENDER
Summertime Chi is right around the corner and the folks at the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is really trying to impress us with this year’s Taste of Chicago 2016 music concert line-up. Well…I’m thoroughly impressed.
This is by far one of the delightfully diverse line-ups that we’ve seen in awhile. Make sure to mark your calendar for the 36th Annual Taste of Chicago, July 6–10, in Grant Park. The festival will present a diverse mix of award-winning, crowd-pleasing acts with headliners including The Roots, KONGOS, The Decemberists, Billy Idol and The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald and Ernie Isley. Admission to the Taste of Chicago is free, and festival hours are 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, and 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
“When it’s summer in the city, it’s time for the Taste of Chicago and this lineup of fantastic performers will help to make this year’s Taste a festival not to miss,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “The free admission Taste draws more than a million residents and visitors each summer to experience world class entertainment while celebrating Chicago’s world class culinary scene. I want to thank the performers, chefs, and organizers who are already working to ensure this great Chicago tradition will continue this year.”
Tickets for the seating area at the Petrillo Music Shell will go on sale Friday, April 29, at 10 a.m. at the Taste website, tasteofchicago.us.
Wednesday, July 6, 5:30 p.m.
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