Alessia Cara, Ben Harper, Eryn Allen Kane To Perform Taste of Chicago

Taste of Chicago music lineup 2017


The full music lineup for the 37th Annual Taste of Chicago that will take place July 5–9, in Grant Park has been announced and it’s a diverse mix of acts for the 4 day long food feast. The acts scheduled to headline Taste of Chicago at the Petrillo Music Shell includes Alessia Cara, Café Tacvba, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Passion Pit and The O’Jays—plus the best of Chicago’s local music scene on the Bud Light Stage. Though Admission to Taste of Chicago is free, tickets for the seating area (General seating tickets are $22 and premium seating tickets are $50) at the Petrillo Music Shell will go on sale Friday, May 5, at 10 a.m. at the you can get there here.

37th Annual Taste of Chicago music lineup

New for 2017, on Thursday, July 6, Sabor de Chicago will celebrate the culture of Chicago’s Latino community throughout the day with dining, dancing, special performances at the Petrillo Music Shell and the Bud Light Stage and more. Café Tacvba will headline the Petrillo Music Shell with ¡Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat with Los Vicios de Papá opening, and throughout the day, the Bud Light Stage will present local Latin artists. More details will be announced soon.

On Wednesday, July 5, 5:30 p.m, Eryn Allen Kane will open for Alessia Cara.

On Thursday, July 6, starting at 5 p.m,  ¡Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat with Los Vicios de Papá will open for Café Tacvba, widely recognized as Mexico’s leading alternative rock band; performing at 5:30pm

On Friday, July 7, starting at 5:30 p.m, Chicago-based Twin Peaks will open for Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

Saturday, July 8, 4:30 p.m. Passion Pit

On Sunday, July 9, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Cap off Taste with The O’Jays whose chart topping hits include: “Love Train,” “Used To Be My Girl,” “Brandy” and “For The Love of Money.”

The lineup for the free performances on the Bud Light Stage below.


Bud Light Stage – Schedule of Performances
(subject to change)

Wed., July 5 – R&B/Hip Hop Day

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

Thursday, July 6 – Latin Music Day

Noon Los Vicios de Papá
1:20 p.m. Vivian Garcia
2:40 p.m. The Luna Blues Machine
4 p.m. Mariachi Monumental
5:20 p.m. Contrabanda Live
6:40 p.m. Afinca’o

Friday, July 7 – Folk and Country Day

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

Sat., July 8 – Rock the Taste!

11 a.m. Steve Ramone & The Pensioners
Noon Blood Red Boots
1:20 p.m. Oceans Over Airplanes
2:40 p.m. Aeraco
4 p.m. The Gold Web
5:20 p.m. Bailiff
6:40 p.m. Split Single

Sunday, July 9 – Cornucopia of Music!

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

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