Bands playing at Taste of Chicago 2013

Find bands playing this year's Taste of Chicago. Robert Plant, Robin Thicke, fun., Jill Scott and Neon Trees headline.
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Photograph: Anthony Mandler Robin Thicke
By Brent DiCrescenzo |
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Wednesday, July 10

Petrillo Music Shell, 5:30pm

fun. The ubiquitous emo-pop band takes a victory lap after dominating American airwaves the last year with "We Are Young" and "Some Nights."
Delta Spirit A rollicking, modern take on Americana rock, this So Cal act rips onstage.

Bud Light Stage, "Sax in the City" A Tribute to Horn Sections, Noon–8pm

Mingo Fishtrap
25 or 6 to 4-The Chicago Experience
Great Divide
Afinca'o
Paris Swing
Bassel & The Supernaturals

Thursday, July 11

Petrillo Music Shell, 5:30pm

Robin Thicke We've been calling him a poor man's Justin Timberlake for ages, but wouldn't you know it, we dig his funky, sexy new "Blurred Lines" more than the latest JT snoozefest.
Estelle The British soul diva runs much deeper than "American Boy."

Bud Light Stage, “Musical Smorgasbord” Day, Noon–8pm

Polarcode
AboveWaves
Rivals of the Peacemaker
Stann Champion’s Roots Rock Society
Jules Esquire
Shuree

Friday, July 12

Petrillo Music Shell, 5:30pm

Robert Plant Led Zeppelin's main man can no longer hit those crazy high notes, but he's into a smokier global groove these days. He brings desert blues with his Sensational Space Shifters.
The Lone Bellow A Brooklyn neofolk trio to throw on the pile with the Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men, etc. Why yes, of course they wear hats and suspenders.

Bud Light Stage, We've Got the Blues Day, Noon–8pm

The Congregation
Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials
Zora Young
Tommy McCracken
Omar Coleman
Mary Lane

Saturday, July 13

Petrillo Music Shell, 11am

IM5 It's the latest boy band off the ol' (New Kids on the) block.
Chloe and Halle The tween pop duo has worked with Tyler Perry.

Petrillo Music Shell, 5:30pm

Jill Scott The Philly soul singer has become the new queen of quiet storm. Her last album, The Light of the Sun, was a dusty '70s throwback.
Maxi Priest A king of '80s reggae still gets irie.

Bud Light Stage, Indie Rock Day, Noon–8pm

Company of Thieves
Canasta
Paper Thick Walls
The Steakhouse Mints
Vintage Blue
The Bergamot

Sunday, July 14

Petrillo Music Shell, 4pm

Neon Trees Call them the Li'l Killers if you want. This irresistible Vegas glitter-rock group is the nicest you'll ever meet; they won't mind. Last year's upbeat Picture Show was produced by Beck bassist Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83).
The Mowgli’s This hippiest troupe should tickle any Edward Sharpe fan.

Bud Light Stage, Anything Goes Day, Noon–8pm

Kelly Hogan
Hemmigbirds
The Dennis Lyons Project
J. David Trio
Kate Diaz

 

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