You probably go to Taste of Chicago to indulge in sloppy Italian beefs, giant turkey legs and slices of Eli's Cheesecake, but the annual smorgasbord of local street food also boasts a surprisingly robust lineup of concerts. The Petrillo Music Shell hosts five nights of headlining performances, solidifying the Taste's status as a miniature summer music festival. While you're chowing down on dishes from Chicago food trucks, you'll be able to catch sets from the likes of Courtney Barnett, De La Soul, India.Arie and more.
All performances are free to attend (just like Taste of Chicago itself), but you'll need to purchase a ticket if you want to snag a seat at the Petrillo Music Shell shows. Check out the complete lineup of Taste of Chicago concerts and don't forget to grab some extra napkins.