Fountain @ Lollapalooza

Each summer around the Fourth of July, downtown Chicago comes alive with the Taste of Chicago. If you’ve never attended the ‘Taste,’ it is basically an enormous food orgy, complete with over 70 of Chicago’s finest restaurants serving up their famous cuisine throughout Grant Park. And it’s also a celebration that includes a slew of free concerts hosted at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park (also the site of Lollapalooza).

Well, the City of Chicago has announced the music lineup for this year’s Taste, and although it’s no Lollapalooza, this year’s lineup includes a surprising number of interesting bands, particularly among the opening acts. A few of the bands that caught my eye include: The Black Crowes, Cracker, Cheap Trick, John Mayer, Los Lonely Boys, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Soul Asylum, and Umphrey’s McGee.

This year’s ‘Taste of Chicago’ runs from June 29 to July 8. Come one, come all…but definitely come hungry!

Taste of Chicago Lineup Announced [Transmission]

Full lineup after the jump…


‘Taste of Chicago’ Music lineup:

Fri. June 29, 2007
CITY OF CHICAGO and V103 PRESENT
MAZE featuring FRANKIE BEVERLY
5:30 P.M.

Sat. June 30, 2007
Chicago Country Music Festival
CITY OF CHICAGO PRESENTS
KENNY ROGERS
3:00 P.M.

Sun. July 1, 2007
Chicago Country Music Festival
CITY OF CHICAGO and BEST BUY PRESENT
Sara Evans
Craig Morgan
3:30 P.M.

Mon. July 2, 2007
CITY OF CHICAGO PRESENTS
BROADWAY IN CHICAGO
Broadway’s biggest and best shows will be featured in the Broadway In Chicago concert. The concert will be headlined by the casts of WICKED and THE COLOR PURPLE, along with the Show Choir of the Chicago Children’s Choir. Featured musicals subject to change.
6:00 P.M.

Tues. July 3, 2007
CITY OF CHICAGO PRESENTS
GRANT PARK ORCHESTRA
MACY’S INDEPENDENCE EVE FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
8:00 P.M.

Wed. July 4, 2007
CITY OF CHICAGO & 93XRT PRESENT
JOHN MAYER
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Rodrigo Y Gabriela
3:00 P.M.

Thurs. July 5, 2007
CITY OF CHICAGO and WGCI FM PRESENT
LYFE JENNINGS
Opening Act TBA
5:30 P.M.

Fri. July 6, 2007
CITY OF CHICAGO AND U.S. CELLULAR PRESENT
THE BLACK CROWES
Umphrey’s McGee
5:30 P.M.

Sat. July 7, 2007
CITY OF CHICAGO AND BUD LIGHT MUSIC PRESENT
CHEAP TRICK
Soul Asylum
Cracker
5:00 P.M.

Sun. July 8, 2007
CITY OF CHICAGO PRESENTS
LOS LONELY BOYS
Opening Act TBA
3:00 P.M.

For more about the ‘Taste,’ check out the City of Chicago’s events site.