Today Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) announced the lineup of performers at the Petrillo Music Shell for the 2013 Taste of Chicago (July 10-14, 2013). The line-up includes: Robin Thicke, Robert Plant, Jill Scott and Neon Trees along with the previously announced opening performers fun.
Here’s the schedule…
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
5:30 p.m. Delta Spirit opens for fun., the American indie pop band based in NYC with lead-singer Nate Ruess.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
5:30 p.m. Estelle, the R&B artist, rapper, record producer and Grammy® Award winner opens for R&B recording artist Robin Thicke. By the tender age of 21, Thicke was already writing and producing songs for talent such as Michael Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Brian McKnight and others before he started releasing his own music with a critically acclaimed debut album, A Beautiful World, and a nearly double platinum second release that topped four Billboard Charts, The Evolution of Robin Thicke. While putting the finishing touches on his sixth studio album, Thicke has released a single, “Blurred Lines.”
Friday, July 12, 2013
5:30 p.m. The Lone Bellow, the southern country rock band opens for Rock ‘n Roll legend Robert Plant with The Sensational Space Shifters, presented by 93XRT. The show features Plant’s “big” voice with a top band behind playing a mixture of songs from his career.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
11:00 a.m. An all-free show presented by Radio Disney AM 1300 features two new groups of budding superstars:
1. Chloe and Hallie
Atlanta based 13 and 11 year old singing sister duo Chloe and Hallie, who cite influences from Billie Holiday to Beyonce, will perform cover songs as well as their own.
IM5, a band currently working on their debut album and comprised of five very different young men, brought together by show business veterans Simon Fuller, Jamie King and Perez Hilton.
5:30 p.m. Maxi Priest, London born and Jamaican influenced, brings his reggae talent to Taste opening for three-time Grammy Award winner Jill Scott. The singer, songwriter, actress and poet expresses passion through her music. Scott has created a distinct style of music that combines jazz, R&B, spoken word and hip-hop.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
4 p.m. The Mowgli’s, the self-described eight friends from Los Angeles who are making music with love, and making love with music, open for Neon Trees–The Provo, Utah based band that has achieved great success with their debut album Habits and #1 single “Animal” was named Top Alternative Song of 2011 by Billboard.
Tickets and information.
Tickets will be sold to the seating area at the pavilion for $25 per ticket while the lawn seating remains free. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale at the Taste website beginning May 15. Concert goers may purchase up to 10 tickets per show and there are no additional fees or surcharges added to the $25 ticket.
The 33rd Annual Taste of Chicago is July 10-14 in Grant Park. (Taste of Chicago hours are 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Wed. – Fri.; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sat. and Sun.)
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