Taste of Chicago Announces Very Impressive Music Line-Up Ever: The Roots, Sheila E. and Billy Idol


Tickets for the seating area at the Petrillo Music Shell will go on sale Friday, April 29, at 10 a.m. at the Taste website, tasteofchicago.us.

Here is the list of who is playing:

Taste of Chicago - Petrillo Music Shell Concerts

(Opening acts are listed second)
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
                                                                     The Roots

                                                              Donnie Trumpet

 Thursday, July 7, 2016

Media support provided by 101WKQX

Concert begins at 5pm

                                                                      Elle King


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Friday, July 8, 2016

Presented by 93XRT

Concert begins at 5:30pm
                                                           The Decemberists

                                                                  Shakey Graves 

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Presented by Bud Light

Concert begins at 4:30pm
                                                                        Billy Idol

                                                    Sons of the Silent Age

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Concert begins at 4:30pm
                                     The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald and Ernie Isley

                                                                      Sheila E.

Taste of Chicago - Bud Light Stage
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Singer/Songwriter & Country Music
Lawrence Peters Outfit

    12 Noon-1pm -  Elk Walking
    1:20-2:20pm - Daniel Wade
    2:40-3:40pm - Lawrence Peters Outfit
    4-5pm - Derek Fawcett
    5:20-6:20pm - Righteous Hillbillies
    6:40-8pm - Heartsfield

Thursday, July 7, 2016Ezra Furman
Cornucopia! Music Variety Day!

    12 Noon-1pm - Chicago Latin Groove: Ladies Singing Salsa (Latin)
    1:20-2:20pm - Zverse (Hip Hop)
    2:40-3:40pm - ¡ESSO! Afrojam Funkbeat (World)
    4-5pm - Rapperchicks (Rap)
    5:20-6:20pm - Gilligan Moss (Electronic)
    6:40-8pm - Ezra Furman (Punk/Rock)

Friday, July 8, 2016King Mixer
Rock 'n Roll Will Never Die

    12 Noon-1pm - The Giving Moon
    1:20-2:30pm - American Grizzly
    2:40-3:40pm - King Mixer
    4-5pm - The Ivorys
    5:20-6:20pm - The Kickback
    6:40-8pm - Fort Frances

Saturday, July 9, 2016Isaiah Grass

Surf Pop, Synth Pop, Electro Pop and just Pop

    12 Noon-1pm - Clear Confusion (pop)
    1:20-2:20pm - Isaiah Grass (pop)
    2:40-3:40pm - Glass Lux (synth pop)
    4-5pm - Impulsive Hearts (surf pop)
    4pm - Jesse de la Pena (Funk & Dance Music)
    5:20-6:20pm - Celine Neon (electro pop)
    6:40-8pm - The Fall Four (pop)

Sunday, July 10, 2016

R and B and Soul

    12 Noon-1pm - Krystal Metcalfe
    1-5pm - Chicago Made: Steppin' at the Taste - Featuring Steppin' dance lessons and performances by Jay "Slique" Adams, Fel Davis, T.L. Williams, Casper ("The Casper Slide") and DJ Sam Chatman

    5:20-6:20pm - Daryn Alexus
    6:40-8pm - Nola Ade

The concert will begin at 4:30 p.m. General seating tickets are $23 and premium seating tickets are $50.

Taste of Chicago is presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and sponsored in part by Bud Light, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Transit Authority, Communications Direct, CLTV-Chicagoland’s Television, Eli’s Cheesecake Company, Humana, Illinois Lottery, Lifeway Foods, Pepsi, Shoreline Sightseeing, Southwest Airlines, V103, WGN-TV, WGCI, 101WKQX and 93XRT.

The 36th Annual Taste of Chicago is July 6–10 in Grant Park with hours 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Wednesday–Friday, and 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. For more information on the FREE admission festival, call 312.744.3316 or visit tasteofchicago.us. To plan your trip to Chicago, visit choosechicago.com. Join the conversation on Facebook at Taste of Chicago and follow us on Twitter, @TasteofChi (#TasteofChi) or TasteofChicago.us.

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