Taste of Chicago Features Local Musicians and Performances on the Goose Island Stage




The Goose Island Stage at Taste of Chicago will offer five days of free performances by Chicago’s best up-and-coming and established artists, July 11–15, in Grant Park. Goose Island is a Chicago original and a natural fit for the lead brand at the Taste of Chicago. The previously announced entertainment stage, located at the south end of Taste of Chicago at Columbus and Balbo Streets, is open from noon to 8 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The full entertainment schedule can be found at tasteofchicago.us.

This year, DJ Mike P will emcee the stage and spin each evening’s final set. The lineup offers an eclectic mix of genres and Chicago artists on the rise. Highlights include seven ChicagoMade A&R Audition winners that were selected by a panel of music executives in October 2017.

Goose Island Stage – Schedule of Performances

(subject to change)

Wednesday, July 11

Noon–1 p.m.                Raii and Whitney (R&B)

1:20–2:20 p.m.            You Are Here (Rock)

2:40–3:40 p.m.            NDPNDNT (Hip Hop)ChicagoMade A&R Auditions Winner

4–5 p.m.                      Kiara Lanier (Alt/R&B)

5:20–6:20 p.m.            Archie Powell & The Exports (Rock)

6:20–7:20 p.m.            DJ Mike P

Thursday, July 12

Noon–1 p.m.                Co-still (Hip Hop)

1:20–2:20 p.m.            Lester Rey (Contemporary Latin)

2:40–3:40 p.m.            Aniba Hotep & the Sol Collective (Soul/R&B)

4–5 p.m.                      Dave Weld (Blues)

5:20–6:20 p.m.            Marina City (Rock)ChicagoMade A&R Auditions Winner

6:20–7:30 p.m.            DJ Mike P

Friday, July 13

Noon–1 p.m.                Black Bear Combo (Balkan Brass Band)

1:20–2:20 p.m.            Friday Pilots Club (Rock)

2:40–3:40 p.m.            Beats y Bateria (Global Electronic)

4–5 p.m.                      Matt Muse (Hip Hop)ChicagoMade A&R Auditions Winner

5:20–6:20 p.m.            MASN (Pop/R&B)ChicagoMade A&R Auditions Winner

6:20–7:30 p.m.            DJ Mike P

Saturday, July 14

11–11:40 a.m.             DJ Mike P

Noon–1 p.m.                CASE (Pop)

1:20–2:20 p.m.            Kingfatz (Hip Hop)

2:40–3:40 p.m.            Fee Lion (Electro/Pop)

4–5 p.m.                      Emann & Jojo (Hip Hop)ChicagoMade A&R Auditions Winner

5:20–6:20 p.m.            Bianca Shaw (R&B/Hip Hop)

6:20–7:30 p.m.            DJ Mike P

Sunday, July 15

11–11:40 a.m.             DJ Mike P

Noon–1 p.m.                Young DRA (Hip Hop)

1:20–2:20 p.m.            The Claudettes (Indie Blues)

2:40–3:40 p.m.            Adam Ness (Alt R&B)ChicagoMade A&R Auditions Winner

4–5 p.m.                      Emily Blue (Pop)ChicagoMade A&R Auditions Winner

5:20–6:20 p.m.            Sa’Rayah (Soul/R&B)

6:20–7:30 p.m.            DJ Mike P

Petrillo Music Shell Concerts and NEW Taste Oasis Lounge Area

The festival will present a diverse mix of chart-topping national and international acts at the Petrillo Music Shell, including Brandi Carlile, Juanes, yasiin bey & Talib Kweli are Black Star, The Flaming Lips and George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic.

 Tickets for the seating area at the Petrillo Music Shell concerts and the new Taste Oasis are on sale now at tasteofchicago.us. For all Petrillo concerts, general seating tickets are $18 and premium seating tickets are $50. Admission to Taste of Chicago and lawn seating is free. The new Taste Oasis, a relaxing and fun air conditioned lounge in Butler Field offering tasty bites, a private cash bar with classic cocktails, music and more. Day passes for this exclusive area are $50. Taste Oasis will be open throughout normal Taste of Chicago festival hours, but it’s particularly a great spot to hang out before and after the Petrillo Music Shell concerts. Food samples will be served Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 3 to 6 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.

Taste of Chicago is produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in coordination with the Illinois Restaurant Association, which manages food and beverage operations. The festival is sponsored in part by 93XRT, CH Distillery, Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago Tribune, CLTV-Chicagoland’s Television, Communications Direct, Eli’s Cheesecake, Goose Island Beer Company, IL Lottery, Lifeway Foods, Pepsi, Shoreline Sightseeing, Southwest Airlines and WGN-Television.

The 38th Annual Taste of Chicago is July 11–15 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, 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 (#TasteofChicago) and Instagram, @ChicagoDCASE (#TasteofChicago).


The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is dedicated to enriching Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. This includes fostering the development of Chicago’s non-profit arts sector, independent working artists and for-profit arts businesses; providing a framework to guide the City’s future cultural and economic growth, via the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan; marketing the City’s cultural assets to a worldwide audience; and presenting high-quality, free and affordable cultural programs for residents and visitors.


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