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    The 35th annual Taste of Chicago kicked off Wednesday in Grant Park. NBC Chicago's LeeAnn Trotter reports. (Published Wednesday, July 8, 2015)

    The 35th annual Taste of Chicago will enter its second food and music-filled day in Grant Park Thursday. 

    Day two of the five-day event will feature some new and traditional vendors and a variety of musical acts.

    The fest runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Friday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

    Here's a look at the schedule of events for Thursday's festivities:

     

    • Pop-Up Restaurants: Jin Ju, Stan's Donuts & Coffee, Luke's Lobster, Puffs of Doom
    • Food Trucks: Beavers Coffee + Donuts, Bruges Brothers, Chicago Cupcake, Chicago Lunchbox, Gino's Steaks Truck, Giordano's, Harold's Chicken, Jack's Fork in the Road, Jerk. Modern Jamaican Grill, La Cocinita, Little Tittle's Cupcakes, Starfruit Café, The Crave Bar, Yum Dum
    • 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fashion Focus Chicago Maker Market
    • 11:30 a.m.  In the Kitchen with Mariano's, Chef Sean Pharr, The Bristol
    • 12 p.m.  Robbie Gold Band performs at the Bud Light Stage
    • 12:30 p.m.  In the Kitchen with Mariano's, Chef Jeff Mauro, Pork & Mindy’s
    • 1:30 p.m.  In the Kitchen with Mariano's, Chef Lorin Adolph, Private Chef
    • 1:30 p.m.  Food For Thought Culinary Podcast, DNAinfo Chicago with Jon Hansen
    • 1:30 p.m.  Jamie Lono & Noble Heart performs at the Bud Light Stage
    • 2:30 p.m.  In the Kitchen with Mariano's, Pure Leaf Celebrity Chef du Jour: Thomas Lents, ixteen
    • 3 p.m.  Food For Thought Culinary Podcast, The (Untitled) Hour with Hot Doug and The Hitmaker
    • 3 p.m.  Blah Blah Blah performs at the Bud Light Stage
    • 3:30 p.m. In the Kitchen with Mariano's, Julius Russell, A Tale of Two Chefs Catering Inc.
    • 4:30 p.m.  In the Kitchen with Mariano's, Brendan Bolger, Chicago Cupcake Food Truck
    • 4:45 p.m.  Ryan Powers & The Secret Weapons perform at the Bud Light Stage
    • 5:30 p.m.  Trombone Shorty, Orleans Avenue & Erykah Badu perform at the Petrillo Music Shell, Presented by Illinois Lottery
    • 5:30 p.m.  Food For Thought Culinary Podcast, Third Coast’s Story plus Chocolate with Johanna Zorn
    • 5:30 p.m.  In the Kitchen with Mariano's, Richard Mancini, Chef Most Wanted Catering + Sauces
    • 6:30 p.m.  The Future Laureates perform at the Bud Light Stage
    • 6:30 p.m.  Pure Leaf Celebrity Chef du Jour tent with Thomas Lents, Executive Chef of Sixteen