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Janelle Monáe, Jeff Tweedy Headline Taste of Chicago Performers

Annual Chicago food festival kicks off July 9 in Grant Park



    Janelle Monáe, Jeff Tweedy Headline Taste of Chicago Performers
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    Singer and songwriter Janelle Monáe appears at the VH1 Super Bowl Concert at Lehman College on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 in New York. (Brian Ach/AP Images for the NFL)

    The soundtrack to Chicago's annual food fest ranges from soul to electronic to folk rock.

    Janelle Monáe, AWOLNATION, Jeff Tweedy, Nickel Creek and Aloe Blacc will headline the 34th Annual Taste of Chicago in July, festival organizers announced Monday. The free festival runs July 9 to 13 in Grant Park.

    'We are thrilled to announce this fantastic lineup of performers for this year's Taste of Chicago," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement. "The free admission Taste draws a million plus residents and visitors to downtown Chicago each summer to experience award-winning entertainers while enjoying a taste of Chicago's diverse culinary scene."

    Electronic rock band AWOLNATION kicks off the festival July 9 followed by soul singer Janelle Monáe July 10 at the Petrillo Music Shell. Root music trio Nickel Creek celebrates 25 years on July 11, and Wilco founder Jeff Tweedy performs Saturday, July 12.

    Other performers include Emmylou Harris, Gary Clark Jr., Saints of Valory, Parker Millsap and the Wailers. Click here for the full lineup.

    Tickets for the seating area at the Petrillo Music Shell go on sale on May 22. Ticket prices have not been announced.

    33rd Annual Taste Of Chicago Underway

    [CHI] 33rd Annual Taste Of Chicago Underway
    The 33rd annual Taste of Chicago is now under way at Grant Park. The popular food festival will be held Wednesday through Sunday. This is the second year the event will operate under a shortened schedule. Thirty-five restaurants are participating this year, plus four pop-up restaurants featuring rotating restaurants and 14 food trucks, which will be available before and during the evening concerts at the Petrillo Music Shell. NBC5's Kim Vatis Reports.
    (Published Wednesday, July 10, 2013)

    Festival hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

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