Check out 2014's top musical acts at the Taste of Chicago

Check out 2014's top musical acts at the Taste of Chicago

Turkey legs to frog legs, rhythm and blues to rock and rock — there’s something for just about everyone at the 2014 Taste of Chicago.

Chicago’s largest summer festival, which starts Wednesday, July 9, in Grant Park, will feature food from over 60 vendors and music from some of the country's biggest acts. 

Admission to the Taste is free and so are the concerts! Food tickets cost $8.50 per 12-ticket sheet, and most food items are priced at about 10 tickets. 

So, after you fill your belly with some of Chicago’s finest fare, sample this year’s best live entertainment options.

Wednesday, July 9

Sara Masterson
1:30 p.m., Bud Light Stage
Chicago-based folk, dream-pop singer/songwriter has been compared to Christina Perri and Ingrid Michaelson.

AWOLNATION
5:30 p.m., Petrillo Music Shell
Aaron Bruno is AWOLNATION, performing with shades of Beck-infused live instrumental electronic and rock

Thursday, July 10

Pet Lions
3 p.m., Bud Light Stage
Chicago indie-pop band influenced by Fleetwood Mac, Phoenix and ABBA

Janelle Monae
5:30 p.m. Petrillo Band Shell
Six-time Grammy nominated R&B and soul singer debuts songs from her "The Electric Lady" album

Friday, July 11

The Right Now
1:30 p.m., Bud Light Stage
Chicago soul band with large, local and loyal following

Nickel Creek, Emmylou Harris and Parker Millsap
5 p.m., Petrillo Band Shell
Bluegrass legends bring a little bit of country to the big city

Saturday, July 12

Gemini Club
6:30 p.m., Bud Light Stage
Chicago indie electronic act that also performing at Lollapalooza

Jeff Tweedy and Lucinda Williams
4 p.m., Petrillo Band Shell
The Taste welcomes back the Wilco frontman and the rock/blues/country songstress 

Sunday, July 13 

Stone and Snow
1:30 p.m., Bud Light Stage
Singer-songwriters Karen Bridges and Clint Thomson pen folk melodies with ukulele, piano, harmonica, mandolin and banjo

Aloe Blacc
4 p.m., Petrillo Music Shell
Blacc is the man and voice behind Avicci hit “Wake me Up”

Find the full Taste of Chicago entertainment and food lineup here. And if you eat too much, we've got the full details on diets to shed the pounds you don't dance off at the Taste.


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