Taste of Chicago music lineup 2012 complete

May 29, 2012 8:32:12 AM PDT
The musical lineup for the 2012 Taste of Chicago is complete with the addition of a double bill featuring Fitz and the Tantrums and Michael Franti and Spearhead Friday, July 13.

Also announced are opening acts for Wednesday, July 11 and Thursday, July 12. Luke James opens for Jennifer Hudson, taking the stage at 5:30 p.m. and opening for Death Cab for Cutie on Thursday, July 12, also at 5:30 p.m. is Calexico.

Taste of Chicago is still a free admission festival, however, this year tickets to the seating area at the Petrillo Music Shell will be available for $25 in early June. The lawn seating, which accommodates more than 30,000 people, is still free.

On Saturday, July 14, a free concert for the kids begins at noon featuring Roshon Fegan, who stars in Disney Channel's hit series "Shake It Up" and ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," along with the "N.B.T." (Next BIG Thing) Season Four Winner and Chicago native, Shealeigh.


Wednesday, July 11
Presented by the City of Chicago
Jennifer Hudson
Luke James
5:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 12
Presented by 93XRT
Death Cab for Cutie
5:30 p.m.

Friday, July 13
Presented by the City of Chicago
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Fitz & the Tantrums
5:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 14
Early Show - Free Admission
Presented by Radio Disney
Roshon Fagen

Saturday Night Concert
Presented by V-103
Chaka Khan
Raphael Saadiq
5:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 15
Presented by Bud Light
Dierks Bentley
Lindi Ortega
3:30 p.m.

The 32nd Annual Taste of Chicago is July 11-15 in Grant Park , 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. each day.

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