Taste of Chicago 2014 concerts lineup announced

April 21, 2014 8:22:51 AM PDT
Janelle Monae and Jeff Tweedy will be among the headliners for this year's Taste of Chicago concerts lineup.

The city announced the lineup of performers at the Petrillo Music Shell for the 34th Annual Taste of Chicago, July 9-13 in Grant Park Monday. Admission is free and festival hours are 11 a.m. ? 9 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets for the seating area at the Petrillo Music Shell are scheduled to go on sale on May 22 at the Taste website, tasteofchicago.us. Ticket prices will be announced at a later date.

Electronic rock band AWOLNATION will headline the Petrillo Music Shell on Wednesday, July 9 to kick off the Taste of Chicago. The alternative rock band Saints of Valory from Austin, Texas is set to open for AWOLNATION.

Janelle Monae, the award-winning songwriter, performer and producer will headline the Petrillo Music Shell on Thursday, July 10. The musical universe of Gary Clark Jr. will take over Taste when he opens for Monae.

Nickel Creek, the Grammy Award-winning root music trio is celebrating 25 years as a group and has returned to the stage after a seven-year hiatus. They'll perform for Taste-goers on Friday, July 11. Twelve-time Grammy Award winner Emmylou Harris will grace the Petrillo stage on Friday, July 11 as well, just off her 2014 award-winning collaboration, 'Old Yellow Moon' with Rodney Crowell. Opening the Petrillo Music Shell on Friday, July 11 is Oklahoma native Parker Millsap.

Chicago's Jeff Tweedy will bring his brand of contemporary rock to Taste of Chicago Saturday. Best known as the founder and leader of Wilco, Tweedy tours quite often as a solo artist. Showcasing his talent as a songwriter with a 400-plus collection of songs to pull from, he also displays his skill on the guitar. Additional artists will be announced at a later date.

Aloe Blacc will bring his DJ Avicii-remixed hit "Wake Me Up" Sunday, July 13. With more than 250 million albums sold worldwide, reggae superstars the Wailers will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of the Legends album featuring their greatest hits when they open for Blacc on Sunday.


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