Taste of Chicago lineup announced: Weezer, Eryka Badu among music headliners

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015
(FILE) Rivers Cuomo of Weezer performs at The Tabernacle on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Atlanta.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Big-name musicians, including the rock band Weezer and Grammy-winner Erykah Badu, are scheduled to perform at this summer's 35th Annual Taste of Chicago, city officials announced Tuesday.

The festival, which runs July 8-12 in Grant Park, is free, but tickets for the seating area at Petrillo Music Shell will go on sale 10 a.m. Friday at the Taste's website. Festival hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Weezer is scheduled to play July 8 at 5:30 p.m. Badu is scheduled for July 9 also at 5:30 p.m.

Irish band The Chieftains will play July 10 at 5:30 p.m. Chicago-based bluegrass band Special Consensus, led by Greg Cahill, will open for the band.

Spoon, a Texas indie rock band, will perform July 11 at 4:30 p.m., with opening performances from country rockers Houndmouth and Madison Ward & the Mama Bear.

Soul-funk outfit Maze featuring Frankie Beverly will wrap up the Taste July 12 at 4:30 p.m., with an opening performance from Chicago-based party DJ Duane Powell.

For more information, check out the city's announcement.

For more full details about the Taste of Chicago 2015, visit tasteofchicago.us.

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