In addition to all that food, the Taste of Chicago offers free musical performances on several stages in Grant Park: the Taste Stage (Columbus & Jackson), the Fun Time Stage (Balbo & Michigan), the Fox Bandstand (Jackson & Lake Shore Drive), and the Petrillo Music Shell (Columbus & Jackson). For information call 312-744-3370.

THURSDAY, JULY 1

TASTE STAGE

12:30 Straight Southern

2:00 Karisma

3:30 Band Called Pharisee

5:00 Escape From Earth

6:30 Mike Roman & the Tellstars with the Sounds of Santana

FOX BANDSTAND

11:30 Lori McClain Trio

1:00 Jane Doe

3:00 Ali & the Thieves

5:00 T. Monique

PETRILLO MUSIC SCHELL

5:30 Melissa Etheridge

FRIDAY, JULY 2

TASTE STAGE

12:30 Jennifer Jennings Band

2:00 Queen Asabia

3:30 Sidewinders

5:00 Ripley Caine

6:30 Lynne Jordan & the Shivers

FUN TIME STAGE

11:30 Bill Hooper’s Action Band

12:30 House of Song

4:30 3KL

5:30 Carolina Carattini

FOX BANDSTAND

11:00 Rita & Friends

1:00 Fox Exclusives

3:00 Merit School of Music Honors Jazz Ensemble

4:45 Nanette Frank

PETRILLO MUSIC SHELL

5:00 Jimmy Burns

5:30 Peter Frampton

7:00 Pat Benatar & Neal Giraldo

SATURDAY, JULY 3

TASTE STAGE

12:30 Wonderful Smith

2:00 Maggie Brown & O.N.E. Band

3:30 Ellen Rosner

5:00 Da Purple Belvederes

6:30 Shun with Dee Alexander

FUN TIME STAGE

11:30 Dave Rudolph

12:30 Maestro Harrell

1:30 Tasty Noise

2:30 Carolina Carattini

PETRILLO MUSIC SHELL

7:30 Grant Park Orchestra conducted by Christopher Bell

SUNDAY, JULY 4

TASTE STAGE

12:30 Evolution

2:00 Dana Divine

3:30 Kwame & Wan Afrika

5:00 Conjunto

6:30 Ray Silkman

FUN TIME STAGE

2:30 Taylor Moore

3:30 Amy Rapp

FOX BANDSTAND

11:00 Fat Nut

1:00 Mama Green

3:00 2 Fast Jacks

PETRILLO MUSIC SHELL

3:00 Old 97’s

4:30 They Might Be Giants

6:30 Counting Crows

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photo/Cynthia Daniel.