Chance the Rapper at the Taste of Chicago on Wednesday Credit: Bobby Talamine

The Roots were billed as headliners on opening day of the Taste of Chicago (now in its 36th year), but the true star of the show was hometown hero Chance the Rapper, who hit the stage to join frequent collaborator Donnie Trumpet, bandleader of the Social Experiment.

Concert photographer Bobby Talamine was on hand to capture the palpable energy onstage. Check out his photos in the slideshow below: