Mayor Brandon Johnson and the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) today announced the food vendor and main stage entertainment lineup for the 2023 edition of Taste of Chicago. Established in 1980, this annual Chicago tradition will once again showcase the incredible diversity and world-class talent of Chicago’s culinary offerings in iconic Grant Park. Along with a selection of delicious food and beverage offerings, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy free admission to top-tier performances by a slate of world-class musical talent.
Headline performances include Masters of the Mic: Hip Hop 50 celebrating 50 years of the iconic genre with its pioneering artists including Doug E. Fresh, EPMD, KRS-One and Slick Rick; celebrated singer-songwriter Lupita Infante supported by the all-female, Chicago-based Mariachi group Mariachi Sirenas; trailblazing Dominican-American hip-hop group Proyecto Uno; and Chicago-based band Whitney. Guests can also take advantage of a wide variety of family activities, programming, free dance lessons and much more.
Taking place in its iconic, longtime home near Grant Park’s Buckingham Fountain, Taste of Chicago will return Friday – Sunday, September 8 – 10 with more than 35 vendors and 15 food trucks, plus three stages presenting free performances, dance classes, family activities and more. Full Taste Main Stage and SummerDance Stage lineups enclosed. Goose Island Stage lineup will be announced in the coming weeks.
New this year, Taste of Chicago Grant Park has expanded the number of festival entrances and streamlined the guest entrance process, making it easier than ever to make the most of Taste. Taste of Chicago Grant Park and all performances are free admission. Once again, there will be no Taste tickets; all vendors accept cash and/or credit.
Food vendors include: Cumin Club Indian Kitchen, Sapori Trattoria,Arun’s Thai Restaurant, The Original Rainbow Cone, Healthy Substance Kitchen, LC Pho Restaurant, Yum Dum, Churro Factory (Xurro), African Food Palace, Porkchop, The Eli’s Cheesecake Company,Esperanza, Robinson No. 1 Ribs,Classic Cobbler Baked Goods Company, Tacotlan, JJ Thai Street Food, Doom Street Eats, Badou Senegalese Cuisine, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, Billy Goat Tavern, Chicago Eats, Gaby’s Funnel Cakes, Frannie’s Café, Prime Tacos, The Sole Ingredient Catering, BJ’s Market & Bakery, Connie’s Pizza, Seoul Taco Chicago, Chicago’s Doghouse, Tandoor Char House, Pies of London,Banato, Mr. E Chef Catering,Josephine’s Cooking, Yvolina’s Tamales and a wide variety of food trucks.
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