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DOWNTOWN — Chicago’s iconic food festival is returning to Grant Park a few months later than usual, with a new set of artists and plenty of returning favorites.
The Taste of Chicago gets underway Sept. 8-10. The festival usually happens in July but was pushed back this year due to the NASCAR Street Race.
Fifteen food trucks and over 35 restaurants and vendors will be at the Taste, including Cumin Club Indian Kitchen, Sapori Trattoria, Arun’s Thai Restaurant, The Original Rainbow Cone, Healthy Substance Kitchen, LC Pho Restaurant and Yum Dum.
Organizers have added festival entrances and “streamlined the guest entrance process,” according to a press release from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
There’s no admission fee, and all vendors accept cash or credit.
Headliners taking the main stage are: Master’s of The Mic, Doug E. Fresh, EPMD, KRS-One, Slick Rick, Proyecto Uno, Whitney and Lupita Infante, supported by Chicago’s all-female mariachi group Mariachi Sirenas.
Here’s the Taste Main Stage schedule:
Friday, Sept. 8
- 5 p.m. Slique Jay Adams and Mamii
- 6 p.m. Meagan McNeal
- 7 p.m. Masters of the Mic: Hip Hop 50 featuring Doug E. Fresh, EPMD, KRS-One and Slick Rick
Saturday, Sept. 9
- 5 p.m. ÉSSO
- 6 p.m. Lupita Infante with Mariachi Sirenas
- 7 p.m. Proyecto Uno
Sunday, Sept. 10
- 5 p.m. Nola Adé and Cloud Farmers
- 6 p.m. White Mystery
- 7:15 p.m. Whitney
There will be two other stages at the Taste. The schedule for the Chicago SummerDance Stage is here. The Goose Island Stage lineup will be announced in the coming weeks.
In addition to food and music, visitors can partake in dance classes, karaoke competitions, cocktail lounges and a wine garden.
The Taste began in 1980 and has remained a Chicago tradition despite being held as a “Taste of Chicago To Go” event during the pandemic.
The fest will run from noon-8 p.m. Sept. 8-10. For more information, click here.
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Thank you to the sold out crowd of friends, family and fans that celebrated the White Mystery 15th Anniversary at House of Vans in Chicago. It was awesome to have Fred Armisen from Saturday Night Live and Portlandia join us on stage, and to play alongside local talent like Neptunes Core, Roof Dogs, and DJ Jill Hopkins. Click here to see photos by Diane Alexander White from the party!Posted 04.20.23 Permalink to this story
White Mystery played with Neptune’s Core and MIIRORS along with an all-star cast of cool Chicagoans at the Empty Bottle on March 15, 2022 for the Quiet Pterodactyl Situation Chicago two-day festival. In addition to being a good ol’fashion rock’n’roll celebration, it was super cool hosting Neptune’s Core on stage to to join us for a duet of the White Mystery classic jam, “Birthday.” We remember meeting the Neptune’s Core band members when they were toddlers more than a decade ago, and now they’ve grown up to start a rad sibling band of their own. That is the kind of synchronicity that keeps our band going all of these years.Posted 04.25.22 Permalink to this story
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Quiet Pterodactyl presents…
Situation Chicago LIVE!
March 15th & 16th
$15 Adv, $18 Doors
Over the last almost 2 years, in response to the pandemic, local nonprofit Quiet Pterodactyl organized and released two vinyl projects to support the local music scene under the title Situation Chicago. The first double vinyl album raised money to support 25 local music venues during who were closed for an indefinite amount of time. Many venues around the country shuttered during this period, destined to never re-open. Situation Chicago 2 as a single vinyl album whose proceeds went towards the CIVL (Chicago Independent Venue League) SAVE Emergency Relief Fund, which distributed small grants to Chicago area musicians who were still struggling just to cover basic bills during this rough period.
We are extremely excited to bring you Situation Chicago LIVE, a 2 night concert featuring some of the impressive Chicago artists that donated their time and craft to these projects. Live performances, silent auction items, guest Hosts and Speakers, DJs, and other surprises. Proceeds from this event will be shared between Quiet Pterodactyl‘s mission to promote arts and music and CIVL‘s mission to advocate for Chicago’s independent music community.
Tickets go on sale Friday February 4th at 10AM CST.
Night 1 – Tues, March 15th
Bumbac Joe DJ sets
Night 2 – Wed, March 16th
Fess Grandiose DJ set
These shows are brought to you in part by Dark Matter Coffee, CH Distillery, and Jeppson’s Malort.
Original artwork by Chadwick. Promotional images by Hank Ewbank.
Alongside these 2 shows, we are also excited to announce our second Situation Chicago branded cold coffee with Dark Matter Coffee. This one-time, special release shows Dark Matter’s dedication to our local music community. We also hope this delicious drink will further bring attention to the general public of the ongoing financial struggles of our local venues, as well as promote the upcoming Situation Chicago LIVE shows.
Dark Matter Coffee’s Situation Chicago cold coffee can will be available Feb 28th on the DMC website.Posted 02.03.22 Permalink to this story
It’s not everyday that you survive a global pandemic then get to play an incredible party on the rooftop of a private club downtown. On December 31, 2021, White Mystery brought in 2022 for a select crowd at Soho House Chicago, on Green Street. We’re grateful for the opportunity to perform on NYE, especially given that our last New Year’s Eve show was at the Hideout back in 2019! A good time was had by all. Photos by Azuree Wiitala.Posted 01.09.22 Permalink to this story