The closing weekend of Taste of Chicago is here, so make plans to catch the final Petrillo Music Shell concerts (country/folk legend Emmylou Harris, reggae icons the Wailers performing “Legend” in its entirety, and singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc, touring behind his third solo album released last year, are among the highlights) — and enjoy some of Chicago’s yummiest treats.

The music lineup at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park includes:
Tonight, starting at 5 p.m.: Parker Milsap; Emmylou Harris; Nickel Creek
Saturday, starting at 4 p.m.: Lucinda Williams; Jeff Tweedy
Sunday, starting at 4 p.m.: The Wailers; Aloe Blacc

Related: Jeff Tweedy drops new tune “Wait for Love”

David Satchell of Chicago and his daughter Jayla Watkins, 11, enjoy some corn and they said it was sweet and juicy at the Taste of Chicago. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times

David Satchell of Chicago and his daughter Jayla Watkins, 11, enjoy some corn and they said it was sweet and juicy at the Taste of Chicago. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times

In addition, on Saturday, Eli’s Cheesecake celebrates its 34th birthday with Taste of Chicago with the presentation of a six-foot-tall, 1,000-pound cheesecake (450 pounds of cream cheese, 70 pounds of sugar, 50 pounds of sour cream, 163 pounds of shortbread cookie dough, 50 pounds of cherry glaze, 25 pounds of graham crumb, 612 eggs, 2 pounds of pure Madagascar vanilla and 125 pounds of old-fashioned butter cream icing) starting at noon at Buckingham Fountain.

The cake-cutting ceremony at 12:30 p.m will feature singer/songwriter and Chicago’s own Jeff Tweedy (of Wilco), and cast members from “Motown the Musical”  (playing through Aug. 9 at the Oriental Theatre) singing “Happy Birthday.” Free slices of cake will be served to the public beginning at 1 p.m.

Elizabeth Haro of Lansing enjoys some original plain cheesecake with strawberries from Eli's Cheesecake Thursday at the Taste of Chicago. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times

Elizabeth Haro of Lansing enjoys some original plain cheesecake with strawberries from Eli’s Cheesecake Thursday at the Taste of Chicago. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times

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Jeremy Perez of Chicago with Kasia's Deli puts some hot sauce on a Chicken Ke-Bob at the Taste of Chicago. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times

Jeremy Perez of Chicago with Kasia’s Deli puts some hot sauce on a Chicken Ke-Bob at the Taste of Chicago. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times

Sharing a funnel cake with ice-cream and strawberries from Churro Factory (from left) is Dazheng Chen, 19, Boyu Jiang, 22, and Jun Yao Hu, all of Chicago at the Taste of Chicago. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times

Sharing a funnel cake with ice-cream and strawberries from Churro Factory (from left) is Dazheng Chen, 19, Boyu Jiang, 22, and Jun Yao Hu, all of Chicago at the Taste of Chicago. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times

Hilda Martinez (left) and Angelica Torres, both of Chicago, enjoy some Chicken Ke-Bobs from Kasia's Deli at the Taste of Chicago. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times

Hilda Martinez (left) and Angelica Torres, both of Chicago, enjoy some Chicken Ke-Bobs from Kasia’s Deli at the Taste of Chicago. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times

Phaedra Pellegrini of Chicago and her daughter Kaila, 19, enjoy some pizza from Bacino's at the Taste of Chicago. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times

Phaedra Pellegrini of Chicago and her daughter Kaila, 19, enjoy some pizza from Bacino’s at the Taste of Chicago. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times


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