Buddy Guy, Counting Crows to headline the Taste

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What goes better with a bunch of classic Chicago food than an appearance from a classic Chicago musician? The organizers of this year’s Taste of Chicago are betting blues musician Buddy Guy will bring out the best flavors of the city when he headlines on July 4.

He’s not the only performer who’ll be competing with food-on-a-stick for attention. Other headliners include Charlie Wilson (June 26), Counting Crows (June 27), The Wallflowers (June 28), Barenaked Ladies (June 30) and Ne-Yo (July 1). There will also be the annual Broadway in Chicago showcase on June 29, and a fireworks display (with music from the 85th Army Band) on July 3.

As reported by Jim DeRogatis earlier, there will also be a second stage this year, at Balbo and Columbus, curated by the likes of Bloodshot Records (June 27), Earwig (June 30), Thrill Jockey (July 3) and the Hideout (July 4), who will present “A Patriotic Salute to our 44 Presidents,” featuring one performance for each of our leaders.

For more information, check out the official Taste of Chicago website

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