Tickets for Taste concerts, dining events on sale Thursday

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Though it’s just beginning to feel like spring, tickets for one of Chicago’s most popular summer events go on sale Thursday.

Tickets for the Taste of Chicago’s Petrillo Music Shell concerts and the Celebrity Chef du Jour dining experience go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday online at

Admission to the Taste—which runs July 9-13—is still free, but tickets are required for concert seating and celebrity chef events.

Some of the musical acts at Grant Park this summer include Janelle Monae, Nickel Creek and Jeff Tweedy. Tickets start at $18.

The Pure Leaf Celebrity Chef du Jour events includes three- or four- course sit-down meals with chefs including Art Smith, Paul Virant and Mathias Merges. Tickets are $45.

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