For every great food, there's a great experience to go with it: hot dogs and ballgames, s'mores and camping, enormous turkey legs and ruling England. Find a meal for great tunes with this GrouponLive deal to any of five Taste of Chicago concerts, presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park. For $25, you get one ticket for your choice of guaranteed general-admission seating or guaranteed handicapped-accessible seating to one of the following concerts:
Award-winning hometown hero Jennifer Hudson brings R & B and gospel favorites to life with her formidable mezzo-soprano range, demonstrating the natural showmanship that won her the coveted role of Effie in Dreamgirls. Starting the show, New Orleans singer-songwriter Luke James takes a break from penning hits for Justin Bieber and Chris Brown to hypnotize audiences with his own soulful crooning.
Death Cab for Cutie weaves melancholy melodies, confessional vocals, and bright, loping guitar lines into achingly honest anthems. Arizona’s Calexico sets the scene with cinematic Southwestern- and Latin-tinged music great for accompanying dance parties and horse-riding montages.
Singer, poet, and guitarist Michael Franti helms a six-piece peace train that rolls on deep, danceable grooves of reggae, rap, folk, and soul. LA’s Fitz & The Tantrums co-headline with a mix of infectious organ, tambourine-shaking, and slick '60s outfits.
Frequently referred to as The Queen of Funk, 10-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee Chaka Khan unleashes her prized pipes onto platinum hits such as “Tell Me Something Good” and “I’m Every Woman.” Fellow Grammy-winner Raphael Saadiq reaches beyond the early '90s R & B sound he helped shape with sinuous organ lines, guitar jangle, and a smoky, Motown-inflected vocal delivery.
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Dierks Bentley's toe-tapping tempos and down-to-earth lyricism have made him one of the few performers who can command respect at both Lollapalooza and the Grand Ole Opry, where he stands as the third-youngest artist ever to be inducted. Lindi Ortega starts the show with a huge voice steeped in vintage 1967 country heartbreak. The San Francisco Examiner declared her "one of the most important new artists of the year."
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