Powerful voices can command attention even without the help of music, from Elvis Presley's signature stage banter to Billie Holiday's famous Popeye impressions. Hear all sides of an icon with this exclusive GrouponLive deal to see Jennifer Hudson at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park at Taste of Chicago on Wednesday, July 11, at 5:30 p.m. Opening act Luke James starts the show. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get one ticket for guaranteed general-admission seating.
- For $25, you get one ticket for guaranteed accessible seating.
At this year's Taste of Chicago, fans can get close to the music with tickets for the Petrillo Music Shell seating area offered exclusively through Groupon. The concert series kicks off with the Academy Award–winning hometown hero Jennifer Hudson. Having honed her powerful pipes in the choir of her Englewood Baptist church, Hudson first grabbed the nation's ear as a top-seven finalist on American Idol with her formidable mezzo-soprano range and natural sense of showmanship. She then vaulted past hundreds of competitors to land the coveted role of Effie in Dreamgirls, for which she earned an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a SAG award, and the silent admiration of DVD players the world over.
With the recent release of her sophomore album, I Remember Me, and her title track to the movie Think Like a Man, Hudson arrives on a wave of success to grace the outdoor stage with R & B and gospel favorites. 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.
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