$25 to See City of Chicago Presents Jennifer Hudson at Petrillo Music Shell at Taste of Chicago on July 11. Choose Guaranteed General-Admission or Accessible Seating.

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Academy Award– and Grammy-winning singer treats her hometown to a soulful performance, preceded by New Orleans hit-maker Luke James.

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Promotional value expires Jul 11, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person for general-admission option, 4 per person for accessible-seating option. Redeem on day of show for admission at Petrillo Music Shell. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which will be provided to venue. Refundable only on day of purchase. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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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