Photos by AngieStar Photo
The 35th annual Taste of Chicago kicked off yesterday in Grant Park’s Petrillo Music Shell, with Weezer as their first headlining band. The 2015 Taste of Chicago is featuring over 100 menu items from 60 food trucks, pop-ups and restaurants representing Chicago’s diverse culinary community. But of course, the food isn’t the only thing, the live music has been well known at the festival and this year is no different.
From beginning to end, Weezer performed smash hit after hit such as “Say it Ain’t So”, “Beverly Hills”, “Hash Pipe”, and many more. They even introduced a newer track titled, “Go Away”, from their fourth album Everything Will Be Alright In The End. As it began to rain, the night ended with an encore performance of “Buddy Holly” that turned the crowd way up.
Yesterday was only beginning as Petrillo Music Shell still has a few more headliners still to go:
July 9, 5:30 p.m. ERYKAH BADU, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
July 10, 5:30 p.m. THE CHIEFTAINS, Special Consensus
July 11, 4:30 p.m. SPOON, Houndmoth, Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear
July 12 4:30 p.m. MAZE featuring Frankie Beverly, DJ Duane Powell
Reserved seating starts at $15 and the lawn is FREE. To purchase tickets visit the Taste of Chicago website.
In case you missed their set, be sure to check out these photos: