Take a look at the Taste of Chicago 2022 lineup

It’s official folks: Taste of Chicago is back for 2022! After two years of pop-ups and other pandemic-era changes, the city-run summertime tradition returns to Grant Park for a three-day food and music festival in July, along with a handful of new events in the neighborhoods of the city.

The main event will take place in Grant Park July 8-10, featuring over 30 food vendors as well as Chicago SummerDance lessons and free musical performances from acts like Nelly, Drive-By Truckers and Aterciopelados, which will take place over three stages. Unlike previous years, you won’t be paying with paper tickets for food and drink this year – the festival is moving to cash and credit payments only.

In addition to the Grant Park Festival, Taste of Chicago will expand to three new neighborhoods this year for smaller-scale, one-day celebrations in Austin, Pullman, and Little Village (June 11, 28, and 25, respectively). Similar to pandemic-era Taste of Chicago To-go events, these festivals will feature local restaurants and other neighborhood cultural highlights, including performances from the Chicago Blues Festival in Austin.

As usual, admission is free to all Taste of Chicago events. Ready to gulp down some food under the hot summer sun? Here’s a breakdown of the food and music lineups for each Taste of Chicago event this year.

Taste of Chicago Austin

June 11 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 5720 W Chicago Ave

food vendors
Catering by Kish
Soul Catering kitchen
Cynthia’s Express Gumbo
Doom Street eats
Josephine’s southern cuisine
Mr. Quiles Mexican Cuisine
Mrs. Tittle’s cupcakes
Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs
Schweet Foods
Single ingredient catering
Whadda Jerk

Music Schedule (presented by Soul City Blues)
12 p.m.-1 p.m.: Mzz Reese
1:20 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.: Joe Pratt and The Source One Band
2:40 p.m. to 3:40 p.m.: Mary Lane and the No Static Blues Band
4-5 p.m.: Tail dragger
5:20–6:20 p.m.: Demetria Taylor
6:40 p.m. to 7:55 p.m.: Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials

Taste of Chicago Pullman

June 18 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pullman Park (11101 S Cottage Grove)

food vendors
Don Paleta
Mr. Quiles Mexican Cuisine
Mrs. Tittle’s cupcakes
Cynthia’s Express Gumbo
Aunt Vee’s Kitchen
Catering by Kish
Sublime tacos
Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs
yum dum
The Chicago niche
South side grinds
Coffee Co
Juice sandwiches
Burp Restaurant and Catering
Truth Ribzzz

Music program (hosted by Charise Bennett of Komikall Entertainment)
1 p.m.–1:45 p.m.: DJ Steve Miggidy Maestro
1:50-2:00 p.m.: Lizzie G.
2:05 p.m.–2:25 p.m.: DJ Steve Miggidy Maestro
2:20–2:30 p.m.: Pierre Jerico
3:35 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.: Jabba44x
4 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.: Kine Melik
4:20 p.m.–5 p.m.: DJ Steve Miggidy Maestro
5:15-6 p.m.: Spotlight on the Chicago band roster
6 to 6:45 p.m.: Meagan McNeal
7–8 p.m.: Aniba & The Soul Starz

SummerDance at the Taste of Chicago Pullman
Noon: Salsa/Urbanity Dance Chicago
1 p.m.: Line dancing/Fre2Dance
2 p.m.: Steppin’/Dawud and Lura Shareef
3 p.m.: Footwork/The urban arch
12 p.m.-4 p.m.: music by The Urban Ark

Taste of small village Chicago

June 25 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ortiz De Dominguez School (3000 S Lawndale Ave)

food vendors
Don Paleta
Mr. Quiles Mexican Cuisine
Mrs. Tittle’s cupcakes
Aunt Vee’s Kitchen
Sublime tacos
yum dum
Mr. E Chef Catering LLC
Haven of health
The Chicago niche
Tacos of choice
healthy stuff
Carnitas and tacos
Ann’s Flavored Cheesecakes

Music Schedule
noon–12:15 p.m.: Intro’s
12:15 p.m.–1:45 p.m.: DJ Gourmet
1-2 p.m.: Jarochicanos
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Braided Janes
4-5 p.m.: Quinto Império
5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.: Malafacha
6:30–7:45 p.m.: DJ Jes

Taste of Chicago Grant Park

food vendors
Whadda Jerk
The Original Rainbow Cone
Don Paleta
Mr. Quiles Mexican Cuisine
decadent flavor
Mrs. Tittle’s cupcakes
Gulf of Haire Shrimps
Buona Beef
Cynthia’s Gumbo Express Inc
Aunt Vee’s Kitchen
La Cocinita food truck
Sublime tacos
Josephine’s kitchen
Robinson’s No.1 Ribs
Churros Factory
yum dum
Mr. E Chef Catering LLC
The Only Ingredient Catering LLC
Doom Street eats
The Chicago niche
Prime tacos
healthy stuff
Seoul Taco Chicago LLC
Eli’s Cheesecake Company
Australian Barangaroos pies
BJ’s Market & Bakery
Arun Thai Restaurant
Classic Cobbler Bakery Company
Tandoor Char House
Pork chop
Esperanza Kitchen Delights
Connie’s Pizza
Restaurant Franco Inc.

Performances on the main stage

Friday July 8 – Hosted by DJ Mike P
5 p.m.: Shayln B and John The Author, presented by Chicago Made
6 p.m.: A.I.M.
7:15 p.m.: Nelly

Saturday July 9 – DJ Sandra Treviño
5 p.m.: Vivian Garcia and Pinqy Ring, presented by Chicago Made
6 p.m.: Girl K
7:15 p.m.: Aterciopelados

Sunday, July 10 – DJ Miss Alex White (White Mystery)
5 p.m.: Rebecca Brunner and Marina City, presented by Chicago Made
6 p.m.: Room H
7:15 p.m.: Truckers at the wheel

Stage performances at Goose Island

Friday July 8
10:45 a.m.–1 p.m.: DJ Janesita, Bandwith Chicago
12:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m.: DJ Ayana Contreras
4-5 p.m.: Happy Hour Karaoke with The People’s Stage
5-6 p.m.: Stroll Exhibition, hosted by Lizzie G with DJ Breathlezz
6–8.30 p.m.: Trqpiteca

Saturday July 9
10.45 a.m.–2 p.m.: DJ Johnny Jones Lingo Chicago, Lane Tech Varsity Band
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Eli’s Cheesecake Birthday Celebration
2-3:30 p.m.: DJ Lady D
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Happy Hour karaoke with The People’s Stage
4:30–6:30 p.m.: Sadie Woods
6:30–8:30 p.m.: DJ Mike P

Sunday July 10
10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.: DJ Chuck Wren, Lake Pride Marching Band
12:15 p.m.–2 p.m.: DJ Mached
2-3:30 p.m.: DJ Selah Say

Chicago SummerDance to taste

Friday July 8
noon: Line Dancing, featuring the Cha-Cha Slide / Janelle E. Brown
1 p.m.: Steppin’ / Shaun Ballentine
2 p.m.: Polka Hop / Arletta Gromek
3 p.m.: Footwork / Christopher “Mad Dog” Thomas
12 p.m.-4 p.m.: Music by DJ Mwelwa

Saturday July 9
11.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: A dancing evening with a walkie-talkie! Presented by the Chicago Children’s Theater and the Q Brothers
1 p.m.: Ballroom Basics (for children and families) / Dancing With Class
2 p.m.: East Coast Swing / Can I have that dance
3 p.m.: Merengue / Can I have this dance
1 to 4 p.m.: Music by May I Have This Dance

Sunday July 10
noon: Salsa / La Mecca Dance Chicago
1 p.m.: Kizomba / Shafeeha Monae
2 p.m.: Bachata / Chicago Dance
3 p.m.: Afrobeat / Stacy “Jukeboxx” Letrice
12 p.m.-4 p.m.: Music by DJ Kimani Rashad

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