You heard it here first: This year’s now-complete Bud Light stage at the Taste of Chicago features—well, a ton of great local talent.
Here are the top 7 acts on that free stage at the 2013 Taste (July 10-14), with the full schedule below!
Mingo Fishtrap, 6:40 p.m. July 10
If this soulful, funky Texas group—the only non-local act on the bill--doesn’t get the party started, check the pulse of the people in front of the stage.
AboveWaves, 5:20 p.m. July 11
By missing out on our 2013 RedEye Rock ‘n’ Vote final four, Top 10 finalists AboveWaves lost a chance at winning a slot at the Taste. The pop-rockers were one step ahead of us, obviously.
The Congregation, 6:40 p.m. July 12
Do Chicago soul outfits do vocals and horns any better? If so, we haven’t heard it.
Canasta, 5:20 p.m. July 13
When it comes to indie rock songwriting, Canasta has the recipe down pat.
Company of Thieves, 6:40 p.m. July 13
Hopefully Genevieve Schatz and co. have some new material to debut. Their last album, “Running From a Gamble,” was a great surprise.
2013 RedEye Rock ‘n’ Vote winner, 4 p.m. July 14
The band is TBD, but we have first-hand knowledge to say that they will be great.
Kelly Hogan, 6:40 p.m. July 14
When you’ve worked with Neko Case and M. Ward and performed alongside My Morning Jacket and Mavis Staples, you earn cool points for life.
Bud Light Stage complete schedule
Wednesday, July 10
“Sax in the City” A Tribute to Horn Sections
Noon -1 p.m. Bassel & The Supernaturals (Soul/Folk)
1:20-2:20 p.m. Paris Swing (Swing)
2:40-3:40 p.m. Afinca'o (Latin)
4-5 p.m. Great Divide (Rock/Soul)
5:20-6:20 p.m. 25 or 6 to 4-The Chicago Experience (Rock/Pop)
6:40-8 p.m. Mingo Fishtrap (Soul/Funk)
Thursday, July 11
“Musical Smorgasbord” Day
Noon-1 p.m. Shuree (Pop)
1:20-2:20 p.m. Jules Esquire (DJ/Funk)
2:40-3:40 p.m. Stann Champion’s Roots Rock Society (Reggae / Carribbean)
4-5 p.m. Rivals of the Peacemaker (Americana/Country)
5:20-6:20 p.m. AboveWaves (Pop)
6:40-8 p.m. Polarcode (Alternative Rock)
Friday, July 12
“We’ve got the Blues” Day
Noon-1 p.m. Mary Lane
1:20-2:20 p.m. Omar Coleman
2:40-3:40 p.m. Tommy McCracken
4-5 p.m. Zora Young
5:20-6:20 p.m. Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials
6:40-8 p.m. The Congregation
Saturday, July 13
"Indie Rock" Day
Noon-1 p.m. The Bergamot
1:20-2:20 p.m. Vintage Blue
2:40-3:40 p.m. Steakhouse Mints
4-5 p.m. Paper Thick Walls
5:20-6:20 p.m. Canasta
6:40-8 p.m. Company of Thieves
Sunday, July 14
"Anything Goes" Day
Noon-1 p.m. Kate Diaz (singer/songwriter)
1:20-2:20 p.m. J. Davis Trio (Jazz/Hip Hop)
2:40-3:40 p.m. The Dennis Lyons Project (Soul)
4-5 p.m. RedEye Rock 'n Vote Winner
5:20-6:20 p.m. Hemmingbirds (Indie Rock)
6:40-8 p.m. Kelly Hogan (Classic Country/Pop/Soul)
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