Soul Asylum Headlines Bud Light Concert June 25 at Taste of Chicago's Petrillo Music Shell
Midwest rock favorites Soul Asylum rounds out the lineup at the Petrillo Music Shell Saturday, June 25 as part of the Taste of Chicago that runs June 24-July 3 in Grant Park. Rare Earth opens in this concert presented by Bud Light.
Soul Asylum broke through in the early ‘90s with their single “Runaway Train.” Following the loss of one of their founding members, the group emerged from a seven-year sabbatical with a ninth full-length album, The Silver Lining, in 2006. The current lineup features founders Dave Pirner and Dan Murphy plus fellow Minneapolis rockers drummer Michael Bland, who has backed Paul Westerberg and Prince, and Tommy Stinson, who played bass with The Replacements and Guns N’ Roses. Soul Asylum was recently in the studio recording an upcoming album.
Rare Earth opens for Soul Asylum at 5 p.m. The Detroit band got their start in 1961 under the moniker the Sunliners. They were picked up by Motown Records and broke into the Top Ten and 20 with two covers by the Temptations, “Get Ready” and “(I Know) I’m Losing You.”
Following is the schedule for the Petrillo Music Shell at Taste of Chicago:
Friday, June 24 at 5:30 p.m.: Los Horoscopos de Durango headline Viva! Chicago Latin Music Day. Sponsored in part by Univision Radio.
Saturday, June 25 at 5 p.m.: Soul Asylum; Rare Earth opens. Presented by Bud Light.
Sunday, June 26 at 3:30 p.m.: Donald Lawrence & Company headline Gospel Music Day sponsored in part by Inspiration 1390AM. Reverend Milton Brunson’s Thompson Community plus additional choirs, groups, and soloists also perform.
Monday, June 27 at 6 p.m.: Broadway in Chicago presented by United Airlines.
Tuesday, June 28 at 5 p.m.: The Lemonheads; Material re-Issue, formerly Material Issue, opens.
Wednesday, June 29 at 5 p.m.: Natalie MacMaster headlines Celtic Music Day. Liz Carroll, John Doyle and John Williams open.
Thursday, June 30 at 5:30 p.m.: Natalie Cole presented by V103.
Friday, July 1 at 5 p.m.: Loretta Lynn headlines Country Music Day sponsored in part by US99.5. Court Yard Hounds, featuring two sisters from Dixie Chicks, open.
Saturday, July 2 at 3 p.m.: The Jayhawks; Everest opens. Concert sponsored in part by 93XRT.
Sunday, July 3 at 3 p.m.: Greyson Chance; Shane Harper opens. Presented by Radio Disney AM 1300 Chicago.
General Information on Taste of Chicago
Taste aims to enhance the customer experience this year with more dining pavilions and seating throughout the entire event. New Taste parking lots are available for a special discounted rate. Take the free McDonald’s Family Trolley from the Taste lots to the event. See www.tasteofchicago.us for more details, lot locations and maps.
Take public transportation to the Taste. For CTA, RTA and Metra travel routes, call 836-7000 in all Chicago area codes, 312-836-4949 (TTY) or visit www.transitchicago.com.
Hours at the Taste of Chicago are 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. from June 24-July 2 and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on July 3. Admission to Taste of Chicago is free. Food and beverage tickets are sold in strips of 12 for $8 (includes $2 charge for Taste amenities). Purchase food and beverage tickets in advance for only $6 per strip from June 16-23 when you show your Fresh Values Card at Dominick’s. Tickets are $8 per strip from June 24-July 3 while supplies last at Dominick’s.
For more information, visit www.tasteofchicago.us or call 312-742-4387.
Taste of Chicago is presented by the Chicago Park District and by Bud Light, Chicago Tribune, Pepsi, Chicago Transit Authority, United Airlines, V103, Inspiration 1390AM, Dominick's, Eli's Cheesecake Company, E.J. Gallo Winery, Hinckley Springs, Humana, Illinois Lottery, Radio Disney AM 1300 Chicago, Shoreline Sightseeing, 93XRT, CLTV-ChicagoLand's Television, Communications Direct, LaGrou Distribution System, WGN-Television, McDonald’s, Target, Sensodyne, Univision Radio, US99.5, Dyson Air Multiplier Fan, and Healthcraft.