Fun. to headline Taste of Chicago
Fun. is getting all the attention after the announcement that it's headlining Taste of Chicago July 10 (with buzzy opener Delta Spirit), but the local acts deserve notice, too. Kelly Hogan, a former Hideout bartender who made a splash last year with her Anti- debut, I Like to Keep Myself in Pain, will headline the Bud Light stage on July 14. Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, frequent presences around town, play July 12, as does hometown soul troupe the Congregation. On July 13, fellow local Canasta performs its kitchen-sink indie, followed by Company of Thieves' hard-hitting rock & roll. More performers will be announced later.
Taste of Chicago runs July 10–14 in Grant Park. Tickets for the fun. show are $25 in the seating area and free on the lawn, and go on sale in May. For more information, see tasteofchicago.us.