As Jim DeRogatis' blog reported earlier, this year, a smaller stage at the annual stuff-yourself-silly fest, Taste of Chicago, will be highlighting the rosters of several of Chicago's best independent labels. Today the city announced a schedule for that stage, highlighting dozens of homegrown bands and including "A Patriotic Salute to our 44 Presidents" on July 4, with songs for every U.S. president. This may be the most musically interesting stage at the Taste this year.
The full schedule is after the jump ...
"Indie Rock & Power Pop Friday"
11am - 12:15pm — The Eli Story
12:45pm - 2pm — Wally Dogger
2:30pm - 3:45pm — Kid, You'll Move Mountains
4:15pm - 5:30pm — Holding Mercury
5:30pm - 7pm — BREAK
7pm - 8:30pm — Empires
"Bloodshot Records Day"
Noon - 1:15pm — Andre Williams
1:45pm - 3pm — Deadstring Brothers
3:30pm - 4:45pm — Dollar Store
5:15pm - 6:30pm — Scotland Yard Gospel Choir
7pm - 8:30pm — The Waco Brothers
"Cover Bands Through the Decades"
Noon - 1:15pm — Ugoddawanna (2000s music)
1:45pm - 3pm — Green Thirteen ('90s music)
3:30pm - 4:45pm — Pulse ('80s music)
5:15pm - 6:30pm — Capt'n Groovy ('70s music)
7pm - 8:30pm — Hitsville USA ('60s music)
"World Music Day"
Noon - 1:15pm — Pantastic 4 (Latin/Carribbean)
1:45pm - 3pm — The Opposition Party (World/Reggae)
3:30pm - 4:45pm — El Payo Nuevo Flamenco (World/Latin)
5:15pm - 6:30pm — Chicago Afrobeat Project (World/African)
7pm - 8:30pm — Be The Groove (World Dance/Percussion)
"Tuesday Bluesday - Celebrating Earwig Records 30th Anniversary"
Noon - 1:15pm — Rob Stone & The C-Notes
1:45pm - 3pm — Aron Burton & Two for the Blues with Special Guest Honeyboy Edwards
3:30pm - 4:45pm — Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames
5:15pm - 6:30pm — Johnny Drummer & The Starlighters
7pm - 8:30pm — Liz Mandeville & The BluePoints
Noon -1:15pm — Marrekesh Express (Tribute to CSNY)
1:45pm - 3pm — Tribute to Luther Vandross
3:30pm - 4:45pm — Heartache Tonight (Tribute to the Eagles)
5:15pm - 6:30pm — Hot Rocks Rolling Stones Show
7pm - 8:30pm — TBA
"Thrill Jockey Records Day"
Noon - 1:15pm — Doug McCombs & David Daniell
1:45pm - 3pm — Fred Anderson
3:30pm - 4:45pm — Bobby Conn
5:15pm - 6:30pm — Eleventh Dream Day
7pm - 8:30pm — 8 Bold Souls
Noon - 1:15pm — Chris Gelbuda (Singer/songwriter)
1:45pm - 3pm — Liz Toussaint (Country)
3:30pm - 4:45pm — Dan Hubbard & The Humadors
5:15pm - 6:30pm — Recorded Music / "The Dance Floor is Open"
Noon - 3pm — Taste of Chicago and The Hideout Present an Independent Independence Day Extravaganza: A Patriotic Salute to our 44 Presidents
3:30pm - 4:45pm — The Boy Named Crow (Pop/Rock)
5:15pm - 6:30pm — Big Sky Stringband (Roots Rock/Bluegrass)
7pm - 8:30pm — Lubriphonic (Groovy Funk Rock)
"Gospel & Jazz"
Noon - 1:15pm — Hip Chicks Jazz
1:45pm - 3pm — Arthur Sutton & The Gift of Praise
3:30pm - 4:45pm — Shekinah Glory Ministry
5:15pm - 6:30pm — Von Freeman