CHICAGO — City officials are bringing in a big name to help turn around the Taste of Chicago, which has been a money loser for the city in recent years.
The Grammy-award-winning group fun. will perform at the event's opening concert on July 10.
The New York City group, made up of Nate Reuess, Jack Antonoff and Andrew Dost, is fresh off winning two Grammy awards, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for "We are Young."
Also, Monday the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events announced that California rockers Delta Spirit will also perform the first day of the the 33rd annual Taste, which runs from July 10-14.
The groups will perform at the Petrillo Music Shell. Tickets for the seating area will cost $25 per person and will go on sale in May. Admission for lawn seats will remain free.
Other headliners will be announced closer to the event, but other music performers include Chicago bluesman Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials, Congregation and Company of Thieves.