Taste and 93XRT is proud to present the Flaming Lips with an opening performance by Le Butcherettes and Half Gringa!
For all Petrillo concerts, general seating tickets are $18 and premium seating tickets are $50. Admission to Taste of Chicago and lawn seating is free.
Tickets are also on sale for the new Taste Oasis, a new, air conditioned lounge in Butler Field offering tasty bites, cold water, a private cash bar, executive washrooms, music and more. If you’ve previously enjoyed the Celebrity Chef du Jour experience (not happening in 2018), give this new offering a try. Day passes for this exclusive area are $50.
Taste Oasis will be open throughout normal Taste of Chicago festival hours, but it’s particul...arly a great spot to hang out before and after the Petrillo Music Shell concerts. (While you may be able to hear the concerts, you won’t be able to see them.) Food samples will be served Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 3 to 6pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 5pm. Children 2 years and under will be admitted at no charge; one child per adult.
The Flaming Lips, from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, have been together since 1983. They are famous for their elaborate live shows, which feature costumes, balloons, puppets, video projections, complex stage light configurations, giant hands, large amounts of confetti, and frontman Wayne Coyne's signature man-sized plastic bubble, in which he traverses the audience. Something to keep in mind for your bucket list, in 2002, Q magazine named The Flaming Lips one of the «50 Bands to See Before You Die.»
Le Butcherettes is a garage punk band from Guadalajara, Mexico, and now based in El Paso, Texas. They have collaborated with a number of well-known artists including Jello Biafa of the Dead Kennedys, John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Iggy Pop, among others. Le Butcherettes have a dedicated fan base thanks to their unforgettable live shows and genre-defying music.
Chicago’s Half Gringa is set to kick off Saturday’s performances,led by Izzy Olive. Their debut album Gruñona explores the confluence of Latinx and Midwestern identity and was named one of Chicago Magazine’s 10 Best Chicago Albums of the Year in 2017.