Published April 20, 2012
| Associated Press
Jennifer Hudson, Chaka Khan, Death Cab for Cutie and Dierks Bentley are among the headliners for this year's Taste of Chicago.
The annual food and music festival is July 11 to 15 in the city's Grant Park along the shores of Lake Michigan. The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events announced the lineup Thursday for shows at the Petrillo Music Shell.
This year those who want seats for performances will have to buy $25 tickets. There will be 3,000 seats for sale starting in late May. More than 30,000 lawn seats will remain free.
Oscar-winning Chicago native Jennifer Hudson will open the Taste on July 11. The festival will close with country star Dierks Bentley on July 15.