Chance the Rapper to play Taste of Chicago

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CHICAGO — Native Chicagoan Chance the Rapper says he plans to take the stage at Taste of Chicago on Wednesday.

Chance the Rapper tweeted Tuesday, “[Tomorrow] at 5 we’re playing the Taste.” According to DNAInfo, the South Side MC will open for The Roots alongside Donnie Trumpet.

Tickets to the show are already sold out, but fans can still listen from the free lawn seats nearby.

Chance the Rapper’s surprise announcement comes as roughly 10 bands plan to perform at the famous summer festival, which takes place July 6-10 in Grant Park.

Other acts include KONGOS, Billy Idol and The Isley Brothers. For a full list of scheduled acts, go here.

Chance the Rapper, 23, is a hip-hop recording artist originally from Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood. He has been an outspoken activist in the community, particularly in regard to gun violence. Donning a Chicago White Sox cap, he performed on “Saturday Night Live” last winter.

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