11:15 AM EDT, July 12, 2013
Robert Plant: The best Taste of Chicago booking in years? Hard to top the former Led Zeppelin singer in this setting. Instead of cashing in on the nostalgia stadium circuit with his old Zep bandmates, Plant is chasing a wilder muse with the Sensational Space Shifters, 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Petrillo Bandshell, Grant Park, $25 pavilion seats (sold out), lawn seats free; tasteofchicago.us.
Bob Dylan, Wilco, etc.: Dylan’s concerts have been erratic for the last decade, but his performance last year at the United Center found the singer ripping through his songbook on grand piano. He’ll be preceded on stage by a dream lineup, including Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Richard Thompson, 5:30 p.m. Friday at Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Ill., $62; jamusa.com.
West Fest: This street festival has Tortoise and Derrick Carter, but it’s the inclusion of Memphis garage-rockers the Oblivians that pushes it toward must-see status, 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday on Chicago Avenue between Damen Avenue and Wood Street, $5 donation; westfestchicago.com.
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