Chicago – March 31st, 2016 – StarEvents, the West Loop Community Organization, andSilver Wrapper announce the 20th Annual Taste of Randolph Festival Friday June 17th thru Sunday June 19th. Commemorating the iconic street festival’s 20th Anniversary, StarEvents and WLCO will bring together the biggest and brightest names in Chicago dining, featuring over 20 restaurants exemplary for delectable menus and irresistibly unique flavors. Taste of Randolph will feature a musical lineup of legendary headliners and rising stars, as well as the biggest names in Chicago house music, performing on two stages and a DJ stage, to entertain guests on their culinary adventure. Fest guests can enjoy Taste of Randolph in style! The VIP ticket package includes VIP lounges, reserved concert seating, private bathrooms, and beer discounts. Taste of Randolph benefits the West Loop Community Organization, which has been advocating for the West Loop neighborhood since 1991, supporting local businesses and economic development.
To celebrate the iconic street festival’s 20th Anniversary, Taste of Randolph has teamed up with VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau in Denver, CO to construct the Denver Live on the Rocks stage – a scale replica of the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater, itself celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year. The stage will feature national headliners who originated in Colorado as well as daily chances for festival attendees to win an all-expense paid trip to Denver, including tickets to a concert at Red Rocks. On Sunday, June 19, four local Chicago bands – Zaramela, Akasha, Bailiff, The Ivorys – will play the WXRT “Road to Red Rocks” show, on the Denver Live on the Rocks Stage, to win a chance to perform at the real Red Rocks Amphitheater in July. The two wings of the scale reproduction will each stand some 70 feet long and 30 feet high, and will be hand-sculpted and hand-painted to mimic the venue’s iconic monoliths and red sandstone striations.
Food: Alhambra | Bar Siena | belly Q | Chicken Shop I Soho House | City Winery | Cone | Gourmet | Forno Rosso | Grange Hall | Gus’s Fried Chicken | Hello Tacos | La Sardine | La Sirena Clandestina | Mad Social | Nandos Peri Peri | Nicholas Quality Meats | Nonnas | Pork Chop | Publican Quality Meats | Cemitas Puebla | Wishbone | Vivo |
Bands: Peter Bjorn & John | Ms Mr | Atlas Genius | Devotchka | The Motet | Patrick Watson | Eryn Allen Kane | Michael Menert & The Pretty Fantastics | Turkuaz | Joshua Davis Trio | The Record Company | Kevin Garrett | Sunsquabi | Holly Bowling | Cornmeal | Stop Light Observations | Growler | JJ & Dre | Nick and the Ovorols | Save the Clocktower | Chinola | Guy King | Earphorik |
WXRT’s Road to Red Rocks: Bailiff | The Ivorys | Akasha | Zaramela |
DJs: Mark Matras | Spence Young | Teri Bristol | Psycho B! | Papa G | Rae Chardonay | Mario Romay | Vic la Rok | Bomba con Buya | FLX | Sean Alvarez | David Sabat | Fathom | Soulphonetics | Peace | Julius the Mad Thinker | Czarina | Milty | Diz | Louie Gomez & Jesse Rivera |
West Loop Community Organization: West Loop Community Organization (WLCO) is a recognized delegate agency for the City of Chicago. Formed in 1991, WLCO is a membership organization that represents the business and residential communities within the West Loop boundary. Promoting local businesses, supporting economic development and advocating for continued growth are ways in which the organization works to improve the quality of life in the West Loop.
StarEvents: For 20 years Star Events has been producing captivating events and festivals celebrating the best food, music, and culture Chicago has to offer. Dedicated to Chicago citizens and their communities – Star Events has generated over 10 million dollars for Chicago neighborhoods, charities, and non-for-profits.
Silver Wrapper: With 15 years of producing and organizing club shows, concerts and festivals under their belt, Silver Wrapper has established themselves as Chicago’s preeminent fan and artist first independent concert promoter. The Silver Wrapper team is grateful for the continued growth within their organization & live music community, and are proud to recognize “It’s not a party with out the people!”, over and over again.
Red Rocks: Recognized for its star-studded concert roster and ambience, Red Rocks Amphitheater is the only naturally-occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheater in the world; and 2016 marks the venue’s 75th Anniversary. The Denver Live on the Rocks Stage will be a scale model of the awe-inspiring site, and some of Colorado’s best visual artists will hand carve and paint the 30 foot tall, 70 foot long replicas of the two monoliths that form the original amphitheater.
History: For nearly two decades, Taste of Randolph Street Festival has provided some of Chicago’s best restaurants with an unparalleled opportunity to show of their greatest dishes to the city’s hungry masses.
Location: 900 W. Randolph St. Peoria, Chicago.
Music: National and Local acts ranging from Rock to Dance.
Entrance: A $10 donation is suggested for admission to benefit the West Loop Community Organization, where residents, visitors and businesses have an active voice in decisions affecting the neighborhood parks, development, schools, traffic, safety and more.