Star Events, Silver Wrapper and the West Loop Community Organizationannounce the 20th Annual Taste of Randolph Festival Friday June 17th thru Sunday June 19th. Commemorating the iconic street festival’s 20th Anniversary, Star Events 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. Silver Wrapper has curated a list of the nation’s hottest up-and-coming bands and musicians, 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. 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 | Earphorik
WXRT’s Road to Red Rocks: Bailiff | The Ivorys | Akasha | Zaramela
DJs: Mark Matras | Spence Young | Teri Bristol | Psycho B! Valerie | Pappa 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 | Jesse Rivera & Louie Gomez