Taste of Randolph returns in 2015 with Dinosaur Jr, The Dandy Warhols, Best Coast, Lettuce, Emancipator Ensemble and many more!

Silver Wrapper & Star Events announce the 17th annual Taste of Randolph, taking place June 19-21, 2015 in Chicago, IL and featuring some of the top bands in indie rock today spanning three stages, all benefiting the West Loop Community Organization! This year’s artists include American alternative rock legends Dinosaur Jr, Portland based psychedelic post punk band The Dandy Warhols, L.A. based surf pop rockers Best Coast, Boston born funk outfit Lettuce, etheric Portland producer’s live band Emancipator Ensemble, and many more, plus a DJ Dance Stage hosted by The Mid!

Dinosaur JrThe Dandy WarholsBest Coast
LettuceEmancipator EnsembleTennis
New MastersoundsThe RevivalistsThe Bright Light Social Hour
Elephant RevivalNovalimaLittle HurricaneFort Knox Five
Hey Rosetta!DreamersJakubiCon Brio
Daniel WadeStrung Like A Horse • Growler
JJ & DreSwamp HeatNasty Snacks
… and many more TO BE ANNOUNCED!

plus a DJ DANCE STAGE hosted by The Mid

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Taste of Randolph converges some of the Windy City’s Best in Food, Music and Festival Fun for one unforgettable weekend to benefit the West Loop Community Organization. Attracting massive crowds and always a favorite amongst Chicagoans, The Taste of Randolph is located in one of the city’s most famous restaurant rows-the Randolph Street Corridor.

Top-rated West Loop neighborhood restaurants come together with talented artisans and eclectic vendors for this three-day, cross-cultural celebration. Artisan and restaurant booths are intermixed along two the aligning rows that adorn six blocks of Randolph Street during the three-day festival. As festival-goers meander along the six-block stretch, they can also explore the various merchants selling goods. Among the many items offered by artisans are handcrafted jewelry pieces, clothing, artwork and a multitude of other fun accessories.

West Loop Community Organization and Star Events are pleased to reveal a few of the confirmed restaurants participating in this year’s Taste of Randolph. Some of this year’s notable restaurants, joining the prestigious lineup, will include: Belly Q, La Luce, Nicholas Quality Meats, Nonna’s and Tete Charcuterie. Taste of Randolph rookie restaurants, Nonna’s and Tete Charcuterie, already have Chicagoans buzzing, particularly Formento’s grab-and-go counterpart Nonna’s. If you’ve ever attended, you know just how amazing the food is and the full lineup of participating restaurants will be released in a few weeks. So far things are looking mighty tasty!

New elements of this year’s Taste of Randolph will consist of a Restaurant Oasis and ice cold Corona brews. The Restaurant Oasis will offer festival-goers the opportunity to sample one select food item during a two-hour time period. Based on first-come, first-served, those who are looking for a special treat can swing by the Restaurant Oasis. From noon to 2 p.m. and then, again, from 4 to 6 p.m. select restaurants will have a limited amount of their favorite delectable menu item up for grabs for eager taste testers.

Many talented artists have performed at the festival in the past including My Morning Jacket, Spoon, Drive By Truckers, Here We Go Magic, Califone, John Butler Trio, Divine Fits, The Joy Formidable, Milo Greene, Lord Huron, Greensky Bluegrass, Kaiser Chiefs, Delta Spirit, Minus the Bear, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Escort, Bear In Heaven and hundreds of others.

This festival, produced by Star Events, benefits 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. The organization is constantly working to ensure positive growth for the neighborhood, while offering social events and promoting beneficial developments to improve the quality of life in the West Loop.

For the third year in a row, Chicago-based independent jam, indie, and dance music promoters Silver Wrapper have curated all the stages, bringing some of the hottest up-and-coming names in the indie rock world, as well as plenty of established bands and Chicago favorites. Silver Wrapper co-produces North Coast Music Festival, Suwannee HulaweenChicago Bluegrass and Blues Festival, and hundreds of events throughout the year around Chicago. The festival will also feature a dance stage, hosted by The Mid, which was recently voted as the #40 Nightclub in the World from DJ Mag.