Silver Wrapper & Star Events announce the 15th Annual Taste of Randolph Street, taking place June 14-16, 2013 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 the supergroup Divine Fits, featuring Brit Daniel of Spoon and members of Wolf Parade, Welsh alternative rock group The Joy Formidable, who recently released the critically acclaimed album Wolf's Law, Los Angeles quintet Milo Greene, acclaimed indie-folk group Lord Huron, and dozens more, including a DJ stage hosted by The Mid!
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 crowds in excess of 100,000 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.
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, Delta Spirit 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 first time in the festival's history, 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, Chicago 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.