WEST LOOP — L.A. folk-rock band Dawes, Irish singer-songwriter Eden and Nashville funk band Here Come The Mummies are all slated to headline a stacked lineup at the 21st annual Taste of Randolph in the West Loop this weekend.
One of the city's most popular summer festivals, the three-day fest will take over a stretch of Randolph at Peoria Street from 5-10 p.m. Friday and noon-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Participants will be asked to give an optional $10 donation upon entering the fest. The donation benefits the West Loop Community Organization.
VIP tickets, which include access to VIP lounges, reserved concert seating, beer discounts and other perks, are also on sale.
In addition to headliners Dawes, Eden, Emancipator Ensemble, Moon Taxi, Here Come The Mummies, Robert Delong and Slow Magic, more than 50 music acts and bands will play the fest across three stages on Randolph this weekend.
Other bands performing on the fest's stages will include !!! (Chk Chk Chk), Son Little, Jerry Folk, ProbCause, Michl, Too Many Zooz, Growler, Head For The Hills, Soule Monde, The Blue Stones, Brayton Bowman, Nasty Snacks, Organ Freeman, Satsang, Naughty Professor, Bassel & The Supernaturals, Wes John Cichosz, Donnie Biggins, Carlile, JJ & Dre, Fletcher Rockwell, Heather Horton, Grood, The North 41, Nelson Street Revival, Two Filipinos, Yuri Lame, Phillip-Michael Scales and Jonas Friddle.
The DJ dance stage will include performances by Psycho B! Valerie, Teri Bristo, David Sabat, Adam Gibbons, Alan King, Jesse De La Peña, Echodroides, CZ Boogie, DJ Flx, Bomba Con Buya, Sean Alvarez, David Chavez, Bassment Tapes, Spence Young/Mark Matras, DJ Madrid, Julius the Mad Thinker, Pleasure Prince ft. Russoul, and Mario Romay.
The Denver Live on the Rocks stage returns to Taste of Randolph this year. The 76-foot long and up to 30 feet high, hand-sculpted Red Rocks Amphitheatre replica sponsored by Denver's Convention and Visitors Bureau debuted at the fest last year.
A full schedule is available online.
In addition to a hefty lineup of bands, the 21st annual fest offers festival goers the chance to try some of the West Loop's most popular eateries without a reservation.
This year's restaurant lineup includes eats from some of the neighborhood's best restaurants, including:
• Alhambra Palace
• Bar Siena
• Chicken Shop
• City Winery
• Cone Gourmet Ice Cream
• Cruz Blanca
• Forno Rosso
• Grange Hall Burger Bar
• Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
• De Cero Hello Tacos
• La Sardine
• MAD Social
• Nando’s Peri-Peri Chicken
• Nicholas Quality Meats
•Nosh & Booze
• Publican Quality Meats
•Won Fun Chinese
Taste of Randolph Street is presented by the West Loop Community Organization with help from Star Events and Silver Wrapper.
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