Some News into Rock Father HQ via Press Release:
Silver Wrapper & Star Events have announced the 16th Annual Taste of Randolph Street, taking place June 13-15, 2014 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 British indie rock band Kaiser Chiefs, who are set to release their latest album Education, Education, Education & War on March 31, 2014; Seattle based pop indie rock band Minus the Bear; California born rockers Delta Spirit, Philadelphia based indie rock band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and many more, plus a DJ Dance Stage hosted by The Mid!
Kaiser Chiefs • Minus the Bear • Delta Spirit • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah • Dumpstaphunk • Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers • Quantic live band The Revivalists • Cayucas • Van Ghost Royal Teeth • Chappo • Dog 1 • Swamp Heat … and many more TO BE ANNOUNCED!
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, Divine Fits, The Joy Formidable, Milo Greene, Lord Huron, Greensky Bluegrass, New Mastersounds, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, 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 second 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, 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.