The Taste of Park Ridge is proud to announce its marvelous musical lineup for the 2018 Taste:
Launching the fun-filled, FREE festivities on the Bredemann Main Stage at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 12th will be Park Ridge musicians Head Honchos, rocking the house with their special brand of Southern Rock, including some terrific original tunes. At 6:15 p.m., Sealed With a Kiss makes it Taste debut. This energetic group will captivate you with powerful vocals and tight musical chops, with their repertoire of classics from the past several decades. At 8:30, headliners Modern Day Romeos also make their Taste of Park Ridge debut. Offering music from Motown to almost everything else, the will prove why they are one of the most popular musical acts around.
Friday’s slate of sensational sounds begins at 3:30 p.m., with Park Ridge favorite, Father Matt’s Bluegrass Band, from St. Paul of the Cross, performing unique interpretations of classic folk, and bluegrass tunes. At 5:00 p.m., Park Ridge based Soundtrack of a Generation Presents the Summer of Love – 1967 takes the stage, magically recreating that memorable era when love, peace, and psychedelia dominated the music scene. Next, at 6:45 p.m., Park Ridge’s own Ginger Road will cook up a batch of rich, country rock that always get the Taste crowd clapping. At 9:00 p.m., the Taste welcomes back 16 Candles, whose barrage of 80s hits invariably energizes their audiences.
On Saturday, the musical magic kicks off at 3:00 p.m., with Sugar Mama and the Gold Diggers, performing premier classic rock. AT 5:00 p.m., locals Tainted Jake will keep the rock flowing, and their devoted following will love it. At 6:45 p.m., the Taste proudly presents Petty Kings, considered to be one of the finest Tom Petty tribute bands in several states. Then at 9:00, the Taste will feature the legendary 7th Heaven. This Park Ridge favorite has been a Taste mainstay for years, and from the awesome originals, to their signature “30 songs in 30 minutes”, they will keep the audience mesmerized for their entire time on stage.
So, in addition to the gastronomic delights at the Taste of Park Ridge, be sure to sample a hearty helping of musical magnificence. Three days and nights of terrific tunes, exploring an eclectic assortment of musical genres, should satiate your musical palette.
TASTE OF PARK RIDGE 2018 FOOD VENDORS
There cannot be a Taste of Park Ridge without food vendors, and the 2018 edition of the Taste of Park Ridge, like a healthy meal, is incredibly well balanced. Affresco, Charcoal Delights - delighted to offer Taste goers the chance to see them cook - with their dynamic display of double dose grilling, Creme of the Crepe, D'Agostinos, Hay Caramba, Holt's, Himalayan Restaurant, Houlihan's - welcoming back original general manager Joe Dydio, Lisa's Italian Ice, Panino's, Park Ridge Dairy Queen, Rex Italian Foods, Smilin' Dogs, Sputino's - masters of Italian Beef and Pizza,St. John Chrystastamos Monastery, Subway (of Uptown), Sunrise Grill, The Harp and Fiddle, The Sandlot, Twisted Trunk Catering, and WineStyles have all featured first rate food and drink during previous Tastes. Although each has attracted a legion of dedicated followers, the Taste Committee is proud to announce the latest additions to this great gathering of gastronomic goliaths. They are Beacon Tap and Joseph's Meats.
Located in nearby Des Plaines, Beacon Tap will be there with their brilliant balances of barbecue and bar. Beacon is receiving rave reviews on their new look and menu. Don't miss their exciting Taste debut!
Joseph's Meats is a throwback to yesteryear - an authentic old fashioned butcher shop, proud to provide the finest meats "from our shop to our customer", states Sal Camarada, whom you will "meat" at this year's Taste of Park Ridge.
If this talk of fabulous food excites you, just wait until you experience the extraordinary variety of comestibles at this year's Taste of Park Ridge. You will not leave hungry. The Taste will occur on July 12th, 13th, and 14th in beautiful Uptown Park Ridge.
For further information and details, please check our website at tasteofparkridge.com
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