The timing couldn’t be better! With Thursday’s announcement by the CDC that those fully vaccinated could put their masks into cold storage with minor exceptions, Taste Addison organizers are whooping it up for the festival of music, food and loads of stuff to do.
The two-day event taking place at Addison Circle Park will kick off on Friday, June 4, with music from the ’80s, ’90s and 2000s provided by the David Whiteman Band, Emerald City Band and rapper-singer Flo Rida on the main stage from 6 p.m. to midnight.
The following day (aka Saturday, June 5), the fun will start at 2 p.m. with the main stage featuring “Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show” celebrating the ’60s and ’70s followed by Lit, Hoobastank, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Third Eye Blind.
On the second music stage (aka CBS11 Legends Stage) will be tribute bands and singer-songwriters for both days.
According to Addison Director of Special Events Jasmine Lee, “Just as Addison restaurants serve tasty bites for every palate, Taste Addison’s musical entertainment offers something from everyone. This legendary lineup of musicians perfectly complements the food and fun for which Taste Addison is loved.”
And speaking of food, Lee added, “Over two dozen Addison restaurants will serve up tasty bites for every palate.”
In addition to all the sounds and tastes, there will be a marketplace featuring everything from décor and jewelry to specialist food items. The Discovery Depot will have rotating presentations and craft activities throughout the day. For the kids 12 and under there will be free balloon twisting and a specially ticketed Adventure Grove with games, attractions, a petting zoo and more.
Tickets ($15 ages 13+, $5 ages 6-12, free ages 5 and younger) are on sale now and will be limited “in order to encourage social distancing.” BTW, the $30 Friday Night Bites ticket (value $45) includes Friday general admission for one, two beverage tickets (valid at Festival Beer/Wine Tents), exclusive access to the Tasting Room (including samples from multiple Addison restaurants and Addison Brewery Bitter Sister, indoor lounge and dedicated restrooms) and a voucher for 25% off at the Festival Merch Tent.”
* Photo provided by Taste Addison