Press release :: Taste of Broad Ripple returns to Indy June 16

//Press release :: Taste of Broad Ripple returns to Indy June 16

Experience the flavor of Broad Ripple’s best local food, beer & live music all day!

Tickets on sale now! FREE for kids age 11 and under!

INDIANAPOLIS (March 19, 2018) – Following the success of 2017, the Broad Ripple Village Association and The Vogue welcome the return of Taste of Broad Ripple, an all-day celebration of one of the city’s most vibrant and historic neighborhoods. The action-packed one-day festival will bring the best of local food, beer and live music to the streets of Broad Ripple Village on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 3-10pm.

Tickets are $7 and available now online at www.ticketfly.com (plus applicable service fees) or at the gate (cash & credit card accepted, with ATMs available). FREE admission for children ages 11 and under. Ten percent of all ticket proceeds will be donated to Riley Children’s Foundation on behalf of Riley Children’s Hospital.

Home to an eclectic mix of local restaurants, independently owned shops and renowned bars and brewpubs, Broad Ripple is recognized as one of the most creative areas of Indianapolis, shaped by its nearby parks, the Central Canal, the Monon Trail and the winding White River. The Taste of Broad Ripple will embody no less, representing the essence of the only cultural district outside of downtown.

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“I’m really excited about our fifth Taste of Broad Ripple,” said Steven Ross, Festival Organizer. “The Taste is a great way to show everybody what Broad Ripple Village has – a cool entertaining atmosphere, a variety of tasty cuisine, fun for the kids, and great craft beer and cocktails for adults. We encourage everyone to bring the whole family and come experience the flavor that is the Taste of Broad Ripple.”

Festival Features

An all-ages event with thousands expected to attend, Taste of Broad Ripple will feature several interactive areas, including:

  • Chef’s Night Off Tent with a Broad Ripple Chef’s Cook-Off from 3-5 p.m.
  • Riley Kid’s Area open from 3-6:30 p.m. managed by theCityMoms, with a Colts Interactive Museum, face painting, lots of interactive inflatable games
  • HotBox Kid’s Pizza Tent where kids craft their own mini pizzas
  • School of Rock stage showcasing a School of Rock student band lineup
  • Live music on the main stage all day, featuring powerhouse funk-band The Main Squeeze, and local favorites Bigfoot Yancey, Clint Breeze & The Groove and The Stampede String Band
  • 30 food vendors and assorted non-food vendors
  • Yuengling Beer Garden open from 3-9:30 p.m. featuring Yuengling and Sun King
  • The VinoMobileBar featuring select wines, and the Southern Wine & Spirits Cocktail Tent with a host of assorted cocktails!

Getting There

Main entrances for the festival will be located at Broad Ripple Ave. and N. Winthrop (in front of Noodles & Co.); at the intersection of E. Westfield and N. Guilford (right by the IFD Station #32); and at the walkway alley on the southside of The Vogue, 6259 N. College. Streets will be closed from the intersection of E. Westfield and N. Guilford Ave. down Guilford Ave. south to the Kroger lot; and from N. Winthrop Ave. and Broad Ripple Ave. intersection, west down Broad Ripple Ave. to the intersection of N. College Ave. North Carrollton will also be closed from Broad Ripple Ave. south to in front of Hubbard & Cravens.

Parking

Free shuttles will run throughout festival hours to and from the Glendale Mall parking lot east of the area. Handicapped parking will be in the Broad Ripple High School parking lot. There will be no cost to park at either location.

Participating Food Vendors

BRICS, Somethin’ Sweet, The Jazz Kitchen, Sahm’s Place and Big Lug Canteen, HoiTea ToiTea, Goodfellas Pizzeria, Kilroy’s, HotBox Pizza, BurgerFuel, Louie’s Wine Dive & Ripple Kitchen, J&J Taste of Home Catering Food Truck, Chik-fil-A and many more to be announced.

Sponsors of the Taste of Broad Ripple include

Party Time Rental, Monarch Beverage and Yuengling Beer, Chef’s Night Off, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Riley Children’s Foundation, HotBox Pizza

Special Thanks to:

The Indianapolis Colts for their Colts In Motion Museum

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ABOUT THE VOGUE: Celebrating 40 years of bringing great talent to Indianapolis, The Vogue in Broad Ripple proudly presents The Taste of Broad Ripple. The Vogue is one of the most popular and storied venues in the Midwest, bringing performers such as Willie Nelson, The Ramones, Johnny Cash, Kings of Leon, Pink!, Dave Matthews Band, The Avett Brothers, and more to Indianapolis. The Vogue has helped produce all the Taste of Broad Ripple events, four Party in the Park events, two Broad Ripple Blues Festivals, and Walk the Talk Speaker Series.. For more information, visit www.thevogue.com.

ABOUT THE BROAD RIPPLE VILLAGE ASSOCIATION (BRVA): The Broad Ripple Village Association (BRVA) welcomes the Taste of Broad Ripple. The BRVA is the oldest and largest volunteer organization actively working on initiatives that enrich the community, attract investment, amplify public spaces and improve the quality of life in Broad Ripple. The BRVA brings people together to create a better environment for both residents and visitors of the Village. Collaboratively, the Vogue and The BRVA produce events that attract a good family crowd, where everyone has fun in a safe and friendly environment. For more information, visit brva.org

For more information: Contact: jennifer@thevogue.com

Website: www.tasteofbroadripple.com

Facebook: /tastebroadripple

Twitter: @tastebrdripple

Instagram: @tasteofbroadripple

For sponsorship information, contact bradyjacoba@gmail.com.

Media Contact: Andy Wilson, Bohlsen Group awilson@bohlsengroup.com | 317-602-7137

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