The Broad Ripple Village Association, Do317 and The Vogue welcome back for the first time in 12 years the Taste of Broad Ripple, coming to one of Indianapolis’ most vibrant and historic neighborhoods. The action-packed one-day festival will bring the best local food, beer and live music to the streets of Broad Ripple Village this summer on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 3 to 10 p.m.
Home to an eclectic mix of local restaurants, independently owned shops and renowned bars and brew pubs, 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.
“I’m really excited about bringing back the 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 and great craft beer! Come experience the flavor that is (the Taste of) Broad Ripple.”
An all-ages event with several thousand expected to attend, the Taste of Broad Ripple will feature several interactive areas, including a Chef’s Night Off Tent with a Kid’s Pizza Making Contest from 3-5 p.m. and Chef Cook Off from 5-7 p.m., a Kids-Only Area open from 3-6:30 p.m. with Colts In Motion, the team’s Interactive museum, face painting and bounce house, a Monarch Beverage and Yuengling Beer Garden open from 3-9:30 p.m., featuring Yuengling and other select beers, and a Fresh Thyme tent.
Headlining the after party concert will be regular Vogue sell-out act Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press, an interactive party band covering sing-along hits from the ‘80s to now. Additional performers during the day will include The Easthills, Audiodacity and the Kyle Bledsoe Trio.
Main entrances for the festival will be located at Broad Ripple Ave. and N. Guilford Ave. (near Starbucks) and the north side of Rainbow Bridge. Streets will be closed from the intersection of N. Guilford Ave. and Broad Ripple Ave. to the north side of Rainbow Bridge on Guilford, and part of Westfield Blvd. to N. Winthrop Ave.
Free shuttles will run throughout festival hours to and from the Glendale Mall parking lot east of the area, and additional parking is TBD. There will be no cost to park at either location.
Tickets are $7 at the gate (cash only, ATMs available) or in advance (plus applicable fees if purchased online) at www.ticketfly.com. FREE admission for children ages 10 and under. 10% of all ticket sale income will be donated to Second Helpings to benefit their programs to help relieve hunger in Central Indiana.
Participating Food Vendors:
Scotty’s Brewhouse (Thr3e Wise Men), Flatwater Restaurant, Jazz Kitchen, BRICS Ice Cream, The Northside Social, La Chinita Poblana, Garden Table, Yats, Delicia / La Mulita, 317 Burger, Vanguard, BurgerFuel and more to be announced.
Sponsors of the Taste of Broad Ripple include:
Fresh Thyme, Monarch Beverage and Yuengling Beer, Chef’s Night Off, Central Restaurant Products and Sun King
Special Thanks to:
- The Indianapolis Colts for their Colts Stage and Colts In Motion, the team’s interactive museum
- Brewers of Indiana Guild
- Indianapolis Motor Speedway
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 and more to Indianapolis. The Vogue has helped produce all past Taste of Broad Rippleevents, four Party in the Park events and two Broad Ripple Park Blues Festivals. 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.
About Second Helpings
Second Helpings is helping transform lives through the power of food. By accepting donated perishable and overstocked food, Second Helpings prepares nutritious meals for thousands of hungry children and adults every day and distributes them free of charge through social service agencies in Greater Indianapolis. For more information, visit www.secondhelpings.org.