The Taste of Roselle will be serving up food, music and fun this weekend.
The Roselle Lions Club invites the community to their 39th annual block party on Friday, July 30, to Sunday, Aug. 1.
The festival, featuring food, live entertainment, carnival, bingo tent, and craft fair, will be 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday on Main Street between Roselle Road and Howard Avenue. Admission is free.
On Friday, Lonesome Tony will kick off the musical entertainment with his acoustic blues and covers at 6:30 p.m. The Rob Post Band will perform classic covers at 8 p.m., followed by Physical Graffiti, a Led Zeppelin tribute, at 9:35 p.m.
On Saturday, the Roselle School of Music will present a “Cavalcade of Stars” at noon. The Voodoo Dolls will perform rock, country, and 1990s alternative music at 2 p.m.
At 3:30 p.m., Old Stumpy will explore the rock and bluegrass sound, followed at 5 p.m. by the Schaumburg School of Rock. The blues and Americana band Bacon Train will entertain at 6:30 p.m.
The Last Generation will perform a combination of original music and rock covers at 8 p.m. The rock band Camouflage Moon will wrap up the evening’s entertainment at 9:30 p.m.
On Sunday, the Christian Tabernacle Church Choir will sing at noon. Enjoy the Live Pete Show — Old Time Rock n Roll at 1:30 p.m. Black Bolts will perform retro soul and garage rock at 3 p.m. Scarlet Mountain, a Grateful Dead tribute band, will perform at 4:30 p.m.
The main stage musical entertainment will wrap up with the Southern rock sounds of Dixon Bandits at 6 p.m.
Stop by the craft fair from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.
The Roselle Chamber of Commerce is hosting a bingo tent from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
There will be special times for children’s games from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The games are free with a canned food item for Bloomingdale Township Food Pantry.
Civic Plaza at Prospect and Main streets will become the Showcase Plaza during the Taste of Roselle.
Local talent will be featured in the Showcase Plaza throughout the weekend, including live acoustic musical acts, dance studios, fitness classes and more. DJ RixMix will also be in the plaza playing today’s hits all weekend long, starting at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 6 p.m. Sunday.
On Friday, it will begin at 6 p.m. with opening ceremonies, posting of the colors and gun salute by Northwest DuPage American Legion Post 1084, the national anthem by The Roselle Horns, and opening remarks by Mayor David Pileski. At 7 p.m., JeffJazz will perform, followed by singer and guitarist Dave Carmona at 8 p.m.
On Saturday, the festival will open at noon with Zumba by Anytime Fitness of Roselle. The Vest Dance Troupe will be performing German dances at 1 p.m. and HOTT Productions Dance Company will perform at 2 p.m. It will be followed by Joie Allen — Circus Act at 3 p.m. and FittyGibbz performing classic rock and blues at 4 p.m. Blues musician Lonesome Tony returns to the stage at 5 p.m. Saturday. Jim Bartholomew, Roselle’s Troubadour, will take the stage at 6 p.m. The Sideshowmen will perform alternative music at 7 p.m. Double Brewed will perform acoustic pop, rock, and country at 8 p.m.
On Sunday, Anytime Fitness of Roselle will open the Showcase Plaza at noon. The Vest Dance Troupe returns at 1 p.m. Sunday to perform German dances. At 2 p.m., it will be Lights, Camera, Dancin’ Dance Studio. Joie Allen returns at 3 p.m. Sunday with his Circus Act. Greanleaf will perform folk and blues music at 4 p.m., followed by Sammy Ray, playing acoustic blues, at 5 p.m.
Local vendors participating include Pollyanna Brewing Co., Italian Pizza Kitchen, Sammy’s Mexican Grill, Doctor Dogs, Calle Café, Bloomingdale Café, DQ and the Roselle Sons of the American Legion, along with Dippin Dots, Genoa Italian, Midwest Citrus Smashers, Mylo’s Greek Food, Lee’s Concessions, Suzie’s Fun Food, Old Salem Café, Kona Ice, and more will be at this year’s Taste of Roselle. The beer & wine tent is sponsored by the Roselle Lions Club.
There will be free parking for the Taste of Roselle at the Maple Avenue commuter lot. Handicapped parking is located at the Printing Plus parking lot, 201 E. Irving Park Road on the corner of Irving Park Road and Park Street.