Cleveland Metroparks announced the inaugural Taste on the Lake presented by Sprint is coming to Edgewater Park Saturday July 7th and Sunday July 8th. Partnering with some of Cleveland’s finest local talent, Cleveland Metroparks will serve up a creative showcase of local food, beverages, arts and music. Vendors include notable Cleveland establishments featuring dishes from a variety of cuisines. Local and regional artists will have displays, demonstrations as well as artwork for retail. Live music from top local bands from the Cleveland music scene will take the iHeartRadio Main Stage each night.
“What better way to enjoy Cleveland's iconic lakefront then to showcase some of Cleveland's favorite chefs, arts and entertainment all in one location,” said Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian M. Zimmerman. “Edgewater Park has truly become a regional destination and this event is another way for Clevelanders to embrace our rich hometown pride.”
Last year, Edgewater Park set a new record with more than 1.5 million recreational visits.
The expansive green space will be set up with tents and seating areas where guests can enjoy food and beverage samples, the handiwork of local artists, or sit down, relax and take in live music.
General admission tickets are on sale now at a special presale price of $20. One food and beverage sample is included with admission. VIP tickets are $75 and include reserved parking, private restrooms, eight food and beverage samples, plus more. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Cleveland Metroparks Trails Fund. Tickets can be purchased at clevelandmetroparks.com/taste
This June will bring a new, free four-week Sunday concert series, ‘Lakefront Originals’, presented by Sprint, to the Centennial Plaza at Edgewater Beach. The special music series will feature local talent, performing original music. Each week, two bands will play from 4 – 7 PM. Bands who wish to be considered for inclusion in this year’s Lakefront Originals lineup, can submit an interest form through clevelandmetroparks.com/taste
The public will have the opportunity vote online and select two Lakefront Originals bands to open on the iHeartRadio main stage at Taste on the Lake.
“We are always looking for ways to enhance our guests’ experience,” said Kelly Manderfield, Cleveland Metroparks Chief Marketing Officer. “We’re elevating the experience for Sunday beachgoers to celebrate local, up-and-coming talent with the new Lakefront Originals concert series.”
"We’re looking forward to bringing the community together to connect with Cleveland culture and our lakefront through these unique experiences,” said Mark Nachman, Region President at Sprint.
The full chef, band and artist lineup for Taste on the Lake will be announced June 1, 2018.