Each year, Redbird fans are treated to a great event featuring food, drinks, and entertainment before a home men’s basketball game.

This year’s Taste of Redbirds event will be held from 12:30-2:30 p.m. February 2 inside Horton Field House, prior to the 3:05 p.m. tipoff between the in-state rival Redbirds and Southern Illinois Salukis.

Admission to the Taste of Redbirds is free, but tickets for food and beverages (while supplies last) will be available for purchase at the event. Participating local vendors will offer diverse food selections available for a set amount of tickets. In addition, the Reggie Fun Zone will be set up in the field house, which will include inflatables and a climbing wall from Upper Limits. The Zoo Lady will also be in attendance to paint faces for kids at the event, and The Alamo II will be on hand with discounted Redbird merchandise for sale. The ISU pep band will cap off the event with a performance just prior to 2:30 p.m.

For more information on the Taste of Redbirds, please visit GoRedbirds.com or call (309) 438-3803. To order tickets for the ISU-SIU basketball game, please call the Redbird Arena Ticket Office at (309) 438-8000.