Illinois State Athletics will host the 14th annual Taste of Redbirds on Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 4:30–6:30 p.m. in Horton Field House prior to the men’s basketball game against Drake at 7 p.m.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase from local area restaurants and food vendors. Last year’s vendors included Alexander’s Steakhouse, Avanti’s, Bandana’s, BEER NUTS, Buffalo Wild Wings, Denny’s Doughnuts and Bakery, D. P. Dough, Edible Arrangements, Famous Dave’s, Hy-Vee, Joe’s Station House, Moe’s Southwest Grill, and Times Past Inn with possibly more vendors added this year.

Reggie’s Fun Zone will be in the field house with inflatables, face painting and a climbing wall.

Entrance to the Taste is free. $1 tickets for purchasing food, soda and water will be sold an hour before the event on the concourse of Horton Field House, and inside the field house during the event.

Although tickets to the men’s basketball game are not required to attend the Taste, we need you to help us pack the arena to cheer on the Redbirds and beat Drake!  Tickets to the game can be purchased online at, by calling the ISU Athletics Ticket Office at (309) 438-8000, or in person at the ticket office located in Redbird Arena.