April 28, 2023
April 28, 2023

Daylong series of performances includes nationally known pop-punk, early-2000s-era bands

Taste Addison’s Saturday musical lineup will have you feeling like you’re at an early-2000s pop-punk music festival – in the best way possible. The Best-in-DFW festival, which dates back to 1993, will kick off at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3, with a performance by DFW-based act Van Full of Nuns before launching into the first of four nationally known bands.

Opening up the national music act portion of Saturday’s lineup is Meet Me @ The Altar, an all-female pop-punk band formed in 2015 and known for its 2022 song “Say It (To My Face),” which was in a popular Taco Bell TV commercial. The band, whose members come from Florida, Georgia and New Jersey, met and began performing together over the Internet. Meet Me @ The Altar will take the stage at 4:30 p.m.

At 6:30 p.m., Hawthorne Heights, whose style blends hard rock with melodic pop elements, takes the stage. The band from Dayton, Ohio, is known for songs including “Ohio is for Lovers” and “Saying Sorry.” Its first two albums, 2004’s “The Silence in Black and White,” and 2006’s “If Only You Were Lonely,” both achieved Gold certification, with the latter peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Next up is Story of the Year, an iconic post-hardcore band of the 2000s that is still making waves today. Story of the Year’s 2002 major-label debut, “Page Avenue,” contained the popular singles “Until the Day I Die” and “Anthem of Our Dying Day.” The band’s sixth studio album, “Tear Me to Pieces,” was released earlier this month, along with a new music video for the title track. Story of the Year will perform at 8:30 p.m.

The musical lineup for Friday, June 2 will be announced at a later date. Tickets for Taste Addison go on sale at 10 a.m. March 29 at tasteaddisontexas.com.

There’s more than music at Taste Addison: You’ll also find food from top-notch Addison eateries, wine and spirits tastings, special performances and activities for the whole family during the festival. For more information, go to tasteaddisontexas.com.


WHAT: Sample all that Addison has to offer at Taste Addison, the iconic festival that dates back to 1993. The best-in-DFW experience includes national music artists, top-notch Addison eateries, wine and spirits tastings, special performances, activities for the whole family, and a chance to discover what makes Addison the live-work-play capital of North Texas.

WHEN: Friday, June 2, 6 p.m. to midnight | Saturday, June 3, 2 p.m. to midnight

WHERE: Addison Circle Park 4970 Addison Circle, Addison, TX 75001

The event entrances are located along Quorum Drive between Addison Circle and Festival Way.

TICKETS: Purchase at www.TasteAddisonTexas.com. Tickets go on sale March 29.

  • General admission: $15 ages 13+, $5 ages 6-12, free ages 5 and younger. Please purchase tickets in advance; onsite purchase is via card only.
  • VIP: $60 includes single day admission, two beverage tokens (valid at Festival Beverage Tents), two Taste Bite vouchers (valid at any food booth), access to Main Stage Viewing Deck (limited capacity), access to VIP Lounge (air-conditioned indoor seating, private restrooms, food for purchase, exclusive entertainment). VIP tickets are required for all ages to access reserved areas (except for infants 12 months and younger). Limited quantity available. A $75 value.
  • VIP Reserved Parking: $25. An online-only add-on to VIP tickets, a limited quantity of reserved VIP parking is available at the Addison Conference and Theatre Center parking lot (15650 Addison Road).
  • Hotel packages: Book a Taste Addison hotel package and enjoy special rates on quality accommodations, four general admission tickets and access to stage-front viewing. Guests should request a hotel package voucher at check-in at participating hotels to present at the event.


  • Millennium Garage (Millennium Garage (15455 N. Dallas Parkway)
  • Colonnade Garage (15305 N. Dallas Parkway)
  • Addison Circle One Garage (15601 N. Dallas Parkway)
  • Addison Circle Two Garage (15725 N. Dallas Parkway)
  • Accessible parking is available at the DART Transit Center (4925 Arapaho Road)