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Main Stage

North Stage

JAZZ FROM BLOOMINGTON STAGE

(located near the Bloomington Banquet Sculpture)

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Lexi Minnich, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

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Lexi and the Strangers make sweet, heartbreaker country music. She began playing shows at 8 years old when she would step up during the set breaks at her Daddy's shows and proceed to break every heart in the house with her sweet voice. Now she picks with an outfit of Bloomington's finest seasoned musicians. Mark Minnick locks down the drums and Matt Brookshire rocks the bass. The Strangers often include local heroes Berry Elkins on mandolin and picker Dan of the White Lightning Boys. The sound is rounded out by Matt Lundquist on the pedal steel.

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Waiter-Waitress Race 4:00 - 4:30 pm

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The annual waiter/waitress race pits the best of Bloomington’s restaurant service professionals against one another for a year’s worth of bragging rights. Each team of servers competes to see who can complete the obstacle course quickly and without spilling the beverage they’re carrying. The first team to complete the task and pop the cork on their bottle of champagne wins.

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White Lightning Boys, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

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A bluegrass band based in Brown County and Bloomington, Indiana. Expect lot sof high energy traditional and original bluegrass, folk and country music from the heart and the hills.

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The Vallures, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

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The Vallures are five ladies and one gentleman who are giving the hits of the sixties a fresh new face. Bringing the sounds of girl group era Motown, rock, soul, rhythm and blues to life once again in Bloomington and beyond, with new twists and all the energy and creativity of the originals. The live show has got it all; the songs you love as well as rare gems you can't believe you've never heard. Don't forget about the eyeliner, coordinated dresses, big hair and heels, baby! The Vallures are alright, uptight, outta' sight and will have you singing and dancing all night!

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Jake Dodds, 8:30 - 9:00 pm

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Jake Dodds & the Stagecoach Revolver Band is a high energy country college band ready to bring the fun to any party you throw at them with a show packed full of high energy excitement that anyone who has ever turned the radio to a country station, knows. The Stagecoach doesn't stop there, but also plays great rock classics that will have you singing along (even if you don't remember all the words) and if you're listening close you'll even hear a few of their own.

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Clayton Anderson, 9:30 - 11 pm

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One of the best college bands out there right now, hailing from right here at Indiana University, the Clayton Anderson Band is the most electrifying college country band around. Expect to join the party of a lifetime. Most notably, Clayton has shared stages with acts such as Kenny Chesney, James Otto, Eric Church, Pat Green and Luke Bryan (just to name a few), as well as continuously headlining at the Academy of Country Music's Venue of the Year - Joe's Bar. CAB provides the most electrifying performance in country music to entertain their dedicated fans and those just discovering what the excitement's all about!

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All Access Band, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

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The All Access Band has quickly become the premiere band for rocking country and pop covers along with great originals. The energy they exude during one of their live shows is guaranteed to get you off your butt and on your feet. With driving rhythms and amazing dual vocals, the AAB is unmatched because of their versatility. The band plays off their live experiences and it comes forward in their original music.

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Rods and Cones, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

North Stage

The classic Indiana power trio Rods and Cones, consisting of PK Lavengood, Russ Levitt and Dave Merris returns to the Bloomington stage. In the 80's the Rods and Cones were one of the Midwest's top touring cover bands.

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Ragin' Texans, 6:00 - 7:15 pm

North Stage

Ragin' Texans are a country-blues band made up of some of the finest musicians in Bloomington, Indiana. Locals (and even frequent visitors or former IU students) will recognize these names: Jim Bracken, Gordon Bonham, Craig Brenner and Brian Lapin are synonymous with great local music!

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Hairbangers Ball, 7:45 - 9:15 pm

North Stage

Not so long ago, bands like Poison, Guns N' Roses, Mötley Crüe and Skid Row were selling millions of records and playing sold-out arenas across the country. One tribute band has tapped into the nostalgic energy of the "Decade of Decadence" like no other. Delivering uncanny live performances and the wildest, never-ending party since Axl Rose was welcoming millions of rabid fans to his rock n' roll jungle! It's called Hairbangers Ball, and the crazy train has left the station, complete with the monster hair, the tattoos, the leopard print spandex, pyrotechnic masterpieces and all the make-up you can handle. As the name suggests, this is not just a band. It is the wildest party coming to a rock shop near you. We are not exaggerating when we tell you that this six piece is blowing the roofs off of large clubs and venues both figuratively and literally. Whether you are 21, 25, 30 or 40 years old, Hairbanger's Ball is a chronic party on maximum overdrive.

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Main Squeeze 9:45 - 11:00

North Stage

"Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press is like the cover band that's never seen a cover band." - Said a smart, observant man.

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BBQ Train

Booth 29

  • Pulled Pork Sandwiches
  • Ribs
  • Cole Slaw
  • Bottled Water

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Bombay Café

Booth 1

  • Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Vegi Masala
  • Nutella Crepe

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Brother’s Bar & Grill

Booth 45

  • Wisconsin Famous Cheese Curds

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Bruster’s Ice Cream/h2>

Booth 12

  • Ice Cream
  • Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Sorbet

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B-Town Diner

Booth 37

  • Biscuits and Gravy
  • Zuccinipancakes
  • Stuffed French Toast
  • Freddyburger

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Bucceto’s Smiling Teeth

Booth 38

  • Pizza
  • Greek Salad
  • Spinach Artichoke Sandwich
  • Bruschetta

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BuffaLouie’s at the Gables

Booth 31

  • Sweet Lou Burger
  • Buffalo Wings
  • Loaded Fries
  • Waffle Desserts

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Butch’s Grill & Eatzeria

Booth 43

  • Pepperoni Knots
  • Pesto Gnocchi with Garlic Knot
  • Italian Smoked Sausage
  • Giant Cookies

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Carson's BBQ & Catering

Booth 36

  • Pulled Pork Sandwiches
  • Rib Tips
  • Turkey Ribs
  • Baked Beans

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Chapmans Restaurant & Bar

Booth 8

  • Pu.lled Pork Slider
  • Grilled Mahi Mahi Kabobs
  • Grilled Veggie Kabobs
  • Fresh Strawberry Lemonade

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City Bloomington Utilities

Booth 15

  • Drinking Water

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Coaches Bar & Grill

Booth 6

  • Firecracker Shrimp
  • BBQ Pork Slider
  • Fish Tacos

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Crazy Horse

Booth 13

  • Lemon Basil Hummus
  • World Famous Cheese Stix
  • Pulled Pork Tacos

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DATS

Booth 21

  • Bourbon Chicken
  • Carmalized Corn and Black Beans
  • Thai Peanut Etouffee with Chicken

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El Norteno

Booth 24

  • Taquitos Flautas
  • Mexican Tacos
  • Burritos & Quesadillas
  • Beans & Rice

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FARMbloomington

Booth 10

  • FARMfamous Garlic Fries
  • Summer Golden Gazpacho
  • Mango Iced Tea

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Grazie! Italian Eatery

Booth 20

  • Grilled Sausage & Pepper Sandwiches
  • Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Grilled Eggplant Pita

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Gypsy Moon Food Truck

Booth 44

  • Mojo Pork Tacos
  • Seasonal Vegetable Tacos
  • Gypsy Chicken Tacos
  • Bacon Blue Cheese Guacomole
  • Gypsy Juice

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Hartzell’s Ice Cream

Booth 25

  • Pre-Scooped Cups of Ice Cream
  • Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
  • Ice Cream Brownie Sandwiches
  • Bottled Water

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HuHot Mongolian Grill

Booth 46

  • Back Yard BBQ
  • Be Free (of Gluten)
  • Egg Roll

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Inga’s Popcorn

Booth 9

  • Classic Caramel Popcorn
  • Classic Cheddar Popcorn
  • Chicago Mix Popcorn
  • Snickerdoodle Popcorn
  • Bottled Water

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Irish Lion Restaurant & Pub

Booth 28

  • Blarney Puff Balls
  • Sheperds Pie
  • Irish Bangers

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Janko’s Little Zagreb

Booth 35

  • Spicy Meatball Bucherest
  • Ribeye Sandwich
  • Bottled Water

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Joan’s Caramels

Booth 11

  • Homemade Caramels
  • Chocolate Chip Truffles
  • Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Balls
  • Turtle Candy

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Kilroy’s Bar and Grill

Booth 17

  • Bread Stix with Cheese and Marinara Sauce
  • Pulled Chicken
  • Brats
  • Lemonade

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Kilroy’s Sports Bar

Booth 18

  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Pulled Pork BBQ
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Strawberry Slushie

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King Gyros

Booth 5

  • Gyros Sandwich
  • Italian Beef Sandwich
  • Beef Hot Dog
  • Baklava

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Macri’s at the Depot

Booth 30

  • Grilled Corn on the Cob
  • Mozz Sticks
  • Chicken Kabobs
  • Lemonade

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Maui Wowi Coffees & Smoothies

Booth 22

  • Fresh Fruit & Yogurt Smoothies
  • Vanilla Iced Coffee

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Mother Bear’s Pizza

Booth 2

  • Pizza Slices, Various
  • Strawberry Lemonade

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Mother Bear's Pizza

Booth 27

  • Penne Rosa
  • Wisconsin Mac and Cheese
  • Bangkok Curry

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Peacetree Mountain Truffles

Booth 41

  • Cookie Truffles
  • Wine Truffles (Non-Alcoholic)
  • Coffee Truffles
  • Chocolate Lollipops

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Pizza X

Booth 14

  • Pizza Slices, Various

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Rush Hour Station

Booth 7

  • Massaman Curry
  • Gyoza
  • Thai Tea
  • Fried Rice
  • Avocado Shake

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Samira Restaurant

Booth 33

  • Roasted Chicken Drumstick
  • Quabli
  • Potato & Okra Curry
  • Grilled Eggplant

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Scotty’s Brewhouse

Booth 39

  • Scooter with Cheese
  • Dill Chips
  • Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Loaded Waffle Fries

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Serendipity Martini Bar

Booth 23

  • Elota Style Corn
  • Cumin & Orange Slaw
  • Middle Eastern Chick Peas
  • Lemouroudji (Lemonade)

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Smokin' Jacks Rib Shack

Booth 16

  • Ribs/BBQ
  • Sweet Corn on the Cobb
  • Cornbread
  • Sweet Tea

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Soma Coffeehouse and Juicebar

Booth 40

  • Cold Brew Coffee
  • Berry Berry Good Smoothie
  • TD’s Peachy Smoothie

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Sweet Claire

Booth 4

  • Sweet Rolls
  • Shortcakes
  • Cookies
  • Iced Tea & Italian Soda

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Texas Roadhouse

Booth 19

  • Corn on the Cobb
  • Pork Chop on a Stick
  • BBQ Chicken on a Stick
  • Flavored Sweet Tea

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The Big Cheeze

Booth 32

  • Mac Daddy
  • Fajita Grilled Cheese

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The Chocolate Moose

Booth 32

  • Ice Cream (prescooped)
  • Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Moose Horns
  • Bottled Water

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The Tamale Cart

Booth 42

  • Taco - Pulled Pork OR Veg
  • Chili Lime Beef Tamale
  • Veg Sweet Potato & Goat Cheese Tamale
  • Torta
  • Jalapeno Cornbread

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Trojan Horse

Booth 34

  • Gyros Sandwich
  • Hummus & Pita
  • Baklava

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Upland Brewing Co

Booth 36

  • Pork Tacos

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Pepsi, Beer and Wine Tents

Beer and Wine Tickets $5.00

ID Wrist Band Required to Purchase Beer and Wine

NO REFUNDS

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Pepsi

  • Pepsi
  • Diet Pepsi
  • Mountain Dew
  • Sierra Mist
  • Life Water and Water

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Best Beers

  • Budwiser
  • Bud Light
  • Michelob Amberbock
  • Shocktop
  • Shocktop Lemon Shandy

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Bloomington Brewing Company

  • Quarrymen Pale Ale
  • Rooftop IPA
  • Kirkwood Cream
  • Ruby Bloom Amber

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Upland Brewing Company

  • Wheat
  • Dragonfly IPA
  • Champagne Velvet
  • Campside Summer Session Ale

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Oliver Winery

  • Pinot Grigio 2012
  • Viognier 2010
  • Chambourcin Rose 2012
  • Shiraz 2011
  • Merlot 2010
  • Gewurztraminer 2011
  • Creekbend Traminette 2012
  • Moscato
  • Beanblossom Original Hard Cider
  • Peach Honey Wine
  • Strawberry Honey Wine
  • White Sangria Classic Spritzers

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Butler Winery

  • Established in 1984, Butler concentrates on producing quality wine from Indiana grown grapes and other fruits.

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Taste of Bloomington Information

The 32nd Annual Taste of Bloomington will take place on June 21, 2014 from 3 to 11 pm at Showers Common (7th & Morton Streets).

Parking is available in City garages at the following locations:
7th & Walnut Streets
4th & Walnut Streets
7th & Morton Streets

Make it a weekend! Check the Visit Bloomington Special Offers page for great deals on area hotel rooms!

A portion of the proceeds from Taste of Bloomington will benefit the Hoosier Hills Food Bank and the Community Kitchen of Monroe County.

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Children’s Area 3:00- 8:00 pm

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Indy East Inflatable’s, 3:00 - 7:00 pm

Kids Area

Enjoy one large blow up bounce house and for the little ones enjoy two mini bounce houses.

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Octopus, Ink., 4:00 - 8:00 pm

Kids Area

David Weigand is Octopus, Ink., a one-person entertainment business focusing on (but not limited to) magic and balloon twisting. He performs for children at birthday parties, community events, school fairs, corporate functions, summer camps, family reunions, etc. David will be doing magic for kids during Taste 4-8pm.

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All Smiles Clown Company 4:00 - 8:00 pm

Kids Area

Will be on hand for face painting fun for a small fee of $5.00

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Wonder Lab, 4:00 - 8:00 pm

Kids Area

Will be doing hands-on music activities and also freezing cheese puffs with Liquid Nitrogen for people to eat, basically giving them a “Taste of Science”!

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Taste Committee Members

Taste of Bloomington Committee Members

Jeff Baird
Rex Barnes
Becky Barrick Higgins
Marie Carpenter
Talisha Coppock
Lauren Dexter
Julie Ernest
Sylvia Garrison
Gene Harrawood
Josh Hutchison
Dave Kubiak
Lisa LeMarca
Becky Merida
Scott Miller
Joe Miller
Jackie Meyer
Aaron Nance
Bob Neely
Laura Newton
Vicki Pierce
Patti Russo
Corissa Schutte
Tom Slabaugh
Patrick Smith
Evan Somes
Ron Stanhouse
Steve Swihart
Shawn Trendleman
Adam Wason
April Wason

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Special Thanks

Taste of Bloomington Special Thanks to the Following:

B97
Boy Scout Troop 170
Bub’s Burgers
CFC Properties
City of Bloomington
Edgewood Band Boosters
Graham Security
Herald Times
Hoosier Country 105.1
Hoosier Disposal
Indiana Daily Student
Lamar
Macri’s at the Depot
Monroe Co. Health Department
Monroe Tuff Jon
Perfect Parties Tents & Events
Smallwood Apartments
SpringHill Suites

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Help Recycle

Taste of Bloomington is working to minimize its environmental impact. Here is how Taste attendees can help. Waste diversion is being practiced with recycling bins and 3 stations throughout the site.

Please Recycle your PLASTIC CUPS and BOTTLES

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Get a Ride Home!

IU Health Community Health, the City of Bloomington Safe & Civil Cities, and the Monroe County Prosecutor's office will sponsor cab rides for individuals who need a safe ride home from the Taste of Bloomington. Cabs from e2, Red Tire and Yellow Cab will be available on site. Call 812-353-5767 for information. Call 812-353-9300 to obtain a cab ride voucher ($10 value) in advance of the event or stop by the Safe Rides Home booth at the event.

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Emergency Information

Heightened State of Alert

Music, food sales may be occuring but you should be aware of inclement weather and be ready to move into action and evacuate quickly in the case of rapidly developing severe weather.

Evacuation

In the case of imminent severe weather including lighting and thunder you should evacuate and seek permanent shelter. Taste will suspend operations immediately. Air horn blasts by order of the Bloomington Police Department will sound.

Contact the Event Hotline at 812.349.3754 for re-opening information.

If Emergency Exists call 911

Taste of Bloomington is a Non-Smoking Event

No Refunds • No Pets • No Bicycling

Rest rooms are located, West and North entrances.

First aid, Security information area at south main entrance information tent, 7th & Morton St.

Missing Children/Parents: Go to the Main Stage

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