Entertainment Announced for Food Truck Competition in August

This year’s Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition will feature a variety of local bands and musicians throughout the day and into the evening as attendees enjoy the sounds, smells and flavors of the Aug. 15 event.

The Ark Band, Matt Rees and Omega Point will return as performers, along with new acts Mad River Railroad, the Hugely Brothers and Tony Powell. There will be something for everyone, from food to drinks to music, with a set list featuring reggae, rock, bluegrass and acoustic solos. Learn more about the musical acts playing at the competition here.

“Our entertainment lineup for this year is definitely something people won’t want to miss,” said Edward Bell, Rotary member and Food Truck Competition marketing committee chair. “It’s all about the experience, and the music will certainly add to that.”

Each act will perform for 60 to 90 minutes, with 30-minute breaks between each set from noon to 9 p.m. The entertainment schedule can be found at springfieldfoodtruck.com, along with competition details and a list of food trucks that will be in attendance.

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This year, the Food Truck Competition will showcase 40 food trucks, of which half are returning and the other 20 are first-time competitors. Some of the cuisine options include gourmet hot dogs and sandwiches, Belgian waffles, crab and shrimp, empanadas, smoked BBQ, wood fired pizza, gourmet grilled cheese and delectable desserts. Attendees will find food from all walks of life and many parts of the world.

All proceeds from the event, sponsored by Speedway, will benefit the Springfield Rotary Club’s charitable causes, including Services to People with Disabilities, Polio Plus and the International Project in Lesotho, Africa.

The Springfield Rotary Club was founded in 1914 and is comprised of community business and professional leaders who volunteer their time and resources to help others in the Clark County area and throughout the world. This will be the club’s second annual Gourmet Food Truck Competition, with proceeds benefiting its various charitable causes.

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