Bands Ready to Rock 6th Annual Gourmet Food Truck Competition

Those attending the Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition Aug. 17, will enjoy much more than delectable delights from mobile kitchens. Musicians of all varieties will grace the event stage throughout the day, treating mobile diners to a wide array of music.

Learn more about the musicians, and when they’ll be on stage below:

Andy Fox: 11 a.m. – Noon

Andy Fox is a Springfield guitarist of 30 years’ experience with an eclectic repertoire incorporating blues, folk, pop and classics of all genres, with a special emphasis on fingerstyle guitar. He performs regularly at venues throughout the river valley.

Tru Luv Band: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Specializing in jazz, soul and funk, Tru-Luv features the Hall family, which has a long history of musical talent, including world-renowned jazz musician Johnny Lytle. Kanesha Hall Scott plays bass, while her mother Gwen hall is lead soloist, and her father Chris Hall is lead guitarist. According to Scott, “The most special part about being in a band with my parents is celebrating the shared musical talent connecting us to prior generations where the familial musicianship began.”


Terrapin Moon: 2:15-3:15 p.m.

Terrapin Moon, formed in 2007, has become the Grateful Dead tribute band in Ohio. Terrapin Moon aims to please any ear with both classic and traditional covers, while still being unpredictable to make every show unique in its own way. Terrapin Moon draws largely from the music of the Grateful Dead, but also draws inspiration from artists like Bob Dylan, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and more.


Omega Point: 4-5:15 p.m.

Omega Point plays something for everyone, including Rock, Dance, Indy, Pop, and Country. The band’s goal is to not only have people up dancing but also sitting back and listening to some great live music.


Red Idle Rejects:  6:00-7:15 p.m.

The Red Idle Rejects formed in 2011 to perform the original tunes of Steve Bowling, previously of Red Idle. The other members of Red Idle deemed Steve’s latest tunes “too Country” for the band, so Steve formed a new band with the tongue-in-cheek name Red Idle Rejects. The tunes went over so well the band signed to Nashville’s Colt Records and have released two CDs through Colt, both to stellar reviews, with a third on the way. In addition to Steve Bowling on guitar and vocals, the band includes Daniel Ferguson on bass guitar, Mick Waltrip on drums, and Elton Clifton on lead guitar. The Red Idle Rejects are based in Cincinnati and perform live shows from Ohio to Florida and will be undertaking their first European tour next June



The Ark Band:  8-9:30 p.m.

The Ark Band specializes in reggae, calypso and soca music. Members of the band, hailing from St. Lucia, Sierra Leone, Ghana and the United States, capture any audience with their sets full of classics and current hit covers. The Ark Band aims to entertain, educate and enlighten their audiences with their music by expressing the love, peace and togetherness and spirituality our world needs today.

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