Entertainment Schedule Set for Seventh Gourmet Food Truck Competition

Attendees at the seventh Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition will experience much more than competitors’ gourmet, on-the-go recipes. Accompanying the array of delicious food will be the marquee college football matchup of the weekend and three musical artists throughout the competition on Sept. 11 in Veterans Park.

The entertainment at this year’s event includes:

Ohio State vs. Oregon on the Jumbotron sponsored by Crabill Family Foundation – 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


Nothing pairs better with a great football game than fantastic food and ice cold drinks. Those attending the competition will be able to enjoy all three thanks to an 11’x17′ Jumbotron added to this year’s event. The giant screen will feature the marquee college football event of the weekend, with The Ohio State University going head-to-head with the University of Oregon. Kickoff is slated for 12 p.m.

Factory Line – 3:30-4:45 p.m.


Enjoy live music from Factory Line, featuring:
  • Patric Dawson – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
  • Jared Oder – Lead & Rhythm Guitar
  • Benjamin Miller – Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals
  • Christopher Wilke – Drums & Percussion/Backing Vocals
Learn more and sample music on the Factory Line Facebook Page.  

The Repeating Arms – 5:15-7:45 p.m.


Born in Dayton, slap dap in the heart of Planet Ohio, The Repeating Arms is a five piece string band. Combining equal parts Americana, roots, grass and rock, The Repeating Arms have spent nine years nourishing a musical seed planted nearly a decade ago. Harold Hensley croons believable heartfelt lyrics, while keeping the rhythm on guitar, Max Nunery creates a synth like banjo roll, all his own, all while singing that high tenor harmony, Brian Spirk cuts through the mix with percussive mandolin rhythms and leads, that seem to dance with the violin, John Lardinois classically executes other worldly violin parts,while sawing through his instrument on the dance inspired “fiddle songs”, Rob Thaxton holds down a dark and danceable low end on upright bass, making it impossible to sit still.
Learn more and sample music at TheRepeatingArms.Bandcamp.com or visit The Repeating Arms Facebook Page.  

Red Idle Rejects – 8:15-9:30 p.m.


Red Idle Rejects is an Alt-Country Americana band from Cincinnati, Ohio.
Sample their music and learn more at RedIdleRejects.com and visit the band’s Facebook Page.

“The entertainment line-up is just as important to us in bringing attendees to the park as the food trucks,” said Eddie Bell, Rotary member and Food Truck Competition marketing chair. “The entertainment lineup will attract sports fans and music fans, delivering something for everybody to enjoy in addition the fantastic food and drinks available all day long.”

The event and entertainment starts at 11 a.m. and runs through 9:30 p.m. Click here for more information about the competition, and be sure to download the competition’s mobile app to have all you need to prepare for and enjoy this year’s competition. 

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