Loaded Up and Truckin’ brings together an impossible collection of the best food on wheels. In addition to their full menus, each truck will serve a special menu item between noon and 4:30 pm to festival goers who purchase a ‘judges ticket.’ These lucky S.O.B.s will get the exclusive chance to cram one-of-a-kind mobile kitchen creations into their faces. Once all judge-able dishes have been tasted, the people’s court will preside over the judgment of the Truck-Off Grand Champion. The top three food trucks will be announced at the festival and win CA$H. With your mouth holes full, your ear holes might get jealous, but we gotchu covered with great live music all. day. long. including headliners, the Infamous Stringdusters.
Loaded Up and Truckin’ is a rain or shine event.
New location in 2019!
Join us at Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard, NC.
342 Mountain Industrial Dr.
Brevard, NC 28712
The Infamous Stringdusters rise to new heights on their ninth full-length record Rise Sun. For the album, the GRAMMY® Award-winning quintet—Andy Falco [guitar], Chris Pandolfi [banjo], Andy Hall [dobro], Jeremy Garrett [fiddle], and Travis Book [double bass]—expanded their signature sound by perfecting their seamless fusion of All-American-bluegrass and rock.
Once again sail into uncharted territory moored only by their expressive patchwork of All-American bluegrass threaded together with strands of rock, jazz, funk, country, old-time, and more.
As they approached this latest body of work, the group’s ambition matched their outsized creative curiosity.
“Rise Sun was sparked by the feeling of wanting something better for the world—more love, more awareness, and more compassion,” says Hall. “It’s a message of taking care of each other, our planet, and ourselves. We all shared this feeling as evidenced by the songs we brought to the project. It’s the feeling of a rising sun as opposed to a dark night. Sometimes a message of hope is less popular than one of despair, but it’s much-needed nevertheless.”
The music is a patchwork amalgam of influences, including: twangy Southern rock (they’ve opened for the Drive-By Truckers), reverb-soaked psychedelia reminiscent of early My Morning Jacket or fellow Athens residents Phosphorescent, soaring guitar solos à la Neil Young and Crazy Horse, rhythmic jangle from that other Athens band, REM, multi-part vocal harmonies (which every band ought to have, dammit), and, weaving through it all, lyrical slide guitar. – Vox.com
Quickly blazing a name for themselves with their progressive approach to American folk music, Fireside Collective delights listeners with memorable melodies and contemporary songwriting. Formed in the mountain city of Asheville North Carolina, the band plays original songs on stringed instruments, intended for a modern audience. Following the release of their debut album “Shadows and Dreams”, the band hit the road seeking to engage audiences with their energetic live show built on instrumental proficiency, colorful harmonies, and innovative musical arrangements.
Well what do you call it?
“Bluegrass, Newgrass, perhaps Progressive folk…” These are some descriptions mandolinist and songwriter Jesse Iaquinto chooses to identify with. “Depending on where you come from and your experience with folk music, you may think we’re very traditional, or on the other hand, consider us a progressive act. We appreciate both ends of the spectrum and may lie on a different end on any given night.” While roots music lies at the core of the Collective’s songs, a willingness to explore the boundaries and present relevant new material remains fundamental.
Life can be a confusing muddle of risks and uncertainties. As a high school kid experimenting with music for the first time, Clint Roberts looked to make some sense out of the chaos. Penning his first original song was all it took for Clint to get hooked, and soon he was writing songs and playing shows around North Carolina with his newfound friends in the folk and Americana music scene. Now, as a singer-songwriter living in Nashville, TN, Clint draws on the Southern music traditions of gospel, blues, and country to sing his songs of heart- break, doubt, mental illness, and questions of meaning.
Loaded Up and Truckin’ brings together more than fifteen regional food trucks – an impossible collection of the best food on wheels. In addition to their full menus, each truck will serve a special menu item between noon and 4 pm to festival goers who purchase a ‘judges ticket.’ These lucky S.O.B.s will get the exclusive chance to cram more than fifteen different, one-of-a-kind mobile kitchen creations into their faces. Once all judge-able dishes have been tasted, the people’s court will preside over the judgment of the Truck-Off Grand Champion. The top three food trucks will be announced at the festival and win CA$H.
YES! All of the trucks will be selling full menus of food and Oskar Blues will be selling all of the beers. All of them. If you want to taste the special menu items the trucks are making for the competition, buy a judge’s ticket! You’ll get a free taste from every truck.
Email AARON@OSKARBLUES.COM with your troubles.
All substances deemed illegal at the federal, state, and local level are prohibited. Outside alcohol is also prohibited.
Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. Security staff reserve the right to remove anyone from the property immediately without a refund if they deem it necessary.
We wish you wouldn’t, but if you must, please be aware of and sensitive to the people around you. Dispose of cigarette butts in the appropriate containers.
Pets are NOT allowed on the property at any time.
Kids are awesome. Kids under 10 can attend the festival for free. Children and anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian with them the entire time.