April 11 2020
Loaded Up & Truckin’
Food Truck Off & Aural Pleasure Fest
The annual Loaded Up and Truckin’ Food Truck-Off and Aural Pleasure Fest returns April 11 to Oskar Blues Brewery, as we challenge some of the region’s best food trucks to an epic TRUCK-OFF in our own backyard! We’re switchin’ it up this year, with FREE general admission entry to the festival and $35 judges tickets.
With an ace lineup of music, beer flowin’ just steps from where it’s made, and all the delicious food your heart and stomach can dream of- it’s sure to be one kick ass day that’ll set the bar seriously high for the rest of your summer.
Loaded Up and Truckin’ is a rain or shine event.
Join us at Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard, NC.
342 Mountain Industrial Dr.
Brevard, NC 28712
General Admission – FREE
Judges Tickets – $35
Loaded Up and Truckin’ brings together an impossible collection of the best food on wheels. In addition to their full menus, each truck will serve a special menu item between noon and 4:30pm to festival goers who purchase a Judges Ticket. These lucky S.O.B.s will get the exclusive chance to cram one-of-a-kind mobile kitchen creations into their faces. Once all judgeable dishes have been tasted, the people’s court will preside over the judgement of the Truck-Off Grand Champion. The top three food trucks will be announced at the festival and win CA$H. With your mouth holes full, your ear holes might get jealous, but we gotchu covered with great live music all. day. Long.
There is no experience like the James Brown Dance Party.
The high energy performances offer an authentic experience that respects the legacy of James Brown while pushing the boundaries of funk forward by incorporating both musicians that toured with James Brown and distinguished musicians from around the world that have legacies of their own.
The result is an all out dance party with musicians and fans alike sharing in the love of James Brown and the booty shakin’ effects of the funkiest music ever written.
Musicians that have joined the James Brown Dance Party have included JB legends including Fred Wesley, Clyde Stubblefield and Fred Thomas while incorporating well known musicians from bands that have included Vulfpeck, Lettuce, Kool & The Gang, Trombone Shorty, The Dap Kings, The Vanguard, Bootsy Collins Band, Trey Anatasio Band, Snarky Puppy, Odesza, Big Gigantic, The Naughty Professor, George Porter Jr. of The Meters, and so many other great.
THE GET RIGHT BAND
The Get Right Band is a psychedelic indie rock power trio from Asheville, NC. They are a band focused on following their muses to honest self-expression, to whatever excites them and pushes them into unexplored territory. The Get Right Band proudly carries the torch for a long line of genre-bending power trios from Cream to The Jimi Hendrix Experience to The Police to Violent Femmes to Primus to Green Day to Nirvana to Sublime. It’s the space between the notes, the rawness and the maneuverability, that makes a power trio, well, so damn powerful.
Dedicated song crafting has always been the cornerstone of The Freeway Jubilee. A collective of multiple song-writers formed in Asheville in 2015, the group has maintained a heavy tour schedule since their inception and forged a true brotherhood on the road. Always striving to evoke an emotional experience in their listeners, the band continues to shape their lyrics and powerful vocal harmonies towards the human condition, inspired by the real life experiences of a traveling band on the current American landscape. Their refreshing, explosive blend of gospel-tinged southern rock and hard-driving soulful grooves, met with a flare of psychedelic mountain music, translates into a genre-dissolving sound that feels strangely familiar yet remains entirely unique to itself.
Releasing their demo tracks earlier this year via Bandcamp, The Soul Magnetics are a new band out of Asheville, NC that play classic sounding Funk and R&B. The demo, craft-fully entitled ‘Demo 2013’ is a short, punchy release displaying sounds reminiscent of James Brown’s “In the Jungle Groove” and The Meters “Chicken Strut.” The Magnetic’s present a clear emphasis on writing catchy, groove oriented music using early 1960’s style rhythm and tones.
Though a young group, The Soul Magnetics have made good headway into the scene rocking parties and smaller venues throughout the southeastern region. Guitarist Andy Link notes that playing live to them is all about keeping the crowd moving and having a good time.
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What the heck is a Truck-OFF?
Loaded Up and Truckin’ brings together 12+ 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 4pm to festival goers who purchase a ‘judges ticket.’ These lucky S.O.B.s will get the exclusive chance to cram more than twelve 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.
Can I buy food and beer at the festival?
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.
Still have questions?
Email AARON@OSKARBLUES.COM with your troubles.
How seriously do you enforce rules?
All substances deemed illegal at the federal, state, and local level are prohibited. Outside alcohol is also prohibited.
What if I want to run amuck and act like a jerk?
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.
Can I litter?
Can I smoke?
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.
Kids and Pets
Can I bring my dog/cat/parrot/wildebeest?
Pets are NOT allowed on the property at any time.
Can I bring my kids?
Kids are awesome. Children and anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian with them the entire time.