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Food Truck Friday Grooves: September Lineup

Every Friday In September: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

11:00am - 2:00pm

Oval Lawn & Pavilion, Center City Park

Want to add it to your calendar? Register here. Drop-ins are always welcome.

Join us for some good eatin' and live music every Friday from 11am-2pm! Food truck Fridays are back and better than ever with live music! Each Friday will feature different trucks offering a variety of tasty eats. So come out, grab a bite, and enjoy the fresh air while listening to amazing local talent in Center City Park.

September 3rd, 11am-2pm: Cory Leutjen

North Carolina-based Cory Luetjen & The Traveling Blues Band is a two-time blues challenge winning group and a regional favorite, performing over 250 dates a year throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, & Virginia. They won the Greensboro, NC-based Piedmont Preservation Blues Society blues challenge in 2017, as well as the Durham-based Triangle Blues Society blues challenge in 2019. They placed in the semi finals of the 2020 International Blues Challenge held in Memphis, TN. Their brand of high energy brings a charismatic mix of blues, funk, and beach music for your entertainment pleasure!

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September 10th, 11am-2pm: Jonny Alright

Jonny Alright's music blends a classic rock feel with modern influences to create upbeat, soulful music. His high-energy vocals are sure to get any crowd on its feet and singing along!

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September 17th, 11am-2pm: Farewell Friend

Farewell Friend is a folk rock band based in Greensboro, North Carolina. The band consists of Tom Troyer (guitar, vocals), Aaron Cummings (drums), Mark Byerly (electric guitar, resonator, pedal steel), Evan Campfield (upright bass), and occasionally includes musician Caleb Baer (mandolin, violin, viola). Farewell Friend’s music is first and foremost an exploration of poetry, narrative, and storytelling. Their sound is a delicate avalanche of sonic texture and a presentation of recognizable and distorted folk and Americana forms. Their latest album [SAMSON] is an autobiographical exploration of Troyer's childhood growing up as the son of a small town preacher in rural Indiana, feelings of being an outsider in the South, and the lonely disappointments of his twenties. The album is cathartic shadow work explored through up front vocals and acoustic instruments while introducing raw electric textures, modern synth, and minimal percussion. If the Samson of the Old Testament is a cautionary tale, this album is a knowing nod at the hazard lights and an echo of the fog horn before the hurricane. With the release of their sophomore album in the Summer of 2019 "Glenwood and Gomorrah," Troyer established himself as producer and audio engineer mixing and mastering the entire album in a small bedroom in his former home in the Glenwood neighborhood. This album is both a question and a prayer for the neighborhood he grew up in, cataloging his personal relationships with neighbors during a time of swift gentrification.

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September 24th, 11am-2pm: Wake Moody

Wake Moody is an R&B/pop-rock musician who plays soulful, feel-good music in the vein of Earth Wind and Fire, Daniel Caesar, Lianne la Havas, John Mayer, and Bill Withers. He released his debut EP Shivers in 2019 and has played venues ranging from the NC State Fair to Eno River Festival, Cat’s Cradle, and more. “My childhood was sound-tracked by my parents’ favorite R&B, classic rock and soul records,” he explains, an influence apparent in his band’s soulful live shows, featuring hypnotic grooves and three-part harmonies.

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