Logan Square Food Truck Social Returns Aug 24 – 26
With Bigger Emphasis on Music!

Logan Square Food Truck Social will roll back into Logan Square for a third consecutive season, Friday, August 24th 5pm-10pm, Saturday August 25th, 11am-10pm and Sunday, August 26th 11am-8pm.  This year’s event promises more of the same delicious mobile eats paired with cold beer and even bigger and badder tunes.  Programmed by Chicago’s Empty Bottle Presents, the live music offerings at Logan Square Food Truck Social 2018 presents the widest assortment of music as any of the Food Truck Social-branded events this summer – with two dedicated stages (a main stage and a DJ stage).

“Logan Square has always been a great fit for our Food Truck Social model,” said Optimum Events president and founder, Kara Salgado.  “The neighborhood has especially embraced the live music, so we’ve put more emphasis into programming the stages this year.”

Besides the music,
over a dozen food trucks and local restaurants will offer up everything from lobster rolls to donuts, pierogi to sushi.  The event also showcases local makers, artists, and retail vendors; plus plenty of shady areas to picnic and enjoy an ice cold Tecate original lager beer or a refreshing Prairie Organic Vodka and Bai Sao Paulo Strawberry Lemonade. Prairie Organic Spirits will be sampling cocktails onsite, and Bai is sponsoring with full bottle giveaways.  In addition, the Shedd Aquarium will be at the event on Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm with a pop-up gallery featuring live art making.

The event is family friendly AND dog friendly, well behaved dogs on leashes are permitted and we will even have some shady areas for dog activities onsite. Logan Square's own Canine Crews will be on hand with doggie ice cream and a pup photo booth! Giant jenga will keep the kids busy while the dogs and humans chow down. Peloton is a sponsor of the event and patrons can even burn off some calories (and older kids can burn off some energy) on a stationary Peloton bike installation.

Like the other Food Truck Social festivals, a $20 Sampler Ticket consisting of six individual tickets will allow fest-goers to stroll around and try six (6) sample-sized portions from participating food trucks and local restaurants.  All regular full-sized menu items and food truck food and beverages will also be available for individual cash purchase. 

Empty Bottle Presents is programming the Main Stage and a DJ Stage featuring local and national acts.Renown live acts include Palm, The Men, Prefuse73... Click here for the complete Live Music line up.  For the DJ stage, Empty Bottle Presents has selected three different curators for each day: Friday – Boombastic, Saturday – QC with King Hippo, and Sunday – Closed Sessions.

There is an optional $5 donation to attend the event and a portion of the proceeds will benefit La Casa Norte / Northwest Food Partners Network and Friends of Brentano Elementary School.  The donation is optional, however for the safety and security of the patrons at the festival, we do ask that everyone wait in line (if there is one) and enter through our designated entrance gates; and fest patrons may be a subject to a bag search. Please be patient and understanding of these safety procedures.

Logan Square Food Truck Social 2018 Summary Detail:
Dates: August 24, 25, 26
Location: Humboldt Blvd between Armitage & 606 Trail, Chicago, IL 60647
Cost: $5 Donation
Hours: Fri, 5 pm to 10 pm; Sat, 11 am to 10 pm; Sun, 11 am to 8 pm

Sponsors & Partners: Tecate, Prairie Organic Vodka, Peloton, Bai, Boxed Water, Get Around, T-Mobile, Red Eye, The Reader, La Casa Norte, Northwest Food Partners Network, Empty Bottle Presents. 

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