The food trucks that will be at Cary’s first Chatham Street Chowdown of the year have been announced.
The popular food truck rally, which grew in footprint, the number of trucks and attendees last year, is Sunday, April 17, from noon to 4:30 p.m. in downtown Cary.
The lineup will feature 19 trucks: American Meltdown, Baguettaboutit, Banh Mi Ha Long, Barone Meatball Co., Baton Rouge Cuisine, Belgian Waffle Crafters, Bull City Street Food, Chirba Chirba Dumpling, Dusty Donuts, Flattz Signature Flat Breads, JAM Soft Serve Ice Cream, Oak City Fish & Chips, Parlez-Vous Crepe, Philly’s Cheesesteaks, Pie Pushers, Stuft, The Humble Pig, Ty’s All Natural and The Wandering Moose.
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Entertainment will be provided by West Street Band, which will play a mix of classic rock and Top 40 songs from noon to 2 p.m., and Bailey’s Comet, who will play rock, beach and funk tunes from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The stage has moved from Chatham and Walker streets to North Academy Street, not far from Fidelity Bank.
“We felt like it centralizes it more,” said Adam Bell, the town’s festivals and events supervisor. “They can easily come into the middle (of the event) and enjoy the music.”
The event will stretch across Chatham Street, starting at Harrison Avenue, crossing Academy Street, and extending to Walker Street. The event is held rain or shine.
The following roads will be closed from 9 a.m. to about 6 p.m.:
Academy Street from the train tracks on the north side to the parking lot of Ashworth’s Village on the south side.
Chatham Street from Harrison Avenue to Walker Street.
A map of the food trucks’ locations can be found at townofcary.org. Search “Chatham Street Chowdown.”
Future chowdowns are scheduled June 26, July 31 and Oct. 2.