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Black Food Truck festival unveils lineup of music and food trucks for 3-day celebration

CRBJ Biz Wire //April 12, 2024//

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Katrina S. Crawford Photography

Black Food Truck festival unveils lineup of music and food trucks for 3-day celebration

CRBJ Biz Wire //April 12, 2024//

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The Black Food Truck Festival returns in a few weeks for the fifth time to Charleston, offering delicious food, vibrant music, and cultural experiences for the whole family.

Sponsored by Bacardi and Explore Charleston, the event will be held April 26-28 at the Exchange Park Fairgrounds in Ladson and will be a celebration of Black-owned businesses and the rich culinary heritage of Black cultures.

Fun for all ages

The Black Food Truck Festival is a fun-filled event for the whole family. In addition to the food trucks, the festival will feature live music, dance performances, artisan vendors, games, and lounge areas.

Saturday taking the stage will be Madyson Symphony (Atlanta, G.A.), Dupont Brass, Trap Jazz, The MVP Band, and Manny Houston, an all around creative from S.C. On Sunday the line up includes Stout, Live in the Flesh, The Red Sample, and The Backyard Band, the widely known Go-Go band based out of Washington, D.C.

A celebration of Black culture through food

Food has long been a cornerstone of Black culture, serving as a way to connect communities, share stories, and preserve traditions. The Black Food Truck Festival brings this rich history to life with over 40 food trucks offering a wide variety of cuisines, from soul food classics to delectable West African dishes.

Some of the vendors participating are Slutty Vegan, the popular vegan hamburger restaurant chain based in Atlanta, G.A., Chef B’s, Pineapple Island, Fab Sliders, Bert & T’s, Mother Smokin Good, Alkaline Vegan Meals, and many more.

More than just food: dconomic empowerment and cultural showcase

Beyond the delicious food, the Black Food Truck Festival plays a vital role in supporting and empowering Black-owned businesses. The event provides a platform for these businesses to thrive and connect with a wider audience.

“This event goes beyond food,” says festival founder Marcus Hammond. “It’s a family-friendly experience that captures the essence of Black culture and its global influence. Attendees can network, enjoy a fantastic atmosphere, and play a part in showcasing the rich tapestry of Black culture.”

Event Details
Dates: April 26-28, 2024
Location: Exchange Park Fairgrounds, 9850 Highway 78, Ladson, S.C.
Hours: General Admission: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; VIP: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: General Admission starts at $20, VIP starts at $140. Two-day and weekend passes available. Tickets can be purchased at
Social Media: Follow the festival on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok at @blackfoodtruckfestival