Larkin Square announces food truck, music lineup

Food trucks returning to Larkin Square is one of the first signs of springtime in Buffalo. This year, “Buffalo’s biggest dinner party,” the sixth year of Food Truck Tuesdays, returns to Larkinville for another six-month season starting April 10.

Every Tuesday into October, Larkin Square will welcome dozens of food trucks and a diverse lineup of live music. Beer and wine will be sold onsite, with colorful seating and hula hoops spread around the square; guests are welcome to bring their own seating. Each truck will offer at least one item certified as a Healthy Option by the Independent Health Foundation. Admission and parking are free thanks to presenting sponsor KeyBank and sponsor Independent Health.

During the 2018 season, Larkin Square welcomes a rotating roster of 49 food trucks from Buffalo and Rochester, five of which are new to the event since last season. Each week, Larkin Square will host up to 28 food trucks with additional trucks parked at Flying Bison Brewing Company, 840 Seneca St., in Larkinville.

To round out the neighborhood-wide “dinner party,” the Hydraulic Hearth Restaurant & Brewery, 716 Swan St., will welcome diners to bring food purchased from the trucks into their beer garden, as will BFLO Distilling Co. at 860 Seneca St. into their tasting room. In the warmer weather, the Swan Street Diner will be serving shakes from their take-out window. Guests are also welcome to enjoy their food on the plaza next to the Diner.

Larkin Links, a free artist-designed mini golf course, will also be open to the public. The wide variety of food covered by the fleet of trucks have helped the event become one of the largest and longest-running food truck events in the country.

A 26-band lineup that jumps between genres each week features a wide variety of local musical talent. Some favorite bands are returning this season, while many are making their Larkin Square debut.

Larkin Square is pleased to offer abundant free parking during the event. There is also $5 preferred parking in the ramp adjacent to Larkin Square. Next door to the Swan Street Diner and across the street from Larkin Square is a new bike park for those biking to the event. UBER is partnering with Food Truck Tuesdays to offer new riders a free ride to Food Truck Tuesday (up to $15) by using the code FOODTRUCKTUES.

“Food trucks have become synonymous with Larkinville. We are pleased to offer a wide variety of food choices each week in an innovative, family-friendly and fun space in Larkin Square,” said Larkin Square Director of Fun Leslie Zemsky. “Supporting the food trucks also supports small businesses, something we are proud to do at Larkin Square.”

The KeyBank Live at Larkin Wednesday concert series will begin on June 6 and run through Sept. 5. The lineup will be announced this April. For more information on Larkin Square including booking private events, please visit www.larkinsquare.com.

2018 Food Truck Tuesdays Roster of Participating Trucks:
Amy’s Truck
Abbott’s Frozen Custard
Antones at the Fair
Bada Bing
Carniverous
Center Street Smokehouse
Cheesecake Guy
Cheesy Chick
Chef’s Catering/Chef’s Mobile Kitchen
Crusin Crepes
Dirty Bird Chicken and Waffles
Dickies BBQ
Eat Greek (Sonny’s Landing)
Fat Bob’s
Flaming Fish
Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs
#Get Fried
Great Foodini
Green Acres Ice Cream
Hawaiian BBQ
House of Munch
J&L BBQ
Jimmy Z’s
Just Pizza
Le Petit Poutine
Lloyd
Lomo Lomo
M & S Street Eats
Macarollin’
Niagara Café
Pi Craft
Pizza Amore
Polish Villa
R&R BBQ
Rob’s Kabobs
Rolling Cannoli
Rudy’s Kitchen
Ru’s Pierogis
Sassi Cakes
Smoothies Plus
Sweet Hearth
Sweet Melody’s
Sweet Lisa
Taffy’s
Ted’s Hot Dogs
Thai Me Up
The Great Aussie Bite
The Meatball Truck Co.
The Salad Bar
Tuk Tea
Tuscan Wood Fired Pizza

2018 Food Truck Tuesday Live Music Lineup:
4/10   The Emporium
4/17   Smiley Mike
4/24   JL Fulks
5/1     Alex McArthur Sextet
5/8     The Darts
5/15   Scott Celani Band
5/22   Alison Pipitone
5/29   The Skiffle Minstrels
6/5     Lithium
6/12   Donny Frauenhofer Band
6/19   The Kensingtons
6/26   XOXO Band
7/3    Mom Said No
7/10  Big J Blues
7/17  Reggie Childs
7/24  The Jon Lehning Underground
7/31  Tim Britt Band
8/7    Intrepid Travelers
8/14  The Zak Ward Trio
8/21  Gravy
8/28  Johnny Hart & The Mess
9/4    Bad Habit Band
9/11  Flipside
9/18  The Sofa Kingz & Battle Studies
9/25   Buffalo Gamelan Club
10/2   Ten Cent Howl

 

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