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The Upcoming Mt. Airy Street Fare Will Feature 50 Food Trucks and Restaurants

Mt. Airy USA announces the return of the Mt. Airy Street Fare: Sip, Savor, Stroll on Thursday, September 17, 2015, from 6:00pm to 10:30pm. Fifty of the region’s top food trucks and local restaurants will present sweet, salty and savory plates, plus cold sips, on Germantown Avenue (between Sedgwick Street and W. Mt. Airy Avenue). Children and adults of all ages will enjoy free activities and entertainment, artisanal crafts, and live music from School of Rock, ReLive, Hennessey Bonfire, Bethlehem & Sad Patrick, Philly Bloco and The Band Sheep. Last year the event attracted 15,000+ hungry attendees, the largest audience ever. For event updates, visit gomtairy.com, call 215-844-6021, follow @gomtairy on Twitter and like “Go Mt. Airy” on Facebook.

mt-airy2“The night of Street Fare, Germantown Avenue is filled with an incomparable energy,” said Commercial Corridor Revitalization and Business Association Manager Jamie Shanker. “We know our neighbors and businesses are looking forward to being a part of the excitement again! We’re thrilled to be able to bring the event back to Germantown Avenue this year and for another opportunity to showcase our vibrant community to thousands of hungry visitors.”

Street Fare will pair award-winning mobile food vendors with notable local restaurants for a night of street eats, craft brews, handcrafted cocktails and wine. Vending spaces long sold out with a waiting list in place for the popular event. Local restaurants and food trucks will include:

·         Bonjour Creperie
·         Calle Del Sabor
·         Chef Donte’s Delicious Dishes
·         Curbside Creamery
·         Dos Hermanos Tacos
·         Dump-N-Roll
·         Earth Bread + Brewery
·         Eat-a-Pita
·         Farm Truck Philly
·         Festival Food Management
·         Delicias
·         Foolish Waffles
·         Gigi & Big R
·         Hai Street Kitchen & Co.
·         Herb Scott Catering
·         Jerry’s Kitchen
·         Jyoti Indian Bistro
·         Ka’Chi
·         Lil Pop Shop
·         Luscious Bakery
·         Mac Mart Cart
·         Matt’s Food Truck
·         Milk + Sugar
·         Mompops
·         Mucho Bueno
·         Oink and Moo BBQ
·         PB and Jams
·         PBandU
·         Pbons Fresh Phood
·         Philly Fry
·         Phoebe’s
·         Rigtoni’s Mobile Crab Cakes
·         Samosa Deb
·         Scratch
·         Say Cheese
·         Smokin’ Tacos
·         Streetside BBQ
·         Sum Pig Food Truck
·         Surf and Turf Truck
·         Sweet Box Cupcakes
·         Sweet Lavender
·         The Cow and The Curd
·         The Daily Press’d
·         The Flying Deutschman
·         The Pizza Wagon Catering Co
·         The Tot Cart
·         The Whirly Pig
·         Trolley Car Diner
·         Undrgrnd Donuts
·         Weckerly’s Ice Cream
·         Zsa’s Ice Cream

Families can play or relax inside the gated Family Activity Zone outside of Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church, located at the corner of Germantown Avenue and Mt. Pleasant Ave, between 6:00pm and 8:00pm. There will be an open play and hang out area on the grass along with tables of free activities. Mt. Airy-based Kadillac Tattoo will offer specially designed and local-themed temporary tattoos just for Street Fare.  Culture Hair Studio will have colorful hair chalk on hand, and will create braids and other kid-friendly hairstyles. Other family fun will include balloon art from Fun with Balloons, arts and crafts from Mary’s Learning Academy, plus free chair massages from Mellow Massage Therapy Center.

As you stroll along historic Germantown Avenue, treat yourself to an artisanal craft at the tables organized by Renaissance Craftables. Enjoy a serenade by local musician Adrienne Knauer, who will be playing her harp.

For more live music,  two stages with performances all night will keep you dancing in between bites with this great line up:

* Hennessey Bonfire – The world pop project of songwriter and percussionist Shawn Hennessey. Rooted in African, Mediterranean, Cuban, and Indian grooves, Bonfire delivers intimate performances of lush organic music, while keeping songwriting and soulful delivery at the helm.

* ReLive – Philly based alternative Band, created under the Live.0ut.Ur.Dreams brand.  ReLive signifies growth, individuality & manifesting mt-airy3aspirations. They are a 5 piece band featuring bass guitarist Brenton Oakley, keyboardist Gabe Tate, drummer Dwaine Ross and artists/founders Freddie Foolay & Lucas.

* School of Rock – World-wide leader in after-school music education. We believe the best way to learn music is to play music. We take students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels. School of Rock teaches guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, drums and combines weekly private music instruction and group band rehearsals to prepare students to take the stage in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting.

* Bethlehem & Sad Patrick – A blend of her strong, soulful vocals with his sparse, jazz and blues infused playing and nuanced songwriting to create powerful love songs – good love, bad love, love lost, and love that oughta get lost.  Bethlehem is a singer, songwriter, and percussionist who was described as “Germantown’s next rising star” by WHYY/NewsWorks Philadelphia after the release of her first solo album, “Bigger Than Music”.  Sad Patrick is a songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist who was kicked out of the Calliope School of Folk Music when he started using “jazz” chords.

* Philly Bloco – A raucous mash-up of samba, funk, reggae, and New Orleans 2nd-line, all set to the irresistible beats of Brazilian Carnaval! Twenty member group features a core of twelve Samba drummers along with vocals, guitar, bass, horns, accordion, violin, keyboard, and costumed dancers.

* The Band Sheep-  An alternative rock band from Philadelphia.  Inspired by musical icons such as the Beach Boys, Weezer, Ray Charles, and Ben Folds, *The Band Sheep*’s musical direction is anchored by a focus on catchy hooks and poignant, honest lyrics. Together, with their outlandish sheep outfits and creative banter, the Band Sheep brings the party wherever they go.

Street Fare: Sip, Savor, Stroll is presented by Mt. Airy USA, with support from the City of Philadelphia Commerce Department, Penn Medicine Chestnut Hill, Rapid Recovery at Caring Heart Rehabilitation and Nursing, East River Bank, PFCU, Electrical Wizardry and Mid Atlantic FX and others. Thank you also to promotional partners Weavers Way Co-op, MilkCrate, WHERE Magazine and Aversa PR & Events.

For event updates and additional information about Street Fare, visit gomtairy.com, call 215-844-6021, follow @gomtairy #stfaremtairy on Twitter and like “GoMt. Airy” on Facebook.

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