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4th Annual Food Truck Throw Down Expected to Draw 8,000 Attendees

May 8, 2018

Des Moines, IA (MAY 7, 2018) — The Des Moines Social Club is kicking off the summer with its annual Food Truck Throw Down. From 11am to 8pm on Saturday, May 12th, 15 local food trucks will be on Cherry Street between 8th and 10th Streets. In addition to the food trucks, the event will host live music, art activities, and a food judging contest. All proceeds from the  Food Truck Throw Down will support the Des Moines Social Club’s mission of using the arts as a catalyst to create unprecedented community engagement.  More information can be found at desmoinessocialclub.org/foodtruck.

Building upon the success of the previous three years of the festival, event organizers expect to draw 8,000 attendees.  Admission is $5 at the entrance, giving attendees access to the food trucks, live music, arts activities and other entertainment.  All food trucks will have smaller portions available at a lower cost to allow attendees to try more foods and vote for their favorite.


Saturday, May 12, 11AM-8PM (good news — we’ve got your lunch AND dinner covered!)


8th-10th streets on Cherry Street + the Des Moines Social Club Courtyard


$5 admission at event entrance (ages 10 and under free)


Banh ME, CHAMO, Cornbred Barbecue, Curbin’ Cuisine, Flame, THE GREEK HOUSE, La Calle, Latin American Cuisine, May’s Snow & Glow, The Outside Scoop, Roadside Tacos (2017 Champion!), Street Eats DSM, Taza Fresh, Top Bun, Veggie Thumper, Wingz On Wheelz


12PM – Erin Enderlin, 1:15PM – Bruce Day, 2:30PM – Kayla Ray, 3:45PM – Stuttering Jimmy and the Goosebumps, 5PM – River Glen, 6:30PM – She’s Crafty (Chicago’s all-female Beastie Boys cover band), ALL DAY:  Collaborative Art Project, Pop-up Artists, People-Watching

For more information about this year’s Food Truck Throw Down, including what to bring, where to park, and other event details, visit www.desmoinessocialclub.org/foodtruck.  Food Truck Throw Down is generously sponsored by: Des Moines Register, Sam’s Club, Firetrucker Brewery, and Electronic Engineering.

About the Des Moines Social Club

The DES MOINES SOCIAL CLUB (DMSC) is an innovative arts and entertainment hub located in a renovated, historic art deco Firehouse in downtown Des Moines. The non-profit provides a home for local artists, offers unique programming spanning all arts disciplines, and brings people of every age and background together under one roof — all for the purpose to use the arts as a catalyst to create unprecedented community engagement.