Wednesday, February 11, 2015

NoDa weekly free food, art, and music fest returns this Spring

The weekly NoDa Food, Art, and Music Rally kicks off March 5 outside Chop Shop (E. 35th St. behind Cabo Fish Taco) with live music from the Loudermilks, Josh Daniel and DJ Ahuf, as well as a selection of food trucks, artists, and vendors.

Each Thursday will feature different local musicians. The Business People, Brian & Megan, and DJ Smitty perform March 12. The Menders, Dylan Gilbert, and DJ Smitty play March 19. Cameron Floyd Band returns March 26 with Toronto in the Summer and DJ Smitty and Bless These Sounds Under the City finishes off the Spring schedule April 2 with Justin Cross and DJ Ahuf.

The weekly free neighborhood events were created as a way to raise awareness of local businesses, non-profits, artists, and musicians as well as to build community.

Food trucks include Taco Green-Go, Maryland Crab, Yummi Banh Mi, Plated Pallate, Roaming Fork, Two Chix and a Truck, K.O. Food Truck, All Star Cafe, and Sweet Cakes Bakery.

The dog-friendly events include a weekly costume contest for canines as well as a photo booth sponsored by Four Dogs Pet Supplies and NoDa Bark and Board.

There will also be a weekly art competition for cash prizes awarded to winners with a portion of the proceeds benefiting local non-profits.

Admission is free and the event is family-friendly. Hours are from 6 to 9 p.m.