De La Soul & Food Trucks Coming to Mississauga


Soundbites is a free two day event held at Mississauga's Celebration Square that will highlight food, music and flicks on September 5 and 6.

The festivities for Soundbites include a joint partnership between AwesTRUCK and Food Truck Eats to host one of the largest food truck events in Ontario. In addition to the food truck explosion, there is also a concert performance by the legendary American hip hop trio De La Soul and Mississauga's first Hip Hop Karaoke (HHK).

AwesTRUCK and Food Truck Eats have partnered up to bring Mississauga one of the largest food truck events in Ontario. It will include the third annual Ontario Food Truck Awards and a line up of 30 food trucks. The food truck awards will be in the following categories: Best Pop-up, Best Concept, Best New Truck, Best Menu Item, Best Graphics, Road Warrior, and People's Choice.

Grammy award winning De La Soul is known for their unique, and jazzy hip hop style, often referred to as alternative rap, and according to Rolling Stone magazine, Del La Soul "paved the way for a steady stream of adventurous “alternative” rap groups (A Tribe Called Quest, P.M. Dawn, Basehead, and Digable Planets)."

De La Soul has two gold and one platinum record and has sold over 5 million albums in the US. The late 80's was when the hit single “Me Myself and I” exploded, and a time when Kangol hats, and big gold chain necklaces were the gear of choice.  

HHK originated in New York City in 2004 by founders J.New, DJ Wex and Digs and renowned hip hop artists such as Diamond D and Big Daddy Kane would show up. The popularity grew exponentially producing chapters around the world - the Toronto chapter was born in 2009. It started in a small venue called The Boat located in Kensington Market and has since outgrown the space and moved to Revival in Little Italy.

The performances at HHK are unlike your typical karaoke bar, there are no monitors displaying the bouncy ball, and words to the tracks - most know the lyrics to the classic hip hop tracks and perform it to digital instrumental versions of it. The event attracts underground talent who can spit out rhymes on a mic like it was nobody's business.

Friday night's event
will also include a double-bill feature with old school flicks Goonies at 7 pm and Gremlins at 9 pm.

Come join at Celebration Square on Friday! The TV show will be live on stage at 6 pm and we will chat with UFC Fighter and TUF Canada VS Australia Winner Elias “The Spartan” Theodorou as well as have music guests Junia-T (hip hop artist), Gary Goudini (lead of Beatbox Canada), Shyann (trip pop singer), Apollo’s Greed and so much more.

Saturday night's events
will include the AwesTRUCK awards at 7 pm and Mississauga's first Hip Hop Karaoke (HHK) at 7:30 pm. is proud to sponsor the opening DJ’s that will start the show at 6pm. The DJ line up will be DJ Starting From Scratch (Russell Peters Tour DJ) and DJ D-Smooth (2014 Canadian East Coast Red Bull Thre3style Champ) for headliner De La Soul who will be on stage at 9:30 pm on Saturday night. 

There will be 30 gourmet food trucks on both dates, cooking up their signature dishes for an estimated 20,000 attendees. So far, the food truck line up includes:

Bistro Tour
Blue Donkey Streatery
Bonfire Catering
Busters Sea Cove
Dirty South BBQ
Dobro Jestie
Dolcella Gelato
Fidel Gastro
Frankie Fettucine
Gorilla Cheese
Gourmet Gringos
Great British Bake
Hollywood Cone
I Love Churros
Ish and Chips
Itty Bitty Pie Company
Menu Food Truck
Poor Bhoys
Rancho Relaxo
Randy’s Roti
Rome’n Chariot
West of Seoul

Editors note:
Maestro will not be hosting HipHop Karaoke (HHK) but HHK will still be on Saturday at 7:30pm as scheduled. (Aug31/14)

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