Some of the best food on four wheels in the form of Foods Trucks from the city and suburbs will come together for one night topped off with live music as part of the first ever “Eric & Kathy Food Truck Festival” at Grand Victoria Casino (250 South Grove Avenue), Elgin on Friday, August 5, 2016 from 6 – 10 p.m.

Hosted by 101.9 FM THE MIX morning hosts Eric Ferguson and Kathy Hart, this free event (plus the cost of food and beverages) will feature music from New MIX Artist LÉON along with local favorites Red Woody.

20 unique food trucks will roll into Festival Park. Trucks include:

The Fat Pickle
Chicago Pizza Boss
Da Lobsta
Toasty Cheese
The Cookout on Wheels
Pierogi Wagon
Little Donkey Taqueria
Piko Street Kitchen
Beaver’s Donuts
Happy Lobster
Kate and Jan’s Hot Dogs
Harold’s Chicken

LÉON is a Swedish singer/songwriter born and raised in StockholmSweden. The product of a musical household. Léon began her musical career as front-women of a hip hop and soul group in her teens before embarking on a solo career with producing partner Agrin Rahmani in 2015.

Her first single, “Tired of Talking”, off her debut release, Treasure – EP, has since received over 24.4 million plays on Spotify and has been prominently featured in the service’s spotlight program. The singer has earned mentions from fellow singer Katy Perry and most recently appeared in Vogue Italia.

Her first full length studio album is expected to be released in mid summer of 2016

Post event entertainment continues inside the casino on the show bar stage with a live performance by Dr. Feelgood and The 80’s babies from 9p.m.until Midnight.

Transportation to Grand Victoria Casino is easy aboard Metra’s Milwaukee West Line stopping just blocks away.  Valet and self-parking is free.






About Grand Victoria Casino:

Located on the scenic Fox River, Grand Victoria Casino features over 1,100 slot machines and a wide variety of table games that include blackjack, craps, roulette, three-card poker, and Baccarat; as well as a poker room dealing live Texas Hold’em.   GVC offers weekly live entertainment at the GVC Show Bar on Friday & Saturday and features award-winning dining at four restaurants: Prime BurgerHouse, Buckinghams Steakhouse & Lounge, Crave Deli (open 24/7), and Indulge Show Kitchen Buffet, a unique buffet experience that integrates live action cooking with freshly made gourmet cuisine.  Indulge features six micro-restaurants in one: American Comfort, Latin, Mediterranean, Asian, Salad and Pastry.  For more information, visit

About The Eric & Kathy Morning Show: In September 1996, WTMX-FM debuted the Eric & Kathy morning show fronted by Chicago natives Eric Ferguson and Kathy Hart. Over their 18 year history at THE MIX, Eric & Kathy have held a top 3 rank with Adults 25-54 for more than 17 years.  Most recently, the Eric & Kathy Show has dominated Chicago morning radio, finishing first in the Adult 25-54 demographic for the past ten years.  For more information, visit



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Media Contact:
Elgin Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
77 Riverside Drive, Elgin, IL 60120
(800) 217-5362 or (847) 695-7540