We’ve been spending the past few months putting together all the details for the 2nd Annual ODC Food Truck Fest at Stauffer Park which will be held on June 8, 2019 from 11 a.m. – 3.pm.

We’ve booked at least 16 food trucks and vendors (up from 9 last year), and added all sorts of other family friendly attractions and events.

But the big news this year comes on the music front: in addition to bringing back both of last year’s performers, we’ve supplemented the lineup with some heavy hitters.

We are pleased to announce that this year’s performance by local band Ink Vault will include the addition of former part-time Lancastrian Lady Gaga!

“Mother Monster,” as she is known to her fans, comes to the Stauffer Park Mansion stage hot off an Academy Award victory for her performance in the remake of “A Star is Born.”

ODC Executive Director, and Ink Vault front man, Gregg Richards, says, “I’m as giddy as a school girl. I can’t believe I’ll get to perform ‘Shallow’ with Lady Gaga. I mean, I’m kind of the Bradley Cooper of the ODC, so it makes perfect sense, but this is a dream come true! I’m a huge fan! I’m actually talking to my local butcher about getting me a meat suit.”

Lady Gaga will be joining Ink Vault for their entire set, which will include covers of classic rock and Americana songs, as well as some of the superstar’s own hits. For that one day only, the band will perform under the name of Gaga Vault, and the performance will be recorded on video, with DVDs to be sold at a later date with proceeds benefiting the ODC.

“I’ve been working hard on my “P–p-p-p-oker face’ and my ‘Gaga, oh-la-la’ for the past few weeks, and I think we’re gonna melt Manheim Township’s collective face off,” says Richards. “I wouldn’t be surprised if we got asked to tour with Gaga next year. I get goosebumps just thinking about it. This is bigger than a Steelers’ Super Bowl win for me.”

The always-loquacious Lady Gaga says she loves doing something for the ODC.

“I’ve always loved the letters O, D, and C, and together they spell, well, something I can’t really pronounce, but it’s a great cause! And, I love Lancaster! The time that I spent there was quite memorable. Central Market, the Fulton Theatre, and all the great restaurants. I just hope this time around I can spend some time at The Buck. Mother Monster loves her some Monster Trucks! “

But, that’s not all! There’s more!

Also, returning for the 2nd year is local favorite Mark DeRose with a set of covers and original songs. This year, however, he’ll be performing as the Mark DeRose Duo, as he will be joined by Nickelback lead singer, Chad Kroeger.

“I think playing with me and exposure to the Lancaster music scene will be good for Chad’s reputation. I mean, it can’t get any worse!” notes DeRose.
“And, no, we won’t be doing any Nickelback songs, because, well…Nickelback!”

Kroger has reportedly been a DeRoseBud for years, proudly wearing the nickname given to fans of the Lancaster-based singer.

“You know, I never made it as a wise man, so I think heading down to Lancaster to perform with Mark is the right move for me. I have a photograph of him I carry around, and every time I look at it, it makes me laugh. And laughter is the best medicine, right?’ Kroeger says. “Mark and I always have a great time together. He’s so nice and polite. It’s almost as if he is Canadian! It’s a total musical bromance!”

Opening the entire musical set will be up and coming Swedish singer/songwriter Lirpa Sloof.

Stay tuned to our Food Truck Fest Facebook page and web page for further updates on food truck options, sponsors, and entertainment options.

See you on June 8th!