June 29, 2017 4:30 a.m.
Three events are being combined into a one day extravaganza on Tuesday July 4th.
The first annual Great Umpqua Food Truck Competition, Music on the Half Shell, and the Roseburg Hometown Fourth of July Fireworks are all working together for the special day at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
The Great Umpqua Food Truck Competition will begin at 2:00 p.m. with local and regional food trucks, a broad range of beer and wine, more music, a kid’s play area and lots more. Entrants in the competition are competing for a $10,000 first, $5,000 second and $2,500 third prize. The finals of the Food Truck Competition will happen at 5:00 p.m.
A double bill with Music on the Half Shell will be next starting at 6:00 p.m. Polyrhythmics will open the evening. Information from organizers, says the group is known for creating vivid instrumental imagery using complex rhythms and a unique precision that redefines the term “funk” for 21st Century audiences.
They will be followed by Booker T – Booker Taliaferro Jones Junior, an American instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer and arranger best known as the frontman of the classic band Booker T. and the M.G.’s.
At about 10:00 p.m. the Roseburg Hometown Fourth of July Fireworks show will take place. Music for the show will be simulcast on News Radio 1240 KQEN.
The day-long event is free to attend. Blankets for the concert cannot be put out until 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. No outside alcohol will be allowed into the event but beer and wine will be available for purchase.
The event is produced by the Umpqua Economic Development Partnership with support from the Douglas Commissioners, Douglas County Investment Board, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Music on the Half Shell Committee, and the Roseburg Hometown Fireworks Committee.
For more information go to www.thegreatumpqua.com