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Ontario, CA – On Saturday, June 18, 2011 the first-ever IE Food Truck Fest, featuring gourmet mobile eateries, launches at Citizens Business Bank Arena.  Tickets go on sale April 19, 2011 at 10am. Spotlighting the gourmet food truck movement that has exploded over this past year, the festival is celebrating this new style of street food to the untapped community of the Inland Empire. As you may or may not know, gourmet food trucks are prohibited to roam the streets in the Inland Empire area.  This one day festival is a solution to provide an experience many people have only heard about.

The IE Food Truck Fest is meant to showcase the delectable cuisine that has rolled out on our SoCal streets in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.  With a diverse mix of 50 gourmet food trucks gathered at the Citizens Business Bank Arena, the community can experience several epicurean delights all at one location.

In addition to featuring these mobile eateries, there will be a skate demo provided by Active Ride Shop, live local music and DJs, activities for children, giveaways and  much more.

The one-day event is expected to bring an attendance of 8,000 to 10,000 people. The audience will range from families and food enthusiasts to young 20-somethings and social media advocates. The gourmet food truck trend took off by word-of-mouth via Twitter.   Visit www.iefoodtruckfest.com for details.

We invite the community to be a part of this special event!  Tickets prices are $25 for the VIP experience which gives you early entrance, general admission is $10 or purchase your tickets in advance for only $8.  Parking is free.  Tickets may be purchased at www.Ticketmaster.com (a convenience fee will apply) or at Citizens Business Bank Arena box office, go to www.cbbankarena.com.

Citizens Business Bank Arena, built and owned by the City of Ontario, operated by AEG Facilities,  includes 9,500 fixed seats with additional “portable” seating risers to accommodate capacities of 11,089 for concerts, 9,736 for ice hockey and 10,832 for basketball. The 225,000 square foot venue features 36 luxury suites located on two levels and a continuous concourse hosting a variety of refreshment stands, merchandise kiosks, a VIP club and other fan amenities. Citizens Business Bank Arena hosts ice hockey and a variety of other sporting competitions, concerts, family shows, special events, conventions, school and community activities as well as private events.  The Arena is home to Ontario Reign, an ECHL Premier AA Hockey Team.  The venue is the biggest and most modern arena within the Inland Empire, an area with over 4.1 million people. It is located in the City of Ontario, on a 37-acre parcel located between Haven Avenue and Milliken Avenue, Fourth Street and the I-10 Freeway.  For more information visit: CBBankArena.com

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