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Bader Field will be the setting for a two-day country music and food truck festival on Sept. 30 and Oct., 1, according to GardenStateFestival.com

Dale Gerhard / staff photographer

ATLANTIC CITY — A two-day festival combining country music and food trucks will occupy Bader Field in the fall.

The Garden State Country Music Food Truck Festival will pull together “nationally headlining country music artists” and more than 40 food trucks from the area Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, according to the event’s website.

The event is being put on by Jersey Boyz Productions LLC, based in Clark, Union County, according to the website.

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“There’s nothing like being at an event and having the city of Atlantic City as your skyline in the backdrop,” Mayor Don Guardian said.

While acts have not been announced, the “Artists” portion of the event’s website shows two stages will host performers: a main stage and a songwriter’s stage.

“We will have 10 acts a day,” said Rob Erickson, of Jersey Boyz Productions. “Five will be nationally recognized acts, and five will be local acts mixed in throughout the two days.”

Erickson said the festival will be a family affair featuring free admission for children under 8 and a discount for children ages 9 to 12.

“We want to make it affordable for families,” Erickson said.

A press release regarding the headlining artists is expected to come out March 25, and ticket sales are expected to start April 15, according to dates on the site.

Some proceeds from ticket sales will go toward the New Jersey Policemen’s Benevolent Association’s Survivor and Welfare Fund, according to the website.

“We’re seeking local businesses to be vendors. Bader Field is amazing for this type of event,” Erickson said. “We’re all from Jersey and want to bring business to Atlantic City.”

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