Introducing Taco Fest, the Most Puro San Antonio Music Festival Ever


  • Jaime Monzon
Just when you thought all the music festivals for the next couple of months have been announced, Taco Fest literally comes out of nowhere, announcing itself to include two things us San Antonians appreciate: tacos and live music.

"Taco Fest is a long overdue celebration of San Antonio's favorite food. From foodie-tacos to classic breakfast tacos, we will showcase in one place the amazing diversity of tacos that make San Antonio famous," said Taco Fest creative director, Jimmy Mendiola. His team has produced other local festivals, including Día de los Muertos Fest, Maverick Music Festival, San Antonio Beer Festival and Texas Salsa Festival.

The fest will feature more than 20 live bands and DJs, including La Santa Cecilia, Brown Sabbath, Santiago Jimenez Jr., Girl in a Coma, Money Chicha, El Conjunto Nueva Ola, Piñata Protest, Femina-X, Bombasta, Eddie & the Valiants, and more. Music, vendors and local artisans, interactive cooking demos, and children’s activities round out the downtown festival programming.

Set in the Historic La Villita Arts Village and adjacent streets, the inaugural festival will take place Saturday, April 14, from noon – 11pm.

Festival tickets range from $15 - $75, with children ages 10 and under free. Special Flash Sale pricing will be available between February 21 and March 1. Advance tickets are on sale beginning on March 2, with prices increasing the day of the fest. Tickets grant guests access to the taquerias, music acts, and main stage within the gated festival areas. Programming at the Arneson River Theatre and Juarez Plaza are free and open to the public. Taco Fest: Music y Más welcomes all ages.

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