Today marks ten days til the highly anticipated Jacksonville Taco & Tequila Fest happening Labor Day Weekend in downtown Jacksonville. With the festival quickly approaching, organizers released the full line up & performance times for all three stages today. Over two days, 35+ artists, bands & dj's will be performing at the signature event.
For two special days, Met Park will be transformed into an experience unlike anything the city has ever seen! Guests can expect mouth-watering tacos & Mexican street fare from over 40 restaurants, food trucks & culinary teams from around the city as well nationally recognized musicians & performers you won't want to miss.
This year's festival layout will feature several immersive entertainment, art & taco zones, an impressive Daily's Main Stage, internationally acclaimed musicians, and tented seating areas + shade zones on the riverwalk. FREE water & mist zones will also be available for festival goers sponsored by Radifi Credit Union plus there will be an enhanced Tequila & Craft Margarita experience, waterfront Artisan Market, Football Tailgate Village, live muralists, salsa & dance classes, games, and more!
The Grand Sampling Experience (Almost Sold Out) will feature an exclusive, curated sampling of over 100 unique tequilas including representation from 40+ distillers & makers of craft tequila. Guests will also enjoy upgraded, all day hospitality at a two story, private lounge, air conditioned restrooms, limited edition, engraved crystal sampling glass + more
The festival is a fundraiser for several local Jacksonville nonprofits benefiting the arts, community enrichment and education here on the First Coast and over $115,000 was raised for Jacksonville nonprofits as a result of the 2022 Jacksonville Taco and Tequila Festival.
SATURDAY: GATES OPEN @ NOON -11PM
SATURDAY – DAILY’S MAIN STAGE
9:30 pm: IRATION
8:00 pm: LUPE FIASCO
6:45 pm: NIGHT TALES
5:15 pm: THE MAIN SQUEEZE
3:45 pm: BALLYHOO!
2:30 pm: THE HULAGANS
1:15 pm: OUTEREDGE
12:00 pm: ROHNA
SATURDAY – MUSICIANS, OUTLAWS & ENTERTAINERS STAGE
7:30 pm: TROPICAL DE NOCHE | DJ PAPIDISCO
6:00 pm: DANCE LESSONS by Antonio Firas Dance
5:00 pm: COOKING CLASS by Pepper’s Cocina Mexicana
3:45 pm: DANCE LESSONS by Antonio Firas Dance
2:15 pm: FIRST COAST MARIACHI
12:30 pm: PINEDAS
SATURDAY - DISCO TENT
9:30 pm: TAUSTIN
8:30 pm: PHILLY CRUISE
7:00 pm: KEVIN VELARDE
5:00 pm: JAE PALMA
3:30 pm: LOOSE LEAF
2:00 pm: LURK CITY
12:00 pm: DJ LYNX
SATURDAY - THE SKY DECK @ TACO DISCO
9:00 pm: MARK LOWRY
8:00 pm: COLE WILD
7:00 pm: SORCE
4:30 pm: JONNY OZ
SUNDAY: GATES OPEN @ NOON -11PM
SUNDAY – DAILY’S MAIN STAGE
9:15 pm: BIG BOI
7:45 pm: GYM CLASS HEROS
6:15 pm: COLLIE BUDDZ
4:45 pm: CAS HALEY
3:15 pm: THE RIES BROTHERS
2:15 pm: L.O.V.E CULTURE
1:00 pm: BEN LEWIS
12:00 pm: EASY HONEY
SUNDAY – MUSICIANS, OUTLAWS & ENTERTAINERS STAGE
8:00pm TROPICAL DE NOCHE | DJ PAPIDISCO
5:00 pm DANCE LESSONS by Antonio Firas Dance
3:30 pm COOKING CLASS by Pepper’s Cocina Mexicana
2:00 pm MANDALLA
12:45 pm DANCE LESSONS by Antonio Firas Dance
SUNDAY - DISCO TENT
9:15 pm: KEVIN VELARDE B2B JAE PALMA
8:00 pm: MARK LOWRY
6:30 pm: SORCE
5:30 pm: TAUSTIN
3:30 pm: BPM
12:00 pm DJ LYNX
SUNDAY - THE SKY DECK @ TACO DISCO
9:30 pm: TAUSTIN
8:00 pm: LURK CITY
7:00 pm: COLE WILD
4:30 pm: JONNY OZ
About Iration: Iration is an alternative/reggae group of musicians, formed in Isla Vista, CA. Their deep-rooted reggae influence is fused with elements of rock and pop to create smooth original sounds – “We’re all about luv”, states the band. The group is made up of members Micah Pueschel (Guitar/Lead Vocals), Adam Taylor (Bass), Joseph Dickens (Drums), Cayson Peterson (Keyboard/Synth), and Micah Brown (Guitar/Vocals). Most of the members of Iration met while growing up in Hawaii but the band members reconnected in Santa Barbara, CA circa 2004 - the exception being Micah Brown, a California native, who officially joined the group in 2014. Iration has been touring nationally since 2008, performing at festivals nationwide from Lollapalooza to Sunfest and Hangout, closing stages at festivals like Bottlerock and Outside Lands. The Hawaiian-bred musicians look forward to spreading their original sound and 'Aloha spirit' all the while never forgetting to get a surf in when possible.
About Lupe Fiasco: Wasalu Jaco, professionally known as Lupe Fiasco, is a Chicago-born, Grammy award-winning American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and community advocate. Rising to fame in 2006, following the success of his debut album, Food & Liquor, Lupe has released eight acclaimed studio albums; his latest being Drill Music in Zion released in June 2022. His efforts to propagate conscious material garnered recognition as a Henry Crown Fellow and he is a recipient of the MLK visiting professorship program at MIT for the 2022/2023 academic year.
About Big Boi: Antwan André Patton, better known by his stage name Big Boi, is an American Grammy Award winning rapper, producer, actor and half of the critically and commercially successful hip hop duo OutKast. Big Boi met André 3000 while attending high school in the 1980s and the two eventually joined forces as OutKast and signed with LaFace Records. After six successful albums as a duo they both decided to work on solo projects, and Big Boi’s debut solo album Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty was released July 6, 2010 and his second solo album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, was released on November 13, 2012. The Mama Told Me Songfacts reports that his sophomore set’s title is a dedication of sorts to his recently deceased grandmother.
About Night Tales: Night Tales is an Australian electronic R&B duo with a mission to pioneer urban culture in the alternative electronic music scene. When the duo met they instantly began collaborating and eventually struck a 3 single deal with German label, Majestic Casual. Night Tales has reached audiences across the globe bringing in 12.5 million+ streams on Spotify.
About Gym Class Heroes: Melding elements of rap, rock, R&B, and funk into one cohesive and melodic sound, upstate New York's Gym Class Heroes have diverse appeal based on their impressive musical dexterity. Often touring with indie rock and pop-punk bands, they don't fit comfortably into one specific genre; the quartet's music is rooted in traditional hip-hop, but features live instruments instead of looped samples or beats. Lyrics are often socially conscious, but also incorporate humor and wry perceptiveness. The band's roots date to 1997 in Geneva, New York, when MC Travie McCoy and drummer Matt McGinley became friends during high-school gym class. Wanting to create a new palette for hip-hop, the duo worked with other musicians before Gym Class Heroes were officially born in 2001 with the addition of guitarist Milo Bonacci and bassist Ryan Geise. The guys self-released...For the Kids that same year.
About Collie Buddz: Colin Patrick Harper hails from the tiny island of Bermuda. In the music industry, he is known as the reggae artist Collie Buddz. Buddz was born on August 21, 1984 in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating from high school, he attended University in Winter Park, FL, where he decided to study studio engineering. Upon graduating from the top in his class in 2006, Buddz began looking for work in the recording industry as a performer or producer. One of his first major gigs was working with recording star Shaggy on the single "Mad Mad World" from Shaggy's new album at the time entitled Intoxication, which was released in 2007. That was the same year Collie released his self-titled debut album with Sony Music with tracks such as ‘Come Around’ and ‘Blind To You’. The album was a success and well-received by critics. WWE (World Wrestling Enterprises) fans would immediately recognize Buddz's voice from the entrance theme ("SOS") for WWE superstar wrestler Kofi Kingston, which was included on the 2008 compilation WWE The Music, Vol. 8. Over the next year, he would continue making guest appearances on the works of many other artists.
FESTIVAL NAME: Jacksonville Taco & Tequila Festival
VENUE: Metropolitan Park
DATE: Saturday September 2 & Sunday September 3, 2023
TICKET PRICE: $35 - $500
ON SALE: Now
EVENT DETAILS: JaxTacoFest.com
MEDIA CONTACT: Brooke Edmondson: Brooke@904happyhour.com
MEDIA ASSETS: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/15lC7Nu5-NCJnbYeBphNbKJYT6OeP6v80