Taking place on Saturday April 30th, TACO LIBRE features 22 taquerias curated by José R. Ralat, writer of the Taco Trail blog. Taquerias are coming from as far away as El Paso and Austin serving a range of styles from authentic street style to contemporary. Each taqueria will have a $2 taco option and are encouraged to have a vegetarian offering.
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General Admission Gates open at 3 p.m.
$16 Advance Online Tickets
$22 Day of Festival (Save money and buy online, last year sold out!)
$70 VIP (Gates open an hour early at 2 p.m. for VIP ticketholders)
Chile Pepper Grill // Cinco Tacos + Tequila* // El Come Taco*
El Padrino // El Tizoncito* // Flatlanders Taco Company*
Holy Frijole // La Norteña Tortilleria // La Nueva Fresh & Hot
Resident Taqueria // Revolver Taco Lounge* // Salsa Limon*
Taco Heads // Taco Stop // Tacodeli* // Tacoholics (El Paso)
Tacos Mariachi // Taqueria La Ventana // Taqueria Saltillo
Trompo // Urban Taco* // Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ (Austin)
*Listed in Texas Monthly’s The 120 Tacos You Must Eat Before You Die issue
MUSIC on the Main Stage!
Headlining the festival is Mariachi El Bronx, the alter ego of the punk-rock band The Bronx. Grammy award winning Austinites — Grupo Fantasma will also be taking the stage. There will also be performances from local acts Larry G(ee), MAYTA and just added; the Vandoliers.
Local artist Matthew Brinston will be at TACO LIBRE to do a large scale “Alive-Painting” during the festival. View Brinston on Instagram: @matthewbrinston or at WAAS gallery.
Legendary Lucha Libre!
International luchador Blue Demon Jr. will be stepping into the ring at TACO LIBRE. Blue Demon Jr. has been featured on Lucha Underground as well as holding titles of World Championship Welterweight WWA, National Cruiserweight, World Heavyweight Championship WWA, World Jr. Heavyweight Championship WWA, World Heavyweight Championship NWA.
Authors Stephanie Bogdanich and Molly Frisinger, will be signing copies of their popular book The Taco Cleanse. Also doing a book signing is Alejandro Escalante, author of the first comprehensive encyclopedia of the taco, La Tacopedia.
TACO LIBRE FULL SCHEDULE
Saturday, April 30th
2:00pm – VIP Doors
3:00pm – GA Doors
2:30 – 3:30 DJ TayRea
3:30 – 4:00 Lucha Libre: Seph Anunaki Vs. Low Rider Vs. Ty Wilson
4:00 – 4:40 MAYTA
4:40 – 5:10 Lucha Libre: Michael Faith and Alas de Fuego Vs. Lil Tony and Maligno Rudazo
5:10 – 5:50 VANDOLIERS
5:50 – 6:20 Lucha Libre: Jessica James Vs. Paige Turner
6:20 – 7:00 LARRY G(EE)
7:00 – 7:30 Lucha Libre: Main Event! Aski ‘The Mayan Warrior’ and Blue Demon, Jr. Vs. Mogambo and Blackteria
7:30 – 8:10 GRUPO FANTASMA
8:10 – 8:40 DJ Leftright Music
8:40 – MARIACHI EL BRONX