Second Annual Taco & Tequila Fest set for Sept. 24-25


The Second Annual Jacksonville Taco & Tequila Festival is back this year, as a two-day festival at Riverside Park near historic Five Points.

Riverside Park is Jacksonville’s second oldest park.

The festival will take place the weekend of Sept. 24 and 25 and will feature Mexican cuisine from more than 20 restaurants and food trucks from around the First Coast.

Food will not be the only thing for people to enjoy, as tequila stations, craft margaritas, local makers, games, live music and more will be on hand.

This year's entertainment lineup will include a variety of entertainers and bands from the Blues, Reggae and electronic genres.

Offering a special mixture of music and Mexican cuisine gives the festival to present residents with a unique experience.

The headline performers will be Badfish: Tribute to Sublime on Sept. 24 and Yacht Rock Revue featured September 25.

This year’s festival will boast one of the largest events to ever happen in Riverside with more than 25 bands and DJs playing on two different stages throughout the two days.

Roosevelt, Schwayze, LPT, Artikal Sound System, Howi Spangler of Ballyhoo!, Fayuca, Max Danger , Chillula, Soulo Lyon, Cloud 9 Vibes, Xperimento, Outeredge, Drifting Roots, The Hulagans, Kalani Rose Band, Colin Paterson, Phrantiq, Yin & Yang, Ben Lewis, Gracie Seymour, Billy Pary are a list of the acts scheduled with other special guests also prepared to make appearances.

Tickets to this year’s festival includes a daily general admission experience pass for $20 prior to August 21, which includes a complimentary beer or margarita upon entry.

Two-day general admission passes are $25 prior to Aug. 21. Daily Tequila samplings, an enhanced VIP experience and more are packages also available.

The festival is a fundraiser for several local Jacksonville nonprofits benefiting arts, community enrichment and education on the First Coast.

Ticket prices will increase after August 21, as one-day tickets will be $30, and the two-day price will increase to $40.

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