With restrictions on concerts and festivals lifted in California as of June 15, Ventura's beloved Tequila & Taco Music Festival will be returning on July 24 – 25 to the Ventura County Fairgrounds. Festivalgoers will be able to enjoy tequila sampling, live entertainment, delicious street tacos, craft beer, refreshing margaritas and an artisanal craft market, all at an ideal beach-adjacent outdoor setting, cooled by ocean breezes.
A variety of top-shelf tequila brands will be participating in the festival's Saturday and Sunday tequila tasting, and delicious margaritas and other beverages will be available for purchase. Attendees will also be able to enjoy delicious gourmet street tacos from a range of popular food vendors.
The 90's pop icon and rapper Robert Van Winkle aka Vanilla Ice will set the stage on fire with his distinctive mix of rock, techno\ and old-school hip hop on Saturday, along with the hip hop/pop rap duo Tag Team. Vanilla Ice reached international fame with his mega hit "Ice Ice Baby", the first hip-hop track to reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the U.S. His latest album, "Wisdom, Tenacity, and Focus" (WTF) has ushered a new era for Rob Van Winkle, showcasing a further diversified musical exploration as he draws from multiple genres from punk and country to ska and techno.
Tequila & Taco Music Festival is a production of the Surfers Point Live!event series launching in July by CBF Productions. In 2020, CBF Productions produced the highly successful 'Concerts In Your Car' series, creating the first drive-in, socially-distanced theatre-in-the-round-style, live entertainment option in California. Surfers Point Live! takes its name from the famous California surf break – Surfers Point – located steps from the Ventura County Fairgrounds, home to both Concerts In Your Car and Surfers Point Live!
"It's time to get out of your car, soak up the sunshine and enjoy the cool ocean breeze at the Ventura County Fairgrounds," said Vincenzo Giammanco, CEO of CBF Productions. "We are thrilled to be able to transition from Concerts In Your Car to the Surfer Point Live! series – bringing back live entertainment and food festivals that can be enjoyed in a beautiful location right by the Pacific Ocean."
The Tequila & Taco Music Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 24 & 25, from 1:00pm to 9:30pm on Saturday; Noon to 6:30pm on Sunday. Tequila sampling tickets are $42, and tequila tasting takes place from 2pm to 6pm on Saturday; 1pm to 5pm on Sunday. General admission tickets are $15 on Saturday; on Sunday general admission is $10. Kids 12 and under are free. Ticket prices are advance purchase pricing, valid until June 15th, check website for updates. All ages are welcome but to purchase or consume alcohol, individuals must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID. Tickets can be purchased online in advance and will also be sold at the door the day of the event while supplies last. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.tequilaandtacomusicfestival.com