New Tucson Festival borrows frontier cultures from food and cocktails to music | Subscriber
Tucson kicks off the music festival season with a newcomer, the Festival across the border, on Saturday September 25.
The event, which includes a stage for DJs and a main stage for rock and country artists, has been planned for four years, said Ramiro Bojorquez, whose Tucson-based Allure Event Company hosts the festival.
Bojorquez said the event was a work in progress after encountering problems largely due to date or location conflicts and then the pandemic, pushing launch plans back into 2019 and 2020.
Over the Border will feature five DJs performing in the so-called âDisco Barnâ, not far from the tequila expo, where they will serve samples of over 100 tequilas from Jalisco.
Patrons can get Margarita Flights in Margarita Village to accompany the Taco Row tacos, another feature of the festival that also includes lucha libre, a mechanical bull, and games and fun for the kids.
Bojorquez said the aim of the multicultural festival is to “bring together (together) the best food – we have Mexican, American and Venezuelan food – and basically anything you can find on this side of the border and across the border. other side of the border “.
Over the Border is one of two festivals that Bojorquez’s company will be hosting in Tucson this fall. The company, which hosts events statewide and runs festivals for others, including 10 of the 19 Martha Stewart Food and Wine festivals held in 2019, will bring back its popular West Coast Music Festival for a fifth year. The October 23 hip-hop festival at Rillito Racecourse features national hip-hop artists and local artists.