Once again, tunes will accompany the City’s annual Taco Festival, with the return of the event now known as Tunes and Tacos, Saturday, April 9 at Ray Kroc Sports Complex and Desert Sun Stadium.
Headlining the evening concert at the stadium will be Stevie B, the “King of Freestyle” who ran together a string of dance and top-40 hits in the late 80s and early 90s, including “Because I Love You (The Postman Song),” “Spring Love,” “I Wanna Be the One,” “Party Your Body,” “Love Me For Life,” and “Dreamin’ of Love.”
Multi-award-winning cover band Liquid Blue brings their “Music to Move You” act to the Desert Sun stage. Named “best cover band” at the San Diego Music Awards and “America’s best dance band” by the National Music Awards, among many other distinctions, Liquid Blue can pick from more than 600 songs ranging across musical styles.
Local band Downtime will open the show with their range of country and rock songs, both known hits and their originals.
“This is definitely going to be a show for people who love to dance,” said Miriam Limon, marketing specialist for the City of Yuma.
Tickets cost just $10 per person (children 5 and under may attend for free) and go on sale Monday, Feb. 1 and are available at the Yuma Art Center, the Yuma Civic Center, the Parks and Recreation office at City Hall, and online at www.tunesandtacos.com.
The Taco Festival itself will start at 11 a.m. April 9 at the baseball complex. It is free to attend, with tacos available for purchase from dozens of vendor vying to be crowned this year’s Taco King. A free carnival with rides, pinatas, games and face painting will entertain children all day as well.
The evening prior, April 8, members of the public are invited to the pre-party at the Yuma Civic Center to taste-test salsa entries and vote to see who will be this year’s Salsa Queen.
Vendor space and entries into the Taco King and Salsa Queen contests are currently open, as are a few remaining sponsorship opportunities. If interested, contact Carrie Ring at (928) 373-5210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.