The City of Yuma and Caballeros de Yuma will become partners in the annual Tunes and Tacos event, as was announced during the Caballeros’ annual presentation in front of the Yuma City Council on Tuesday.
Beginning with the 2020 event, the Caballeros will take over the stage events, including the entertainment. During this two-day event, the Caballeros will host a concert featuring numerous bands from around the nation that span across several genres of musical talent, including Mariachi music. The City of Yuma will continue to put on the annual Taco Festival, handling vendors and contests.
The partnership is a good fit from the City’s perspective, noted Interim City Administrator Jay Simonton. “The Caballeros have a long history of putting on successful events that attract not just locals but visitors outside our community as well,” he said. “This give us the opportunity to make this event bigger and better, with minimal impact on our budget.”
“As an organization we are excited at this new partnership,” said Caballeros de Yuma El Presidente Jeff Ruby at Tuesday night’s City Council Worksession. “We are hoping to make this event bigger and better for the Yuma community. We are already in full swing of the planning phase, and we are ready to give the Yuma community an event like no other."
“Through this partnership, the award winning Tunes and Tacos festival will provide an established, successful platform to embrace and celebrate our culture, history, food and music,” said City of Yuma Marketing Specialist Carrie Ring.
Tunes and Tacos will take place April 10-11, 2020. Admission, concert lineup and ticket information will be released at a later date.
Formed in 1962, Caballeros de Yuma put on a number of well-known events each year, such as Midnight at the Oasis, the Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival, the Ken and Betty Borland Holiday Pageant and Tower Lighting Ceremony, and others.
Visit TunesandTacos.com for updates. Address additional questions directly to Marisa Marquez, Caballeros de Yuma, Marisa@Caballeros.org or 928-343-1715; or City of Yuma Marketing Specialist Carrie Ring at Carrie.Ring@yumaaz.gov or 928-373-5020.