5th Annual Taste of Mexico Food Festival & Mercado 2015
The Taste Of Mexico Association
Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)
Los Angeles, CA
Drumroll please… Tickets are on sale now! The big day is Saturday, October 17th! The 5th Annual Taste of Mexico Food Festival & MERCADO is coming and trust us, it’s going to blow you away. Don’t forget to use the early bird fan code (TOMFAN15) and save $10 off any ticket.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S TOP MEXICAN RESTAURANTS & CHEFS!
ONE TICKET PRICE= ALL YOU CAN EAT + DRINK
Sample gourmet dishes from restaurants, chefs, food trucks and more!
Sip handcrafted cocktails from top tequila and mezcal mixioligists, agua fresca, Mexican beer and more!
Access to our Taste of Mexico Mercado, a one day market showcasing Los Angeles’ finest local, artisanal edibles, home goods and apparel.
Live entertainment by LA’s most acclaimed cumbia, mariachi and contemporary artists!
VIP entry: dedicated entrance, early tastings, beat the crowds!
VIP gift bag
Collectible signed poster by acclaimed Artist Ernesto Yerena
GENERAL ADMISSION 7-11:00pm | $65
As The Taste of Mexico Association grew, so did our celebration. We held our SOLD OUT 4th Annual Food & Culture Festival in the beautiful courtyard of downtown’s LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, LA’s dedicated museum to Mexican American history and culture. Taste of Mexico partnered with 31 corporate sponsors and welcomed over 5,500 attendees to a SOLD-OUT event to the city’s premier celebration of Mexican cuisine and culture. The event was officially inaugurated by the the Consul General of Mexico in Los Angeles, Carlos Sada. Patrons enjoyed unlimted tastings from 30 of LA’s top Mexican restaurants, ultra-premium tequila and mezcal, Montejo beer, Baja California wines, and premium cocktails, while enjoying live musical performances by Apoco No! (of Chicano Batman & Viento Callejero).
This 2015 is no different. We have extended the layout of our 5th annual celebration into the new adjacent Metro Explanade to expand our evening celebration and the debut of our Taste of Mexico Mercado, a one day market showcasing Los Angeles’ finest local, artisanal edibles, home goods and apparel. The Taste of Mexico Mercado will take place as part of the Taste of Mexico festival and will be located on the new Metro Explanade adjacent to the venue.
5th Annual Taste of Mexico Food Festival & Mercado 2015: DINNER, MUSIC AND COCKTAILS (*21 and over)
All tickets include unlimited food tastings from all participating restaurants and participating sponsors.
Access to all-you-can-drink in our Tequila Bar, Mezcaleria, Michelada Beer Gardens and The Taste of Mexico Mercado, where you will be able to shop and support local artists.
Live Entertainment, Mariachi, Jarocho Performances, Photo Booth, Craft Mezcal and Tequila cocktails
Get your tickets early, we sell out every year. See you there!
There are no extra charges for food and drink inside the event. Both VIP & GA tickets include all food and drink + access to entertainment + access to The Taste of Mexico Mercado
21+ only event. No exceptions (no babies or small children allowed either)
I.D. check requiered for entry, don’t forget yours!
VIP Admission begins at 6pm.
General Admission begins at 7pm. No GA ticket holders will be admitted prior to 7p.
Tickets do not need to be printed. Tickets can be scanned from your smart phone.
Last call is at 10:15p.
5:15p-6:00p is a vendor refresh period between VIP and GA. We encourage our VIP guests to enjoy the field and entertainment during this time.
Tickets are transferrable between attendees.
Tickets are NOT refundable.
Discounts can NOT be applied after purchase.
Tickets are available online only.
No tickets are sold at the door when the event is sold out.
No readmission or “In-Outs”.
Event is rain or shine.
Please drink responsibly.
Participating vendors and sponsors are subject to change.
Live Spicy! Eat Spicy! The Oxnard Salsa Festival is a celebration of all things salsa – food, music and dance – and a place where salsa (the sauce!) reigns supreme.
Under the big-top Salsa Tasting Tent, you’ll find fifty different flavors of salsa to sample and buy. From fresh and fruity, sweet and smoky, to mild and scorching hot. It’s the region’s biggest salsa bar!
Admission to the Salsa Tent is $5 per person and includes a bag of fresh Mission tortilla chips and ten tasting tickets.
Spice up your life at the Oxnard Salsa Festival. And enjoy great salsa all summer long by visiting the restaurants and gourmet grocers featured.
2015 Salsa Tasting Tent Exhibitors
BG’s Café (Saturday only)
428 South “A” Street – Oxnard House red salsa, garlic roasted green salsa
Chehalem Ridge Brands, LLC www.Chehalemridgebrands.com Hu-La-La Tropical Fruit Salsa, Blues Berry Fruit Salsa, Rockin’ Raspberry Fruit Salsa, & Swingin’ Strawberry-Rhubarb Fruit Salsa
Del Real Foods
Available at Raphls, Albertsons, Costco Del Real Foods Salsa Roja, Del Real Foods Salsa Verde
Your family and friends RAVE about your homemade salsa, but do you have what it takes to be the best of the best? We think you do! Take the challenge and enter to win the Great Oxnard Salsa Challenge – Amateur Division recipe competition taking place on Sunday, July 26 during the 22nd Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival!
Take the challenge and enter to win the Great Oxnard Salsa Challenge 2015 taking place on Sunday, July 26 at the Oxnard Salsa Festival!
Presented by the Oxnard Salsa Festival and the kitchen restaurant in downtown Oxnard, amateur salsa chefs are invited to compete to win! The contest is limited to 50 salsas and pre-registration is required. The entry fee is $25 per salsa and includes one souvenir t-shirt per entry. Entry forms are due by Friday, July 10, 2015.
Winning salsas will be selected in several categories including Best Red, Best Green, Best Fruit, Best Mild, Best Medium, and Best Hot. The Judge’s Choice Winner (the best of the best!) will be awarded with a $100 cash prize from the Oxnard Salsa Festival. First place category winners receive a Festival ‘goodie bag’ and a $30 restaurant gift certificate from the kitchen eatery, which was featured on ‘Diners, Drive-ins & Dives’ with Guy Fieri, on the Food Network.
The Pasadena ARTWalk is Pasadena’s largest urban art fair with over 5,000 people attending yearly. The event highlights some of the best Southern Californian visual artists showcasing their work in painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawings, and printmaking. ARTWalk is free and all-ages are welcome. Download the application by clicking HERE.
TuneCore has always been about supporting the independent artist in their pursuit of success. In that spirit, we’re announcing the inaugural TuneCore Indie Artist Forum. This isn’t your typical music conference; it’s an opportunity for artists and industry representatives alike to have straightforward, tactical discussions about the daily reality of being an artist in today’s music industry landscape.
There will be no cost to the artists that get one of the 200 available slots. Space is limited; interested parties must sign up for a chance to be selected by lottery for admittance. For any artist traveling to Holywood, we will have hotel options available at a discounted rate.
Kenny Chesney & Jason Aldean
Brantley Gilbert, Cole Swindell and Old Dominion
July 25, 2015 | 5:00PM
Rose Bowl Stadium – Pasadena, CA
Kenny Chesney has covered a lot of ground – and he believes he’s got a lot more ground to go. The triple and reigning Academy of Country Music and two time and current Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year sold more tickets in North America than anyone last year, played football stadiums and sang the songs that capture the way the people of the fly-over live their lives, dream their dreams and feel the moments that define them. Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates is in many ways Chesney’s most intimate album to date. Still marked by the high jinks and good-time revelry he’s known for the tropical feeling morning-after introduction of “Got a Little Crazy,” the shimmering, wide-open embrace of being young and free of “Just Not Today” – but the musical synthesis and emotional openness could’ve only come from a life lived in, around, making and loving music. Certainly one need only listen to the halting apology of a man who knows he’s built to fade, “Better as a Memory,” to hear both the nakedness of knowing one’s limit and recognizing sometimes the kindest thing to do is not get carried away in the emotion or the moment. “The more people I get to see in front of me – whether it’s at a football stadium or a funky little bar like the Hog’s Breath in Key West – the more I realize how much we all have in common. There are a lot of people punching a clock or having too much on their plate, a buncha people on their first date, with that nervousness and excitement that they’re really there…we all want the same things, all hope for the same stuff and I feel like pretty much worry about the same stuff, too.