SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (Feb. 11, 2020)Taco Fest: Music Y Más announced today its 2020 vendor and music lineup for its third annual event taking place at its new home at The University of Texas at San Antonio Downtown Campus on Saturday, April 4, 2020. This year’s music lineup will feature more than 20 musicians and bands, including headlining performances by iconic GRAMMY Award-winning singer Lila Downs and a special reunion performance by beloved San Antonio band Girl In A Coma. The 2020 food lineup will showcase more than 40 restaurants and taquerias, including returning Taco Fest: Music Y Más champions and a special presentation by Vera’s Backyard Bar-B-Que from Brownsville, Texas, featuring its traditionally smoked barbacoa.


Lila Downs

Girl in a Coma

Santiago Jimenez Jr. • El Dusty

Salt Cathedral • The Zeros • El Conjunto Nueva Ola

Eddie & the Valiants • Estereomance • Los Nahuatlatos

Mexican Step Grandfather • Bombasta • Cesar K-Oso • Volcan

Miráme • Tallercito de Son • Los #3 Dinners • DJ Despeinada

Conjunto Heritage Taller • Mariachi Telpocame de Harlandale

More to be announced


Aldofo's Cafe

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Backwoods BBQ

Barbacoa Express

Cajun Boudain

Carnitas Don Raúl-USA

Catch the Wave

Chela’s Tacos


Don Pablo Restaurant

Down Range Cookin

El Jarrito

Johnny Joes Concessions

La Botánica

Los Cocos Mexican, Seafood and Frutería

Mayitos Mexican Cafe

Mi Frijoles Catering Company

Mi Taquito Arandas Jalisco

Mister Diablo Taco Truck

Pico de Gallo

Puro Taco

Reynas Tacos

Sanchos Cantina

Sangria on the Burg

The Original Donut Shop

The Texan Restaurant


Torchy's Tacos

Triple T Tacos Tortas Tostadas

Vera’s Backyard Bar-B-Que

Viva Villa

“This year’s Taco Fest: Music Y Más artist lineup is as exciting, eclectic, and unique as our food lineup, only louder,” said Taco Fest: Music Y Más Programmer, Jim Mendiola. “Our festival attendees will have the opportunity to experience a variety of acts, including GRAMMY Award-winning artist Lila Downs, conjunto legend Santiago Jimenz, Jr., and Salt Cathedral, an electric-pop duo based in Brooklyn by way of Bogotá. Other bands include the socially-conscious hip-hop of San Antonio’s own Mexican Step Grandfather, and the truly legendary Southern California punk band, The Zeros, formed in 1976, who were part of the first wave of LA punk rock. It’s a lineup that’s as puro San Antonio as Big Red and barbacoa.”

In addition to this year’s performers and taco vendors, Taco Fest: Music Y Más will feature presentations by taco writer Gustavo Arellano, expanded children’s programming provided by Spare Parts, Cooking with Kids with Dr. Ellen Riojas Clark, Magik Theatre’s Dragons Love Tacos Experience and more. Additional artists and vendors will continue to be announced leading up to the event date.

A feast for the senses, taco lovers and festival attendees will once again have the opportunity to vote on their favorite taco restaurants in categories including “Best Traditional Taco,” “Best Specialty Taco,” “People’s Choice” and more.

Tickets for Taco Fest: Music Y Más are on sale now and available for purchase by visiting General Admission, VIP and Premium VIP packages are available. Children under the age of 10 will be granted free entry when accompanied by a ticketed adult. A portion of Taco Fest proceeds will benefit SATX Inner City Development, a local non-profit organization.

Sponsors for this year’s event include Modelo, Four Corners Brewing Co., San Antonio FC, Ricos Products, the Abbey at Dominion Crossing, the Abbey at Sonterra, Twang Beer Salt, Don Julio Tequila and others to be announced.

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Taco Fest: Music Y Más is San Antonio, Texas’ premier taco and music festival. The annual event unites the largest gathering of San Antonio’s unofficial dish from more than 40 area restaurants, taquerias and food trucks, with a curated music lineup of alt-Latino bands and traditional performances, art and more.

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