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The Ultimate Guide to Tunes & Tacos 2017
Published on Mar 30, 2017

Whether you're already planning to revel in the festivities or haven't quite committed to attending, we've got the guide you need to prep for Yuma's great Tunes & Tacos Festival ...

Friday, April 14 (6 to 9 p.m.)
Yuma Civic Center

The prologue to Saturday's Tunes & Tacos Festival starts Friday evening with the Salsa Queen Competition and Kickoff Party. Admission is free and includes a bag of chips for sampling salsa submissions from these vendors:

Tops Tacos
Nana's Secret Recipe
Sabrina Duenas
Mandy Q's Madhouse Creations
Alice Estrada
Laura Aguirre
Kathy Moon
Liggett Electrical & Solar
Lyndsay Ponser
La Cruda Seafood

In between salsa snacking, sip some tequilas at the complimentary tequila tasting!

Saturday, April 15 (11 a.m. to 11 p.m.)
Desert Sun Stadium at Ray Kroc Sports Complex

Arrive with an empty stomach ... the Tunes & Tacos Festival will feature an assortment of tacos, plus adult beverages, and more! Bringing the family along? Let the kids enjoy the free carnival rides, or browse the field of custom cars and motorcycles on display at the on-site Jak'd Up Car Show. Admission is $1 per person, per entry and includes carnival rides and car show at no additional charge.

Meanwhile, the taco pros will be entering into the Taco King Competition to see whose tortilla'd treat reigns supreme. Here's who will be vying for the title:

MAD Tacos (Yuma, AZ)
Tacos El Bravo (Yuma, AZ)
Taqueria Taco Veloz (Yuma, AZ)
Yuma's Best Tacos (Yuma, AZ)
Lupe's Grill (Yuma, AZ)
Zee's Grill (Yuma, AZ)
Chretin's Mexican Restaurant (Yuma, AZ)
Fresh Taste Catering (Yuma, AZ)
Taco Monster (Yuma, AZ)
Sophia's Kitchen (Ontario, CA)
Duron's El Zarape Grill (Yuma, AZ)
El Jalisciense (Yuma, AZ)
El Jalisciense DOS (Yuma, AZ)
Jorge's Tacos (Somerton, AZ)
Roasted Corn (Yuma, AZ)
Tops Tacos (Yuma, AZ)
Papusseria Salvadereno (Yuma, AZ)
Top Notch Concessions (La Quinta, CA)
Fidel's Tacos (Somerton, AZ)
Barbudo Bros Tacos (Yuma, AZ)


In addition to the food, there will be no shortage of entertainment ... all included with the $1 festival admission and headlined by '80s freestyle pop artist Lisa Lisa:

11 a.m.

1 p.m.

Tommy Coz and the Drifters
3 p.m.

KrookTone Classics
5 p.m.

Risque Band
7 p.m.

Lisa Lisa
9 p.m.


Arriving from out of town and need a place to stay?
The Historic Coronado Motor Hotel is the Official Hotel Partner of Tunes & Tacos

For more information, visit



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