THE annual Cinco de Mayo party hosted by Hotel Congress! This evening is full of live music from Santa Pachita, dancing, and, of course, agave spirits, including drink specials featuring Milagro and El Silencio! Come early for a Mezcal Happy Hour from 7-8pm!
An event filled with the traditions of the Southwest! Enjoy mariachi band performances, agave spirit tastings, and artist displays. Includes food vendors, a local produce farmers market, local makers, games for the kids, and much more.
Engage all things agave in this pop-up bazaar at the Hotel Congress! Visit local vendors and nurseries while enjoying live music and entertainment for agave spirit tastings and an agave plant you can take home. There will also be Arizona Sonora Desert Museum presentations and a book signing by Chasing Centuries author Ron Parker. Attend expert-led talks given by artists, historians, ethnobotanists, and makers. Enjoy refreshing treats and live music as you explore the world of agave!
El Tambó Fest 2019 brings together legendary cumbia bands from across the borderlands and cutting edge DJs from across the nation for one night of discussion, food, Don Julio and Mezcal Vago drink specials all night long, and a massive dance party all hosted at two stages at the historic Hotel Congress in downtown Tucson, Arizona. El Tambó Fest understands cumbia not only an irresistible rhythm but also a musical lengua franca that connects our communities across our borderlands region.
An engaging presentation about food, agriculture, beverage, and culture that features live music, celebrity chefs, botanists, and business owners highlighting the importance of sustainability and the agave plant’s impact on our region.
VIP ticket holders enjoy exclusive early entrance at 6pm, access to balcony seating, specialty cocktails, and light bites crafted with local heritage ingredients by Tucson’s very own Chef Kevin Fink of Emmer & Rye and Chef Brian Smith of Maynards Market & Kitchen.
Listen to different opinions about how to share traditional knowledge respectfully. Light refreshments will be served.