¡Vamos a la Pachanga! + WIN Tickets to the Festival!

By Becky Beggs

The Spanish word “Pachanga” means a lively or rowdy party and that’s exactly what you will get when the Pachanga Latino Music Festival comes to Austin on Saturday, May 16th! Since its inception in 2008, Pachanga Fest has expanded to three Texas cities and attracts thousands of guests each year. With a rich array of Latin-themed music, art and cuisine, Pachanga Latino Music Festival celebrates the deep roots and vibrancy of Latin-American culture. Held at Fiesta Gardens, the festival is sure to be muy divertido for the entire family.

Don’t miss out on these #PachangaFest staples!

Niños Rock Pachanga
There’s something for everyone at Pachanga! Stop by the photo booth, learn about Latin culture and enjoy live performances at Niños Rock Pachanga. With a paid adult, kids twelve and under get in for free!
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Photo by Whitney Devin

Bidi Bidi Banda
Come celebrate the life and music of the Queen of Tejano Music—Selena! An all-star Selena Tribute group comprised of some of Austin’s best talent, Bidi Bidi Banda will have you singing and dancing along to some of your favorite tunes!

Pachanga Mercado
Get a taste of the arts at Pachanga Mercado, where you can see Latin-inspired works from three local artists and shop handmade Mexican silkscreen print shirts from Zona Urbana.

Food
Latin cuisine is delicious. Festival food is delicious. Pachanga combines the best of both worlds! With a mouth-watering selection from local vendors including Serranos, Mom & Pops and Mellizoz Tacos just to name a few, the food is sure to be a treat for your tastebuds!
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Photo by Whitney Devin

VIT (Very Important Taco)
If you want to take your culinary experience to the next level, make sure to buy a VIT ticket to the festival. In addition to perks like indoor restrooms, a lounge with air conditioning and a private patio area, your VIT ticket gives you access to a complimentary taco tasting! Five local Austin restaurants will showcase their most popular tacos and you’ll get to try them all!

An Incredible Lineup of Music
We are incredibly excited about the talented and diverse mix of artists on this year’s bill,” says Pachanga Festival Founder Rich Garza. “We are able to program mostly global artists with some top domestic acts, too. It makes for some exciting opportunities to experience some amazing music you might not normally get to hear. Mala is one of the best female MCs in the world, in any language; Comilo and Toy from Compass are also some of the best in the world at what they do; simply put, Ximena is a star, and it will be so much fun to see her in this environment; Palenke Soul Tribe make world-class music that’s perfect for booty shaking; and Kinky, whom I’ve been a fan of ever since I saw them at Coachella back in the day.”

Check out the full lineup here!

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