Long Beach’s Queen Mary Park will see a change in environment when the first Tropicália Music and Taco Festival anchors its wide-spanning range of musical talent and Latin cuisine.
Happening on Nov. 11, the Observatory Group hosted festival focuses heavily on Latin influence, employing iconic bands such as Los Tigres del Norte and Café Tacvba to headline and rock the event’s stage.
The Latin lineup continues with reggaeton legend Ivy Queen from Puerto Rico, Colombian-American Kali Uchis, and L.A.’s own Chicano Batman.
Latin influence leaves its thumbprint on the festival, but eclecticism is where the festival shines.
Indie darling and London crooner King Krule shines as a lineup strength, hot off his new album “The Ooz.”
Hip-hop and sampling legend Madlib, widely known for his landmark album “Madvillainy” with MF DOOM, will also perform own set at the festival.
Additionally, R&B star Ginuwine will play the event, delivering his tempting, slow-dance songs at the festival.
Other artists include Jhené Aiko, XXYYXX, Low End Theory, Goldlink, a Chrome Sparks dj set, and the Delfonics.
In addition to the music, Tropicália Music and Taco Festival also prides itself in its strong lineup of local taco vendors.
Tacos, which are all-you-can-eat from opening until 4 p.m., will be served by Carnitas el Momo, Dia de los Puercos, Mariscos Jaliscos, Burritos la Palma, Pez Cantina, Calo Provisions and Taqueria la Venganza among a deep continuing list of vendors.
Tickets for the festival start at $85 for full admission but will rise to $95 closer to the date of the event. Other tickets include VIP admission which offer priority entrance, a VIP only bar and VIP only bathrooms which start at $150.
Other VIP packages include the Rage on Stage package which include all mentioned and a side stage viewing experience. The VIP Legend package offers a table and seating for four at $900 while the VIP Cabana package provides a private viewing area for up to ten people at $2,500.
To purchase tickets and find more information on the festival, visit their site.