Creative Loafing to Host 1st Annual Taco, Beer and Music Festival ‘Taco Lucha’


Local media outlet Creative Loafing will host its first annual taco, beer and burger festival on Sept. 30.

The Taco Lucha: Taco, Beer and Music Festival, will take place on the grounds of the Avidxchange Music Factory. Taco Lucha Fest will offer samplings from 40 breweries, as well as tastes from 15 local restaurants vying for the title and championship belt of “Charlotte’s Best Taco.” Oskar Blues is the key beer sponsor.

“As the city’s arts and entertainment paper of record, Creative Loafing has championed Charlotte’s craft beer scene since it first started bubbling,” notes Aaron Stamey, sales manager at Creative Loafing. “It and the local food scene are important components in our mission of being the go-to source for all things cool, fresh and authentic. We hope to deliver a fresh event the likes of Charlotte have yet to see.”

There will be a VIP session (12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.) that will feature special releases and beers from each brewery, with a General Admission open tasting session to follow (2 p.m.-6 p.m.).

Spin Doctors will headline the Taco Lucha Festival along with local favorites Amigo and U-Phonik and DJ Overcash filling the breaks.  Live Luchador wrestling will also take place at Taco Lucha Fest for all patrons to enjoy.  “We strive to create unique festival environments for our guests to experience”, says festival co-founder Ken Thomas. “Charlotte’s best tacos, over 100 craft beers to sample, incredible live music, live Lucha Libre wrestling and a few other surprises will make this a cant-miss event!”

While Taco Lucha Fest celebrates beer and food, the festival also raises funds for Second Harvest Food Bank. Proceeds will be given directly to these organizations.

Tickets are available now via; all updates, brewery and ticket announcements will be posted across our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@tacoluchafest) channels. What better way to spend a beautiful fall Carolina day than sampling great craft beer, delicious tacos and great music? Tickets are on sale now for a limited time for just $35 (GA) and $55 (VIP) at



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