Doheny State Beach, CA
When we relaunched this site last year, we mentioned that the new Westcoaster would seek to branch out beyond its core theme park content by expanding Halloween event coverage, incorporating travel blog posts, and including more lifestyle pieces focusing on things to do, local places to see, and such.
Well, consider this part of the "things to do" category--especially for rock music lovers and foodies. In exactly two months from today, the first ever Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival will take place in South Orange County, right along the water, at Doheny State Beach. This will be a fantastic day of delicious food, tasty booze, rock music, and even some luche libre wrestling.
Orange County natives The Offspring will headline a musical line-up that also includes Sum 41 and Unwritten Law, among other bands. Some of Southern California's trendiest food purveyors, like Chronic Tacos, Haven Gastropub, The Kroft, and many more will be offering fancy tacos for $3 each. Need something to wash that down? Quality craft breweries like Ballast Point, Barley Forge, Bottle Logic, Left Coast, and others will provide great beers to pair with. It promises to be an entertaining and exciting afternoon and evening of awesomesauce (and that doesn't even cover the awesome sauce that is Gringo Bandito, the hot sauce of Offspring lead singer Dexter Holland).
From the press release:
KLOS presents Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival, powered by Gringo Bandito, the 4th annual ultimate taco and craft beer celebration, is proud to announce its all-new location, hours, and date at the scenic Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA on Saturday, April 8 from 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM (VIP opens at noon). Produced by California’s most successful and respected craft beer festival producer Brew Ha Ha Productions and premier music festival production company Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), KLOS presents Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival will feature live music, lucha libre style wrestling, games, contests, complimentary craft beer tastings (until 4:00 PM) from some of the best breweries in the country, and $3 tasty gourmet tacos from the region’s top chefs and restaurants.
Sabroso features a music lineup headlined by Orange County-based, multi-platinum rock band The Offspring, along with performances from Sum 41, Rival Sons, Lit, Unwritten Law, and the world’s first and only heavy metal mariachi band, Metalachi, as well as roving performances by local mariachi bands.
Dexter Holland of The Offspring is looking forward to joining in this ultimate taco fest and comments, “We love tacos, the beach AND beer, so it sounds like a perfect day for The Offspring.”
Sabroso co-producer Cameron Collins of Brew Ha Ha Productions explains, “Sabroso is one of my favorite events that we produce, and Doheny State Beach is exactly the kind of setting I imagined when we started in 2014. Much of the event will remain the same. What’s new for 2017, though, are the extended hours and the killer bands performing on our main stage. Having one of OC’s favorite exports, The Offspring, perform at Sabroso could not be more perfect! Attendees are in for a day they will never forget!”
Throughout the festival, taco lovers can indulge in $3 gourmet tacos from top local chefs and restaurants. These titans of taco creations will all compete for the coveted Sabroso “People’s Choice” awards, as selected by attendees via Text-To-Vote. “Best Of Show” will be awarded by a panel of highly acclaimed and pre-selected food judges. Many taco experts are expected to participate, including these past Sabroso “People’s Choice” and “Best Of Show” winners returning to defend and reclaim their titles: Chef Jimmy Martinez from Pour Vida - Anaheim, Chef Cody Storts from Salt and Ash – Placentia, Chef Rashad Moumneh from Falasophy - Santa Ana, Luis Flores of Meat Up BBQ - Placentia, and Chef Hop Phan from Dos Chinos - Santa Ana, just to name a few. Other local favorites include Chef Greg Daniels from Haven Gastropub, the Ninjas With Appetite Truck (N.W.A. Truck), Devilicious Truck, LIME Truck, Stadium Brewing Co., The Kroft, Chronic Tacos, and many more.
Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival will feature renowned craft breweries including Bottle Logic, Bootleggers, Riip Brewing, Pizza Port, TAPS Fish House and Brewery, Stereo Brewing, Fall Brewing, Barley Forge, Ritual Brewing, Modern Times, Artifex Brewing and more.
Attendees are also invited to sample all flavors of Gringo Bandito--Dexter Holland of The Offspring’s top rated hot sauce—during the event.
In addition to live music, tacos and craft beer offerings, Sabroso attendees will be entertained by lucha libre style wrestlers like Red Spider, La Golosa, Lady Lee and Mariachi Loco, who will take to the ring for four action packed qualifying matches, followed by a championship match.
Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival runs from 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM on Saturday, April 8, with VIP entry beginning at Noon for an extra hour of complimentary exclusive tastings in the VIP lounge. The festival is open to those 21 and up. Festival attendees will have the opportunity to roam throughout the lush grass areas of Doheny State Beach, right off the shore of the Pacific Ocean, touching the sand.
The VIP Lounge + Early Entry Ticket includes 1 festival admission ticket for craft beer tastings, music festival, VIP entry lane with one hour early entry for craft beer tastings (Noon), VIP lounge access with exclusive craft beer tastings and special taco vendors, front of stage viewing access, VIP bathrooms, and VIP commemorative laminate.
Tickets for KLOS presents Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival, powered by Gringo Bandito go on sale Friday, February 3 at 10:00 AM PT at www.SabrosoTacoFest.com. A limited number of discounted Early Bird presale tickets will be available via KLOS on Thursday, February 2 from 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM, exclusively for the station’s Workforce members. Visit www.955klos.com for more details.
A portion of the proceeds from Sabroso will be donated to the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association (DSBIA), the non-profit cooperating association of Doheny State Beach, dedicated to the protection of the park’s beaches, facilities, marine refuge and its historical, cultural and social stories.
General Admission and VIP tickets will be available for purchase for the following prices at www.SabrosoTacoFest.com. All tickets include complimentary beer tasting and access to view the music stage.
Festival General Admission Tickets start at $60, and VIP Lounge + Early Entry Tickets are $99. Day Of Festival General Admission Tickets (if available) will be $75 per person.
Parking at Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival will be extremely limited, so attendees are strongly encouraged to carpool and rideshare. Please go to www.SabrosoTacoFest.com for all shuttle locations, ride share lots, bike valet and suggested additional areas to park.
Doheny State Beach is easily accessible by car from Los Angeles County, San Diego County, the Inland Empire, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, the San Joaquin Valley, and via flights to Orange County’s John Wayne Airport.
The festival producers encourage attendees to drink responsibly.
Sponsors for Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival include KLOS, Gringo Bandito and Chronic Tacos, with more to be announced.
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