Phoenix Tequila Fest

on 07/12/10 at 10:52 pm


’Tis the season for keeping your innards warm, and this weekend there’s no better drink to accomplish that task than tequila.

What: Sample more than 100 types of tequila.

When: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 11-12. The 19th annual Christmas Mariachi Festival starts at 7 p.m. Saturday; the Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers concert begins at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Where: U.S. Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix

Cost: $45 per day. Tickets include roundtrip transport on Metro light rail beginning four hours before the event. Christmas Mariachi Festival tickets are available separately; Roger Clyne concert tickets are free with Sunday Tequila Fest tickets.

Information: (480) 558-1122 or

The spirit takes center stage Saturday and Sunday at the Phoenix Tequila Fest at U.S. Airways Center. The 21-and-older event is followed on Saturday by the 19th annual Christmas Mariachi Festival and on Sunday by a concert with Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers.

Held in the Valley for the first time last year, the festival, which originated in Las Vegas, is bigger and better this year, says Juan Elias of Elias Entertainment, the Gilbert-based company that puts on the event.

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