The first annual Tampa Bay Margarita Festival was a big hit in 2013. Now promoters are bringing in a band that knows something about hits for the festival’s second year.
Grammy winners Los Lonely Boys, best known for the 2004, chart-topping smash, “Heaven,” will headline the cocktail-themed fest when it returns May 24 to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.
The Tampa concert is the band’s only scheduled Florida date as it tours the U.S. to promote the new album “Revelation.”
The festival will feature live bands throughout the day, from 2 to 10 p.m., along with games and margaritas of many different flavors and varieties. Tequilas served will include Sauza, Hornitos, Camarena, Don Julio, Dobel and Margaritaville, with more to be announced, promoters said.
New for this year, the night will end with what promoters are calling “the largest fireworks show in the area.”
Advance tickets are $10 through April 30 and $15 after that date through tampamargaritafest.com. VIP tickets, which include unlimited margaritas, start at $75.
The 2013 festival drew a sell-out crowd of more than 5,000 people, according to Big City Events, which produced the event.
A related grand tequila tasting event is planned for May 23 at the Epicurian Hotel, featuring more than 40 tequilas and food pairings.