After a multiple year hiatus due to Covid and other factors, Margarita and Salsa Fest returned with a one day event in Buda headlined by Pat Green who was joined by Mike and the Moonpies and Shaker Hymns. Coming off the success of that event, promoter Greg Henry and his fellow organizers decided to relaunch the festival in its original home of Waco, as well as continuing the event in Buda. It’s a unique mini-festival that all fans of Texas Music, tequila and chips should all check out. It’s got a, pardon the pun, special flavor about it. The weather is hot, the line-up is always stacked and it combines Texas Music with Texas booze and Tex-Mex food. It’s a triple threat of awesomeness that is typically only found in the Lone Star state.
This year’s editions kick off tomorrow in Buda with Pat Green returning to headline alongside Micky and the Motorcars, Rio Tripiano and Rochelle & the Sidewinders. Green has long been a hallmark of the event. At the zenith of his rise in the early 00’s, Green could be found headlining the event each August to help raise money for charity. One particularly rowdy event featured him sharing the bill with Wilie Nelson, Cross Canadian Ragweed and some upstart band named West 84 fronted by a dude named Wade Bowen. That event was the last one held in downtown Waco prior to the festival outgrowing those confines and moving to a larger facility across town. Well, in 2023 it is coming back to downtown Waco on August 26 and will be headlined by Randy Rogers Band as they will be joined by Kolby Cooper, The Huser Brothers and Mike Stanley. It’s sure to be a ferocious day of fun, music and food in downtown Waco. We would recommend hitting up either the Buda show or the Waco show…or both.