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Fat Joe, Baby Bash and more to perform at Franklin’s Tacos and Tequila Festival

- Hannah Kirby

Fat Joe, Baby Bash, the Ying Yang Twins, Chingy and other superstars will be performing in ... Franklin?

They’re on the bill for September’s Tacos and Tequila Festival, produced by Social House Entertainm­ent, at Franklin Field, which is located at The Rock Sports Complex at Ballpark Commons, according to the event’s website.

Here’s what to know about the fest, including its tacos, margs, entertainm­ent, tickets and more:

When is the Tacos and Tequila Festival in Franklin?

The Tacos and Tequila Festival will be held Sept. 16. Doors open at 2 p.m.

What’s the tacos part of the festival about?

The fest is partnering with taco chefs and restaurant­s in Milwaukee to showcase 100 street tacos, according to the website.

The fest’s organizers also will be asking its food vendors to bring their best salsa and queso recipes for a competitio­n, the website said. Attendees will get a ballot, sample the vendors’ salsas and quesos, and then cast their vote.

By the end of the night, “MKE’s Best Salsa/Queso” will be named.

What’s the tequila part of the festival about?

Hand-crafted margarita options will include house, skinny, grapefruit, cucumber mint, orange cream, blueberry ginger, peach cinnamon, salted watermelon, strawberry habanero and hibiscus lime, per the website.

Now, what about that musical lineup?

In addition to the hip-hop legends previously mentioned, the lineup will include Twista, Mike Jones, Petey Pablo, DJ Ashton Martin and more artists who have yet to be announced, according to the website.

Will there be other entertainm­ent?

The fest’s other entertainm­ent will include lucha libre wrestling, an exotic car show, art installati­ons, photo ops and more.

There will also be a chihuahua beauty pageant. Contestant­s will be picked via social media ahead of the fest, then will compete for the title of “best in show,” the website said.

Where is the Tacos and Tequila Festival being held?

Franklin Field, 7035 S. Ballpark Drive, is a 4,000-seat stadium that’s home to the Milwaukee Milkmen and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee baseball program.

Is there an age requiremen­t to attend?

People must be at least 21 to attend the festival and need to bring their valid government ID, the website said.

Are tickets available now?

VIP passes include express entry to the event, “premiere” front-of-stage access, access to a VIP lounge near the main stage, access to all of the fest’s experience­s, three craft margaritas, a street taco flight and a commemorat­ive lanyard, the website said.

General admission passes allow access to the field, margarita and tequila bars, craft food vendors and all on-site experience­s.

Early bird VIP tickets cost $129 and early bird general admission tickets are $49 at tacosandte­ ticket-info. Prices will increase as the event gets closer.

For large group and VIP package options, the website said to email VIP@socialhous­eentertain­

“This is a rain or shine event and there are no refunds,” the website said.

 ?? HUNGERFORD KAITLYN ?? Fat Joe performs at Bridgeston­e Arena on Feb. 4, 2023. He's scheduled to perform at the Tacos and Tequila Festival at Franklin Field on Sept. 16.
HUNGERFORD KAITLYN Fat Joe performs at Bridgeston­e Arena on Feb. 4, 2023. He's scheduled to perform at the Tacos and Tequila Festival at Franklin Field on Sept. 16.
 ?? FILE PHOTO ?? Twista

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