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Essex Modern City

51 Essex Street

San Antonio, TX 78210

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It's BACK, better than ever, and totally FREE!

The 2019 Taco Truck Throwdown presented by Twisted Tea will feature:

  • The Best Taco vendors in Texas

  • Live Music and Live DJ -performances by: GIO CHAMBA - KING TONYO - SIMPLY RAYNE - YANUIS - VANESSA DEL FIERRO & more coming soon


  • Live Mural Art

  • Baby Bash appearance with Organic Prime CBD mobile pop-up shop

  • Live BMX showcase

  • Boutique & Artisan Vendors

  • Tons of Twisted Tea and more Cold Drinks

  • Taco Hat Giveaways, Contests, and more prizes

  • Photo Areas

  • Kids Activities & Games

  • VIP Tickets for purchase

Want to be a vendor? Apply RIGHT HERE

Follow us on Instagram @TacoTruckThrowdownTX


Music & Food vendor lineups subject to change

This event has a strict No Refunds Policy

What is your bag policy?

  • YES Backpacks

  • YES Small Clutch bags (5.5” x 4.5”)

  • YES Fanny Packs/Waist Packs (5.5” x 4.5”)

  • YES One Gallon Clear Zip-Top bag

  • YES Drawstring or Clear backpacks with one additional pocket

  • YES Hydration packs with one additional pocket i.e. CamelBaks (blatter must be empty upon entry)

What can I bring?

Allowed Items:

  • 1 Factory sealed water bottle (up to 20 oz)

  • Reusable Water Bottle or Camelbak (must be empty and searched upon entry)

  • Sunscreen (non-aerosol)

  • Blankets

  • Umbrellas (small hand-held style)

  • Baby Strollers

  • Binoculars

  • Earplugs

  • Electronic Cigarettes/ Vapes / Juices

  • Posters/Signs/Flags (no poles)

  • Ponchos

  • Instant Film Cameras

  • Disposable/Pocket-sized cameras (no DSLRs)

  • Handheld battery packs to stay charged

Prohibited Items

  • Bad Attitudes (Positive vibes only!)

  • Weapons, items that could be used as a weapon, or harmful objects of any kind (including pocket knives, pepper spray,etc)

  • Illegal substances (including drugs and drug paraphernalia)

  • Selfie sticks

  • Alcohol (alcohol will be sold at the Festival)

  • Glass containers

  • Outside food or beverages

  • Bicycles, scooters, skateboards or personal motorized vehicles

  • Large chains or spiked jewelry

  • Fireworks or explosives of any kind

  • Coolers

  • Wagons, tents or large umbrellas

  • Chairs of any kind

  • Audio or video recording equipment

  • Professional still cameras or equipment (no detachable lenses, no tripods, big zooms, or commercial use rigs)

  • Unauthorized vending/soliciting materials (promotional stickers, flyers, commodities, etc)

  • Aerosol or compressed cans containers (including sunscreen)

  • Laser Pointers

  • Remote Controlled Vehicles (UAS)


What time does the festival start?

Essex Modern City, 51 Essex St, San Antonio TX parking lots and pickup/dropoff will open at 2:00PM on Saturday, October 12th. Festival gates open at 2:00pm. The event concludes as 10:00pm.

Will I be Searched?

To ensure the safety of our Taco Truck Throwdown family, all vehicles, persons and property are subject to search at all times. Failure to consent to a search will result in denial of entry or ejection from the event.

What Forms of Identification are acceptable to drink alcohol?

  1. State Issued Driver’s License

  2. Passport

  3. Uniformed Services ID Card

  4. Foreign Driver’s License

  5. Expired Driver’s License + State-Issued Temporary [Paper]

  6. Identification will not be required for entry through security checkpoints.

Can I bring my medications?

  • Yes, medications are allowed into the festival as long as they comply with the following:

  • No over-the-counter medication is permitted unless in unopened, factory-sealed packaging.

  • No vitamins or supplements of any kind are permitted.

Prescription Medication can only be brought into the festival ground with the following:

  • A valid photo id (See list of acceptable forms of identification)

  • Medication must be in original prescription bottle, in-date, legible, with name corresponding to photo ID

  • Only one type of medication per bottle (matching the description printed on bottle)

  • Any prescription controlled substances may only be brought in quantities reasonable for your time at the festival.

Unsure if your medication is a controlled substance? Check out a list here: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/schedules/orangebook/c_cs_alpha.pdf

Will there be free water?

No, Taco Truck Throwdown will not offer free water. There will be water and other non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase at the bar.

Can I leave the festival, or go to my car, and come back?

Yes, this is a free festival.

Will there be medical personnel on site?

We will have medical staff on site for the duration of Taco Truck Throwdown. Upon arrival, please take note of the location of our clearly-marked medical tent should you need to stop by throughout the day. If you need medical assistance, contact the nearest security official, staff member, ambassador, or medical staff, or go to the on-site medical tent. If you’re not sure whether it’s an emergency or not, assume it is and get help immediately. All of our safety and medical staff are here to help you enjoy the festival and make it home safely – no judgements.

What about security?

Your health, safety and security are always our top priority. Taco Truck Throwdown’s Public Safety team is working closely with the Essex Modern City, as well as our local, regional and federal law enforcement and public safety agency partners to raise our preparedness and ensure a safe, secure, and positive environment is provided for all attendees, artists, and staff.

Should you need any assistance during your time with us, please proceed to the nearest medical tent or seek nearby uniformed event staff. All of our safety and medical staff are here to help you enjoy the festival and make it home safely – no judgements.

What about people with disabilities?

We want to make sure that all music lovers have access to the Tacos Tequila & Music experience. The festival grounds are wheelchair accessible and ADA bathrooms are provided. Should you have any questions, or requests for accommodations, please contact safety@illectricriver.com.

Can I bring my pets?

Taco Truck Throwdown is pet friendly, only on a leash!

Will there be a lost and found?

Lost and Found will be located at the main entrance/box office and will be operational throughout the duration of the event. Lost and Found inquiries after the conclusion of the event can be directed to .

Will there be parking? How much does it cost?

Yes, parking will be available at Essex Modern City for $10- cash only. We encourage Uber and Lyft rides.

Will credit cards be accepted at bars, merch and food booths?

Yes, all vendors will be equipped to accept cards.

Will there be ATMs available?

Yes, multiple ATMs locations will be available.

Is Taco Truck Throwdown Outdoors?

Yes! Taco Truck Throwdown will be outdoors. This event is rain or shine! Please plan accordingly!

What happens if it rains?

Taco Truck Throwdown is a rain or shine event. That said, your safety is our top priority. Should inclement weather which poses a risk to your health and safety force the cancellation of programing or evacuation of the outdoor portions of the festival grounds, no refunds will be issued. Texas weather can be unpredictable, so please keep an eye on the forecast, plan accordingly, and always listen for announcements from the Taco Truck Throwdown team.

What is your refund policy?

The Taco Truck Throwdown has a strict NO REFUND policy on all purchases associated with the festival.

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51 Essex Street

San Antonio, TX 78210

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