Knoxville, Tennessee – Tickets are on sale now for the Southern Tequila and Taco Fest on Saturday, April 25th at the Pinnacle at Turkey Creek to benefit Remote Area Medical. This is the kickoff year for what is anticipated to be the largest annual tequila and taco festival in the country! Some of the biggest names in tequila will be showcasing their signature products including Tequila Herradura, El Jimador, 1800, Maestro Dobel, Don Eduardo, Patron, Casa Noble and more. Not only will attendees enjoy hand-crafted tequilas, but margaritas, mojitos, cocktails, Mexican beers and craft beers, as well. Many area Mexican restaurants will be there featuring their specialty tacos and other signature dishes. Plus there will be live entertainment along with a Mariachi band!


Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance online at General admission tickets are $45.00 and include 8 tokens to sample tequila and cocktails. General admission begins at 5:00 PM with the festival concluding at 8:00 PM. One hundred people can upgrade their tickets for an additional $20 to arrive at 4:00 PM. Only twenty-five VIP tickets are available that will get early admission which includes a private tequila and food tasting and more for $125.00 donation. And if you are a designated driver, your ticket is only $10.00!


John Volpe, General Manager at Abuelo’s, says The Southern Tequila and Taco Fest will be an exciting new annual event for tequila lovers that will benefit the community as a whole. “RAM does so much for so many, and this is just a small way we can give back”, said Volpe.


The Remote Area Medical (RAM) Mission: To prevent pain and alleviate suffering by providing free, quality health care to those in need. Many people live in fear of sickness and injury simply because they have little or no access to basic medical care. RAM responds to this need by providing free, quality dental, vision and medical care to those who cannot afford it. In less than 24 hours RAM turns fairgrounds, schools, jungles and arenas into mobile medical centers.

In 2014 RAM served 27,523 people and provided $9,172,846 worth of free care.