CATHEDRAL CITY — The legacy of the late Mayor Gregory S. Pettis will live on in the fifth Annual “Taste of Jalisco” in celebration of Cathedral City’s Sister City, Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico.

The festival will take place Saturday, Feb. 8 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and is free with free.

Pettis was mayor of Cathedral City and helped foster the relationship with Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico, their sister city for over 21 years. On Jan. 18, Jalisco dedicated a monument in Pettis’ honor, a year and three days from his death on Jan. 15, 2019 and the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission will have a unique photo exhibition celebrating the historic city of Tequila.

New this year will be more than 12 bands on two stages (Amphitheater and Festival Lawn) which includes Nacho Bustillo, Carmen Jara, Machin’, Oxalis, The Myx, Zable Norton, Codigo 442 and DJ Tony Garcia along with many more.

World championship boxing trainer Joel Diaz will meet with fans, live broadcast from U92.7 FM with Bianca Fort and appearance by Carla Soto of Tricolor 103.5 FM with a spectacular Fireworks display at 9:00p.m. During the opening ceremonies there will be a special performance of over 40 Cathedral City High School Folklórico Dancers and Dinastia Charra with over 15 Mexican stallions.

Pulp Vixen, a female-fueled dance band whose talent and fun-loving appeal will keep the dance floor packed from start to finish covering hits by Celia Cruz, Selena, Malo and Santana.

VIP Lounge and Table Reservation: Taste of Jalisco Amphitheater VIP Lounge, Hosted Bar and a Meet and Greet with the artists is only $50 and tables of 10 reservation for $150. Tickets:

A Hocker Productions event, “Taste of Jalisco” is held on the Festival Lawn and the new Community Amphitheater in Downtown Cathedral City adjacent to City Hall.

“Taste of Jalisco” would not be possible without the stellar support of the City of Cathedral City, Riverside County Supervisor Manuel V. Perez, Mexican Consul, Office of Foreign Trade – County of Riverside, Evening Rotary Cathedral City, Mike Thompson RV, NBC Palm Springs and Univision, Tricolor 103.5 FM, U92.7 FM, GED Magazine, Bud & Bud Light, El Informador, Burke, Williams & Sorensen LLP, Forest Lawn, Quick Quack, Canyon Print & Signs, Eisenhower Medical, Philip H. Flickinger attorney at law, Cardenas Market, Edurama, Hot Purple Energy, Jägermeister, Bright Event Rental, V Palm Springs, and many more.

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