The el pastor tacos at El Tizoncito Taqueria in Oak Cliff are a favorite.

The el pastor tacos at El Tizoncito Taqueria in Oak Cliff are a favorite.

Rex C. Curry

Tacos, tunes and tequila are the main attractions at a new-to-Dallas festival called ¡Taco Libre!.

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Attendees at the June 27 event in Main Street Garden in downtown Dallas will find these places slingin' tacos: Revolver Taco Lounge, Urban Taco, Chile Pepper Grill, Trompo, La Nueva Fresh & Hot, Taco Heads, El Tizoncito, El Come Taco, Salsa Limon, Taco Stop, El Padrino and Good 2 Go Taco.

(Revolver Taco Lounge in Fort Worth is slated to close at the end of June and later reopen in Deep Ellum, reports our Leslie Brenner -- so June 27 is a great time to try their tacos before they temporarily vanish.)

Dallas taco blogger José Ralat selected each participating taco joint. You may know him from 2013's North Texas Taco Festival and or his site, The Taco Trail.

Tickets for Taco Libre cost $12 for entry between 2 and 5 p.m. on June 27. (Those ticketholders can stay all day as long as they arrive in the 2-5 p.m. window.) Arrive after 5 p.m. and a ticket costs $22. VIP tickets -- which include two drinks, a take-home mug and access to special seating, bars and bathrooms -- cost $60.

Once inside, patrons will have to buy each taco individually. They start at $2. 

Latin band Ozomatli will headline the fest. Other musical performances include Deep Blue Something, PiñataProtest, TEAM*, Party Static and Dustin Cavazos.

Here's where I'll be between tacos: Watching Dallas-based lucha libre wrestlers, who will perform all day when musicians aren't on stage. Fun!

June 27 from 2 to 10 p.m. at 1902 Main St., Dallas. $12-60. tacolibredallas.com. Details here.

Revolver Taco Lounge will be selling tacos at the new Taco Libre fest. 

Revolver Taco Lounge will be selling tacos at the new Taco Libre fest. 

Justin Clemons
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