Norma Gentry

ProVentures, Inc.



Tucson, AZ--- The Tucson International Mariachi Conference’s (TIMC) is pleased to present The Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food on Sunday, October 22nd from 3-7pm at the MSA Annex located at 267 S Avenida del Convento. Now in its second year, the event showcases Tucson’s top Mexican Food eateries and award-winning Mariachi, Latino and Folklorico performing artists.  Proceeds from the event will be used to support youth educational opportunities available at the conference at the TIMC. “We are pleased to offer scholarships and financial assistance to students that cannot afford the admission fees. We take every opportunity to make their experience meaningful and affordable. At the conference students are encouraged to explore, learn and engage in the mariachi and folklorico events in the hopes that this experience will help them reach their goals“ said  TIMC Board Member Jose Jimenez.


Cost per person to attend the event is $65 and includes 2 drink tickets and 15 tastings from participating food vendors offering a variety of Mexican specialties including tacos, sopes, moles, elotes and more.  Participating food vendors to date are: Nana’s kitchen, Buendia Breakfast & Lunch Cafe, Churros Inzunza, El Chinito Gordo, Oaxaca Rico, Juice N’ Fruit Raspados, La Indita, Tacos de la H, Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue. Delicias Mexican Grill, El Cisne and Sito’s Fresh Market. Beverage vendors include Borderlands Spirits, Crooked Tooth Brewery, Herradura / El Jimador Tequila, Tragos De Sonora  and Gordo’s Michi Bombs.


Entertainment will feature performances by local artists, including Mariachi Nuevo Azteca, Mariachi Aztlan de Pueblo High School, Ballet Folklorico Los Guerreros de Pueblo High School,  all 3 winners of the TIMC’s “El Mariachi Canta” competition,  and Zona Libre, an eclectic group of musicians with a flair for arrangements of contemporary Latino Urbano music.


23 Miles of Mexican Food is sponsored by Crooked Tooth Brewing, MSA Annex and Breakthru Beverage, with media support from Tucson Foodie.  For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit