Tucson’s own, Dusk Music Festival is only a week away. With big names like Big Sean, Steve Aoki, and more headlining, there’s a lot to be excited about.
Local artists, such as Lando Chill and Herm will also appear on stage during the two-day event, but when it comes to food, local restaurants reign supreme.
“We decided early on that we really wanted to let local food shine,” said festival co-organizer Steve Stratigouleas, who’s also co-owner of Union Public House and Reforma. “Three of the four festival founders – myself included – have their hands in the restaurant business, so it only made sense.”
There will be sweet treats from Eegee’s and Frost Gelato and heartier fare from restaurants such as Red’s Smokehouse + Tap Room, Union Public House, and The Parish.
To top off the local delights, Tucson’s own Barrio Brewing Co. brewed a special double IPA in anticipation of the festival. Dubbed “Double Dusk IPA” and an imperial or double IPA by style, the 8.7 ABV beer features Simcoe and Centennial hops from the boil with copious amounts of Citra and Mandarina Bavaria from the dry hopping phase for notes of tropical and stone fruits.
Double Dusk IPA will also be on tap before the festival at Barrio Brewing Co., Bear Canyon Pizza, Dante’s Fire, Illegal Pete’s, Tap & Bottle North, and Saguaro Corners.
In addition to Dusk’s namesake brew and the obligatory Bud and Bud Light, the festival will feature Barrio beer exclusively. Wine, beer, and soda will also be available along with a variety of cocktails.