Local friends and bandmates are teaming up to host an event called “Taco Fest” Saturday, May 6 at Santora’s in Williamsville for a very important cause.
What is Taco Fest?
Taco Fest is exactly what it sounds like, a festival of TACOS! Oh, and there will be music. Lots of music. In fact, music all day long. Also, all of the bands are playing to raise money for suicide prevention charities.
That’s right, a day of music and tacos for a great cause.
Why it matters: Taco Fest matters because YOU matter.
Taco Fest actually started years ago in a high school. There wasn’t music. It was just tacos served at 10 a.m. after a student convinced his teacher and class to make Taco Fest a thing.
That student was a close friend of Matt & Joe. He was the type of person who would get everybody to sing along if “Sweet Caroline” came on. Well, actually, he probably put it on. Joe and Matt were fortunate enough to play Rock N Roll with him. The good stuff– The Beatles, Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Green Day, The White Stripes, Rage Against the Machine.
In 2019, they lost their bandmate, classmate, and most of all friend.
Since then, they’ve wanted to start Taco Fest as a way to honor him. Not only have they known other people who have struggled with this, but they quickly realized in running this event that we’re all connected.
All proceeds from Taco Fest are going to The Devin Waring Foundation and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
You can buy tickets here. There will also be tickets at the door.
Matt Riley, Joe Gogan and Katie Missert of the band DaisyChain joined us on our Sweet Buffalo segment on News4 Buffalo on Monday! Watch the segment below.