On Saturday, April 8, rock fans poured into Doheny State Beach for the KLOS Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival. The venue is ideal for music lovers who dream of the perfect festival experience. Also home to Ohana Fest and Driftwood, once again with Sabroso, the Dana Point setting gave ticket-holders a chance to enjoy all of the festivities that were incorporated into the sold-out show.
Aside from the incredible lineup which was made up of the Slidebar winner, Metalachi, Unwritten Law, Lit, Rival Sons, Sum 41 and The Offspring, there were Lucha Libre wrestling matches, Taco Awards and the Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Challenge. Onsite, you also had the option to sample from dozens of breweries and gourmet taco trucks, all while you spent the day taking in the entire picture-perfect beachfront scene.
The beauty of it all was, of course, tied together with the music. Orange County’s own hometown heroes Lit sparked a fire in the crowd with songs such as “My Own Worst Enemy.” Sum 41 reminded fans why they loved the ‘90s. And The Offspring took rock music enthusiasts on a trip down memory lane with favorites like “Come Out And Play (Keep 'Em Separated)” and hits off of Americana like “Why Don't You Get A Job?”
But it was Rival Sons who delivered the ultimate musical message onstage; proving that rock and roll is not defined by what era you came up in. This band first broke onto the scene in 2011, at a time when the genre was in need of a savior. Enter Rival Sons; their bluesy, classic rock feel is matched with a modern take which seemingly weaves together two worlds.
It didn’t matter who you came to see, or which band captured your heart, the festival had something for everyone. Sabroso not only brought the best of rock music together, it also brought the best beers, the best tacos and by far the best scenery you could ever dream of. Southern California is home to some of the greatest music festivals in the world and an event that highlights all of the things we love about it here only confirms what we already knew - KLOS’s Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival at Doheny is a recipe that is made to perfection.