4 December, 2022, 04:34

The 2019 Dusk Music Festival food experience will be off the hook

Tucson Foodie Founder, Adam Lehrman, help kick up this year's menu.

The music lineup is set for Dusk Music Festival. There’s going to be plenty of food options, too, Saturday, November 9 – Sunday, November 10.

One thing’s for sure, you’re not going to be left to fend for yourself when it comes to entertaining your cravings — the Dusk Music Festival food options will take care of the other entertainment.

Much like the previous year, the food at the music festival is going to be a big deal. Tucson FEASTS will be highlighting the city’s thriving food scene, alongside Tucson Foodie’s founder, Adam Lehrman.

Adam helped create this year’s lineup of chefs from the Gastronomic Union of Tucson (GUT), and restaurants and food trucks like Dante’s Fire, Culinary Dropout, Zinburger, Empire Pizza, Rollies Mexican Patio, Jake’s Donuts & Treat Trolley, and Purple Tree Organic Açaí.

The food lineup is meant to be tasteful for every budget, giving you the opportunity to still splurge on the General, VIP, and Platinum Tickets that are still available to purchase.

Rollies Mexican Patio

Shrimp Flats at Rollies Mexican Patio (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Shrimp Flats at Rollies Mexican Patio (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Rollies Mexican Patio specializes in rolled tacos, flat enchiladas, tortas, and a variety of creative, Sonoran Mexican cuisine.

For 2019, they’ll be bringing a variety of tasty, edible treasures to the DUSK VIP Experience. Keep an eye out because you won’t want to miss this delicious restaurant.

Learn more about Rollies Mexican Patio by visiting them rolliestucson.com.

Culinary Dropout

Assorted items at Culinary Dropout Grant Road Lumber Yard (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

(Credit: Melissa Stihl)

Culinary Dropout is a place where food and music are life.

With live music, games, and a soulful atmosphere, Culinary Dropout is the ultimate adult playground. At DUSK, treat yourself to BBQ ribs, Pretzels nibs and fondue cheese or a Turkey Pastrami Sandwich.

Learn more about Culinary Dropout by visiting culinarydropout.com.

Dante’s Fire

Burger at Dante's Fire (Credit: Dante's Fire)

Burger at Dante’s Fire (Credit: Dante’s Fire)

Central Tucson destination for cocktails & chef-driven new American cuisine, with a full kitchen until 2 a.m. daily, Dante’s Fire returns to DUSK this year with another incredible menu. Specialties being served include: potato and chorizo tacos, chicken and shrimp eggrolls, grilled cheese cheese, shaved ham and swiss sandwiches and spinach and artichoke dip.

Learn more about Dante’s Fire by visiting dantesfireaz.com.

Empire Pizza

Elote pizza at Empire Pizza & Pub (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Elote pizza at Empire Pizza & Pub (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Grab a slice of their authentic, New York style pizza that’s prepared from scratch and hand tossed from daily-fresh. Another neat tidbit about Empire Pizza is that they serve only 100% Grande Mozzarella Cheese on their pizzas.

Learn more about Empire Pizza by visiting empire.pizza.

Gastronomic Union of Tucson (GUT)

Chefs plating at a Gastronomic Union of Tucson (GUT) dinner at the Carriage House (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Chefs plating at a Gastronomic Union of Tucson (GUT) dinner at the Carriage House (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The Gastronomic Union of Tucson, made up of more than 30 local chefs, restaurateurs, and food service professionals, will be taking Dusk Music Festival food to another level with a dozen, chef-driven dishes including guajillo shredded chicken, chicken and pork tortas, veggie chorizo fries, garlic and parmesan fries and many more unique selections.

Learn more about the Gastronomic Union of Tucson by visiting gutucson.org.

Gypsy Cup

Gypsy Cup

Photo courtesy of Gypsy Cup on Facebook

You’ve got to check out the full-service cafe on wheels, Gypsy Cup.

It’s got a unique combination of quality, style, and mobility. In addition, the crafted espresso drinks and coffee will keep the upbeat mood going throughout the length of the music festival.

Learn more about Gypsy Cup by visiting gypsycup.com.

Jake’s Donuts & Treat Trolley

Jakes Donuts and Treat Trolley

Photo courtesy of Jakes Donuts and Treat Trolley on Facebook

This one’s for the sweet tooth in the crowd.

This Tucson-based mobile concession specializes in mini-donuts and funnel cakes, but also offers a variety of other treats.

Learn more about Jake’s Donuts and Treat Trolley by visiting them on Facebook

Purple Tree Organic Açai

Acai Blend from Purple Tree in Tucson (Photo credit: Purple Tree)

Acai Blend from Purple Tree in Tucson (Photo credit: Purple Tree)

It’s fresh, flavorful, and nourishing.

Purple Tree Organic Açaí will be serving out blends of pureed organic açaí palm fruit prepared with granola, a variety of super foods, and fruit toppings. This may be mandatory if you’re hoping to keep your energy levels up all day.

Learn more about Purple Tree Organic Açaí by visiting them on Facebook.


Zinburger spread

Zinburger spread (Photo courtesy of Zinburger on Facebook)

You can never go wrong with a burger.

Zinburger will be out at the festival with some of their mouthwatering hamburgers. If you’re not sure where they’re parked, just follow your nose to the sizzling burgers on the flat top.

Zinburger Menu
  • Veggie Burger ($8)
  • Fried Chicken Sandwich ($8)
  • Cheeseburger ($8)
  • Fries ($4)
  • Special Mocktail ($5) 

Learn more about Zinburger by visiting them zinburgeraz.com.


Music festival experiences are always loads of fun and full of interesting visuals, but this adventure sets it apart from the rest with a culinary encounter like no other. If you haven’t bought your tickets to the show, grab them quick at duskmusicfestival.com.

Dusk Music Festival is happening at downtown’s Armory Park, which is located at 221 S. Sixth Ave. For more information regarding Dusk Music Festival food, lineup, location, hours, and more, visit duskmusicfestival.com

At a very young age, Matt was gifted with the artistic ability to masterfully roll a burrito to the highest of standards.