Orange County BBQ & Music Festival 2012

For the past five years, The Kristie’s Foundation for Critically Ill Children have been throwing the OC County BBQ & Music Festival, transforming The Orange County Fairgrounds into a barbecue fiesta with a competitive barbecue competition, rib eating contest, “Mr BBQ” pageant, a fun kid zone, live music and entertainment such as: Sugar Ray and Kristie’s Celebrity Band! These past couple of years, Tres Agaves has supported this wonderful event by providing our signature Tres Agaves Margaritas & an entire branded stage for music acts to play on!

Here’s a message about this fundraising event from our great friends and supporters of Tres Agaves, Rich & Chase:

“Hi All,

We have been doing this event for several years and this time we brought out two [Tres Agaves] stages as they decided to do more of a music festival as well as the BBQ competition, Kids Zone, Car Show, and the Craft beer tasting (Something for everyone!).

Very family oriented event held  in Costa Mesa, CA with proceeds going to Kristies.org. They help families when children are near end of life due to cancer or other ailments. They won one of the 100 cars for good from Toyota just last week and chose a Prius, to keep costs down for the transportation of a nurse going to the homes of families in the Orange County area.

We provided Blanco and Mix for the VIP area and in the Green rooms for the bands for both days of the event. We had the Tres Agaves Stage in the BBQ area, used one of our tents for the FOH of the Main Stage (on the Green), and also another tent in the VIP area.”

To learn more about the event and Kristie’s Foundation check the Youtube video below:

The OC BBQ Festival Benefiting Kristie’s Foundation

 

Tres Agaves at the California Roots Music & Arts Festival 2012

Hola Amigos,

We here at Tres Agaves are already gearing up for another weekend of Tequila/Margarita fueled excitement, but we’d like to take the time to give you fine Tequila-loving folks a recap of the utterly amazing Memorial Day Weekend we had in the coastal town of Monterey, CA for the 3rd annual California Roots Music & Arts Festival. Below is a picture laced summary of what hilarious stuff went down in and around our booth that weekend.

Our booth to the right  was situated right next to the bars (I.E. easy access to all things Tequila). Being right next to the bar allowed us to talk to festival goers about our product and allowed them to join in on some engaging activities as well…

Such as our “Greetings from the town of Tequila” banner where people could dress up as jimadors, who harvest the agave plants for Tequila! Here’s a couple of our favorite pictures, the rest can be found at our Facebook page: Tres Agaves’ Facebook Page

Below is a picture of Jamie, our NorCal Market Manager, hanging out with J Boog after the first day of the Cali Roots festival.

The pictures below were our points of view throughout the festival. Notice the veil of “fog” over the masses.

Thanks again to all the people that stopped by our booth to hang out and chat with us! Hopefully we’ll see you next year for the 4th annual Cali Roots Festival!

 

Celebrating Día de los Muertos

This picture  was taken earlier today at La Calle, an Oakland Mexican restaurant that the Tres Agaves team frequents quite often for their delicious Mexican cuisine, more specifically their al pastor burrito gringo and carnitas tortas. The drawing on the upper right of this amazing collage is a print of the famous etching done by Jose Guadalupe Posada, entitled ‘La Calvera Catrina‘ or ‘The Elegant Skull’, from the year 1913.

Mariachi skeletons wishing you a festive Dia de los Muertos!

Uno + Dos + TRES = Perfecto!

Bret Michaels: “Rocking the Waterfront”

Calling all fans of Bret Michaels, Poison, Rock of Love and Tres Agaves!

Tres Agaves co-sponsored Bret Michaels’ performance this past Friday, May 13th, at Scottsdale’s Waterfront in Phoenix, Arizona. There was a stellar turnout at this uber rockin’ evening.  Check out what Michael Lopez, writer for the Phoenix New Times blog, had to say:

http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/uponsun/2011/05/bret_michaels_last_night_at_th.php

Along with providing a stellar program of past and present hits from his 30 year music career, Bret kindly donated the majority of the event’s proceeds the Boys & Girls Club of Scottsdale and the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

In case you missed this performance, click here to see a video filmed by none other than Tres Agaves co-founder, Chris Alvarez!

Bret Michaels Rocking the Tres Agaves’ Stage!

Tres Agaves in “Cherri Future”

The last decade or so has seen the rise of the independent film.  Whether it was a blockbuster hit like “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, or a critics favorite like this Oscar hopeful “Winter’s Bone”, Indy flicks have shown they’re ready to compete with the big boys.

As we begin to gear up for the Summer of 2011, keep your eye out for Cherri Future.  Directed by Paul Gervasi, based on a true-to-life story, and featuring Tres Agaves, the film chronicles the alternative hard-rock band Trouble in Heaven as they struggle through adversity and ultimately emerge triumphant. While the crew doesn’t want to give away too much too soon, here are a few clips and stills worth a look.

Paul in the Desert

A clip of the crew talking about Tres Agaves in Cherri Future

Check out the Cherri Future’s Facebook page here.

Or Trouble in Heaven’s MySpace page here.

Tres Agaves @ BeMyApp & Agave Agape

Tres Agaves was featured over the weekend at a couple of great local events.

If you’re a developer in San Francisco, you might have caught BeMyApp going on at the pariSoma Innovation Loft.  The concept?  90 people get together on Friday to design the next great mobile app by Sunday.  Nothing gets ideas flowing like Tequila.  The minds behind the next Angry Birds kicked things off on Friday by squeezing limes and suckin down fresh Margaritas.

From Tres Agaves’ event representative Maria Ferrer:

“Techies from different parts of the world love-love-love to make their own world-class Tres Agaves Margaritas.  They are all falling in line at the “MYOM” station (Make Your Own Margarita) station for the TAP experience!  Great TAP reception at pariSoma BeMyApp event:)”

Check out BeMyApp’s blog to hear more about the event, and to read about some of the all-star developers involved.

While they were crunching 1’s and 0’s in SF, Tres Agaves was display at the Agave Agape, Tequila Tasting & Auction Fundraiser.  What the heck is ‘Agave Agape’?  It basically just means, ‘to love tequila’, and the 100 or so people there all did.  Noted Tequila expert and friend of the brand Joanne Weir was also on hand signing her book “TEQUILA: A guide to types, flights, cocktails and bites”.

From Tres Agaves NorCal Promotions Manager Rafael Amador:

“I knew it was going to be a special night when I walked in the small intimate venue, with my niece’s original training saddle, cowboy hat and my own suede gavan for display.  The noise level went down and could feel the stares asking ‘What the…!’ I brought two 2 glass containers, both we filled with fresh limes, and in the front one I threw in some serrano chilies in to the mix. We passed out Sangrita and it really did get the ‘OMG, you have to try this!’ comment from a lot of people.  I made it with just about the right kick, and added salt and pepper to my own taste. (you can check out the recipe here ). Best part of the evening? Our Reposado won the taster’s choice award!”

That’s it for now.  If you don’t want to miss out on other events like these, make sure to sign up for the Tres Agaves Newsletter.