Frank Ortega to Attempt World’s Largest Tequila Toast on Cinco de Mayo
One of country music's most promising new stars on the rise is getting ready to throw down weekend -- Cinco de Mayo style. On Saturday (May 5), Frank Ortega will headline a special event in downtown Franklin, Tenn., where he and locals will attempt to hold the world's largest tequila toast.
The toast is only a part of the Cinco de Mayo celebration -- Ortega will also perform, as well as honor the legendary clothing designer, Manuel. This is the second consecutive year in which Ortega has headlined this particular event.
"I'm honored to be part of this celebration for the second year in a row, and I am excited to lead the way into the Guinness Book of World Records,” Ortega says. “If it’s anything like last year’s event, this is one party you don't want to miss."
The event will kick off at 4PM local time in downtown Franklin with Ortega taking the stage soon after, performing many songs from his forthcoming new album. The event is expected to conclude around 9PM, with the much-anticipated tequila toast taking place at 7PM.
During last year’s performance and toast, Ortega surprised Manuel with an official proclamation declaring May 5 as Manuel Day in the town of Franklin. Manuel, along with Franklin, Tenn. Mayor Ken Moore, M.D., will be on hand to help Ortega kick off the toast.
The event is sponsored in part by Dos Equis Lager and Milagro Tequila, as well as Franklin Plastic Surgery, Nashville Scene, Red Pony, 55 South, My Second Home Pet Resort, Jay Jay’s and SOL.
Tickets to participate in the Tequila toast are just $5, and the proceeds are being donated to the Mercy Children's Clinic of Franklin. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event or in advance at SOL restaurant, located at 108 Bridge Street in downtown Franklin.
Ortega has created quite a buzz in Nashville in recent years with his independent single 'Hot Women Cold Beer,' which was produced by Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter James House. The song went on to top the Indie World country music chart in 2009. His follow-up release, 'Honky Tonk and the Altar,' showed a different side to the Arizona native, and it received rave reviews across the board within the country music industry. Ortega is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on his forthcoming new album, with his upcoming new single slated for release sometime this summer. Keep up with the latest on Frank Ortega by visiting his official website. And best of luck to him on his Cinco de Mayo goal!