Agave on the Rocks 2018

March 30, 2018

6-10 p.m. | Doors open at 6 p.m.
Members: $70 / General Public $75

Special Event Settings: 


Call: 480.941.1225 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or visit the admissions Box Office 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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Celebrate tequila, food and music at the coolest party in the desert! Sip a refreshing margarita in a glowing glass while tasting culinary treats prepared by some of the Valley’s best restaurants and caterers.  Throughout the night, dance and sing along with bands curated by Arizona’s own, Roger Clyne of Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers. Enjoy custom cocktails with Roger’s locally owned Ultra-Premium line of Mexican Moonshine Tequilas.

  • Stop by the Mexican Moonshine Tequila and food pairing experience.
  • Do not miss a very special live performance by Roger Clyne followed by a Mexican Moonshine Tequila sale and bottle signing.

Quench your thirst at any of the full cash bars selling a variety of agave-inspired cocktails.

*Pairing Stations will be open from 6:30-8:30 PM. **Check back for performance, tequila sale and bottle signing times.

Live Entertainment

Line-up selected by Roger Clyne of Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, featuring -

Inside Dorrance Hall

  • DJ Juma, all evening

In the Amphitheater

  • Haley Green, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Miguel Melgoza, 7:45-10 p.m.

On Ullman Terrace

  • The Senators, 6-7 p.m.
  • Jason Devore, 7:10-8 p.m.
  • Roger Clyne, 8-8:45 p.m.
  • The Jons, 8:45-10 p.m.

On Boppart Courtyard

  • Elvis Before Noon, 6:10-7:10 p.m.
  • Mariachi Pasion, 7:15-7:40 p.m.
  • Pistoleros, 7:40-8:30 p.m.
  • Mariachi Pasion, 8:30-8:55 p.m.
  • Los Pistoleros, 9-10 p.m.


Menu Sneak Peek
Aventura Catering
The “Main Stage” Ceviche served in a tortilla cup with plantain chips
Spanish “Rock” Corn Cakes with chili braised beef
Olive Citrus Polenta Cake with whipped cream and strawberry cigars
Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering
Tortilla Crusted Chicken Skewers
An Edible Desert Terrarium with edible chocolate dirt and rocks
Copper Square Kitchen
“Spotlight” Southwestern Style Paella with cilantro crema
Ibarra Chocolate Pot de Crème with Southwest chile threads
Fabulous Food Fine Catering and Events
“Red Hot Chili Peppers Poppers” – Red Jalapeno and beef machaca relleno with Poblano crema
“Limp Bizkit Biscuits” – Grilled shrimp, chorizo gravy and cotija
“Pearl Jam Shortcakes”
Gertrude’s at Desert Botanical Garden
Petite Machaca Flautas with Nopales, queso, guacamole, Fresno hot sauce
Ga’ivsa Porridge with Agave syrup, chili smoked Pecans, pomegranate arils

A refreshing welcome margarita will be served in a delightful glowing glass (a non-alcoholic welcome margarita will also be available in a glowing glass upon request).


Special offer:



Take Lyft to and from Agave on the Rocks with these special discount offers:


New Lyft User 

  • $20 in free Lyft credit. Code: DESERTBOTANICAL
  • *New Users only. $5 off 4 rides.

Existing Lyft User 

  • 20% off your ride to/from Agave on the Rocks. 
  • Code: AGAVE2018

The Fine Print

Must be 21 or older to attend and must show proper identification to be admitted. No exceptions. Children will not be admitted even if parent or guardian is present. Event programming is subject to change. No outside food, beverage or alcohol may be brought into the Garden. No refunds, exchanges or rain dates. Advance ticket purchase recommended. Proceeds from this event benefit the Garden’s education, research and conservation programs.

Sponsored in part by:




A special thank you to the following caterers and restaurants for their support:

Arizona Taste Catering
Benedict’s Catering
Copper Square Kitchen
M Catering by Michael’s