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Taylor Swift's Opening Act Vance Joy Played for Free Tacos at Tyson’s

He knows the ukulele well.

Vance Joy at Tyson's Tacos
Vance Joy at Tyson's Tacos
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

It's still the midst of Austin City Limits, so plenty of musicians are still in town. Vance Joy, the Australian singer and songwriter who is playing both weekends of ACL (and recently opened for Taylor Swift in Houston last month), hit up Tyson's Tacos to strum his ukulele yesterday for free tacos, along with radio station KGSR. Joy doesn’t have any songs about the Austin staple, unfortunately, but he most likely played his single, the ukulele-driven "Riptide." Besides enjoying the tacos, he also met a fan and gave her a quick music lesson.

Tyson's Tacos decided to add the ukulele policy earlier this summer in honor of the taco's spot placement on a musician-friendly list. For every strummed song, the player will get exactly one taco, with no limit on the songs-to-taco exchanges, and no skills required. Which other ACL artists should take advantage of the "song for a free taco" policy?

Update, October 7: Now with video:

Tyson's Tacos

4905 Airport Boulevard, , TX 78751 (512) 451-3326 Visit Website