For the third year in a row Tequila Don Julio took over New York City with the ultimate Cinco de Mayo celebration. On Thursday May 2nd, the world’s original luxury tequila, treated guests to a one-of-a-kind experience featuring specialty cocktails inspired by Mexican classic drinks and a high energy atmosphere featuring performances from some of the hottest names in music, Ryan Leslie and Lil Jon.
As guests sipped Tequila Don Julio cocktails and took in views of Manhattan and the Hudson River from the private loft at Canoe Studios, Ryan Leslie took to the stage to get guests in the Cinco de Mayo mood. Earlier in the evening, the self-made artist who releases his music exclusively on YouTube told us it’s all about word of mouth and connecting with your fans and the people who appreciate your music the most and his direct to consumer business model allows him to do just that. What’s next for the star on the rise? Tomorrow night he’ll be performing with John Legend and even made sure to bring with him a bottle of Don Julio’s 1942 tequila to give to John tomorrow night. Ryan told us he’s also been working to develop a documentary to give his fans an inside look at what goes into his recording process titled Black Mozart that will be coming out later this summer.
Later in the evening after his set Ryan had some time to enjoy himself and danced with friends in the DJ booth while Lil Jon spinned and kept guests dancing late into the evening. Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss even stopped by to celebrate an early Cinco de Mayo and watch Lil Jon’s set from the VIP area. Following the event Lil Jon continued the festivities at a nightclub in the meatpacking district where he toasted with Don Julio late into the night.