18th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza
Over 1,000 mariachi musicians will convene in San Antonio for more than 100 performances during the city's 18th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza November 25 through December 1. The 7-day mariachi music festival is the largest and longest running mariachi music event of its kind in the U.S. Competitive mariachi group and vocal competitions, spectacular mariachi concerts and numerous free community presentations and performances are scheduled. The Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza is named after the internationally acclaimed and Mexico City based, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan who performed their first US mariachi festival in San Antonio in 1979.
Log on to mariachimusic.com for more information. The 18th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza is produced by San Antonio based MPR under the leadership of Cynthia Munoz. Corporate support is provided by AHMSA International, State Farm Insurance, and Valero.
Tickets go on sale July 1 through Ticketmaster.com (Presale June 28-June 30 for individuals with promotion code). Tickets can also be purchased starting at $29 at the Alamodome box office at 100 Montana St. Call 210-225-3353 for workshop and mariachi group and vocal competition information or register at mariachimusic.com.