The Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza is the Super Bowl of mariachi events. It’s a thrilling, mesmerizing and enchanting festival with 7 days of live mariachi music featuring the best of the best (el mero mero) in the most elegant, majestic and enchanting environment imaginable. It’s where 1,000 passionate mariachi musicians and vocalists convene yearly to study traditional mariachi music, participate in the most competitive mariachi group and vocal competitions and experience the world’s preeminent Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan live in concert. More than 15,000 people participate in the weeklong music festival that is on the top of the list for the best and most unique, cultural and traditional family-oriented events in the U.S.
Must sees include Mariachi Vargas in Concert Saturday, December 7 at the Lila Cockrell Theater with mariachi group and vocal competition winners (Tickets available at ticketmaster.com). The “Serenata en el Rio” on the famous San Antonio River walk and the Mariachi Mass at the historical San Jose Mission are just a couple of the FREE events held throughout the week. Don’t miss the mariachi-themed art exhibit at the Centro Cultural Aztlan and the special treat waiting for you at the Instituto Cultural de Mexico. There are always great surprises and special treats throughout the week.
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