Mark your calendar for the 17th Annual Mariachi Extravaganza scheduled for Sunday, November 27 through December 4. The Extravaganza is a week-long festival of unique cultural events for mariachi musicians, mariachi aficionados and music lovers in general. The 17th Annual Mariachi Extravaganza will culminate with two concerts by the internationally acclaimed Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán on Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4. This year the Extravaganza will be held at the newly renovated Lila Cockrell Theatre in San Antonio.
A brand new event has been added to the schedule and includes an “Original Mariachi Songwriting Competition” opened to all ages. This is a way to recognize talented mariachi composers. Details for the competition will be posted on mariachimusic.com by the end of August. The tentative schedule of events is as follows:
-November 27, Mariachi Mass, San Fernando Cathedral
-November 28, Extravaganza Press Conference, St. Anthony Hotel
-November 28, Original Songwriting Competition, Koehler Auditorium
-November 29, Mariachi Themed Art Exhibit, Centro Cultural Aztlan
-December 1, Serenata en el Rio, Rivercenter Mall Lagoon
-December 2, Mariachi Group Competitions
-December 3, Mariachi Vocal Competitions
-December 3, Mariachi Vargas Concert, Lila Cockrell Theatre
-December 4, Mariachi Vargas Concert, Lila Cockrell Theatre
Please check back for more details and deadlines in the next few months or call 210-225-3353 for more information.