A date has been confirmed for this year’s Mariachi Extravaganza. The event will be held the week prior to Thanksgiving – November 16-18, 2022. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for the 28th Annual Mariachi Extravaganza.
This year’s event has been rebranded as the Mariachi Extravaganza. The rebranding will allow us to continue showcasing the greatest mariachi talent from the U.S. and Mexico and open up the door to showcase new artists. The Extravaganza has been recognized as one the most important mariachi music festivals in the world and one that has helped spark the growth of mariachi music programs and catapult the careers of young artists throughout the U.S. Our work in utilizing the mariachi music platform to promote higher education and cultural preservation among Hispanic youth will continue under the new brand.
Please note these dates are Wednesday through Friday with two full dates inside the Lila Cockrell Theatre – Thursday and Friday.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Serenata en el Rio – Wed., Nov. 16 – Rivercenter Lagoon
Original Songwriting Competition – Thurs., Nov. 17 – Lila Cockrell Theatre
Mariachi Extravaganza National Group Competitions – Thurs. Nov. 17 – Lila Cockrell Theatre
Mariachi Extravaganza National Vocal Competitions – Fri. Nov. 18 – Lila Cockrell Theatre
Mariachi Extravaganza National High School Finals – Fri. Nov. 18 – Lila Cockrell Theatre
Mariachi Extravaganza Concert – Fri. Nov. 18 – Lila Cockrell Theatre
Here are some important dates to keep in mind for this year’s event:
September 1 – Mariachi group and vocal registration opens
September 1 – Concert tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster
October 1 – Deadline to submit entries for the vocal competition and original songwriting competition
October 16 – Group registration Deadline
For those who are planning a hotel stay, the Grand Hyatt has offered a hotel rate of $199. We’d like to hear from you to get an idea of the number of rooms to block in this hotel. So, if you are planning to stay at the Grand Hyatt, please shoot me an email with the number of hotel rooms by August 30 and I will be happy to secure your block (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Updates to this year’s Mariachi Extravaganza will be shared with you via blogs so please be sure to let everyone know to register for the online newsletter at mariachimusic.com.
Also, dates have been locked in for the Mariachi Extravaganza in 2023, 2024 and 2025. Please mark your calendars for the following dates:
November 9-11, 2023
December 5-7, 2024
December 4-6, 2025
A whole lot more information will be shared with you in the upcoming weeks and through November. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in San Antonio in November!!!
Cynthia Munoz & Team