Most would agree that The New York Times is the pinnacle of American journalism. When the Mariachi Extravaganza started back in 1995 we never imagined the world of mariachi music to be featured on such a significant platform.
Over the course of the last 28 seasons the Mariachi Extravaganza has evolved to be the largest and longest running mariachi competition in the nation. The vision has always been to promote education in the mariachi community and provide the next generation with a stage to showcase their talents. We are blessed that the Texas music festival has grown to a level that attracts students from all over the country, from California to Massachussets.
The Mariachi Extravaganza is immensely thankful to Cecilia Balli for capturing the culture of South Texas and the spirit of the Mariachi Extravaganza in this beautifully written article detailing the phenomenal talent that convenes in San Antonio each year. We can not express our gratitude enough to the entire New York Times team for sharing this remarkable event for the world to enjoy.
Never has there been such a detailed article written about the Extravaganza in a way that gives people an inside look as to what the festival is all about. Cecilia captures every detail about the event and the enormous talent that convenes in San Antonio each year.
Join us for the 28th Annual Mariachi Extravaganza November 16-18 at the Lila Cockrell Theatre for another year of breathtaking competitions and a spectacular concert featuring competition winners and world renowned Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán, la excelencia de Mexico.
To attend the competitions, wristbands can be purchased at the door for $25.
Click here for a full schedule of events.
Go to Ticketmaster to purchase concert tickets.
Read the full New York Times article: “Mariachi Country”