The Mariachi Extravaganza is one of the most important mariachi music festivals in the world. It’s an annual event that has taken place in San Antonio for 28 consecutive years. The multi-day music festival celebrates the culture and history of Latin music and utilizes the mariachi music platform to promote higher education and cultural preservation among Hispanic youth. The festival hosts a concert with world-renowned musicians and winners of the highly competitive National group and vocal competitions. This year the event will be taking place from November 9-11 in San Antonio.
The Mariachi Extravaganza hosts 3 National Competitions:
- The Original Mariachi Songwriting Competition
- The National Mariachi Vocal Competitions
- The National Mariachi Group Competitions
The competitions take place at the Lila Cockrell Theatre prior to the Mariach Extravaganza concert. The competitions are open to the general public and tickets may be purchased at the door.