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One of the largest mariachi music festivals in the US is returning to San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – One of the largest and longest-running mariachi music festivals in the U.S. is returning to San Antonio this December.

The Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza begins with nationwide competitions from practically 1,000 scholar mariachi musicians from all through the U.S. on Dec. 3 at the Lila Cockrell Theatre.

Students will compete over the course of two days in nationwide mariachi group and vocal competitions, with highschool finals going down at 2 p.m. on Dec. 4. Wristbands can be required for all competitors performances.

There will even be a songwriting competitors and mariachi instrumental and vocal workshops.

Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza will finish at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 with a efficiency by Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán. Tickets are on sale now.

Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán is a 14-member, world-renowned, Mexico-City-based mariachi group. In addition to performing, members of the group additionally conduct some of the extravaganza’s workshops and decide the competitions.


“It’s a huge honor to perform in front of members of Mariachi Vargas and have the opportunity to open for the group in concert as winners,” mentioned Roma High School Director of Mariachi Nuevo Santander Eloy Garza.

Mariachi Nuevo Santander is a six-time, first-place winner of the nationwide competitors.

Cano Health, H-E-B, KHS America, Whataburger and Texas Public Radio are all sponsors for the twenty seventh annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza.


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