25th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza
The Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza is a week long mariachi music festival that serves host to the largest and longest-running mariachi group competitions in the world. Widely considered as the toughest national mariachi competition to take place, these competitions are often referred to as the Super Bowl of Mariachi Music where the best mariachi groups in the nation go head-to-head for a chance to open for the world-renowned Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán in concert.
Emotions run high as mariachi groups put their all into their performances onstage for prizes that include performances, traveling opportunities and grants. This is the only NATIONAL MARIACHI GROUP COMPETITION in the world where groups compete in one of three categories: Middle School, High School or College/University levels. It’s the largest gathering of the most talented young mariachi artists in the nation. Artists are dressed in traditional mariachi trajes (suites) and perform at the top of their game as a result of countless hours of practice, planning and preparation.
First, second and third place winners are selected by members of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán during the competitions held at the Lila Cockrell Theatre on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7.
Wristbands are required to attend this unique, cultural and family-oriented event held as part of the 25th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza. Wristbands may be purchased online starting September 1st at mariachimusic.com.
Cost: $15 presale, $20 at the door
610 E. Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205