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27th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza
November 28, 2021 - December 4, 2021
The Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza is one of the largest and longest-running mariachi music festivals in the United States. Since 1995, the event has been held annually in San Antonio and appeals to multi-generational audiences from throughout the U.S. The music festival is an opportunity to experience stellar performances and share in the vision of preserving, promoting and cultivating the mariachi music tradition.
At center stage, is the 14-member, world-renowned, Mexico-City based Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán. This group plays an instrumental part in every aspect of the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza from performing in concert to conducting various workshops and judging fierce national mariachi group and vocal student competitions.
The Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza National Competitions attract nearly 1,000 student mariachi musicians from throughout the U.S. and are the most competitive in the world and the only ones judged by members of Mariachi Vargas. “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,” says Eloy Garza, Director of Mariachi Nuevo Santander from Roma High School in Roma, Texas and six-time, first-place winners of the National competition.