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25th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza
Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán returns to San Antonio to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza on Saturday, December 7 at the Lila Cockrell Theatre at 7:30 p.m.
Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán is considered the best mariachi in the world (el mejor mariachi del mundo). Founded in 1897, in the southern Jalisco village of Tecalitlán, the group celebrates 122 years and six generations as the most influential mariachi in history. Its current generation represents the state of the art in mariachi music with world-class vocalists and instrumentalists, flawless ensemble work, impeccable taste in arrangements and repertoire and spellbinding showmanship.
The Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán concert culminates the weeklong Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza now in its 25th year as the largest, longest running and most celebrated mariachi music festival in the world. The event serves host to the most competitive Mariachi Group and Vocal competitions in the nation. Opening for Mariachi Vargas are winners of these competitions, extraordinary ballet folklorico dancers and surprise celebrity guests appearances.
The Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza is the largest gathering of mariachi musicians and vocalists in the world. More than 1,000 mariachi artists convene in San Antonio to celebrate the music and traditions that help shape the culture of the Alamo City. Tickets for the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza concert range from $46-$206 and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, the Alamodome Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. For a complete listing of all events associated with the 25th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza, visit mariachimusic.com.