Happenings: 13th Annual Feria Del Mariachi

13th Annual Feria Del Mariachi
fires up culture at Texas State

The Texas State University School of Music will host the 13th annual Feria del Mariachi conference and festival March 2-3 at various venues in San Marcos.

Tickets for the event are $5 for students with valid Texas State identification, $15 for general admission, $20 for preferred seating and $50 for the Noche de Gala Dinner and preferred seating during the Feria del Mariachi concert.

The two-day list of festivities includes a mariachi competition for middle school, high school and college-level ensembles at San Marcos High School that is free to the public, workshops on vocal and instrumental techniques, a clinic with the international award-winning group Mariachi 7 Leguas and a concert featuring both Mariachi 7 Leguas and Texas State University’s Mariachi Nueva Generacion. The finale concert will take place at the Embassy Suites Convention Center in San Marcos and will be hosted by celebrity master of ceremonies Valente Rodriguez of the “George Lopez” show.

Feria del Mariachi’s mission is to promote mariachi education and culture in schools and the community by exposing students to successful figures in the mariachi community and providing them a chance to meet other young musicians.

Registration packets and tickets are available online at the website below. The deadline for applications and fees is Feb. 17.

For additional information, visit the event’s website at www.feriadelmariachi.com, contact the School of Music at (512) 245-2651 or email info@feriadelmariachi.com.

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