Organizers of the popular Mariachi USA Festival, which has been showcasing mariachi bands from all over the U.S. and Mexico at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles for 28 years, announced plans for an offshoot event in Austin today. The Austin edition of Mariachi USA is being cast as a Día De Los Muertos celebration, set to go down Saturday, November 4 at the Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of the Americas.
Like the L.A. event, the Austin fest will present a selection of top mariachi bands alongside traditional folkloric dances and “a legendary sing-a-long fireworks finale.”
Artists on the roster for the event include Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlan, Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano and Mariachi Campanas de America.
“Texas is home away from home for me, and I’ve always envisioned Texas having its very own annual Mariachi USA Festival,” event organizer Rodri J Rodriquez said in a press release. “The genesis of U.S. mariachi music in school curriculum is in Texas and the very first Mariachi Fest was produced by San Antonio’s Belle Ortiz thirty-eight years ago.”
Tickets will be on sale this Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m. More information.]]