MARIACHI USA fesTex
November 4, 2017
About the Event:
The 1st Annual MARIACHI USA fesTex is slated for Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Austin360 Amphitheater, Circuit of the Americas. For over 29 years the MARIACHI USA festival has played to sold out audiences at the Hollywood Bowl making it the premier mariachi festival in the world.
Founded and created by artist/producer, Rodri J Rodriquez, the festival plays homage to an important music genre and cultural tradition. MARIACHI USA celebrates the rich mariachi music tradition that many Mexicans take pride in and non-Mexicans embrace as the happy music of the world. Today, it is enjoyed across the world and by countless ethnicities. Now with a second home in Austin, new generations will experience the joy and passion that has families returning to the Hollywood Bowl for generations to relive the magic.
Día de los Muertos weekend will be celebrated con puro Mariachi with doors opening at 3pm for fans to enjoy pre-show festivities including face painting for those of you that ‘just can’t get the eyes right’. The 4-½ hour show begins at 6pm with an all mariachi American National Anthem overture, then the parade of world-class musicians begins.
Featuring from Guadalajara, Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlan; the legendary Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano; from McAllen Texas 2-time Grammy Nominated Mariachi Los Arrieros; from San Antonio Mariachi Campanas de America; and the all-female Mariachi Las Alteñas; and Special Guest Trio Los Panchos.
Illuminated by a full moon, and a starry Austin sky, MARIACHI USA will transport you to a world where your spirit is recharged in celebrating family, pride, and tradition. The stage will be transformed into a giant Día De Los Muertos Altar. The show will feature traditional Día de los Muertos music and folklorico dances by the Guadalupe Dance Company, and culminate with a spectacular sing-a-long firework finale.