The National Mariachi Group Competitions are like the Super Bowl of Mariachi. This is where premiere student mariachi groups go head-to-head for the chance to open at the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza finale concert. Considered by many to be the toughest mariachi competition in the world, emotions run high as ensembles put their all into performances onstage. Wristbands are required for entry into this dynamic event.
Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza is an annual event taking place in San Antonio, TX, celebrating the history and cultural impact of mariachi music. The festival includes concerts by world-renowned musicians and competitions with participants from all across the U.S.
Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza
Lila Cockrell Theater
National Mariachi Group Competitions