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.
The National Mariachi Vocal Competitions showcase around 40 of the top mariachi vocalists in the nation in fierce competitions from elementary to college age. Students compete for the title of Grand Champion Vocalist and open for Vargas at the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza concert. Competitions are judged by Mariachi Vargas members and are based on vocal technique, projection and intonation among other elements. The prize package exceeds $5,000 in gifts, scholarships and travel opportunities. The winner also represents the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza for a year. Wristbands are required for competition entry.
Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza
Lila Cockrell Theater
National Mariachi Vocal Competitions