November 19th 2017 – 9:30 am – 7:00 pm


The Mariachi Plaza Festival Foundation is proud to announce the 27th Annual Mariachi Festival on November 19, 2017. For sponsorship and booth info contact Vendor applications are available NOW.


Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar

Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar has delighted audiences with dynamic musicianship and lively stage presence for the past twenty years. Founded in 1994 by Jaime Cuellar, Mariachi Garibaldi began as a privately run community youth group with members between the ages of 10 and 15. The ensemble gained popularity quickly due to their constant effort to better their performance and was also one of the first youth mariachis to arise in Bakersfield, CA. Over the years, Mariachi Garibaldi has evolved into a premier mariachi ensemble in California led by Jimmy “El Pollo” Cuellar, son of Jaime Cuellar. Garibaldi has accompanied various well-known artists such as Yolanda del Rio, Pablo Montero, Mecedes Castro, Humberto Herrera, Beatriz Adriana, Alejandro Fernandez and Juan Gabriel, among many more. They have shared the stage with mariachi ensembles and artists such as Mariachi Los Campers de Nati Cano and Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlan, and Mariachi Imperial de Mexico.
Jimmy Cuellar “El Pollo” Composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, multi-Grammy winner and nominee. Mr. Cuellar was the violin, guitarron, vihuela, guitar, and guitarra de glope performer for Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano for over ten years. He has accompanied Latin recording artists: Yolanda del Rio, Mercedes Castro, Humberto Herrera, Lila Downs, Vikki Carr, Aida Cuevas, Linda Ronstadt, Eugenia Leon, Alejandro Fernandez, Beatriz Adriana, Pablo Montero, Jose Feliciano and more. Jimmy has recorded on various productions including the 2010 release of Ry Cooder and The Chieftains, San Patricio. His honors and awards include: Featured artist on the 2005 Grammy Award-winning album, cELLAration: A Tribute to Ella Jenkins, the 2006 Grammy Nominated album “Best Mexican Album,” Llegaron Los Camperos: Concert Favorites of Nati Cano’s Mariachi Los Campers, the 2008 Grammy Award-winning album for “Best Mexican Album,” Cien Por Ciento Mexicano by Pepe Aguilar, and the 2009 Grammy Award “Best Regional Mexican Album” Amor, Dolor, y Lagrimas. Mr. Cuellar received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from California State University, Long Beach Bob Cole Conservatory of Music in 2009

Mariachi Los Reyes


Mariachi Nuestras Raices de Jose A. Gonzalez


Mariachi Nuestras Raices de Jose A. Gonzalez is an internationally recognized group with performances through out Mexico and the U. S.. Nuestras Raices is a group of young musicians that are passionate about their culture and their roots, a passion they love to transmit to their audience.

This ensemble receives numerous invitations to participate in different festivals every year, these performances include being part of the Encuentro Internacional de Mariachi y la Charreria in Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico, the prestigious Rose Bowl in Pasadena California and countless other venues.

Mariachi Los Toros

Los Toros

Mariachi Los Toros began as a childhood dream of their director Carlos Parra in September of 2001. This group of talented, young, and studied professional musicians since the first year of existence have had the opportunity to perform for important festivals and concerts, such as the KCET “Holiday Celebration” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Recently Opened Up For Epic Rock Band FAITH NO MORE at the Hollywood Palladium. Many Performances at the world renowned Hollywood Bowl. Recorded a Mariachi Version of “Amor Clandestino” for the Group MANA with Producers “Twins Valenzuela”. Mariachi Los Toros has also been invited for 6 consecutive years to El Encuentro Internacional del Mariachi, in Guadalajara. Performing at the famous Teatro Degollado, in Guadalajara. They’ve also had the privilege to receive the Galardon Award from the Camara de Comercio de Guadalajara. Despite their young age and capacity to transmit this great music, members of Los Toros still attend various Universities and Colleges around Los Angeles, most offer private lessons to various community groups or programs. They have also given music workshops at the Denver and Nebraska Mariachi Festivals with some of the members also teaching at the Albuquerque Mariachi Spectacular. They have been featured on various radio stations like El Piolin, KBIG 104, La Raza and Super Estrella. Appeared on SOUTHLAND, THE MINDY PROJECT, SUBURGATORY. Fox, NBC, KTLA and Univision. Recorded the music for a film released in Mexico in 2008 titled “Los Campeones De La Lucha Libre.” They have recorded a total of 3 CD’s with their 3rd album “Amigo Mariachi” released SEP 2010! With the dedication, and passion of their director Carlos Parra and the experience he has gained from being part of some of the best mariachis in the world in past years drives him to arrange with a
new, fresh style and edge which is now “La Nueva Era del Mariachi” Mariachi Los Toros will deliver the best of Mariachi music to your heart.

Mariachi Las Colibri


Steps of Gold Dance Company de Alicia Mendibles

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Mariachi Arcoiris


The world’s first and only LGBTQ Mariachi brings Mexican music and folklore to Southern California. We are a dynamic ensemble representing the traditions of a rich culture of Mexico. This unique ensemble was created as a safe haven for mariachi musicians who identify as LGBTQ to come together and perform traditional Mexican regional music in an otherwise “machista” and somewhat discriminating subculture of the mariachi world. Led by director Carlos Samaniego, Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles performs its repertoire to suit the LGBTQ community while it maintains the highest level of musicality. Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles is proud to have the first transgender female, Natalia Melendez, in the history of mariachi as one of its members. Natalia has been featured in a two-part special for Univision news, which depicts her life and struggles as a transgender woman in the mariachi world. Due to the history that Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles is making, this ground-breaking an NPR interview about this ensemble has been archived in the U.S. Library of Congress. Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles has also performed for Long Beach Pride, LA Pride, Transgender Pride at the LGBT Center in Los Angeles, Mi Centro, The Abbey, Club Tempo, Hamburger Mary’s, many other LGBTQ establishments, as well as for many same-sex and “traditional” weddings.

Mariachi Voz de America


Established in July of 1995, Mariachi Voz de America has had the privilege of entertaining audiences both locally and internationally. They have accompanied a number of international recording artists and have appeared in most of the local television stations and radio stations. They represented the City of Los Angeles in a two-week tour of Jalisco, Mexico in the annual Encuentro del Mariachi International Festival. They were representatives of the Mexican Folklore Culture in a six-week tour throughout France.

Boyle Heights Mariachi Conservatory

Mariachi Olimpico de Roosevelt High School


Master of Ceremonies & Guest MCs: 2017 MCs to be announced soon!

Guest MCs – Telemundo

Telemundo returns as our Media Sponsor – Guest MCs to be announced very soon!!!



Council Member Jose Huizar is a proud supporter of the 27th Los_Angeles_City_Seal-logo-654B132286-seeklogo.com_Annual Mariachi Festival, part of his District 14 in the heart of Boyle Heights. The Mariachi Plaza Festival Foundation along with participating local organizations would like to give a special thanks to this year’s sponsors, volunteers, and participants.






Thanks to this year’s Lead Sponsors:

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Special Thanks to All our neighbors, residents, local businesses, and community members who volunteer, support, put up with our celebration!

And thank you to our faithful help from Fuego Tech, working with City Plants to help us give out trees again this year.


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