The Mariachi Plaza Festival Foundation is proud to announce the 28th Annual Mariachi Festival on November 18, 2018. For sponsorship and booth info contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Vendor applications are available NOW.
2018 TALENT LINEUP AND SPONSORS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
2017 INCLUDED PERFORMANCES BY:
Mariachi Los Reyes de Los Angeles
Mariachi Los Reyes is the most sought after Mariachi group in Hollywood. Composed by ten trained and experience musicians; the young group is filled with talent, vigor and passion for the traditional vernacular music. Their staple elegant, youthful and energetic performances have taken them to share the stage in sold-out concerts with world renowned singers of Mexican music such as the late Jenni Revera and Espinoza Paz, among others.
In 2012, Mariachi Los Reyes appeared in the Hollywood blockbuster “A Thousand Words” with Eddie Murphy. On Television, they have appeared in various productions, including “About a boy (NBC),” “Gang Related (FOX)” and, “New Girl (FOX),” among many others. The group has also collaborated vocals for a Lady Gaga single and have shared the stage with Latin America’s finest headliners at the annually sold-out MARIACHI USA Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, where they return in 2014.
Mariachi Los Reyes revels in the tradition of the mariachi bravado mixed with deep, soul feelings. Listening to their live performances and their album “Vol. 1” is a sensory explosion as the group celebrate the spirit of Mexico through the romantic touch of the guitar and vihuela, the vibrant notes of the trumpets and the magic melodies of the violins. Mariachi Los Reyes combines traditional and modern rhythms to create beautiful, soaring melodies. Listening to Mariachi Los Reyes, you will be taken back in time and refresh all your senses in a night to remember!
Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar
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 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 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.
Mariachi Los Servidores is a mariachi group comprised of peace officers from multiple law enforcement agencies throughout Los Angeles County. This is the 1st mariachi ensemble of its kind, dedicated to community service and enhancing the relationship with law enforcement and the community through music. The group partnered with Alpha music to assist in fundraising to provide musical instruments to inner city school children.
Mariachi Manchester The very first mariachi inglés from eastlos. Por veredas extrañas vamos. A humble Mariachi tribute to the music of The Smiths/Morrissey.
Mariachi Tierra Azteka
A Musical Journey. Established in 2008, Mariachi Tierra Azteka has performed throughout all over Southern California for various events such as concerts, private events, religious events, and much more. They continue to grow as a group as we are close to celebrating our 10th year anniversary!
Ballet Folklorico Paso de Oro de Alicia Mendibles
Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles con Kareli Montoya
Boyle Heights Mariachi Conservatory
Ballet Folklorico de Resurrection con Martha Ambriz
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 28th 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:
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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