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Fifteenth Annual Battle of the Mariachis

May 18 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Image of Sombrero Hat Mariachi

May 18, 2019
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Mission San Juan Capistrano backed with the support of Thomas J. and Erma Jean Tracy Family Foundation to present the Fifteenth Annual Battle of Mariachis. It’s one of the most awaited annual event of the year in San Juan Capistrano. You wouldn’t want to miss the fun!

Happening on the 18th of May 2019, live music performances from mariachi groups will fill the city. These groups will come from different parts of Southern California and beyond. They will perform with all their hearts as they compete with each other on stage.

Cash prizes will be given away after the battle. A panel of distinguished judges will decide who goes home as a victor. Aside from the formal competition where you’ll enjoy amazing tunes and harmony, you’ll also witness other activities. There’ll be the ringing of the historic Mission bells, gourmet Mexican food vendors, a National Anthem exceptional performance.

The local food vendors partnered with the event are El Campeon, Las Golondrinas Mexican Food, and 3:16 Bakery. Guests are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the food stalls. You may bring food as long as they’re store in small cooler bags and small carrying coolers.


Mission Member General Admission Prices:
$12 for Adults (ages 12-60) and $7 for children (ages 4-11)
Non-Member Public General Admission Prices:
$18 for Adults (ages 12-60) and $9 for children (ages 4-11)


Performance Category I –Elementary / Middle School

Mariachi Estrellas (Montebello, CA)
Mariachi Juvenil Gavilan de Monaco Middle School (Las Vegas, NV)
Mariachi Los Halcones de Jim Bridger Middle School (North Las Vegas, NV)
Mariachi Los Gavilanes de Monaco Middle School (Las Vegas, NV)

Performance Category II – Youth

Mariachi Juvenil Herencia Michoacana (Costa Mesa, CA)
Mariachi Internacional (Las Vegas, NV)
Mariachi Amanecer of Sunrise Mountain High School (Las Vegas, NV)
Mariachi Los Santos (Santa Ana, CA)
Mariachi Encendido Del Sol Academy of Performing Arts (Las Vegas, NV)

Performance Category III – Open (Post High School and Up)

Mariachi Voces de Jalisco (Corona, CA)
Mariachi Nuevo Capistrano (San Juan Capistrano, CA)
Mariachi de Uclatlan (Los Angeles, CA)
Mariachi Corazon de Tucson (Tucson, AZ)


Lauryn Salazar
Margarita Chavez
Maricela Martinez
Tizoc Ceballos
Juan Mendoza
Jeff Nevin


May 18
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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