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 Mariachi Cobre Concert 

Saturday, April 20 @ The King Center • 7pm

Use ONLINE ONLY Promo Code to purchase tickets @ $25: unpocoloco

 Spring Conference, Mariachi Educator Workshop & Ensemble Masterclasses

Friday, April 19-Saturday, 20, 2024 @ Auraria Campus • 8am-5pm

Registration CLOSED

 Festival Garibaldi - FREE Community Event

Friday, April 19 @ Lawrence Street Park & The King Center • 5pm-10pm

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Festival Garibaldi • April 19, 2024 • 5:00-10:00 PM

Viva Southwest Mariachi partners with Empowered to co-host Festival Garibaldi, a FREE community festival celebrating local Denver Mariachi and Folklorico groups inspired by the famous plaza in Mexico City. Festival-goers can enjoy over 25 performances showcasing traditional music and dance, making it a vibrant celebration of Mexican culture.

Festival Schedule

5:00 – 7:00 PM Festival Garibaldi Celebration
7:00 – 8:30 PM Denver Mariachi Community Concert
8:30 –10:00 PM Mariachi Jam Session

Festival Lineup

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 Mariachi Cobre Concert 

Saturday, April 20 @ The King Center • 7pm

Use ONLINE ONLY Promo Code to purchase tickets @ $25: unpocoloco

Viva Southwest Mariachi Conference will present a Night with Mariachi Cobre at the King Center on the Auraria Campus. Tickets available for purchase, proceeds will benefit Mariachi education for years to come.

Thank You to Our Viva Southwest Mariachi Partners & Sponsors

Southwest Strings' dedication to the mariachi community is a testament to our passion and devotion to preserving and celebrating this rich musical tradition. We are proud to partner with organizations like LCAC to further our commitment to this beautiful community.

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Colorado's Premiere Youth Mariachi Ensemble


All-State Mariachi Estelares

Viva Southwest has education at its core. The All-State group brings the best youth talent across Colorado.

2024 Auditions are CLOSED. Music Directors can learn more and nominate a Mariachi Here

2023 All-State Mariachi Estelares

  1. Bright Ansah, Denver, Trumpet

  2. Sarahi Carreon Gonzalez, Boulder County, Vihuela

  3. Genesis Ceniceros Tarango, Adams County, Vihuela (2nd Year)

  4. James Ildefonso, Pueblo County, Guitar 

  5. Rafael Keily, Pueblo County, Guitarron (2nd Year) 

  6. Melanie Paredes Briones, Adams County, Guitarron

  7. Paola Ramirez, Boulder County, Trumpet (2nd Year)

  8. William Trevizo, Denver, Violin (2nd Year)

  9. Javier Vela, Denver, Vihuela 

  10. Angelina Velazco Perez, Denver, Violin (2nd Year)

  11. Samantha Zavala, Aurora County, Violin

Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival in the Fall

Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival (VSMF) celebrates its 3rd year with an evening of Mariachi! We proudly announce that the 2024 VSMF is returning to Levitt Pavilion Denver. Join us for a spectacular night of Mariachi as we celebrate the best Youth talent across the state with the Mariachi Estelares, and a star-studded headliner.

More announcements coming soon. Stay tuned!

View the Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival 2023 Photo Gallery Here

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