A Year of Mariachi Begins with

Disney's Mariachi Cobre at Viva Southwest!

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The LCAC and MSU Denver are thrilled to announce that internationally renowned recording artists Mariachi Cobre will headline the 6th Annual Viva Southwest Mariachi Conference. We are partnering with Empowered, Colorado Youth Mariachi Program & Fiesta Colorado to co-host Festival Garibaldi for a weekend celebrating Mexican music, dance, food, & entertainment!

We proudly welcome musicians of all ages and backgrounds across armonia & guitarrón, trumpet, violin, and voice. Led by Mariachi Cobre and Master Educators including Dr. Jeff Nevin and Dr. Lorenzo Trujillo, workshops promise enriching experiences for all participants.

The weekend features free and paid activities on Auraria Campus, suitable for the entire family and community. Highlights include workshops, Mariachi and dance performances, and a concert with Mariachi Cobre at the King Center. Join us for a vibrant celebration of Mexican culture!

Learn More About the Viva Southwest Mariachi Conference

Mariachi in Colorado: Upcoming Events

Friday, March 29, 2024 | 7PM

Somos Los Nuggets

Ball Arena

$70-$130 per ticket

Join Somos Los Nuggets as they take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. Our prestigious All-State Mariachi Estelares will perform the National Anthem for a sold out crowd!

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Friday, March 29, 2024 | 7PM

All-State Mariachi Estelares Auditions NOW OPEN

Thirteen exceptional students will be chosen to learn and master advanced Mariachi musical scores. This is a unique opportunity to perform and open for the headlining act at the Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival in September 2024.

Learn How to Apply

Friday, April 19 & Saturday, April 20

Viva Southwest Mariachi Conference

The King Center @ Auraria Campus

$40 per student

The 6th annual conference provides a two full-day immersion of Mariachi workshops, technique, performance and lectures taught by Mariachi Cobre and Master Mariachi teachers across the Southwest.

Registration Open to Individuals, Community and Student Groups

Friday, April 19, 2024 | 5-10pm

Festival Garibaldi

Lawrence Street Park @ Auraria

FREE Community Event

Festival Garibaldi is a free community festival inspired by the famous Garibaldi Plaza - Mexico City's Mariachi Mecca. The celebration will include over 25 Mariachi and Ballet Foklorico performances, a free community concert, and a Mariachi jam session.

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Saturday, April 20, 2024 | 9am-1pm

Viva Southwest Mariachi Conference Educator Workshop

The King Center @ Auraria Campus

FREE Workshop

This workshop is intended for public school teachers who wish to start a Mariachi program or who currently have a program!

Educator Registration Online

2023 Viva Southwest Mariachi Conference Maestros

Saturday, April 20, 2024 | 7pm-9pm

Viva Southwest Mariachi Presents Mariachi Cobre Concert

The King Center @ Auraria

$30-$60 per ticket

Experience the enchanting melodies of Disney's Mariachi Cobre in a captivating concert, showcasing their mesmerizing talent & energy.

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July 30 - August 4, 2024

Nuestra Raíces: Música Mariachi

Rocky Ridge Music @ Estes Park

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An exciting Summer Music Camp for beginner to intermediate-level musicians presented in partnership with the LCAC that explores the musical cultures of the Americas.

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Fall 2024

3rd Annual Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival

Denver Levitt Pavilion


The festival features a sensational lineup that includes local Mariachi musicians, Mariachi Estelares de Colorado (CO's 1st & only Mariachi all-state youth ensemble) and a star-studded headliner.

Flor de Toloache - 2023 Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival Headliner

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