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Mariachi Nueva Generación. PHOTO via TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY


The Texas State University School of Music will host the 13th annual Feria del Mariachi conference and festival March 2-3 at various venues in San Marcos.

Tickets for the event are $5 for students, $15 for general admission, $20 for preferred seating and $50 for the Noche de Gala Dinner and preferred seating during the Feria del Mariachi concert.

The two-day list of festivities include a mariachi competition for middle school, high school and college-level ensembles, workshops on vocal and instrumental techniques, a clinic with the international award-winning group Mariachi 7 Leguas and a concert featuring both Mariachi 7 Leguas and Texas State Univeristy’s Mariachi Nueva Generacion. The finale concert will also be hosted by celebrity master of ceremonies Valente Rodriguez of the “George Lopez” show.

Feria del Mariachi’s mission is to promote mariachi education and culture in schools and the community by exposing students to successful figures in the mariachi community and providing them a chance to meet other young musicians.

Registration packets and tickets are available online at the website below. The deadline for applications and fees is Feb. 17.

For additional information, visit the event’s website at, contact Nancy Harris at (512) 245-3375 or email

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