Mission

 

Event Info | Reserved Tables | Ticket Info | Food | Mariachi Groups | Entertainment & Judges | Sponsors

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2015 WINNERS!

Mission
First Place Youth Category ($1,500)
Maraichi Juvenil Mestizo, Delano
Mission
First Place Open Category ($1,500)
Mariachi Estrellas de Chula Vista, San Diego
Mission
Second Place Youth Category ($1,000)
Mariachi Corazon de Tucson, Tucson, AZ
Mission
Second Place Open Category ($1,000)
Mariachi Corazon de Acero, Corona
Mission
Tom Tracy "Shining Star" Award ($250)
Andres Diaz of
Mariachi Corazon de Acero,
Corona

Mission
EJ Tracy "Shining Star" Award ($250)
Angie Villela of
Sinfonia Mexicana Mariachi Youth Academy,
San Bernardino

Mission
People's Choice Award -
Top voted Mariachi Group on Facebook
Mariachi Los Santos, Santa Ana
Mission
Spirit of San Juan Community Award
Mariachi Estrellas de Chula Vista, San Diego

 

 

EVENT INFORMATION
Mission San Juan Capistrano, with the generous support of the Thomas J. and Erma Jean Tracy Family Foundation, is proud to present the Eleventh Annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Join us in the beautiful Mission Courtyard for this highly-anticipated celebration of talent, interpretation and inspiration of Mariachi music.

This exciting day features live music performances by mariachi groups from across Southern California and beyond as they compete on stage for cash prizes before a panel of distinguished judges. Festival highlights also include: ringing of the historic Mission bells, a special performance of the National Anthem, performances by Ballet Folklorico de San Juan Capistrano, bilingual marionette shows and exhibition performances by local Capistrano Community Mariachi Program. Don’t miss this inspiring and memorable experience at historic Mission San Juan Capistrano!

Click here to download the Event Schedule

Click here to see Battle of the Mariachis Festival General Information

Click here to see photos from the Tenth Annual Battle of the Mariachis



RESERVED TABLES

Gather friends, family or colleagues and enjoy a beautiful day of live music and great food together at historic Mission San Juan Capistrano by purchasing a reserved table to the Battle of the Mariachis. Whether celebrating Mother’s Day (May 10th, 2015), another special occasion, or coming together to experience this unique musical event, your group is sure to share a special and memorable day together.

Reserved tables are limited and will sell quickly! Purchase early to ensure guaranteed seating for your group and to reserve a table of your top choice!

For detailed information regarding Reserved Tables, click here

Table Prices and Locations:
Click on the map below.

2014 Music Under the Stars Concert Map

To Purchase Reserved Tables:

Online: Reserved tables are currently SOLD OUT!

Phone: Call (949) 234-1317

At the Gate House: Seven days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675



GENERAL ADMISSION

$15 for Adults and Seniors; $6 for Children (ages 4-11)

TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT! Join us next year! Saturday, May 14, 2016

Individual tickets include admission into the Mission for the day (Gates open at 9:00 a.m.) and admission to the event (begins at 11:00 a.m.)

Seating Information:
Ticket does NOT include reserved seating. There is open seating provided throughout the Mission for General Admission ticket holders. Individual seats are first come, first served. Early arrival is recommended to get a seat. Please note that lawn chairs or outside chairs of any kind are NOT permitted into the Mission.

There is a limited number of individual admission tickets, and tickets are expected to sell out! To maintain a safe, accessible and enjoyable environment, admission tickets will no longer be sold when limit is reached. Purchase tickets early and in advance to ensure admission to the festival!

ADMISSION FOR MEMBERS:

MEMBER RSVP IS SOLD OUT! Join us next year! Saturday, May 14, 2016

Mission Members receive FREE admission to the Battle of the Mariachis Festival. Members also receive 10% off at the Mission Store and other benefits throughout the year. Become a Member Now!

Valid membership ID card is required for free entry and must be shown at time of entry.

Free entry for Members includes admission into the Mission for the day (Gates open at 9:00 a.m.) and admission to the event (begins at 11:00 a.m.)

Seating Information:
Free admission for Members does NOT include reserved seating. There is open seating provided throughout the Mission for General Admission ticket holders and Members. Individual seats are first come, first served. Early arrival is recommended to get a seat. Please note that lawn chairs or outside chairs of any kind are NOT permitted into the Mission.

EVENT CANCELLATION POLICY:
Should there be conditions related to weather, rain, emergency or other conditions beyond control of Mission staff that should necessitate cancellation of the event, tickets will not be refunded. Ticket purchasers may receive a donation receipt for the amount of their ticket purchase, less the applicable portion of the event expenses, that they may present to their tax preparer. Mission San Juan Capistrano is a non-profit organization and receives no sustaining support from any governmental or religious agency. IRS 501 (c)(3) #95-1904079. Thank you for your understanding.

 





FOOD VENDORS

The following are our local food vendor partners for the Battle of the Mariachis Festival:

El Adobe
El Adobe de Capistrano
Mexican Food


El Campeon
El Campeon
Aguas frescas and fresh fruit


Las Golondrinas
Las Golondrinas Mexican Food
Mexican Food


Hawaiin Delight
Hawaiian Delight
Shaved ice, Churros, Cotton Candy & Lemonade


Guests are encouraged to take advantage of these food vendors serving onsite at the event. Outside food, small cooler bags and small carrying coolers are also permissible. For safety and accessibility, large coolers and rolling coolers are NOT permitted.

Please be aware: ALCOHOL IS PROHIBITED from being brought into, sold or consumed at the Battle of the Mariachis Festival. In order to maintain a safe and family-friendly environment for this special event held at a historic and religious landmark, alcohol is NOT permitted.

Food Information for Reserved Tables:

Purchase food onsite from the event vendors or place a food order in advance in the following ways:

For Catering Delivery to your Table:

Sundried Tomato

Sundried Tomato American Bistros & Catering
Offering “Fiesta Bar” catered platters for reserved tables. 
Providing delivery to your reserved table for the event.
Click Here to see menu for reserved table orders
www.sundriedtomatobistro.com

For Pick-Up/Take-Out on your way to the event:

El Adobe de Capistrano
Place an order for a party platter for pick-up.
www.eladobedecapistrano.com

El Campeon
Pick-up food for take out.
www.elcampeon.com

Las Golondrinas
Place an order for a party platter for pick-up.
www.lasgolondrinas.biz

For all our recommended local restaurant partners for dining while in San Juan Capistrano or placing a to-go order for the Battle of the Mariachis Festival, visit these links:

San Juan Capistrano Downtown 2015 Map and Guide

Mission Preservation Society Restaurant Members

Dining and Exploring after the event:

St. Joseph's Day

The Battle of the Mariachis Festival ends by 4:00 p.m. Enjoy the evening or stay for the weekend in historic San Juan Capistrano!

For dining, accommodations, and exploring in San Juan Capistrano before or after the Battle of the Mariachis Festival, check out our all our recommended destinations to eat, shop, stay and play in the historic downtown.  

Click the link to download a San Juan Capistrano Downtown 2015 Map and Guide or be sure to pick up your own map upon your visit to the Mission.





MARIACHI GROUPS

The 2015 Battle of the Mariachis participating groups are now announced! Congratulations to all these groups on being accepted to the Eleventh Annual Battle of the Mariachis!

Groups will compete on stage before a panel of Distinguished Mariachi Judges and Community Judges for $5,500 in cash prizes and special awards including:

First Place in Youth and Open Categories ($1,500 each)
Second Place in Youth and Open Categories ($1,000 each)
EJ Tracy “Shining Star” Individual Award – Youth Category ($250)
Tom Tracy “Shining Star” Individual Award – Open Category ($250)
Spirit of San Juan Award – Presented by San Juan Capistrano Dignitaries
People’s Choice Award – Top Voted Group on Social Media

Good luck to all the participating groups!

Youth Category (Middle/High School)

Mission
Mariachi Corazon de Tucson
Tucson, AZ

Mission
Mariachi Jaguares Middleton
Middleton Street School - Huntington Park, CA

Mission
Mariachi Juvenil Real de la Viña
Delano, CA

Mission
Mariachi Juvenil Mestizo
Delano, CA

Mission
Mariachi Los Santos
Santa Ana High School - Santa Ana, CA
Mission
Mariachi Luz de Luna
KIPP L.A. College Preparatory Middle School - Los Angeles, CA
Mission
Mariachi Rosas Del Tepeyac
Anaheim, CA
Mission
Sinfonia Mexicana Mariachi Youth Academy
San Bernardino, CA

Open Category (College/Post High School)

Mission
Mariachi Acero
Las Vegas, NV

Mission
Mariachi Corazon de Acero
Santa Ana, CA

Mission
Mariachi Estrellas de Chula Vista
San Diego, CA

Mission
Mariachi de Uclatlan
UCLA – Los Angeles, CA

Mariachi Group Registration:
For information regarding how to participate in the Battle of the Mariachis Festival, click here
or call (949) 234-1316.





2015 ENTERTAINMENT

Mission
Special Guest Emcee, Desiree Udria-Garcia
Click here for bio
Mission
Exhibition Performances by Capistrano Community Mariachi Program
Click here for more information

Mission
Ballet Folklorico de San Juan Capistrano


Franklin Haynes Marionettes presents "Las Marionetas en Defile"

 

2015 DISTINGUISHED JUDGES PANEL

Mission
Judge, Lauryn Salazar
Click here for bio
Mission
Judge, Margarita Chavez
Click here for bio
Mission
Judge, Maricela Martinez
Click here for bio
Mission
Judge, Juan Manuel Cortez
Click here for bio
Mission
Judge, Tizoc Ceballos
Click here for bio
Mission
Judge, Juan Mendoza
Click here for bio



2015 SPONSORS

Thank you to our generous Presenting Sponsor, The Thomas J. and Erma Jean Tracy Family Foundation.

A special thank you to our events partners:

For accommodations for the
Battle of the Mariachis:

Residence Inn

Residence Inn San Juan Capistrano
33711 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 443-3600
www.marriott.com
Click here for Rates

Farmers & Merchants Bank
Farmers and Merchants Bank
fmb.com/locations/san-juan-capistrano


Shine Lighting

Shine Lighting


APS

Advanced Presentation Support



Classic Party Rentals

Classic Party Rentals


For information on sponsorship opportunities, see our 2014 Signature Event Sponsorship Opportunities or call (949) 234-1321.






Mission San Juan Capistrano plans fun, day and night for the whole family! For event dates and times, visit our calendar.

Underwriting and sponsorships available for all events, for more information please contact Christine Robinson at (949) 234-1321.

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