Fourteenth Annual Battle of the Mariachis

 

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Mission San Juan Capistrano, with the generous support of the Thomas J. and Erma Jean Tracy Family Foundation, is proud to present the Fourteenth Annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival on Saturday, May 12, 2018 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, marionette shows by Franklin Haynes Marionettes and gourmet Mexican food vendors. Don’t miss this inspiring and memorable experience at historic Mission San Juan Capistrano!

Click here to see the 2017 Event Program

Click here to see Battle of the Mariachis Festival 2017 General Information

Click here to see photos from the Thirteenth Annual Battle of the Mariachis
Photography courtesy of Val Westover Photography.


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 13th, 2018), another special occasion, or coming together to experience this unique musical event, your group is sure to share a special and memorable day together.

With a reserved table, the cost of the table includes admission for each guest into the event for the day, and a guaranteed, reserved seat. Guests can purchase food at the excellent food vendors onsite or bring personal picnics. Alcohol is NOT permitted at the Battle of the Mariachis Festival.

Read more information here about Reserved Tables at the Battle of the Mariachis Festival.

Reserved tables are limited and very popular. Tables will sell out within days!

Become a Mission Preservation Society Member now to ensure you will receive event information, on-sale notification and opportunity to purchase the day tables go on sale! JOIN NOW

2017 Table Prices and Locations (Click on the map below) – 2018 Updates Coming Soon!

2018 On Sale Dates Coming Soon!

2017 On Sale Dates:

MEMBER PRE-SALE:

Wednesday, January 11, 2017: Reserved Tables on Sale to Mission Members

Members have the opportunity to purchase reserved tables at discounted rates and one week prior to the General Public.

By Popular Demand – More Tables Added This Year!

Available for purchase online, on the phone by calling (949) 234-1317 and at the Mission Gate House beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 11.

Join or renew your membership now to take advantage of this pre-sale date and discounted rates.

ON SALE TO PUBLIC:

Wednesday, January 18, 2017: Reserved Tables on Sale to Non-Members

Available for purchase online, on the phone by calling (949) 234-1317 and at the Mission Gate House beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 13.


Ticket Information

General admission tickets to the Battle of the Mariachis Festival include cost of admission into the event and to the Mission for the day. The Mission opens at 9:00 a.m. and the event takes place from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

General admission tickets are very LIMITED and will sell out! Purchase your tickets early to ensure admission to the festival!

General admission tickets do NOT include reserved seating. There is open seating provided throughout the Mission for General Admission ticket holders. Individual seats are available on a first come, first served. Early arrival is recommended to get a seat.

In order to ensure the safety and comfort of our guests, tickets are limited and will not exceed Mission capacity. Once tickets are sold out, the Mission will be closed for regular admission and only event ticket holders are permitted entry.

There is a limited number of general admission tickets, and tickets are expected to sell out! Purchase tickets early and in advance to ensure admission to the festival!

For maintaining a safe and accessible environment, outside chairs of any kind are NOT permitted.

Read full information here about Attending the Battle of the Mariachis Festival.

General Admission Tickets:

2018 On Sale Dates Coming Soon!

MEMBER PRE-SALE:

Wednesday, January 11, 2017: General Admission Tickets on Sale to Mission Members

Members have the opportunity to purchase tickets at discounted rates and one week prior to the General Public.

Tickets for Members: $10 for Adults and Seniors; $5 for Children (Ages 4-11)

Please note! To ensure as many Mission Members may attend the Festival as possible, Member general admission tickets are limited! Individual Members may purchase up to two tickets at the discounted rate (one for you and a guest). Family Members may purchase the number of discounted tickets as the number of people on their membership.

If you are in need of more tickets for your party, consider purchasing a reserved table (seating for 6 or 10). You may also purchase tickets for additional guests at the public rate. Or, encourage someone in your party to also purchase membership to receive discounted tickets.

To Purchase Member Tickets: To purchase your festival tickets at the Member discounted rate, please call (949) 234-1317 or visit the Mission Gate House 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Discounted Member tickets are not available online for purchase.) These tickets will sell out! Purchase soon!

Join or renew your membership now to take advantage of this pre-sale date and discounted rates.

ON SALE TO PUBLIC:

Wednesday, January 18, 2017General Admission Tickets on Sale to Non-Members

Tickets for Non-Members: $16 for Adults and Seniors; $7 for Children (Ages 4-11)

To Purchase Non-Member Tickets: Available for purchase online, on the phone by calling (949) 234-1317 and at the Mission Gate House beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18.

TICKET POLICIES

TICKET SALES FINAL
Ticket sales are final. Mission San Juan Capistrano is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. It requires immense effort and administration to process ticket orders. We are unable to accommodate refunds or exchanges. Thank you for your understanding.

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO USE YOUR TICKETS
We recommend:
1) Find someone you know to use and enjoy your tickets – a friend, neighbor or colleague. Sorry, we are unable to maintain a waiting list.
2) Donate your tickets to a charitable organization or fundraising event;
3) Donate your reserved table tickets back to Mission San Juan Capistrano. It will be used for fundraising purposes to support the historic Mission and you may receive a donation receipt to present to your tax preparer. Please donate your table back at least one week prior to the event date to allow sufficient time for proper arrangements to be made for use of the table.

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.


Food Vendors

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


ElCampeon2015

El Campeon
Tacos, aguas frescas and fresh fruit

LasGolondrinas2015

Las Golondrinas Mexican Food
Mexican Food

3:16 Bakery
Beverages and sweets

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 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 2017 Map and Guide

Mission Preservation Society Restaurant Members


Discover Downtown San Juan Capistrano

The Battle of the Mariachis Festival ends around 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 dine, shop, stay and discover in the historic downtown. Learn more.

Click the link to download a San Juan Capistrano Downtown 2017 Map and Guide or be sure to pick up your own map upon your visit to the Mission.

Getting to San Juan Capistrano

Take the train to San Juan Capistrano for the Battle of the Mariachis Festival! The train is a perfect way to arrive with ease and convenience to enjoy the day in San Juan Capistrano! The train station is located just two blocks from Mission San Juan Capistrano. Click the links to plan your trip.

Metrolink Schedules

Metrolink Deals in San Juan Capistrano

Amtrak Schedules


Mariachi Groups

The Battle of the Mariachis is a one-of-a-kind performance opportunity for mariachi groups on a professional level stage and before a sold out audience and panel of distinguished judges.

Registration for the 2018 Battle of the Mariachis Festival will be open in January 2018!

For all the participation details click here: REGISTRATION

To view award winners from the Thirteenth Annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival, CLICK HERE.

To view photos from the Thirteenth Annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival, CLICK HERE.

For information on the National Anthem Video Contest for members of participating groups, CLICK HERE.

2017 Mariachi Groups

Youth Category

Mariachi Los Jaguares de Middleton St. Elementary (Huntington Park, CA)

Mariachi Los Jaguares – El Sereno Middle School (Los Angeles, CA)

Mariachi Academy of Carson (Carson, CA)

Mariachi del Oeste (Los Angeles, CA)


Mariachi Juvenil Real de la Viña (Delano, CA)

 

Mariachi Alma de Canon – Canyon Springs High School (Las Vegas, NV)

Sinfonia Mexicana Mariachi Youth Academy (San Bernardino, CA)

Desert Pines High School Mariachi Los Jaguares (Las Vegas, NV)

Mariachi Corazon de Tucson (Tucson, AZ)

Mariachi Los Santos (Santa Ana, CA)

Open Category

Mariachi Juvenil Los Potrillos (San Bernaradino, CA)

Mariachi Tesoro del Valle (East Wenatchee, WA)


Mariachi de Uclatlán (University of California Los Angeles)


Mariachi Nuevo Capistrano (San Juan Capistrano, CA)


2017 Entertainment

Trio from Mariachi Corazon de Tucson
Paloma Bernardo, Marisol Manzano, and Marisol Bejarano
National Anthem Contest Winners 2017!
More Info

Special Guest Emcee, Melinda Salcido
Click here for bio

Ballet Folklorico de San Juan Capistrano

 

FranklinHaynes2015
Franklin Haynes Marionettes presents
“Puppets on Parade” at 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m.


2017 Distinguished Judges Panel

2016Judge_Salazar

Judge, Lauryn Salazar
Click here for bio

Judge, Margarita Chavez
Click here for bio

2015Judge_Martinez

Judge, Maricela Martinez
Click here for bio

2015Judge_Ceballos

Judge, Tizoc Ceballos
Click here for bio

2015Judge_Mendoza

Judge, Juan Mendoza
Click here for bio


2016Judge_Nevin

Judge, Jeff Nevin
Click here for bio


2017 Sponsors

Thank You to Our Presenting Sponsor for their Generous Support

The Thomas J. and Erma Jean Tracy Family Foundation


 Thank You to Our Event Partners for Their Generous Gift-In-Kind Support

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

 

APS
Advanced Presentation Support
www.aps4av.com

 

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

 

 Shine Lighting
Shine Lighting
www.shinelighting.com

 

Signature Party Rentals
Signature Party Rentals
www.signatureparty.com


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