Thirteenth Annual Battle of the Mariachis


Mission San Juan Capistrano, with the generous support of the Thomas J. and Erma Jean Tracy Family Foundation, is proud to present the Thirteenth Annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival on Saturday, May 13, 2017 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 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 download the 2017 Event Schedule – coming spring 2017!

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

Click here to see photos from the Twelfth 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 14th, 2017), 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 full information here about Reserved Tables at the Battle of the Mariachis Festival.

By popular demand – more tables have been added this year! Reserved tables are very popular. They are limited and will sell out. Purchase your table early!

Become a Mission Preservation Society Member now to ensure you’ll receive event information, on-sale notification and discounted rates when tickets go on sale. JOIN NOW

2017 Table Prices and Locations (Click on the map below)

2017 On Sale Dates Announced!

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:

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.


Food Vendors

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

ElAdobe2015
El Adobe de Capistrano
Mexican Food


ElCampeon2015

El Campeon
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 Adobe de Capistrano
Place an order for a party platter for pick-up.
http://eladobedecapistrano.biz/

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:

Mission Preservation Society Restaurant Members

Dining and Exploring after the event:

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 dine, shop, stay and discover in the historic downtown.  Learn more.


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 is now available for the Thirteenth Annual Battle of the Mariachis on May 13!

For registration and all the participation details click here: REGISTRATION

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

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

2016 Mariachi Groups

Youth Category


Mariachi Luz de Luna (Los Angeles, CA)


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


Mariachi Academy of Carson (Carson, CA)


Mariachi Los Santos (Santa Ana, CA)


Mariachi Juvenil Real de la Viña (Delano, CA)


Sinfonia Mexicana Mariachi Youth Academy (San Bernardino, CA)


Mariachi Los Embajadores Del Valle (Delano, CA)


Mariachi Corazon de Tucson (Tucson, AZ)

Open Category


Mariachi Nuevo Capistrano (San Juan Capistrano, CA)


Mariachi Herencia (Corona, CA)


Mariachi Aguila de Oro (California State University, Los Angeles)


Mariachi de Uclatlán (University of California Los Angeles)


2016 Entertainment

Gabriela Gaxiola photo

National Anthem Performer, Gabriela Gaxiola
Click here for bio

2016EmceeSalcido

Special Guest Emcee, Melindo Salcido
Click here for bio


BalletFolklorico2015

Ballet Folklorico de San Juan Capistrano

FranklinHaynes2015

Franklin Haynes Marionettes presents
“Las Marionetas en Defile”


2016 Distinguished Judges Panel

2016Judge_Salazar

Judge, Lauryn Salazar
Click here for bio

2015Judge_Chavez

Judge, Margarita Chavez
Click here for bio

2015Judge_Martinez

Judge, Maricela Martinez
Click here for bio

2015Judge_Cortez

Judge, Juan Manuel Cortez
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


2016 Sponsors

Thank You to Our Presenting Sponsor for their Generous Support

The Thomas J. and Erma Jean Tracy Family Foundation

Sustaining Sponsor:

Inn at the Mission - San Juan Capistrano
www.innatmissionsjc.com


 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