Mariachi Group Registration – CLOSED for 2018

Registration for the 14th Annual Battle of the Mariachis has now closed.  We look forward to seeing you on May 12, 2018.

The Battle of the Mariachis Festival at Mission San Juan Capistrano offers a performance opportunity to mariachi groups unlike any other. Groups perform on a professional-level stage at the beautiful historic Mission before a panel of distinguished judges. Top mariachi groups participate from across Southern California before a sold-out audience of more than 3,000 mariachi enthusiasts. Cash prizes and trophies are at stake for the top mariachi groups. Thanks to the generosity of our underwriter, the Thomas J. and Erma Jean Tracy Family Foundation, a travel stipend is provided to each participating group to assist with the costs of participating in the event.

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind performance opportunity!


View photos from the 2017 Battle of the Mariachis Festival

To speak to the Mariachi Registration Liaison, call Stephanie Montes de Oca, Events Coordinator, at (949) 234-1316.



Members of the registered Mariachi Groups have the exclusive opportunity to audition to perform the National Anthem at the Fourteenth Annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival! Video audition deadline is April 13, 2018.

Click here for National Anthem 2018 Contest Details

National Anthem Contest Winners 2017 – Trio from Mariachi Corazon de Tucson:
Paloma Bernardo, Marisol Manzano, and Marisol Bejarano

For more information, call (949) 234-1316.

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