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Enjoy a night of mariachi music

Don’t miss Saturday’s Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival Workshop and Showcase at the King Center.

By Lindsey Coulter

February 13, 2020

Mariachi los Correcaminos de MSU Denver performing at DCPA.Mariachi Los Correcaminos de MSU Denver is ready to hit the stage this Saturday for the 2020 Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival Workshop and Showcase. The group warmed up last week with a special performance at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts' Twenty50 pre-show and happy hour event. Members will join dozens of other artists and groups for the annual festival, which Westword has touted as one of the best things to do in Denver this weekend.

Presented by Metropolitan State University of Denver Department of Music and the Latino Cultural Arts Center of Colorado, the all-ages event empowers students to build professional-level skills as mariachi musicians and instructors. Participants can take workshops on voice, instrumentation and ensemble performance and gain exposure to the many methods and styles of mariachi — including Son Jalisciense, Bolero, Huapango, Ranchera, Corrido and Waltz — as well as traditional mariachi clothing known as traje. The day will culminate in the popular public mariachi-concert showcase featuring more than 200 students in their respective performance groups.

Tickets for the evening concert are available to the public for $15 through the King Center Box Office at 303-556-2296. 


7 p.m. concert

King Center Concert Hall

Free parking is available for all music events in the 7th Street Parking Garage with a voucher upon exit. Please contact Lorenzo Trujillo, Ph.D., professor and director of Mariachi los Correcaminos de MSU Denver, at or 303-615-1662 for more information.




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