Lets get moving!

Mariachi Conference is Nov. 10-13 on NMSU campus


Live and in-person workshops and clinics, performances, jam sessions and so much more are part of the 28th annual Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference, Wednesday through Saturday, Nov. 10-13 on the New Mexico State University campus and other locations in Las Cruces.

The conference “focuses on education and entertainment,” said Director Robert Palacios. “Over 14,000 students of all ages have attended the annual four-day conference, with three days of educational workshops in mariachi music, voice and folkloric dance. The workshops offer a quality educational experience through a unique cultural arts program. All proceeds from the annual event support various programs under the New Mexico Advocates for the Arts that improve the quality of life and promote cultural arts education across southern New Mexico,” Palacios said.

“Preserving and enhancing the traditional art forms of mariachi music and folkloric dance has always been the primary goal of the conference,” he said.

For more information, call 575-680-3123 and email office@lascrucesmariachi.org.

Visit www.lascrucesmariachi.org.