Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference
Join us at the 22nd Annual Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference on June 3-5, 2016 at the Southern New Mexico Fairgrounds, Main Street, Downtown Las Cruces, and the Plaza in Mesilla. This annual event draws 500 students to the educational workshops in Mariachi Music and Folkloric Dance from across the Southwest to sing, dance and attend the public events, concerts and festival.
Hotel Encanto will be the host hotel for the LCIMC. Rooms are $95 plus tax. Call (575) 522-4300 for reservations.
- Meet Our Invited Maestros - Click here
- ATTENTION: The deadline for registration for the conference workshops is May 20th!!! Download the Registration PDF today! Seating is limited!
2016 LCIMC Events
Ezequiel Peña "El Nuevo Charro De Mexico" Concert & Dance
Friday, June 3, 2016 from 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM (MDT)
Ezequiel Peña "El Nuevo Charro De Mexico" Concert presentation on June 3, 2016 with Mariachi and Banda and his entire Equestrian Show. Accompanying Ezequiel Peña is award-winning Mariachi Aguilas. Peña is a 2007 Grammy Nominee for the Best Banda Album. He has recorded 16 albums, including Esa Chica Me Vacila and Provócame. See Ezequiel and his entire Equatrian performance with his Banda and with Las Cruces' own Mariachi Aguilas at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds on June 3, 2016.
Tickets available at the LCIMC office (1832 W. Amador Ave., Las Cruces), Bravo Mic Communications (101 Perkins Dr. Ste A, Las Cruces), and at EventBrite.
Tickets are $30 now, but they will go up to $35 at the door, so buy them now!
Children 12 and under get in free (general admission only)!
22nd Annual LCIMC Mariachi Music & Folkloric Dance Workshops
June 3-5, 2016.
Approximately 300 students of all ages will attend educational workshops in the cultural art forms of Mariachi Music and Folkloric Dance, while promoting and celebrating our rich Southwestern heritage and culture. The workshops ensure that these art forms will be celebrated and preserved for future generations through educational instruction and performances. Students perform together in both workshop settings and in staged concert presentations. Maestros teaching the Music Classes are Jose Hernandez, Jeff Nevin and Mack Ruiz. The classes for Ballet Folklorico are led by Maestro Rodolfo Hernandez, Paso Del Norte Folklorico Group. These renowned Maestros will be assisted by educators and professional musicians and choreographers.
Unfortunately, due to lack of registrations, the workshops have been cancelled at this time.
22nd Annual Spectacular Concert, the highlight of the Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference
Friday, June 3, 7:30 p.m. at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Las Cruces, NM.
Headlining the Spectacular Concert is popular international artist, Ezequiel Peña, performing with award-winning Mariachi Aguilas, and his Banda and entire Equestrian Show. Tickets are available at EventBrite.com, Bravo Mic Communications, 101 Perkins Dr, Las Cruces, and at the LCIMC office, 1832 W. Amador, Las Cruces, or at the concert.
LCIMC Downtown Street Dance
Saturday, June 4, at 7:30 p.m. on Main Street, Downtown Las Cruces.
Several talented musicians will perform in this special showcase of music, dancers, and vocalists. The Street Dance will also feature the Sangria Band. Food Trucks and vendors will be present for refreshments. Tickets are $10 with children under 12 free. Purchase Street Dance tickets at Bravo Mic Communications, located at 101 Perkins Dr. in Las Cruces or at the concert.
Children 12 and under get in free!
22nd Annual Mariachi Mass on Sunday
June 5, 10:00 a.m.
A solemn celebration of the Mass with Bishop Ricardo Ramirez presiding. Mariachi Musicians and Folkloric Dancers are interwoven in a colorful procession. The Mariachi Mass attracts diverse segments of the community in a celebration that is free and open to all denominations. Bring your lawn chairs and experience the solemn Mass.
22nd Annual Mariachis y Mas Fiesta
Sunday, June 5, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Old Mesilla Plaza.
It’s a mix of Music and Dance as we celebrate with the sounds of Mariachis and Folkloric Dancers in performance in this rustic outdoor setting. The Fiesta is free and open to the public. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the fun!