The 9th Annual Rosarito Beach International Mariachi & Folklórico Festival

October 3rd through the 6th, 2018

For those of you who were part of our past Annual events, we would like to cordially invite you to return and, once again, be part of our very special festival in 2018. For those of you who were not part of the thousands of participants, competitors, and audience members last year, this is also your invitation to be an integral element in this year’s bigger-and-better get-together.

         When: October 3th through October 6th, 2018

         Where: Hotel Rosarito, Playas de Rosarito, Baja California, México

         What: 10/3-10/5: Talleres (Student Workshops) 
                                            Check in 10/2 before dinner

                             10/3: Playing for Food

                             10/4: Salon de Fama (Hall of Fame) inductions
                                        Cocteles con las Estrellas (Cocktails With The Stars)

                             10/5: Official Opening Ceremonies
                                         Student Showcase
                                         Professional Performances

                             10/6: Competencias (Competitions): Mexico vs. The United States...
                                         Mariachi & Folklorico.
                                         The People's Choice Sing Off (Vocal Competitions)
                                         Concierto Espectacular (Spectacular Concert) featuring
                                         Mariachi Garibaldi, and the two-time Grammy Award-winning
                                         Mariachi Divas.

If you're interested in receiving more information on any or all of the above events, please contact Gil Sperry at: Electronic attachments covering each area in which you express an interest will be sent to you. If you have any questions, they will be promptly addressed.

When you do contact us, please let us know your particular area(s) of interest:

                               *attendee          *student          *competitor          *judge          *potential performer

so that we can send you all the appropriate information via e-mail.

Accommodations, at very special rates, are once again being provided by the iconic Rosarito Beach Hotel, currently celebrating its 90th Anniversary as Northern Baja’s finest ocean-front hostelry.

Student Workshops, in both mariachi y baile folklórico, will be under the direct supervision of well-renowned maestros. Their staff members are being carefully selected to provide the students with the highest quality instructors at all levels from beginners to masters. They will include members of The Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea.

The Student Showcase/Professional Performances will give the aficionados in attendance a chance to see all of the students perform on the main stage immediately following the conclusion of their intensive classroom experiences. Then, top professional groups from the U.S.A. and Mexico will follow them on stage with scintillating performances of their own

Groups that wish to participate in The Competencia as a member  of either Team USA or Team Mexico, in either mariachi or baile folkórico should contact us immediately as we anticipate many more potential entrants than applied for last two years events.

Saturday evening's Concierto Spectacular will feature the aforementioned Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea, and Mariachi Garibaldi.

Finally, please note that, once again, the festival will donate 100% of its net proceeds to the benefit of Club de Niños y Niñas de Playas de Rosarito (The Boys and Girls Club of Rosarito) for the construction and continuing operation of their facilities to help the at-risk children of the area achieve their full potential.

This is the one event that you won't want to miss in 2018. Just ask anyone who participated in our past Annual events.