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Takes place in Lubbock, Texas. Home of Buddy Holly, Texas Tech University, and beautiful West Texas Skies.
Mariachi & Folklorico Showcases on separate nights to highlight the beauty and grace of the Mexican Culture.
Encouraging team bonding with a development of self awareness. Competition format is not just about who wins about the celebration of culture.
This program is made in part from various grants and commissions.
If you are interested in supporting the Festival contact us.
FOLKLORICO & MARIACHI INFORMATION
Submit all forms, group pictures (jpeg or png), and other information to: email@example.com **Be sure to save a copy of your completed forms for your records.**
February - Early Registration Deadline (Entry Fee + Registration Form)
Official registration deadline (Roster of Individual Names, Performer Roster, Entry Fee, Labeled jpeg Picture, Bio, T-Shirt order.)
March - Late Registration Deadline (Roster of Individual Names, Performer Roster, Entry Fee, Labeled jpeg Picture, Bio, T-Shirt order)
2016 Mariachi Showcase TBA
March 12th at 7pm
in the Civic Center Theater
2016 Folklorico Showcase TBA
March 11th at 7pm in the Civic Center Theater
FESTIVAL BOARD MEMBERS
Director - Zenaida Aguero-Reyes
Tickets, Shirts, backpacks, and much more can be found using our store.
FOLKLORICO & MARIACHI GROUP FOR EVENTS
If you are interested in booking a Folklorico or Mariachi group for your next event contact us and we will help you get the right group to your party.
We encourage you to let us know how we are doing, your concerns,ideas and anything else you might want to tell us.
The Festival takes place in Lubbock, Texas. Home of Buddy Holly, Texas Tech University, and beautiful West Texas Sunsets. The city of Lubbock is a hub for a variety of entertainment for any budget. We here at the Viva Aztlan Festival take pride in showcasing the Beauty and grandiose of the Mexican Culture to the Lubbock area since 1993. We have become known through out the community for bringing professional Folklorico and Mariachi instructors to teach all ages wishing to learn a traditional fundamentals. Groups from New Mexico, Oklahoma, Colorado, Chicago, and through out Texas participate in this annual event. Today, we continue to serve as a beacon of culture to the the Lubbock and surrounding communities. We hope you enjoy the various Folklorico and Mariachi Groups.
If you would like to learn more about Lubbock and what it has to offer we encourage you to contact our friends at visitlubbock.org or you can ask us!
The Viva Aztlan Festival take pride in making sure we can provide the best experience for everyone. Unlike most festivals of this caliber, we are unique in offering low cost admission and fees. This two day event is packed full of things for anyone wanting to find out what we are all about.
Day 1: Is full of various Folklorico and Mariachi groups of all ages participating in workshops. Instructors professionals and certified in teaching Folklorico and Mariachi. In the evening the past years winner of Best of Festival puts on a brilliant and energetic show which showcases the group and its members talents. This year we are excited to see Ballet Folklorico from San Antonio!
Day 2: From 10am to 4pm is non stop Folklorico Competitions. Groups from all over Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma come to compete for Best of Festival. In the evening is the Mariachi Showcase, we bring in a high caliber Mariachi group. Definitely a must see!
Tickets for the event are available at the door or on-line.
$15 - one day pre-sale tickets $20 - one day at the Door
$27 - two day pre-sale tickets $30 - two day at the Door (Friday only)
*Contact us for large group pricing.
Unlike most Folklorico Competitions our judges criteria and format are geared towards Team building and Fundamentals. Broken in to Two classes Adults (99+ - 15 yrs old) & Children (14 - 3 yrs old), Judges will rate each group and will award trophies to divisional winners, Best Choreography, Best Costume, Best Technique, Best Overall for both Adults and Children's.
The Board members of the Viva Aztlan Festival provide a team oriented atmosphere and work diligently to provide a fair environment for every group that competes. The link below are our Competition Guidelines, if you have any questions contact us.
Evening Showcases are a unique attraction for all ages. Friday March 11th Folklorico Showcase TBA.
This years Mariachi Showcase will feature Sebastion "El Charro de Oro" De La Cruz from San Antonio, with Mariachi Los Arrieros de El Paso, who will be celebrating their 20th anniversary. There will be no doubt that this show will have you wanting more and feeling like a margarita or two. Viva Mariachi!!
Tickets are available on-line and at the door.
At the very core of the Viva Aztlan Festival we bring each and every group an opportunity to learn from the worlds best Folklorico and Mariachi instructors. Since our inception we have always been about education of the youth and our culture. Today is no different than the day we started,
For more information about our workshops feel free to contact us or click on the links below.
This project is supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and Civic Lubbock.
This program is made possible in part through a grant from the City of Lubbock,Inc. as recommended by Civic Lubbock, Inc.
Additional Support provided by El Editor Newspaper and Texas Tech University Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement.
If you would like to support the Viva Aztlan Festival feel free to contact any of our Board members who will be more than willing to help.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Terms and Conditions
(Last Updated: November 2015)
Welcome to the official Web site of Viva Aztlan Festival, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Lubbock, Texas. Viva Aztlan Festival online properties are comprised of, but not limited to, all pages found under www.vivaaztlan.org and partner sites.
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Children under the age of 13 may be able to make certain content such as user generated content visible to others or the public. This could include, for example, a webpage or parts of webpages operated by children that have been designed for group or public viewing. However, absent parental consent, children under 13 would be allowed to display only limited information such as a first name or unique user name or other information that does not allow for online contacting by third parties.
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Viva Aztlan Festival welcomes children to learn more about our organization and, where appropriate, participate in polls and surveys, as well as submit comments, artwork, writings, and other submissions for posting on our Web site. For this reason, Viva Aztlan Festival follows the guidelines for interactive electronic media published by the Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU) of the Better Business Bureau for pages targeted to children under 13. However, we encourage this be done only with their parent's knowledge and supervision. We also encourage children to use an alias (e.g., "Bookworm", "Skater", etc.), first name, nickname, initials, or other alternative to full names or screen names which correspond with an email address for any activities which will involve public posting.
In keeping with CARU's Principle regarding respecting and fostering the parents' role in providing guidance for their children, we encourage parents to check and monitor their children's use of email and other online activities regularly.
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Lubbock, Texas 79423
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