Click here for a SiteMap News Release

Official City Website for Chandler, Arizona    |    Text Size  Increase font size Decrease font size    
Sept. 23, 2016

Chandler celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the City of Chandler and the Human Relations Commission invite the community to the 17th Annual Mariachi & Folklorico Festival presented by C.A.L.L.E. de Arizona. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave. The performances will start at 7 p.m.

Performances will showcase the music and traditional dances of Mexico, including the headliner Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, a Grammy Award-winning 13-piece ensemble. Mariachi Sonido de Mexico from Tucson, Ariz., also will perform. Other entertainment highlights include: dancers from Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli-AZ, Tradiciones Dance Company, Ballet Folklorico Primavera, Institute of Folklorico Mexico and Rascapetatiando Dance Company.

Pre-event activities start at 5:30 p.m. and will include an art exhibition showcasing Armandina Cruz, founder of La Casa del Rebozo in Guadalajara and nationally recognized Deshilado Artist Adela Rodriguez. There also will be a Rebozo runway show and a photography exhibition on the history of mariachi.

Ticket prices vary from $25 to $45. To purchase tickets to Mariachi Festival, call the Chandler Center for the Arts Box Office at 480-782-2680 or visit chandlercenter.org. Proceeds raised will support the nonprofit C.A.L.L.E de Arizona, dedicated to promoting the beauty, qualities and traits of the Mexican/Hispanic culture.