Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque 2024 – July 10th -13th



9:00am – 5:00pm on July 10, 11 and 12, 2024

Mariachi Showcase Competition Date:

July 12, 2024


Early Bird Registration is $119.00 per student. After May 31st, 2024, registration is $139.00 per person.


July 13, 2024
Tickets are $40.00 per person

Digital Score:

$199.00 per thumb drive

Interested in being a vendor for this year's Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque? Click here for the vendor application. Download the Vendor Application Register Now for the Free Educator’s Workshop Series

32nd Annual Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque

Now in its 32nd year, Mariachi Spectacular is the country’s largest, most comprehensive Mariachi concert/conference event. We are so excited for this year’s conference and look forward to seeing all the amazing students who have incredible talent and love for this beautiful art form. The conference includes three days of classroom instruction at the Albuquerque Convention Center, taught by internationally recognized Mariachi practitioners who are world renowned teachers/ ethnomusicologists, and master teachers who also serve as role models. These celebrated Mariachi maestros transfer their knowledge to future generations, as students learn directly from them. Classes are offered at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. This event serves as a bridge between masters and new generations and preserves the mariachi music genre.

Mariachi Spectacular is excitedly planning this year’s 32nd Annual Event! We hope you join us on July 10th– 12th at the Albuquerque Convention Center in beautiful downtown Albuquerque. It will be a momentous occasion!

Online Registration is required for the event. You may pay by check or online.

If Paying by Check:

Please register online and choose Check as your option for payment.

Please make checks payable to: 

Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque

You may mail payment to:

Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque (MSA)
Attn: Mariachi Spectacular
6260 Riverside Plaza Ln NW Ste A
Albuquerque, NM 87120

If Paying Online:

Please register online and choose Online as your option for payment.

You will receive confirmation of payment via email from our Square account.

As always, we provide information for your participation. Once online registration forms are completed, you will be emailed a packet that will include the following items:

Schedule of Events

Hotel Information

Showcase Information

Breakfast/Lunch Options

Parking Information

Jam Session Information

Concert Ticket Information

Reminder: The registration fee does not include the Saturday Night Spectacular concert ticket. Tickets for conference attendees will be sold at a discounted price of $40.00/Ticket. Tickets for the concert will be available for sale the week of the concert.

We look forward to your participation in this year’s events. Please feel free to contact us at (505) 836-0306 or email Karen at and use the subject line: Mariachi Spectacular Registration for questions regarding registration or the conference. Should you need further assistance, please email Jeanette Salazar at

Need to book a room for the event? We have a room block reserved at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Albuquerque and the Hilton Garden Inn for July 9, 2024 through July 14, 2024. The Double Tree hotel is the preferred hotel for the conference. It is located only a few steps from where the workshops will be held. The Hilton Garden Inn is for any overflow just in case the Double Tree has no more rooms available. ***Room rates are ONLY for conference attendees and chaperones.

Book Your Stay at DoubleTree

required forms:

We must receive a signed Waiver/Release Form for each student. Directors can download it and upload signed copies during Online Registration or bring them to the event.

Download Student Waiver/Release Form

Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque’s (MSA) mission is to promote culture, arts and excellence in art education demonstrating Albuquerque’s ethnic Heart & Soul. Through MSA a foundation for life-long participation in the arts is possible. MSA builds bridges for inter-cultural appreciation in the Mariachi musical genre by encouraging and allowing interested parties who want to learn and develop musical skills, allowing for an increase in understanding of this musical and cultural art form or by providing the opportunity to simply be entertained through concerts offered. All of this and much more can be achieved through programs and opportunities offered in MSA. MSA is continuously contributing to the cultural understanding and appreciation of folk and Mexican music. Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque is a non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation.

Download the 2024 Schedule of Events
Register Now for 32nd Annual Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque

Fine print: Directors who need to register their students for the annual event should select “Register a Group”. All other registrants should select “Individual”.

Fill out our Online Registration Form:

Are you an individual, or do you need to register a group?

Personal Information

Are you registering on behalf of a student? (Yes/No)

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