The Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque Showcase Competition Concert provides an opportunity for musicians from around the country who have attended the 3-day Mariachi Spectacular Conference to perform for the people of Albuquerque and to compete for the opening slot in the Mariachi Spectacular Concert scheduled for the following evening at Sandia Casino Amphitheater. Groups are limited to a seven minute performance and no piece of music may be repeated if it has already been played. The categories include Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College and Open.There will be one winner in each category, as well as one overall winner. Registration is closed this year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic but will resume in 2022! Remember, all category winners will have a production video created courtesy of Mariachi Spectacular. Production videos are loaded onto YouTube under Mariachi Spectacular channel. Furthermore, the entire Friday night Showcase event is broadcast nationally and internationally on the internet LIVE, so family and friends can watch performances. Our last two years of broadcasts have averaged over 25,000 viewers.
Ballet Folklorico Showcase Rules
Mariachi Showcase Rules
Open and Overall Winner – Mariachi Nuevo Cascabel Varsity; Mission, Texas University Winner – Mariachi Estrellas Del Alamo; San Antonio, Texas High School Winner – Mariachi Los Lobos; Kyle, Texas Middle School Winner – Mariachi Los Unicos; Dallas, Texas (Please click blue links above to view the Mariachi Showcase Winners.)
Open and Overall Winner – Ballet Folklorico Santa Fe; Santa Fe, New Mexico (Please click blue links above to view the Ballet Folkorico Showcase Winners.)
Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque Showcase Competition Concert – Pre Show Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque Showcase Competition Concert (Please click blue links above to view the Showcase Competition Concert.)