This article was written by Cynthia Munoz for Mariachimusic.com. You can read the original article here.
The 23rd Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza is pleased to announce its new collaboration with presenting sponsor Gonzaba Medical Group. The group was founded on San Antonio’s South Side and has been providing health care in the area for almost 60 years.
The Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza and Gonzaba Medical Group are both committed to celebrating San Antonio’s rich cultural roots, making Gonzaba a perfect fit as a presenter of the annual Extravaganza. The event boasts performances by more than 1,000 young mariachi musicians, vocalists and ballet folklórico dancers from throughout the U.S.
“The Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza is a prestigious music festival with a worldwide reputation for presenting mariachi music in its greatest form,” says Paco Gonzaba, executive director of business operations at Gonzaba Medical Group. “As one of San Antonio’s largest medical groups, we are proud to support an organization that plays such an integral role in promoting San Antonio’s rich musical history and cultural pride.”
“This is an excellent example of a successful local business that is supporting quality, culturally relevant, Hispanic arts programming in San Antonio,” says District 7 Councilwoman Ana Sandoval. “We applaud Gonzaba Medical Group for taking a leadership role in an event with a long history in our great city and strong ties to education,” she added.
This year’s week-long Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza includes the highly-competitive national mariachi group and vocal competitions, both of which take place at the Lila Cockrell Theatre. The Extravaganza culminates with the Mariachi Vargas concert on Saturday, Dec. 2, featuring the world-renowned Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán and nearly 100 school-based, award-winning mariachi groups in world-class performances.
Additional sponsors of the 23rd Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza include Valero Energy, La Prensa Newspaper, KEDA Radio Jalapeño and MariachiMusic.com.
Tickets for the 23rd Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza may be purchased through ticketmaster.com. Log on to mariachimusic.com for a complete schedule of events or call 210-225-3353 for more details.