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Tickets to Tenth Annual Battle of the Mariachis at the Mission On Sale Today

Don Juan Ortega’s favorite event in all of South Orange County is the annual Battle of the Mariachis at the Mission San Juan Capistrano.  This year, the tenth edition of the Battle of the Mariachis Festival will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 11 AM until 4 PM in the Mission’s central courtyard.  The Mission describes the event as follows:

This exciting day features live music performances by mariachi groups from across Southern California and beyond as they compete on stage for cash prizes before a panel of distinguished judges. Festival highlights also include: ringing of the historic Mission bells, a special performance of the National Anthem, performances by Ballet Folklorico de San Juan Capistrano, bilingual marionette shows and exhibition performances by local Capistrano Community Mariachi Program. Don’t miss this year’s special tenth annual celebration!

You can see photos from last year’s Battle here.

If you are interested in attending, reserved tables and individual tickets are on sale to the general public starting today.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for children (Mission members get free entrance!)  The table seating map is here (PDF), and more information about the event (including the link to purchase tables) is available here.  Get your tickets now as this event will sell out!


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