ASHEBORO — The City of Asheboro presents the area's very first Mariachi Festival, a two-day event set for Friday and Saturday, May 5-6.'
On Friday, the festival kicks off with a Sunset Theatre concert by Latin Grammy-winning female group Flor de Toloache at 7 p.m.
Flor de Toloache make New York City history as its first and only all-women Mariachi group. Flor de Toloache’s members hail from diverse cultural backgrounds that define their unique flavor and sound. The result of this cultural bouquet is an edgy, versatile and fresh take on traditional Mexican music. While working to preserve centuries old traditions of Mariachi, their mélange of the traditional and the modern pushes the boundaries of the genre and brings Mariachi music to new audiences.
Tickets are $35 for Orchestra seating or $25 for Balcony seating. Tickets are available online at SunsetTheatre.eventbrite.com or in person at the Asheboro Cultural & Recreation Services office, 241 Sunset Avenue.
The Mariachi Fest will continue Saturday, May 6, from 12-5 p.m. in Bicentennial Park.
This free event in the park will have performances from three groups, sandwiched around a taco-eating contest:
Noon-2 p.m.: Mariachi Viva Mexico.
2:15 p.m.: Taco Eating Contest, $100 Gift Card to winner (sponsored by Taco Bell and Pam Hill Clerk of Court).
2:30-4:30 p.m.: Mariachi Mexico 2000.
4:45-5 p.m.: Ballet Folkloric Guadalupano.
Also, look for food trucks and more.
For more information, call the Cultural & Recreation Services office at 336-626-1240, ext. 1.