Second Annual Mariachi Festival in Salinas

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  • Salinas, CA (1888PressRelease) August 21, 2013 - On Saturday, September 7, 2013, the National Steinbeck Center (NSC) presents its Second Annual Mariachi Festival Salinas at the Steinbeck Institute of Arts and Culture at Sherwood Hall located at 940 N. Main Street, Salinas, with a VIP Tequila Tasting at 3:00PM and General Admission at 5:00PM.

    Last year, the Mariachi Festival was a hit, entertaining our community and helping to raise funds for programs to benefit our local youth. Once again, this special program will be a celebration of Mariachi music and culture, featuring internationally acclaimed mariachi bands to Salinas including Mariachi Mexicanisimo, Mariachi Nueva Generación and Mariachi Colima.

    The Mariachi Festival celebrates the heritage, music, arts and beauty of Mexico. Mariachi music is a fundamental part of Mexican heritage and the music creates an atmosphere of cultural and community celebration. Attracting hundreds from across Salinas and the Monterey Peninsula, the Mariachi Festival is a community gathering for all ages.

    "In a grand and innovating fashion, the National Steinbeck Center is bringing our community closer together and providing pride and identity to many residents who in turn will make our city, our country, our world a better place to live," said NSC Board Member Ricky Cabrera.

    Proceeds from the Mariachi Festival will benefit the National Steinbeck Center to continue serving our community by offering programs promoting art and culture.

    Tickets are available by calling the NSC bookstore at 831-775-4721, and at Exitos Latinos stores at 831-753-1274. General admission tickets are $25. VIP tickets are $50. For more information, visit us at

    About the National Steinbeck Center
    The National Steinbeck Center is located at One Main Street in Salinas, California, the birthplace of John Steinbeck. It is a museum and cultural institution with a mission to engage people in the exploration of culture, issues and the arts relevant to our times, inspired by the words of John Steinbeck. The Center offers multiple visitor experiences: the John Steinbeck Exhibition Hall and changing art and cultural exhibits with a variety of education and public programs. For more information about this and other events, visit our website at

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