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State Mariachi Festival

The 2021 UIL State Mariachi Festival will be held on February 19 & 20 at a site to be determined.

Festival Information

Mariachi Event Requirements

Participating schools will receive information upon qualifying for the event. 


To be determined.

Schools will be able to request a session when completing the state festival entry. If demand for a particular session exceeds availability groups will be selected based on random draw. Additionally, all groups will be scheduled in conference order within each session.  

Performance schedules will be posted here approximately 10 days prior to the event, after all groups have qualified. 


Adult - $15 each per session
Student - $10.00 each per session
Child - 6th grade and below admitted at no charge

Tickets will be sold onsite from lobby box office - CASH ONLY
Spectators must have a paid admission for each session.  All sales are final.


Jolesch Enterprises has contracted with UIL to provide photography of the festival. To access the Jolesch Enterprises site for photos of the festival, please click here.

Live Stream

BOX5 Media has contracted with UIL to provide live streaming for the event. To access the BOX5 Media site for live streaming of the event, please click here

2020 Adjudicators

Joe Baca - Mariachi Cobre; Orlando, Florida
Steve Carrillo - Mariachi Cobre; Orlando, Florida
Jimmy Cuellar - Director of Girabaldi School of Mariachi; Los Angeles, California
Monica Fogelquist - University of Texas at Austin; Austin, Texas
John Lopez - Texas State University; San Marcos, Texas
Dr. Jeff Nevin - Southwestern College; Chula Vista, California
Dr. Lauryn Salazar - Texas Tech University; Lubbock, Texas

Results & outstanding Performers