Mariachi Viva Jalisco arrived in Springfield with a grand entrance at Hickory Hills Elementary School on Thursday, performing authentic Mexican mariachi music for hundreds of kids.
The main performance of the mariachis will be at:
6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Friday, May 6
at Founder’s Park, 330 E. Water St.
in Downtown Springfield
ArtsFiesta! is a celebration of Mexican culture, and will feature an authentic Mariachi band, Mariachi Viva Jalisco, from Springfield’s sister city of Tlaquepaque, Mexico. Festivities also include dance performances by Grupo Latinoamericano from Springfield and Grupo Libertad from Branson. Admission is $3; children 10 and under are free.
Mariachi Viva Jalisco will make several other appearances throughout the week:
Thursday, May 5
Noon—Missouri State University, Plaster Student Union, free
Friday, May 6
Noon—Drury University, Findlay Student Center, free
Saturday, May 7
1 p.m. —Artsfest on Historic Walnut Street, main stage. Artsfest admission is $3 advance; $5 at the gate; kids 5 and younger are free.
9 p.m. —Three 20’s Club, 3005 S. Kansas Expressway, performing with Springfield’s M-Dock, free
Call Springfield Sister Cities Association for more information at 417-864-1191