Saturday, April 27, 2024

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Downey High School’s Layne Stadium

11040 Brookshire Ave, Downey, CA 9024

About the Event

This inaugural community event will feature Grammy-nominated Lupita Infante (a Downey High alum) as MC with performances by Southern California student mariachi groups (6th grade through college). The student ensembles will each receive feedback and coaching from Mariachi industry experts following their performances.

The Mariachi Music Festival is moving to Downey High School’s Layne Stadium to accommodate the great number of mariachi music lovers that have RSVPd for this Saturday’s event. The response has been extraordinary, and we cannot thank our Downey Unified community enough for their overwhelming support of this event.

Seating & Free Parking

The location change will provide ample seating in the stadium stands and more free parking options in Downey High’s parking lots off of Brookshire Ave. (at Firestone Blvd. and just south of 5th St, near the Aquatic Center pool), as well as off Lakewood Blvd., at 3rd St.

We still encourage everyone to walk, use public transit, carpool or use rideshare services (like Lyft or Uber) to lessen the potential traffic congestion as everyone is arriving at the same time.

This fun, free event is open to all ages and includes a day of entertainment, music, and young talent. Bring your appetite as food trucks will have a variety of tasty meals available for purchase.

Please note that this is a family event; alcohol is not permitted on the premises. No pets allowed. By attending the event, you agree to the event’s privacy policy.


“El Tariacuri” Juan Mendoza

“El Zombie” Noe Rangel de Vihuela TV

Tizoc Ceballos

Lupita Infante

Lupita Infante, a Downey High School Alumni and Hall of Fame Inductee is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter. She sings traditional mariachi, norteño, and ranchers music. Infante’s debut studio album La Serenata (2019) was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Regional Mexican Music Album (including Tejano). In 2020, her song “Dejaré” was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award.


Warm-up Act

Stauffer Banda


Dr Garcia, Superintendent of Downey Unified
Lupita Infante, Master of Ceremonies

Mariachi Los Pumas

Lydia Romero-Cruz Academy Middle School from Santa Ana

Mariachi Oro de Downey

Downey Unified – DHS, Griffiths MS, Doty MS, Sussman MS, Stauffer MS

Mariachi Herencia Michoacana

Mariachi School (HS). Mariachi Herencia Michoacana was established in 2017 by passionate parents dedicated to preserving the rich musical traditions of Mexico. The group was originally built upon the children of parents predominantly from the state of Michoacán.

Mariachi Los Matadores de CSUN

California State University, Northridge. This university mariachi ensemble is finishing its third year as an official class at CSUN. We’re proud that the music department at CSUN recognizes mariachi music as a professional option for music majors. 

Mariachi Diamante de Downey

Downey Unified’s Mariachi Ensemble is comprised of students from Downey High School, Griffiths, Doty, Sussman, and Stauffer Middle School.

Mariachi de Oro

Godinez Fundamental High School, Santa Ana Unified. The newest addition to Godinez Fundamental HS’s (Santa Anta Unified) musical repertoire! In their inaugural year, this dynamic ensemble is blazing a trail with their dedication to the rich traditions of mariachi music. 

Mariachi Luna de La Merced

La Merced Middle School, Montebello Unified. Mariachi Luna de La Merced. Established in 2017 by the AYA After School Program affiliated with Montebello USD alongside musical director, Mirna Orozco. Received outstanding recognition in Maestro Jose L. Hernandez’s National Competition.

Carr Mariachi Los Astros

Carr Intermediate School, Santa Ana Unified (6th-8th graders). They recently won first place for the first inaugural CABE Conference.

Lupita Wrap Up & Awards

Lupita Infante Performs with a chosen school & judges

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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Mariachi Bakery

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Downey City Councilman
Horacio Ortiz

Carniceria Gutierrez

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