The Mexican Food Cook-Off is right around the corner and we're looking for mariachi bands and Folklorico dancers to participate!

If you'd like to participate in KLAQ’s Annual Folklorico Competition taking place at the Mexican Food Cook-Off, here's your chance! Last year we had an impressive showing of patrons from all over the area. People came to the event to experience everything that the Mexican culture has to offer, including Folklorico. We invite you once again to participate in this heritage event. New this year, we will be hosting the event on El Paso St. Downtown. Only 4 Folklorico groups will compete.

In order to participate, you must prepare a 30 minute Folklorico performance that enhances and brings to life the Mexican culture it celebrates. Each group will receive a $200 donation for their participation.

A panel of judges will observe your performance and judge on the following criteria:

  • 80% judges scores – for musicality, dance ability, adaptation, creativity and performance
  • 20% audience reaction

The group who impresses the judges and audience the most with their performance will win $300. If you're interested in participating, please email Veronica.Hernandez@townsquaremedia.com with the following information:

Name
Email
Phone Number
Folklorico Group Name

 

Battle of The Rock N Roll Mariachi Bands:
Last year, bands from all over the regions battled it out in our mariachi band competition. People came to the event to experience everything that the Mexican culture has to offer, including our music. We invite you once again to participate in this heritage event. Only four Mariachi groups will compete, so sign up soon to be one of the select few.

In order to participate, you must prepare a mariachi version of one English-language rock song (maximum 5-minutes long). Each group will play a 40-minute traditional set with the rock song as the last song of the set (the competition portion). A $300 donation will be given to each participating mariachi group.

The judging will be based on:

80% judges scores – for musicality, adaptation, creativity and performance
20% audience reaction

The group who impresses the judges and audience the most with their rock song will win $500. If you're interested in participating, please email Veronica.Hernandez@townsquaremedia.com with the following information:

Name
Email
Phone Number
Mariachi Band Name