Mariachi, a form of folk music from Mexico, came to popularity in the 19th and 20th centuries. It gained national popularity during the 20th century when played during presidential inaugurations and on the radio. Oxnard visitors and residents can attend the Annual Mariachi Festival on May 9 for a sample of history. The concert begins at 2 p.m. followed by a dinner and dance at 7 p.m.
Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center
800 Hobson Way
Oxnard, CA 93030
May 9, 2-11 p.m.
$82, $52, $37
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