Keller Auditorium

Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán

Come celebrate the 125th anniversary of the best mariachi in the world, El Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, with a concert of their best music.

It is no mistake that Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán is esteemed as the foremost mariachi orchestra in the world. Five generations of talented and dedicated mariachi musicians are responsible for the creation of a uniquely Mexican national sound, upwards of 200 film features, and many priceless recordings. Each Mariachi Vargas performance is an unforgettable experience; a standalone snapshot of Mexican musical history and a lens into the celebratory traditions of the country.

Founded in 1898, Mariachi Vargas emerged as one of the most celebrated mariachi groups, acquiring both national and international success. The group has proudly held the title of "World's Best Mariachi" since the 1950s, and works year after year to develop a sound even more lush and iconic that that of the previous generation. Music-lovers and thrill-seekers alike find Mariachi Vargas’ performances to be pleasurably virtuosic, with impressively well-crafted orchestration and the chops of a group that has played together for a lifetime.

Currently, Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlán continues to record and tour internationally. Mariachi aficionados agree that each Mariach Vargas tour captures an historic moment best experienced with all of the gusto of a live, en concierto setting. It is in this setting that life is given to the impressive array of instruments in the orchestra, from vihuelas and guitarróns and violins and harps. Mariachi Vargas’ historic instruments and modernized performance are great reasons to dedicate a night of celebration and gaiety to a contemporary rendering of traditional Mexican folk music.


Face masks are required to be worn for entry and while inside Keller Auditorium. We will not be screening for Covid-19 vaccination proof or negative test results.

Masks must completely cover nose and mouth. Gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable. If wearing a face mask that does not comply with Metro policy, Portland’5 will provide a face mask for patrons. Masks must be worn at all times except while eating or drinking for brief periods.

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