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The Latino Cultural Arts Center and MSU Denver Department of Music are teaming up to bring you a special evening of Mariachi at the Levitt Pavilion Denver. Viva Southwest will take place on September 25, 2022 and feature Denver’s own Mariachi Sol de Mi Tierra, along with Mariachi Estelares de Colorado. This will be the first performance of the All-State Mariachi Youth Ensemble. The concert will close with a spectacular performance by Latin Grammy nominated singer, Lupita Infante. #VSMF2022


The concert is FREE and open to the public If you purchase our special VIP Ticket option, you can enjoy a private Taquitos y Tequila reception sponsored by Master Chef Dana Rodriguez.


#VSMF2022 is part of the lineup for Levitt Pavilion Denver’s Free Summer Concert Series!

Learn more here.

Mariachi Estelares de Colorado: Regional Master Mariachis Enrich the Next Generation 

We proudly present Mariachi Estelares de Colorado, the first All-State youth ensemble in Mariachi. Twelve exceptional student musicians have been selected after being nominated to audition for the ensemble.


It consists of musicians in guitar, guitarron, trumpet, vihuela, violin, and voice. They represent the communities of Denver, Commerce City, Longmont, Westminster and Pueblo. As the state’s premiere student Mariachi ensemble, they will open for festival headliner, Lupita Infante alongside Mariachi Sol de Mi Tierra.


Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival is the anchor for Mariachi education across Colorado showcasing the best talent from:


  • MSU Denver

  • Bryant Webster

  • East High School

  • Niwot High School

  • Skyline High School

  • Colorado Youth Mariachi

  • Westminster High School


LCAC will share more about the members of Mariachi Estelares in the coming months, so stay tuned!

Lupita Infante: The Past, Present and Future of Mariachi 

Lupita Infante is heir to the Mariachi Dynasty of her Grandfather, Pedro Infante, and has captured the heart of the Mariachi community through determination and education. She contributes a bold new sound to regional Mexican music as a performer and an ethnomusicologist.


Lupita’s Grammy nominated debut album, “La Serenata” has opened the door to stardom while paying tribute to the tradition and beauty of her heritage. She believes in the power of progress and advocates for woman empowerment throughout her music within an industry historically dominated by men.


Ticket Types

  • $0.00 General Admission

  • $35.00 Molly's Spirits VIP Lounge

  • $100.00 Taquitos and Tequila with Doña Loca and Lupita Infante VIP


VIP Taquitos and Tequila with Doña Loca and Lupita Infante 


Join the LCAC for a Special Fundraiser and Reception, from 3-5pm, on September 25, 2022, at the Levitt Pavilion Denver. Sponsored by Master Chef Dana Rodriguez! Your VIP ticket includes early access to the venue, VIP seating, a private musical performance, the best of Mexican cuisine and

Doña Loca spirits and a meet-and-greet with Lupita Infante. 

Tickets are $100 per person and proceeds will fund LCAC Music Programs at 800 Kalamath, a state-of-the-art music building with access to soundproof practice rooms, rehearsal spaces and a computer lab with music engineering software.

Molly's Spirits VIP Lounge


Everyone over age 6 must have their own VIP ticket to gain entry to the Molly's Spirits VIP Lounge. Please bring your digital or printed out ticket to the venue to gain entry and pick up your VIP wristband at the Levitt check-in tent upon arrival. VIP tickets are $35.00 per person and include the following:

  • Access to premium viewing location in the VIP section

  • 1 FREE drink of choice

  • VIP bar access and separate bar line

  • Limited lounge seating (when available - you are encouraged to bring your own blanket & lawn chair to guarantee seating). 

Free General Admission Tickets 

General Admission tickets are one ticket per person. Lawn seating, no chairs are provided. Free ticket holders are asked to arrive at the venue by 20 minutes past showtime, otherwise your ticket may be forfeit​ to walkup guests.

Sponsorship Opportunities 

There are many ways to get involved in supporting Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival

- Email Alfredo Reyes at Alfredo@LCAC-denver.org

- Submit a donation on the LCAC Colorado Gives website.

- Volunteer by contacting Mari@lcac-denver.org