An Evening of Music of the Angels

July 30, 2014 at 7:00pm

Enjoy an evening of Jalisco harp with an adopted son of Jalisco and internationally honored musician and teacher of the art form: William Faulkner.


San Jose Women’s Club
75 South 11th Street, San Jose, CA [ MAP ]


Admission: $10 at the door

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“Songs in the Key of Mexico” – a Vintage Evening of Music from South of the Border

August 1, 2014, 7:00 pm

A free outdoor event, open to the public

The iconic Tower Lawn at San José State University, East San Fernando St. and South 4th St., San José, CA

Join us for our 23rd Annual Mariachi Gala celebrating the heritage music and dance of Mexico with Symphony Silicon Valley and our headline guests, Mariachi Sol de Mexico. For 2014 we will be showcasing the rising stars of mariachi music. Stay tuned for exiting announcements about our young stars this summer.

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Cinco de Mayo

Monday, May 5, 2014

Mariachi Meets Baseball at a Mash-Up of Arts and Sports!

Come out to San Jose’s Municipal Stadium and enjoy a great family event for Cinco de Mayo as the San Jose Giants take on Modesto. Purchase tickets from MHC and support our music education programs!

When: May 5, 2014 6:00PM

Where: Municipal Stadium San Jose, CA

What: Mexican Heritage Night with the San Jose Giants

Tickets: Adults $10 Kids and Senior Citizens $5

Purchase online through our secure PayPal donation link and e-mail with the quantity of tickets you wish. Tickets will be held for ticket purchasers at the VivaFest will call table on the day of the game. (e.g., 4 adult tickets = $40 donation).

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Ireland Meets Mexico in a Musical Tribute to the San Patricio Brigade

Date to be announced summer 2014

September 14, 2013 @ 7pm

FREE admission

San Pedro Square Market
87 North San Pedro Street, San Jose, Ca. 95110

For directions click here.

VivaFest Presents, in association with the San Jose-Dublin Sister City Commission:

“Ireland Meets Mexico in a Musical Tribute to the San Patricio Brigade”

VivaFest! is very proud to present the 2nd annual collaboration between San José’s Irish and Mexican heritage music communities. This event was so popular last year that we’re bringing it back. Look forward to another rousing fandango of Irish and Mexican folk music.


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El Grito Presented by Mundo Fox (FREE!)

September 14, 2014

Join us on Sunday, September 14, 2014 in downtown San Jose as we extend our “hands across the border” and celebrate Mexico’s ¡VivaFest!/El Grito and the American Dream Latino style with a full day and evening of music, food, community events and cultural celebrations!

Before the Festival, stop by Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph (80 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA) for a special Mariachi Mass at 10:00 am.

VivaFest welcomes this year a very special guest of honor: Consul General Carlos Ponce Martinez, of the San Jose Mexican Consulate, who will lead the community in celebrating Mexico’s Independence Day on the Main Stage at 9:00PM.


180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110

Program Schedule

Artists for the 2014 Fiestas Patrias/El grito will be announced in August


Mariachi Mass

Mariachi Nuevo Luz de San Marco

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph
(80 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA)

Program schedule and artist roster will be announced later this summer.

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