Mariachi Vargas Tickets Selling

Tickets are selling at a brisk clip at the Laredo Entertainment Center and Ticketmaster for the rare opportunity to see Mexico's legendary Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán here on Saturday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m.,

A generous partnership by sponsors Sames Motor Company, Ford Motor Credit, Ford Salute to Education, the Laredo Entertainment Center and TAMIU is making the Mariachi Vargas' appearance possible. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit student scholarships. This is the first time the Mariachi Vargas have appeared in Laredo.

Tickets are $10, $15 and $25 and can be obtained at the Laredo Entertainment Center's box office or by visiting

The concert is the highlight of the University's two-day Fiesta de Mariachi, an annual mariachi competition scheduled April 25-26 at TAMIU. It includes mariachi workshops and a competition that is expected to draw 20 high schools and 10 middle schools from throughout Texas and the nation.

For further information on the Mariachi Vargas concert and the Fiesta de Mariachi, please contact Dr. Gilberto Soto at 326-2649, e-mail or visit offices located in Pellegrino Hall, 215B or call the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at 326-2180.

University office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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