Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Presents 6th Annual NOCHE DE ROMANCE

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center’s 6th Annual Noche de Romance, San Antonio’s premier mariachi event, returns to the Guadalupe Theater on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 24, at 5 p.m., featuring award-winning Mariachi Azteca de America performing a array of traditional Mexican love songs, boleros, ballads and rancheras.

Audiences return year after year for the romance and grandeur of the night, as well as the intimate setting of the historic Guadalupe Theater in San Antonio, located at 1301 Guadalupe St. Led by Guadalupe Traditional Music Program Director Gino Rivera, the Mariachi Azteca de America’s versatile ensemble of musicians offers dynamic performances of classic songs by Mexican musical luminaries such as Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Juan Gabriel and Agustin Lara. This year, spectators will be treated to a special tribute to the legendary Vicente Fernandez, also known as “El Rey”, as well as special guest Arturo Vargas, a world-class singer and member of the famous Mariachi Vargas from Tecalitlan. Local talents Rhonda Garcia and Mateo Lopez will also take part in the program, which will begin with the Guadalupe Youth Mariachi Ensemble.

Gonzaba Medical Group sponsors the Noche de Romance shows, which are open to the public on Saturday, April 23 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 24 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25, $30 and $35, and table sponsorships are available. Saturday’s performance includes a pre-concert reception for sponsors and music academy members. Noche de Romance supports the continued expansion and development of the Traditional Music Academy of Guadalupe and the Mariachi Youth Ensemble. Funds raised from the concert help ensure that the mariachi tradition will continue for future generations while supporting public student performances and the annual summer mariachi camp.

The medical group also sponsors special private concerts for the local senior community and area schools. The concerts are offered by invitation and will take place on Friday, April 22 for seniors and Monday, April 25 for students.

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