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We invite you to mark your calendars for the 4th Annual ¡Viva Mariachi!

Date:  Saturday, April 6, 2024

Time:  two concerts (matinee & evening; times to be determined)

Location: Performing Arts Center (PAC), Bldg. 100

We will once again celebrate the rich heritage and cultural traditions of Mexico through Mariachi music and education.  

Mariachi Music - the perfect gateway to higher education

Mariachi education programs are growing nationwide as schools boost student success and increase access by adding mariachi into band and orchestra programs. 

These programs also increase cultural awareness and provide students an opportunity to experience and safeguard cultural traditions. 

¡Viva Mariachi! at Napa Valley College offers a unique opportunity for our community to learn how these programs are thriving throughout the U.S because of their effective role in student success, all while enriching the cultural vitality and musical traditions of their institutions and surrounding communities.

Contact Us

  • Office of Student Affairs
  • (707) 256-7363

  • NVC District Auxiliary services Foundation (NVC DAS) 

    Tax ID# 46-2918583

  • (707) 256-7113


Info Tabs

To be announced in early to mid fall semester.
More details coming soon - Tickets on sale in January or early February. Continue checking this page.


NVC's generous donors and sponsors allow us to keep ticket prices low, reimburse performers for travel, and cover operational costs of the event. They are also assisting us with developing local mariachi music education programs for all ages. 

The festival connects our community to higher education and offers an opportunity to see firsthand how mariachi programs are thriving in the U.S and how they serve to enhance students’ academic performance. 

Mariachi programs enrich the cultural vitality of educational institutions and surrounding communities.  

¡Viva Mariachi! is fully funded by the generosity of supporters, sponsors, and patrons.

Please consider a gift of support or sponsorship of this rich, cultural event celebrating music, community, and learning in the Mexican tradition.


Email us if you have another way to support Viva Mariachi

Donations to ¡Viva Mariachi! are accepted through the Napa Valley College District Auxiliary Services Foundation (NVC DAS), a public benefit, non-profit organization.  NVC DAS is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. EIN# 46-2918583

For questions, please contact Carollee Cattolica, Director, Enterprise & Auxiliary Services

2023 Sponsors

2023 Mariachi Sponsors

2023 Viva Mariachi - April 1 - PHOTOS


2022 Viva Mariachi - April 30

2019 Viva Maiachi - March 16 

Coming soon


The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton usually offers a discounted rate to guests attending the Viva Mariachi Festival each year.  The hotel is conveniently located near to the college (a 1 mile/4 min drive or about a 15-20 min walk).  Rooms are limited, so attendees are encouraged to book as early as possible.

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton
945 Hartle Court
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 255-4000

How to Book your stay

  • Book your discounted rate by calling us directly at (707) 255-4000 or call 1-800-HAMPTON and use your Corporate Account # 0003233868.
  • Follow the link to book online

Nearby to entertainment and attractions:

  • Napa Valley Wine Train
  • Oxbow Public Market
  • South Napa Market Place,
  • South Napa Century Center
  • iver Park Shopping Centers