Monday, May 11, 2009

Linda Ronstadt and the San Jose Mariachi & Mexican Heritage Festival Announce 2009 Schedule

Linda Ronstadt today announced details of the 2009 schedule for the San Jose Mariachi and Mexican Heritage Festival (SJMF), the signature Latino destination event of Northern California. As the presenting sponsor, Target is making it possible for this year's Feria del Mariachi to be free and open to the public. Major funding for this year's festival is also provided by the City of San Jose and the Redevelopment Agency.

"The 2009 schedule is full of exciting new interpretations of the traditional mariachi canon, a very special homage to Cesar Chavez with guests Los Lobos and Carlos Santana, a singular evening with a singer of Mexican heritage that I have very much admired ... Joan Baez over the years," announced Ronstadt, Artistic Director of the Festival. "All are eager to share with our appreciative, adventurous, and passionate audience, and with the great Bay Area community that supports us."

The weeklong schedule includes "Mariachi Goes to the Movies", a new interpretive performance celebrating Mexico's Golden Era of Mexican Film and a concert with special guests Los Lobos, Linda Ronstadt and Carlos Santana, appearing together for the first time to honor Cesar Chavez.