By The Capistrano Dispatch
Mission San Juan Capistrano, with support from the Thomas J. and Erma Jean Tracy Family Foundation, will host its Ninth Annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival on Saturday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Mission courtyard.
The event is highlighted by a competition between Mariachi performers for a cash prize and will also feature food, a bell ringing ceremony, a performance by Ballet Folklorico of San Juan Capistrano, bilingual marionette shows and a performance by vocalist Genesis Codina.
Tickets cost $10 for adults, $9 for seniors 60 and older and $5 for children between 4 and 11. Admission is free for Mission Preservation Society members and current volunteers. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the gatehouse or on the day of the event.
For more information, including reserved seating information, visit www.missionsjc.com or call 949.234.1300.