Merry-Achi Christmas Concert 2017

Mariachi Sol de México® de José Hernández

Merry-Achi Christmas Concert

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

​Thank you to all who attended and supported this incredible show. 

The Imperial Valley Community Foundation was honored to host internationally recognized Mariachi Sol de México® de José Hernández for their special "Merry-Achi Christmas Concert" which included traditional mariachi music, Mexican posada songs, and favorite Christmas classics.

Guests enjoyed a beautiful mariachi themed-holiday show for a one-night performance in the Imperial Valley which featured Mexicali native, Maestro José Hernández and his brother Jesus Hernández. Also adding to the lineup and making the show extra special was El Centro native and Mariachi Sol de México® harpist Willie Acuna. And, Santa Claus even made a special appearance.

Merry-Achi Christmas Concert 2017

The Mariachi Sol de México® de José Hernández Merry-Achi Christmas Concert tour travels through California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, and Illinois. This popular annual concert attracts repeat attendance from guests of all ages and has been running for nineteen years.

About Mariachi Sol de México® de José Hernández

Founded in 1981 by Maestro José Hernández, a proud fifth-generation mariachi musician, the platinum-selling Mariachi Sol de México® have broken countless barriers in mariachi music, including becoming the first mariachi ensemble to be nominated for a Grammy Award. Their original rhythms, fresh sounds, and inspiring ideas have continued to energize the world of mariachi for more than thirty years.

Mariachi Sol de México® is truly a traveling cultural icon that symbolizes extraordinary musicianship and communal cross-generational joy. They travel the world as ambassadors of mariachi music, having performed to sold-out audiences throughout the world including Spain, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, México, China, and North Korea.

Feature in "Adelante Valle"

"The Desert Review" (edition Dec. 19 - 25, 2017)

Article in "The Desert Review"

YouTube Clip (courtesy of The Desert Review)

Thank you to our generous and incredible sponors!


El Guitarrón:


​La Guitarra:

  • Anonymous
  • Mike Abatti Farms, LLC
  • Paul Cameron Family
  • ​Howard & Cindy Elmore

La Vihuela:

  • Anonymous
  • Border Valley Trading
  • ​Brock Asparagus Co.
  • Controlled Thermal Resources​
  • ​Imperial Regional Alliance
  • ​RDF Express, LLC
  • Securitas
  • Xavier Outdoor Advertising

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