Serenata Para Las Madres with Steeven Sandoval Come to Empire Theatre

This Mother's Day weekend, Steeven Sandoval, known as "La Voz del Mariachi," returns to San Antonio by popular demand to headline the SERENATA PARA LAS MADRES concert at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre (226 N. Saint Mary's St.) on Friday, May 11, 7:30 PM. Steeven will be accompanied by Mariachi Azteca de América, directed by Gino Rivera. These outstanding artists will perform favorite traditional mariachi classics as well as selections that pay tribute to mothers on their special weekend. Tickets are on sale now.

Tickets ($35.00 - $85.00) for SERENATA PARA LAS MADRES are available In Person at the Majestic Theatre Box Office, online at ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 800.745.3000. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees.

Steeven Sandoval is one of the most acclaimed mariachi vocalists of all time. A talented singer since childhood, he has spent the past two decades performing, recording, and building a fan base throughout the world.

Steeven was raised in Guadalajara where he received his musical education. In 1991, he became a member of the renowned Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán. In 1999, he reached the top of the mariachi world when he joined Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, where for the next 14 years he was featured as a vocal soloist. In 2012, Steeven left Vargas and returned to Nuevo Tecalitlán, where he concurrently began touring as a solo artist.

During his tenure with those two famous mariachis, Steeven toured the world, including Spain, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Canada, USA, Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil. The Houston Grand Opera featured him in two mariachi operas: Cruzar la Cara de la Luna and El Pasado Nunca se Termina.

After dozens of successful concerts of his own, Steeven recently retired as a mariachi musician to devote himself exclusively to his solo career. He has recorded dozens of albums with Mariachi Vargas and Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán and recently released his own CD 100 Litros de Tequila. The album features mariachi classics like "Voy de Gallo," "A Los Cuatro Vientos," and his signature song, "Por Amor."

For the past two years, Mariachi Azteca de América has won the Best in Texas award at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's Go Tejano Day mariachi competition. Joining this exceptional San Antonio group on stage will be Kyle, Texas native Jizelle Rodriguez, who was recently selected as Grand Champion Vocalist during the 23rd Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza in December. Members of Grupo Folklorico de Bendiciones, who perform under the direction of Anthony Salazar, will also make an appearance.

SERENATA PARA LAS MADRES is presented by H.E.B. with additional support from United Healthcare, WellMed, The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, La Prensa Newspapers and Univision. SERENATA PARA LAS MADRES is an MPR production.

For more information, visit mariachimusic.com or majesticempire.com.


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