To be held Friday, Aug. 17, at the San Diego Civic Theatre, the third annual San Diego International Mariachi Summit Gala Concert will raise money for the locally based Mariachi Scholarship Foundation.
The lineup is impressive — Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, Symphonic Mariachi Champaña Nevin, the San Diego Binational Symphony Orchestra and Ballet Folklórico Internacional.
But the events leading up to it this week are also notable.
They begin with a 7:30 p.m. Wednesday welcoming concert at Southwestern College’s Mayan Hall, where Mariachi Garibaldi — founded 20 years ago by trumpeter and Southwestern professor Jeff Nevin — will perform.
On Thursday, a student showcase concert will be held at the same time and venue. Tickets for both Wednesday and Thursday’s performances are $10 and will be available at the door.
2018 San Diego International Mariachi Summit Gala Concert, featuring Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, Symphonic Mariachi Champaña Nevin, San Diego Binational Symphony Orchestra and Ballet Folklórico Internacional: 7:30 p.m. Friday. San Diego Civic Theatre, 202 C St., downtown. $20-$37.50, plus service charges; $128.50 (VIP tickets). (800) 745-3000. ticketmaster.com