BRAWLEY — Brawley’s Plaza was alive with music and filled with huge crowds who came out to celebrate the traditional music of Hispanic culture November 9 during the annual Mariachi Night festival hosted by the Brawley Chamber of Commerce.
This event was founded years ago during Cattle Call week and began in the small venue of the kiosk area of the plaza. But through the years, Mariachi Night has grown to one of the highest-attended events of the year, with thousands of people.
A number of food vendors and merchants lined the Plaza streets, selling a multitude of items, including cowboy attire as well as food and drinks that were available through the three-hour event.
Pre-registered performers waited their turn to give the audience a show to remember. With more than 12 acts taking the stage, the audience cheered for each singer and musician, who gave them a display of passionate performances from songs like “Para Todo El Ano” and “La Ley Del Monte.”
After several performances, the emcee for the evening took time to thank the Chamber of Commerce and other sponsors during the intermission, and that was followed by music being played over the speakers to maintain the lively atmosphere.
Couples and families took to the dance floor to shake things up for the evening with many participating in the classical dance steps from the tunes of their culture.