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ROSARITO BEACH - 1st Annual International Mariachi and Folklorico Festival

ROSARITO BEACH, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO – October 1-3, 2010 at the Rosarito Beach Hotel is The 1st Annual Rosarito Beach International Mariachi & Folklorico Festival to benefit the local Boys and Girls Club.

Friday evening's opening ceremonies will be held in the rooftop Salon Cielo and will welcome all the attendees from both countries with traditional Mexican hospitality. The two-day festivities to follow will be centered around a Saturday evening concert headlined by the Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Divas in their initial south-of-the-border performance. Maya, Timoteo – El Charro Negro, Olga Flores, Folklorico Ixtlazihuatl, Genesis, and Beto Jimenez Maeda will also be performing. Saturday and Sunday's daytime activities will feature an adjudicated competition between the best young musicians and dancers from the USA and Mexico.

All the net proceeds from the Festival will contribute to the $1 million needed to construct The Boys and Girls
Club of Rosarito. Upon completion, the Club will provide a myriad of recreational and educational activities for the area's children. The organization's primary purpose is to give the local youth positive reinforcement while keeping them off of the streets and out of trouble.

The entire community of Rosarito is working in conjunction with The Boy' and Girls Club's President, Rosy
Torres, and local author Gil Sperry to make this event successful. Sperry’s first book, Mariachi for Gringos, is the inspiration for using this beloved music to create the foundations for a strong bridge between the cultures while securing the futures of their at-risk youngsters.

Individual event tickets start from $10 while an advance all-event package, if purchased before September 1st, is $40. The Mariachi Divas and Friends concert begins at 7:00 PM on Saturday, October 2nd. The daily competitions will begin at 10:00 AM.

For more information regarding tickets for this event, please contact Rosy Torres at: For more information about reserving rooms at The Rosarito Beach Hotel, please contact Gina at:

To phone The Rosarito Beach Hotel Toll Free from the United States, please call: 1-800-343-8582. For Mexico, please call: 011-52 (661) 612-1111.

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