"Preservation of one's own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other's cultures."
-Cesar Chavez, activist.
From 1995 to today...
The Santa Barbara Mariachi Festival was co-founded by Salud Carbajal and Al Pizano,
who both served as co-presidents for the first several years of the organization.
It was officially recognized as a non-profit organization with the creation of its by-laws in 1995.
Over 19 years of Mariachi Festivals have enabled us to provide numerous
scholarships to our local youth. We envision many more successful years to come!