Experience a Night with the “Queen of Mariachi”
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, Oct. 7, 2022 – International icon Aida Cuevas is bringing the “very best of Mexico’s music,” to Walton Arts Center at 7 pm on Thursday, Oct. 20. Cuevas, dubbed the “Queen of Mariachi” is an esteemed figure in Mexico and is celebrated for her representation of Hispanic music and its cultural traditions.
Her 2022 tour, 45th Anniversary/Yo Creo Que Es Tiempo, is an unforgettable and emotional concert that celebrates her long career as one of Mexico’s most important female performers. Among her many accolades, Cuevas was the first female singer in the mariachi category to win a Grammy®. She also has a Latin Grammy®, as well as 11 nominations for the best mariachi/ranchero album category. She masterfully encapsulates the voice of her beautiful country and honors its history and traditions, while breaking barriers and forging a path forward.
The world-renowned Mariachi Aztlán will be joining Cuevas on tour. The group, based out of the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley, is led by Dr. Dahlia Guerra and Mr. Francisco Loera. They have been selected several times as “outstanding college or university mariachi” during national competitions. In 2010, President Obama invited the band to perform at the White House.
Cuevas’ performance is a part of the 10x10 Arts Series, which encourages and expands awareness for diverse art forms. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office weekdays 10 am until 2 pm, by calling 479.443.5600 weekdays 10 am until 5 pm or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.