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.

Support for Walton Arts Center is provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 215,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 300 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 35,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 250 volunteers donate 28,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to enjoy world-class performances at a great price. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.