Fiesta del Norte
Come hear Connecticut’s first mariachi band, Fiesta del Norte perform the traditional folk and popular music of Mexico at this free outdoor summer concert on the lawn at Connecticut’s Old State House.
Dressed in traditional sombreros and “charro” outfits, their repertoire spans from the Mariachis of Jalisco to the Nortenas of Chihuahua, to the harp music of Vera Cruz, down to the Marimba music of Chiapas. All this played on authentic instruments such as guitar, vihuela, guitarron, violin and trumpet, with beautiful singing throughout. Song translations, storytelling and cultural insights are interwoven between musical numbers.
Stop by the free Summer Concert Series every Friday at lunchtime to hear a different band play each week on the East Lawn of Connecticut’s Old State House. Bring your lunch and enjoy the music! While you’re there, visit the Farmers Market to pick up some Connecticut-grown and Connecticut-made produce and crafts. Concerts begin at noon and will also be live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube.