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Event Details

Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023

Doors: 1:00 PM
Show: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

processing fees may apply

    • General Admission: $5 per person 
    • Children 10 & under are free!


Sebastopol Community Cultural Center
Main Hall
390 Morris St., Sebastopol, CA 95472


(707) 823-1511
Customer Service hours: M-F 10am-4pm

The Sebastopol Community Cultural Center is celebrating Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month with a very special event.

Sunday, Sept. 17th  2pm – 5pm

Ballet Folklorico, El Valle at 2pm


LBC’s Mariachi Cantares de mi Tierra at 3:30pm

Featured Guests

Ballet Folklorico “El Valle”

El Valle de St. Helena, a non-profit Mexican Folk Dance Group that teaches young & old the traditional dances of Mexico located in St. Helena, CA.

El Valle de St. Helena, un grupo de danza folklórica mexicana sin fines de lucro que enseña a jóvenes y adultos los bailes tradicionales de México, ubicado en St. Helena, CA.

Ballet Folklórico has been danced for hundreds of years and can be traced all the way back to ceremonial dances of indigenous people.

The term means, Dances of the People, which is why the dance style encompasses several traditional dance techniques from Mexico’s different regions.

El Ballet Folklórico se ha bailado durante cientos de años y se puede rastrear hasta las danzas ceremoniales de los pueblos indígenas. El término significa “Danzas del Pueblo”, por eso este estilo de baile engloba varias técnicas de danza tradicional de las diferentes regiones de México.

Ballet Folklórico brings together the music, dance, and costumes of Mexican folklore.

Ballet Folklórico reúne la música, la danza y los trajes del folklore mexicano.


El Vallé creates an intoxicating and joyful way to experience Mexican culture by way of folkloric dance tradtions.

El Vallé crea una forma embriagadora y alegre de experimentar la cultura mexicana a través de las tradiciones de la danza folklórica.

El Vallé’s beautiful formations created from the dance and the costumes leaves one feeling mesmerized and uplifted.

Las hermosas formaciones creadas a partir de la danza y los trajes en El Vallé dejan a uno con una sensación de fascinación y elevación.

LBC Mariachi Ensemble

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa is home to “Mariachi Cantares de Mi Tierra”,  which is part of a year-round program serving 115+ students ages 9-18.

The 29-member group recently opened for the world-famous Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan and participated in the annual mariachi competition in Tucson, Arizona, in May 2022. Mariachi Cantares de Mi Tierra has been a featured guest artist with the Santa Rosa Junior College Orchestra.

All of the students in the robust year-round program have participated in one of the Center’s three-week mariachi camps held each summer in Sonoma County. 

Jose Soto, Jr. is an award-winning local musician who performs violin with his family ensemble, Mariachi Barragan. He was Student of the Year at Elsie Allen High School in 2012 and he graduated from Sonoma State University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. He attended Chacala Mariachi Institute in Mexico for 8 days of professional development instruction in 2016 and 2018 to deepen his knowledge of teaching Mariachi in our community. He is currently the Music Specialist at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, where he directs the Mariachi Ensembles. 

Mexican Mariachi music is made to move you. It is direct, driving, and designed to instill emotion.

Mariachi music has origins deep in Mexican history. The sound of its string instruments and its oldest rhythms are rooted in Mexico’s colonial times (1519-1810); people from Spain and African slaves and their descendants mingled with hundreds of American Indian cultures to create a new Mexican culture marked by many regions, each with its own signature musical tradition. 

The music that was called “mariachi” as early as the 1850s emerged from the ranches and small towns of western Mexico, particularly in the states of Jalisco, Michoacán, Nayarit, Colima, and Aguascalientes.

Mariachi has long been considered a uniquely Mexican sound, representing a homegrown tradition that embraces both indigenous and foreign elements. A musical ensemble comprised mostly of string instruments. Interestingly, the word Mariachi may have come from the now-extinct language of the Coca Indians, but both the word’s etymology and the early history of the form and its followers are unknown. 


El Centro de Artes Luther Burbank en Santa Rosa alberga a “Mariachi Cantares de Mi Tierra”, que forma parte de un programa anual que atiende a más de 115 estudiantes de 9 a 18 años.

El grupo de 29 miembros recientemente abrió el espectáculo para el mundialmente famoso Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán y participó en el concurso anual de mariachi en Tucson, Arizona, en mayo de 2022. Mariachi Cantares de Mi Tierra ha sido un artista invitado destacado junto a la Orquesta del Santa Rosa Junior College.

Todos los estudiantes en el sólido programa anual han participado en uno de los campamentos de mariachi de tres semanas que se llevan a cabo cada verano en el condado de Sonoma.

José Soto, Jr. es un músico local galardonado que toca el violín con su grupo familiar, Mariachi Barragán. Fue Estudiante del Año en la escuela secundaria Elsie Allen en 2012 y se graduó de la Universidad Estatal de Sonoma en 2018 con una Licenciatura en Educación Musical. Asistió al Instituto de Mariachi Chacala en México durante 8 días de instrucción de desarrollo profesional en 2016 y 2018 para profundizar su conocimiento sobre la enseñanza del mariachi en nuestra comunidad. Actualmente es Especialista en Música en el Centro de Artes Luther Burbank, donde dirige los conjuntos de mariachi.

La música de mariachi mexicana está diseñada para moverte. Es directa, enérgica y está diseñada para infundir emociones.

La música de mariachi tiene raíces profundas en la historia mexicana. El sonido de sus instrumentos de cuerda y sus ritmos más antiguos se originan en los tiempos coloniales de México (1519-1810); personas de España, esclavos africanos y sus descendientes se mezclaron con cientos de culturas indígenas americanas para crear una nueva cultura mexicana marcada por muchas regiones, cada una con su propia tradición musical característica.

La música que se denominaba “mariachi” desde la década de 1850 surgió de las rancherías y pequeños pueblos del occidente de México, particularmente en los estados de Jalisco, Michoacán, Nayarit, Colima y Aguascalientes.

El mariachi ha sido considerado durante mucho tiempo un sonido exclusivamente mexicano, que representa una tradición autóctona que abarca elementos indígenas y extranjeros. Es un conjunto musical compuesto principalmente por instrumentos de cuerda. Curiosamente, la palabra “mariachi” puede haber surgido de la ahora extinta lengua de los indios Coca, pero tanto la etimología de la palabra como la historia temprana de la forma y sus seguidores son desconocidas.


Food & Drink

Balletto Wines

Moonlight Brewing Co. Beers

Comet Corn Popcorn

What to Expect

We look forward to having you join us! Below is information to help you plan your day with us.

 In the Main Hall, there will be limited seating and ample room for dancing.

This is an all-ages event. Children 10 & under are free!


1:00 PM – Doors open
2:00 PM – Ballet Folkorico, El Vallé begins
3:30 PM – Maricachi Cantares di mi Tierra begins
5:00 PM – Event ends


There will be two parking lots available, and street parking. All parking is free for the evening. WE HIGHLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO CARPOOL!

    • Main Hall Parking – 390 Morris St
    • Annex Parking – behind 425 Morris St


You will receive a confirmation email with your QR code – that is all you need. If you are not arriving together as a full party – that is FINE! We have all the registered names.

There are no refunds. However, if you cannot make it to the show you may transfer your tickets to another person! Simply forward the email with your QR code to them and let them know the name the tickets are under.

If you have any concerns, please email tickets@seb.org. Customer service hours: M-F, 10am-4pm (707) 823-1511.


Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase inside the Main Hall during concert.

No outside food or drink is allowed except for water bottles.


Restrooms are available in the Main Hall.


Sonoma County guidelines in place at the time of the event will be followed. Currently, masks are not required but are recommended. Please see below for more information regarding COVID protocols.


All persons and items entering the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center are subject to search. No weapons, outside food or drink, or drugs will be permitted. This is a drug-free zone/venue.

Given the nature of this event, certain types of bags/or cases will be allowed but may be subject to search, including but not limited to:
• Backpacks
• Luggage
• Computer Bags
• Camera Bags/Cases
• Instrument Cases
• Briefcases
• Large Totes and Duffel Bags
• Any Purse or Bag exceeding 12”x12”x6”. Backpack purses must be worn on one shoulder. If a purse is worn as a backpack, it will be considered as such and will not be permitted in the venue.

Patrons with prohibited bags, cases, or other items will asked to return the item to their vehicle.

Items prohibited to enter Sebastopol Community Cultural include, but are not limited to:

      • Firearms of any size or type
      • Other weapons and knives of any size or type
      • Pepper spray, mace, or other chemicals*
      • Animals other than Registered Service Dogs
      • Alcohol, illegal substances, or drug paraphernalia
      • Professional-grade audio, photo, or video recording equipment
      • Cans, bottles, or outside food and beverage

Frequently Asked Questions

Members of my ticket group are arriving separately, do we have to wait to enter together?

You do not need to wait! We’re able to check in each individual ticket within a ticket order. If you’re a group of 3 and your 3rd person is running late – no problem! Just make sure they have the QR code/know the name the tickets were bought under and we will check in the remainder of your group when they arrive.

I don’t have the QR code for my tickets, what do I do?

Don’t panic! We can look up your ticket order by the ticket purchaser’s name, email address, or the purchase confirmation number.

Do you have ADA seating for individuals with wheelchairs, walkers, etc.?

Yes! For seated events we have several locations marked for ADA seating. If all ADA spots are already occupied when you arrive, please see an usher or other member of staff to assist you.

I can’t make it to the show anymore, do you do refunds?

There are no refunds, however you may transfer your tickets to another individual by forwarding your QR code/confirmation email or letting them know whose name the ticket(s) are under.

NOTE: People often use social media (Facebook, Instagram, NextDoor, etc.) for ticket transfers. Please use caution and, whenever possible, only do ticket transfers with people you know and/or trust.

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Sonoma County guidelines in place at the time of the event will be followed. Currently masks are not required but recommended.

Anyone who does not comply with the policy in place will not be allowed into the venue.

Please do not attend an event if you are experiencing any unexplained, Covid-19 related symptoms as listed here on the CDC website, or if you have had recent close contact with an individual who is confirmed as having Covid-19.

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Sponsorship Packages

Synergy Sponsor

○ Invitation to a special event for sponsors

Harmony Sponsor

○ All of the benefits of a Synergy Sponsor, plus:
○ SCCC commemorative water bottle or hat
○ Logo recognition on the SCCC website

Community Sponsor

○ All of the benefits of a Harmony Sponsor, plus:
○ Logo recognition on the SCCC website and monthly newsletter
○ 2 tickets to a 2024 concert of your choice

Culture Sponsor

○ All of the benefits of a Community Sponsor, plus:
○ Sponsor “shout out” from the stage
○ Invitation to a special event for sponsors
○ 2 Tickets to four 2024-2025 concert events of your choice

Empowerment Sponsor

○ All of the benefits of a Culture Sponsor, plus:
○ Name recognition and introduction on the SCCC website and monthly newsletter
○ Generously supported by on Social Media and on event posters
○ 2 Tickets to five 2024-2025 concert events of your choice

Uniting Sponsor

○ All of the benefits of the Empowerment Sponsor, plus:
○ Two tickets to the Author Talk fundraiser including the VIP experience
○ Featured spotlight write up in the e-newsletter
○ 2 tickets to all 2024 concerts and events including VIP seating when available

Are you looking to make a recurring monthly donation?

Please email us at sccc@seb.org or use our Contact page to make a request.

The Sebastopol Community Cultural Center supports ongoing programs that have become a part of the cultural identity here in West County, and your support is more crucial than ever. As we continue building community while adapting to new challenges, we rely on your donations to sustain our programming. Thank you for your generosity.

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