Something about the bright sunlight and the vibrant and relaxed atmosphere makes summer an awesome season for celebration. If you are lucky enough to have one of your anniversaries fall within the summer months, you have a vast opportunity to create beautiful memories. Whether it is your birthday party, your wedding, or a family reunion, we will show you how to have a blast this summer. And we can tell you this because we’ve attended hundreds of such events and know the difference between the best and the not so good ones. We know what made them that way, and we’ll share our experience with you in the following paragraphs.
1. Summer Birthday Parties
To have your birthday in the summer months is something to be grateful for. You have a lot of options available to you when it comes to celebrating your birthday.
Students are out of school, you don’t have to compete with major holidays, and everyone just loves summer. Let Mariachi Alegre de Tucson help you plan and execute the best summer birthday bash this city has ever seen!
Parties for Children
Birthday parties for children can be tricky. It can also be hard to find a way to keep the older guests entertained while also keeping the attention of the little ones so they don’t get destructive. Hiring a mariachi is a great way to get children interested in the Mexican heritage of their family or birthplace.
Mariachi music is fun, upbeat, life, and great for the whole family. They can perform just about anywhere so you don’t have to worry about having a sound stage and a bunch of chords kids can trip over or mess with. Entertain an entire park for the afternoon while your little ones run around playing party games and eating cake.
Your parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles will probably love listening to a Mariachi on their special day. You may remind them of their childhood, their parents, or trips to and from Mexico. Bring back good memories and keep this beautiful piece of historical entertainment alive and show your older loved ones just how much you love or respect the music they probably grew up with.
Young and old, Mariachi will not offend anyone (like some modern music may do to older generations) and everyone will want to get up and dance. Get everyone off of their feet with the exciting music styling of a professional and local group of performers while balancing the interest of everyone. Even those who don’t care for the music of the past generation will warm up to it by the end of the party. So give it a shot with those stubborn teens who gripe about your music while you dislike their taste in music.
Anywhere you can rent or reserve a space, our performers can set up. Parks, restaurants, banquet halls, homes, yards, hotels, and more can host a mariachi. The types of instruments and vocals required in this style can project through large crowds and open areas alike, so don’t fret about amplifying equipment or volume control. We can use speakers and microphones, but most situations will not call for it.
2. Summer Reunions
Summer is also a perfect time for family reunions, friend reunions, and class reunions. So, let’s start planning. Make sure you hire the best Mariachi in town to provide a fun, upbeat, cultural, and amazing live music with Mariachi Alegre de Tucson! The best reunion planning starts with figuring out how many guests will be there. Once you decide how far back in the family to invite or how many of your friends or classmates to invite the hardest step is over.
Once the venue and guest list are finalized, it’s time to start thinking about food and entertainment. Restaurants often offer great deals for large groups or catering options and you can have nearly any establishment cater to a large enough party away from the restaurant. You can also celebrate with a pot-luck meal so the cooking doesn’t fall on just a couple of people. Entertainment can be a pain to schedule or work out. Pumping pre-recorded music is boring and may require electricity, additional speakers, or batteries. Choose Mariachi Alegre de Tucson for an amazing musical experience from skilled and passionate professionals who will ensure your reunion is fun, loud, and exciting. We take requests and you can discuss set lists ahead of time to ensure we know your favorite mariachi songs. Get everyone out of those seats and out dancing, singing, and smiling all day for the best reunion Tucson has ever seen!
From parks to backyards, from restaurants to banquet halls, from family to classmates, we have you covered for reunion entertainment to take a little more stress out of the planning. Act now for the best deals and times available for your event to have our amazing performers. Bring a little Mexican flair to your party or reunion and keep everyone talking about it until the next one in a year! Don’t come from a Mexican family? No problem! Arizona is full of Mexican and other South American influences, so make a theme of it and bring in people from all walks of life and cultures and embrace a form of entertainment from a culture that had a lot to do with the formation of the amazing area we live. Hire a Mariachi group for any party and you won’t regret it.
3. Summer Weddings
Summer weather is very ideal for outdoor events. It’s no wonder many brides prefer to have their weddings in summer. The bright surroundings, clear skies, and warmth is great for creating a very romantic memory like tying the knot.
Yes, the daytime temperatures will be hot, Native Arizonians have adapted pretty well to the high summer temperatures in the desert, but brides may want to follow some of these tips when creating their perfect wedding celebration.
Preparing for Your Summer Wedding in Arizona
1. Choose the Best Time of Day
The time of day that you plan to have your wedding can make a very big difference in the comfort level of your guests. There are some traditional times that most marriage ceremonies take place, but for a summer Arizona wedding, you might consider an early morning starting time or late afternoon.
2. Help your guests cool off
You might even give paper parasols or beautiful paper fans to guests as a small gift, to shade and cool participants. When evening comes, the temperature in Arizona becomes even more pleasant.
3. Serve really cold drinks
You might consider serving frosty beverages before, during, and after your ceremony. Lovely punch and fruit drinks, cocktails, or “mocktails”, with colored straws to match your wedding theme, could be a delicious, cooling, and festive addition to the affair.
4. Go with a Cool Menu
When planning your reception menu, think about cool salads, colorful fruit canapes, ice cream stations, and lots of cold water. Food, appetizers, and desserts should all be cool and refreshing.
5. Get some Shade in the Wedding Venue
Luckily, the intense heat of the sun is a dry heat, no humidity, so shade can make a huge difference in the temperature you are experiencing. Make sure your venue has shade trees, a pavilion, or a covered patio.
6. Keep Your Guests Hydrated
Make plans to have water, bottled or otherwise, available at all times. Get the word out to your guests that hydration is of utmost importance in this part of the country. Folks will get busy with the ceremony and all the activities attached to the festivities and may forget to drink their water. Guests should receive frequent reminders to drink, drink, drink.
7. Evaporative Coolers
Most Arizona outdoor venues have evaporative coolers available, which add a mist component to the outdoor fans and do a good job at keeping friends and family comfortable.
Mariachi Band to Rock Your Summer Celebrations!
Mariachi is famously known for its Mexican roots and traditions. Originating from small Mexican ranches and towns, particularly in Western Mexico, Mariachi came into limelight early in the 16th century and has not exhibited signs of dwindling or waning. On the contrary, its audience has been quite taken with its melodies that it has gained wide popularity with the emergent of the media – social media and/or otherwise. Movie studios and radio stations popularized mariachi in Mexico and went further in doing so abroad. Today we find mariachi bands performing in almost every state of the United States. Mind you, the United States is just one out of the many countries of the Americas that have been touched by mariachi. At some point, you have played audience to mariachi bands performing and mostly in times of celebration. There’s no doubt it inspired feelings of happiness, love, contentment, and bravery from you. To date, many tensed, and stressed out nerves have been calmed and soothed owing to the influence of mariachi. Mariachi has also been known to comfort grieving families. Mariachi music is one that moves and inspires emotion in its listeners. This has been repeatedly proven for over 400 years. Since the 16th century, mariachi has been inspiring emotions of love, romance, happiness, and adds to making people feel good about being part of something greater than themselves. Whatever the occasion you, a family member, friend, or colleague is celebrating, either graduation, a birthday celebration, quinceñearas, a party, a wedding, or even a romantic dinner, Mariachi Alegre de Tucson got you covered. Our bands have the perfect mariachi music for the occasion. We will infuse in your event a special touch of the Mexican tradition, mixed with harmonious string melodies, topping it off with mesmerizing solos; no part of you will be untouched when we are done. You can also recommend Mariachi Alegre de Tucson to a family member, friend, or colleague and they will bless you for it. At Mariachi Alegre de Tucson, we love what we do. Do you know that feeling of euphoria you get for getting someone out of a tight and impossible spot? We get it too, in huge doses. That’s what mariachi music does to us while we perform.
Watching our music have such wonderful effects on our audience is one of life’s greatest joys to us. You will get the same feeling watching your guests respond in such a manner. If you are not the dancing type, you will, at least, want to start tapping your toes. You will feel your insides start to bubble, and it will feel as if your heart is laughing. Maybe you could say that Mariachi singing and playing is contagious. You certainly will not be able to ignore it.
In the old days, mariachi bands were made up of only men, and they wore black cotton pants and white cotton shirts, with a kind of farm hat made of straw. Today they wear beautiful cowboy suits with silver buttons and a black hat with a broad, flat brim. Today, there are often women in mariachi bands.
We hope that for your next event, celebration, party, festival, or fiesta, you will remember the Mariachi Alegre de Tucson, and allow us to assist you in making your gathering a joyful one. As George Bejarano likes to say, “We know how to get a party going”.
From that first guitar strum to the last note on the trumpet, your guests will be delighted and invigorated by this wonderful time together!
As previously mentioned, all of us from Mariachi Alegre de Tucson love what we do and are more than excited to be hired to perform for your listening pleasure. You can tell the band ahead of time if you have any special requests, or your guests can ask for special songs at the reception. Either way, Mariachi Alegre de Tucson has been making weddings beautiful and exciting for a long time.
Call now to ensure that you get this talented and experienced band reserved for your special date. Your wedding will be all the more special with Mariachi Alegre de Tucson.
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