Los Angeles, California’s Mariachi Quinto Sol is a modern mariachi sextet who are introducing their musical heritage to new audiences at home and abroad. The group, led by musical director Robert Diaz, made their debut in 2014. Since then they have circled the globe, sharing their unique mix of traditional and modern Mexican music with new fans everywhere, young and old.
In addition to their international travels, the band is making big waves at home. They are breaking down cultural barriers in some of the best known venues of their hometown’s legendary music scene. In September 2021 the group made history as the first mariachi band to take the stage at West Hollywood’s iconic rock club, the Whiskey A Go Go.
The Sunset Strip venue is well known for hosting the top rock and metal acts of the last fifty years. In the 60s the club was home to the likes of The Doors and Buffalo Springfield. In the 80’s, glam metal rockers like Motley Crue and Ratt haunted its halls. For one night last year the hard rock Mecca traded in its hairspray and leather for charros and sombreros.
Now once again, Mariachi Quinto Sol is bringing their Latin vibes to a celebrated LA club. On July 9, 2022 they will take the stage as the first mariachi band to entertain patrons of The Mint. The West Pico Boulevard venue has played host to rock, blues and country legends since it opened in 1937. Everyone from jazz master Billy Cobham to blues queen Bonnie Raitt and Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood have graced its stage. At eighty five years-old, the historic hole in the wall is now adding mariachi to its repertoire.
It’s a big accomplishment for the band. But Mariachi Quinto Sol has made a habit of big accomplishments. They have performed all over the world, traveling from the most remote locations in northern Alaska to the idyllic shores of Nice on the French Riviera. The group’s fanbase now circles the globe and includes thousands who likely before would never have heard of mariachi music at all, if not for the dedication and talent of Mariachi Quinto Sol.
This month they’re bringing the show back home. Join Mariachi Quinto Sol for a very special debut at 8PM on July 9, 2022 at The Mint, 6010 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035.