Warm up to the sounds of ol’ Mexico

El Mariachi Los Dorados tours through the Okanagan-Shuswap in March, with shows in Kelowna, Vernon, Tappen, Armstrong, and Summerland.

Can’t fly to Mexico this spring break?  Armstrong promoter Ken Smedley has a solution with the return of Vancouver’s own acclaimed mariachi band.

El Mariachi  Los Dorados will tour through the Okanagan-Shuswap in March, with shows in Kelowna, Vernon, Tappen, Armstrong, and Summerland.

El Mariachi Los Dorados heralds the advent of spring with a brand new CD, entitled Si Tu Te Vas (If You’re Going to Go).

“The band brings a fiesta of music and culture from south of the border and ‘ol Mexico,” said Smedley, whose son Diego Kohl plays the guitarrón, a deep bodied six-string bass, in the band with Alex Alegria as band leader/vocalist.

El Mariachi Los Dorados’ dates include:

Tues. March 18 @ 7:30 pm. – Minstrel Café, Kelowna. Call the Minstrel for dinner & show reservations Ph.250-764-2301

Wed. March 19 @ 7:30 p.m. – Okanagan College Vernon campus theatre – Tickets: The BookNook, Vernon – Ph. 250-558-0668

Thurs. March 20 @ 7:30 p.m. – Carlin Hall, Tappen: Special guests: Blu & Kelly Hopkins – Tickets: Acorn Music, Salmon Arm – Ph. 250-832-8669

Fri. March 21 @ 7:30 p.m. – Zion United Church Hall, Armstrong – Tickets: Chocoliro – Ph. 250-546-2886

Sat. Mar. 22 @ 7:30 p.m. – Centre Stage Theatre, Summerland – Tickets: Martins Flowers, Summerland Ph. 250-494-5432 & The Dragon’s Den, Penticton – Ph. 250-492-3011