Free, Latin, Summer Concerts | Saturday, Jul 15, 2017 | 7:00 PM | $Free
BlackRock is excited to debut Mariachi Flor de Toloache to our outdoor summer concert series this year. Their 2014 self-titled debut album earned a Latin Grammy nomination in the Best Ranchera category — a category that celebrates an incredibly long tradition of Mexican music. The nomination undoubtedly illustrates the group’s entrancing mariachi swagger.
Mariachi Flor de Toloache make New York City history as its’ First and Only All-Women Mariachi Group. Founded in 2008, Mariachi Flor de Toloache is lead by singers Mireya I. Ramos (founder) & Shae Fiol (original member). Reminiscent of the early days of mariachi the group started as a trio, Harp, Violin and Vihuela. Over the course of the last few years, Mariachi Flor de Toloache’s performances have illuminated world renowned stages in Europe and India. In November 2015, the group embarked on an extensive European and U.S tour as the opening act of Black Keys’ singer Dan Auerbach’s new band, The Arcs. After performances to sold out audiences in the UK, Germany, Holland, Italy, France, they continued to captivate crowds in the U.S. at legendary venues such as First Avenue in Minneapolis, The Vic in Chicago, Terminal 5 in New York, DC 930 Club and Nashville’s Ryman Theater (The Grand Ole Opry).
According to NPR, “the best way to introduce yourself to Mariachi Flor de Toloache is to see it live” and we agree this is a show not to miss.
Our summer concerts are free, but BlackRock incurs hefty expenses to keep the beloved concert series going, including artist fees, overhead, and technical costs. Any donation you can give is welcome and super helpful in offsetting some of the financial limitations of putting on these amazing outdoor shows. Donate to our Give on the Green campaign and help us keep our summer concerts free!
All Summer Concerts will be performed on the BlackRock front lawn, weather permitting. In the case of inclement weather, the concert will move inside to the BlackRock Mainstage. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the up-to-date performance information.