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A border fiesta to remember is coming to the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center April 19

A border fiesta to remember is coming to the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center April 19

Mexican-American border band Jarabe Mexicano are bringing their blended songbook of Mexican Folk music, Rock & Roll, Norteño/Tex-Mex, Latin Rock, and Reggae-Cumbia to southwest Michigan. They will close out the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center 2023-2024 season with a performance at 8 p.m. Friday, April 19.

Performing on stringed folk instruments accompanied by lively percussion, the band’s down-to-earth charm and harmonized vocals in Spanish and English have gained them acclaim from audiences across the country.

Lauded as cultural ambassadors by the Mexican Consulate in the United States, Jarabe believes every performance is an opportunity to create a deeper and more inclusive sense of community. Their programming for audiences of all ages features music and personal stories that highlight what it’s like to grow up along the US-Mexico border.

Jarabe has shared the stage with Louie Pérez of Los Lobos and opened for internationally renowned acts Gaby Moreno and La Santa Cecilia. The band is currently working on their upcoming third album, while their EP "Semillas" and self-titled album "Jarabe Mexicano'' can be found on all streaming digital platforms.

From romantic ballads fit for a loving serenade to exuberant dance music that will bring people out of their seats, this border fiesta will be one to remember.

Tickets for Jarabe Mexicano are available now at and by calling 269-927-8700, option 1. Tickets may also be purchased in person through the Mendel Center box office weekdays from noon – 2 p.m. and 4 – 6 p.m. and two hours before show times in the Mainstage lobby.

This activity is supported in part by the Michigan Arts and Culture Council.


Mendel Center 2023-2024 Season Sponsors
Stage Side Sponsors
: Meijer, Sturgis Bank, TPC Technologies, Wales Wealth Management Group,
Platinum Sponsor: CK Catering, Forte Coffee
Media Partners: 97.5 Y Country, 98.3 The Coast, The Herald Palladium, The Lake 95.7, MailMax, News/Talk 94.9 WSJM, Rock 107 WIRX, SuperHits 103.7
Preferred Partner Hotels: The Boulevard Inn & Bistro, Hilton Garden Inn Benton Harbor/St. Joseph
Artistic Partners: Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Twin City Players


Posted March 01, 2024

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