Coordinates: Mariachi Plaza is a small square bounded by E. 1st Street to the south, N. Boyle Avenue to the west, and a small residential street named Pleasant Avenue to its north. The Square is located in the Boyle Heights district of the city of Los Angeles, east of downtown. The Plaza is a congregation of local mariachi music players, hence the name. During the day, one can find many musicians waiting around the plaza and hotel across the street to be hired for work. Local leaders hope to promote the plaza and for it to remain a sanctuary for musicians. There is a small kiosk located in the plaza, similar to those found in Mexico, donated by the Mexican State of Jalisco, the birthplace of mariachi music. The Kiosk is not the best structure for acoustics.
The Annual Mariachi Festival of Los Angeles
Every year since 1990, the plaza has been home to the annual Mariachi Festival, where Mariachi music is played by various Mariachi's from around the Greater Los Angeles Area.
Mariachi Plaza (LACMTA station)
The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority has a light rail station under the plaza on the Eastside extension of the Gold Line. The plaza has a direct route into Downtown Los Angeles and a connection to other lines of the Metro. The square will be revamped and retail is planned.
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