21st Annual Chicano Music Festival & Auction

July 27 – 30, 2017


The Best Party of the Summer!


Photo by Ken Arias

The biggest party of the year returns, heating up Santa Fe Drive with musica, dancing and comida all under the stars.  Plus, brilliant art and great deals at the annual auction.


Early Bird Festival Passes only $40 for a full weekend of fun!!

Looking for volunteers, comadres and donations for the 21st Anniversary Auction


Call us at (303)296-0219 or email us


2017 Chicano Music Hall of Fame

Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center announces its Call for Nominations for the 21st Annual Chicano Music Hall of Fame (CMHOF) Awards. This year’s ceremony will be held during Su Teatro’s Annual Chicano Music Festival, July 27 through 30, 2017. The festival is held at Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, Colorado 80204.

Established in 2002, The Chicano Musical Hall of Fame honors musicians who have contributed to keeping Spanish-language music flourishing in Colorado. Throughout the years, Su Teatro has honored Colorado musical luminaries ranging from Paco Sanchez and Eva Nuanez to La Familia Coca and Freddie Rodriguez Sr.
Anyone can nominate a musician; a producer or even a physical or organizational entity that they feel represents a significant contributor to Chicano Music.
The focus of the CMHOF is on Colorado musicians, so national musicians although influential are ineligible unless a significant portion of their work and influence was in Colorado.
Only nominations submitted via email CMHOF@suteatro.org by midnight June 26, 2017
Inductees will be announced on July 10, 2017 via Su Teatro Constant Contact and Facebook
Criteria for Evaluation:
  • The committee seeks to recognize those who were pioneers in advancing Spanish language music here in Colorado.
  • The committee has not defined longevity in terms of years, but is seeking to recognize contributors who have provided consistent or a sustained activities over a period of time
  • There is a desire on the committee’s part to honor musicians who may not be with us long, and have limited to posthumous recognition to one year.
  • How was the nominee one of a kind?
  • What was the singular contribution that they introduced?
  • Did they introduce a new genre, technique or style?
What are the qualities that placed the nominee at the” top of their game”?

Your nominations should include the following:

1. Please describe in detail how their musical work has expanded exposure to a Chicano aesthetic.
2. Please provide information that describes how long the nominee(s) has been performing or supporting the musical form.
3. Please describe in detail how their musical work has been at a high standard of excellence and quality.

* Other information: The CMHOF is not a popularity contest, so the focus of your application should be on the nominee’s contributions as they relate to the criteria. Petitions or multiple applications will be evaluated for their additional information not their volume. The CMHOF has not honored dancers, although some inductees have overlapped with their musical components.

Nominations will be judged by a panel of experts from within the Chicano music community, along with past honorees. Su Teatro staff and board do not vote in the CMHOF process.

Nominations are due by midnight on June 26, 2017.