Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Veronica Robles Female Mariachi Band

Award Winner Mariachi Singer Veronica Robles is devoted to promote her Mexican roots, and offers educational programs for schools, organizations, universities, and performs at festivals, concerts and private or corporate events. Veronica delights her audience with her amazing voice and spontaneous wit and her repertoire comprises traditional Mexican melodies, other Latin-American songs and sometimes surprises the audience with some English tunes.

Veronica Robles is a Mariachi singer by trade but has become a cultural icon for Latinos in Boston. She has effectively utilized the power of arts and culture to bring the community together by raising awareness on the importance of diversity and she has empowered youth by employing them, and teaching them about their roots and culture.  

As a singer, Veronica has performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Providence Performing Arts Center, and The Dallas Convention Center.  

Veronica was honored by Mayor Walsh with a mural with her image on her Mariachi outfit on Pari Street in East Boston; Mayor also appointed her to the leadership board for the Boston Creates initiative; and serves as vice-president of East Boston Chamber of Commerce.

Robles is Co-founder and Director of the Veronica Robles Cultural Center, a non-profit organization that supports community action and economic growth in East Boston. offers Latin American arts and culture programs while also providing jobs for youth.

She has received countless awards, and the most recent include the “Community Hero Award”by ABCD, “Extraordinary Woman In Cultural Enrichment” by Governor of Rhode Island, and “2016 East Boston Woman of The Year” by East Boston Times.

She is recipient of the 2016 Creative Cities Grant by New England Foundation for the Arts, 2012 Nominee to the Artist Fellowship Program in Traditional Arts by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She is also a New England States Touring (NEST) Artist, and she works with Young Audiences of Massachusetts, Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire and Hartford Performs in Connecticut.  

Recently, Veronica was awarded the 2018 Live Arts Boston grant to support her project, “Veronica Robles Female Mariachi singing songs of the world”. For more information about this project, and Veronica’s work visit

Additional Links: 
WGBH featured Veronica Robles
Live perfromance/Interviewbrief descrption of performance

I Have Worked With

  • November 2018

    We performed with my All Women Mariachi (small ensemble) at Boston Foundation 2018 annual meeting. 

  • November 2018

    We were hired to kick off the annual mayor's gala 'We are Boston"  2018 with my All Women Mariachi Ensemble 

  • November 2018

    I presented my educationl program with my mariachi ensemble 


  • NEFA Grantee
  • Artist
  • Venue

Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Physical Address: 
282 Meridian St.
Boston , MA 02128
Last Name: 


Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Ethnic / World
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Ethnic
Dance - Traditional
Humanities - General
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Media - General
Media - Marketing / Advertising
Media - Radio
Media - Television
Music - Band
Music - Folk
Music - Traditional
Theater - Children's
Visual/Crafts - General
Year Founded: 
Populations Served: 
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Languages Available: 
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Audio or Video Recording
Broadcast Production
Community Arts
Curriculum Development
Film Preproduction / Production / Editing Services
Marketing Services
Performance / Concert / Reading
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Public Relations Services
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Social Media Services
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
Seasons Active: 
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-County Region
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Columbia College Panamericano
2018 Live Arts Boston Grantee
2017 East Boston Women of the Year
Citation Massachusetts State House of Representatives
MCC Traditional Arts Fellowship Finalist 2012
Citation Boston City Mayor
100 Most Influential Individual for Latinos in Massachusetts 7 consecutive years
2014 Prosperity Award by East Boston Chamber of Commerce
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Stage Size minimum 14’ wide / 10’deep
2 stage monitors
4 speaker
1 vocal wireless microphone with stand
4 direct box imputs
3 extra microphones with stand
Fee Range Minimum: 
Fee Range Maximum: 
State of Residence: 
Minimum Number of Performers: 
Maximum Number of Performers: 

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Corporate Business
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Foreign Languages
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
Certifications / Training: 
I've been performing in Schools for the past 20 years
My programs aligned with common core standars
Fee Range Minimum: 
Fee Range Maximum: 

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Name: 
Veronica Robles Cultural Center
Venue Type: 
Multi-Purpose Room
Venue Address: 
175 McClellena Highway,
East Boston, MA 02128
Venue Phone: 
Stage Details: 
Amphitheater / Concert Shell / Bandstand
Seasons Available: 
Venue Features: 
Dance floor
Dressing room(s)
Exhibition walls
Green room
Light system / track lighting
Movie screen/projection capabilities
Sound system
Venue Capacity: 
Venue Fee Range Minimum: 
Venue Fee Range Maximum: 
Venue Accessibility: 
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)
Trained Crew Available