Mariachi Imperial de America has toured China, Armenia, Canada, Macedonia and Albania. The group opened for George Lopez in 2014 at Bayou Music Center and performed as part of the 2005 Selena Vive! tribute concert. It has released three albums and performed alongside Latin stars Pepe Aguilar, Bronco, Pablo Montero and Bobby Pulido.
"To get there is the best feeling. It's huge," said Mariachi Imperial director Jose Longoria. His group won in 1998 and has competed in other years.