Grammy-Winning Los Lobos to Perform a Benefit Concert for San Diegans with Disabilities

SAN DIEGOApril 22, 2014 — Los Lobos, the Grammy Award-winning rock band famous for its remake of the smash hit “La Bamba,” will perform Sunday, June 1, at the Illumina Outdoor Amphitheater in a concert benefiting San Diegans with disabilities.

The concert is one in a series of events the Torrey Pines Kiwanis Foundation (TPKF) is producing leading up to the La Jolla Festival of the Arts (LJFA) on June 21-22 at UC San Diego’s Warren Field.

Los Lobos – made up of David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano, Louie Pérez and Steve Berlin – is celebrating more than 40 years as a group. Since forming, it has connected with fans through its eclectic style, blending traditional regional Mexican folk music, rock and roll, blues, R&B and country. The band is known for its 1987 remake of Ritchie Valens’ classic “La Bamba,” which earned it a number one hit on the Billboard charts and led to opening gigs for U2 and The Clash.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Performances will start at 6:30 p.m. with the U.S. Navy Color Guard presentation, followed by the highly acclaimed youth band Mariachi Costa Azul of Chula Vista, and Los Lobos at 7:30 p.m. Intermission festivities will include a live auction with two guitars autographed by the band.

Guests will be able to munch on delicious street tacos and sip craft beer and wine margaritas while they enjoy the performance.

The Illumina Outdoor Amphitheatre is located at 5200 Illumina Way, San Diego, CA 92122. Tickets are $45 per person for general admission and $95 per person for VIP admission. Tickets can be purchased only at www.ljfa.org. Parking is complimentary.

About the Torrey Pines Kiwanis and the La Jolla Festival of the Arts (LJFA)
The La Jolla Festival of the Arts started as a small fundraiser for the Torrey Pines Kiwanis in 1987 and has since evolved into one of California’s top fine arts festivals. The Festival features nearly 200 of the West’s finest artists, live entertainment, fine wine and craft beer, delicious bites, and interactive live performances. One hundred percent of the festival’s proceeds are given to adaptive sports, recreation and education programs for the benefit and support of San Diegans with disabilities. The Torrey Pines Kiwanis Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, has raised over $1.7 million over the last 27 years to support over 30 programs each year. The LJFA is partially funded by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ljfa.org.

Contact: Jean Walcher/ Ashley Shafer, J. Walcher Communications
619-295-7140, jean@jwalcher.com/ ashley@jwalcher.com

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