Tuesday, May 29, 2012

SINGER SONGWRITER KRIS KRISTOFFERSON TO DONATE SIX CONCERTS IN CELEBRATION OF THE UNITED FARM WORKERS 50TH ANNIVERSARY!

RENOWNED AND AWARD-WINNING ARTISTS LOS LOBOS, MARIACHI LOS CAMPEROS DE NATI CANO, NYDIA ROJAS, MARIACHI DIVAS, LOS TEX-MANIACS, MINGO SALDIVAR AND TRIO ELLAS JOIN KRISTOFFERSON IN BENEFIT CONCERT SERIES ACROSS CALIFORNIA.


Keene, CA – In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, the United Farm Workers (UFW) announce the Kris Kristofferson & Friends Concert Series beginning June 15 thru June 22 in cities across California.  The Concert Series will join singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson with renowned Latin artists in the various markets to raise money in advancing the work of the UFW.  Joining Kristofferson in donating their respective performances are: Los Lobos, Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, Mariachi Divas, Nydia Rojas with Trio Ellas, and Los Tex-Maniacs featuring Mingo Saldivar.  Concert Series tickets are on sale now through each venue’s box office. A select number of VIP Artist's Circle seats will be available. The Artist's Circle seats include premium seating within the first eight rows, a limited edition commemorative concert poster, and a meet and greet opportunity with Kris Kristofferson & Friends after the show.  The Concert Series will be produced by LatinPointe and Road Work Entertainment and is sponsored by Southwest Airlines.

The California Concert Series artist line-up and scheduled concert stops include:

Friday, June 15 - San Diego, CA - Spreckels Theatre
8:00 pm, Kris Kristofferson & Mariachi Divas

Saturday, June 16 - Fresno, CA - Warnors Center for the Performing Arts
8:00 pm, 
Kris Kristofferson & Nydia Rojas with Trio Ellas



Monday, June 18 - Stockton, CA - The Bob Hope Theatre,
7:30 pm, Kris Kristofferson & TBD
Tuesday

June 19 - Bakersfield, CA - The Fox Theater,
 8:00 pm, 
Kris Kristofferson & Los Lobos


Thursday, June 21 - Oxnard, CA - Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention Center
7:30 pm, Kris Kristofferson & Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano



Friday, June 22 - San Jose, CA - San Jose Civic,
8:00 pm, Kris Kristofferson & Los Tex-Maniacs featuring Mingo Saldivar



The 73-year-old Kristofferson has had a distinguished career that has encompassed the authorship of such classic American songs as “Me and BobbyMcGee,” “Sunday Morning Coming Down,” and “Help Me Make It Through the Night”; stardom in such feature films as Lonestar, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid and A Star is Born; honors including three Grammy Awards and a Golden Globe Award; and years of outspoken political and social activism.  “It’s an honor for me to share my talent with an organization such as the UFW and its cause of advancing the lives of thousands of workers that put food on all of our tables,” said Kristofferson.  “Joining forces with renowned Latino performers through these special performances offer fans great music with a great cause!”


The UFW is the oldest Latino organization to come out of the 1960’s civil rights movement and the largest farm worker organization in America.  The group continues to be at the forefront of protecting America’s farm workers, ensuring a safe and just food supply and a safe working environment, free from intimidation and threats to achieve a higher standard of living for them and their families.  


Other scheduled UFW 50th Anniversary events include the UFW Awards (May 17th) and the UFW 50th Anniversary convention (May 18-20).  Both events will be held in Bakersfield, CA.  A distinguished group of entertainers, public officials, dignitaries and Hispanic national leaders lead by Helen Chavez, wife of founder Cesar Chavez, is co-chairing the 50th Anniversary celebration.

For more information on the Concert Series and all UFW 50th events contact UFW contact Teresa Romero, execoffice@ufw.org  (661) 823-6105 or Sarah Ruiz Chavez, schavez@latinpointe.com  (913) 660-6515.


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1 comment:

mya said...

I love the music these guys make. The one and only time I have seen them live was in a little club in LA .. Great show, Los Lobos tickets were cheap and you should have seen how people crowd reacted. They cross boundaries for those who love good music.