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 ljfa.org. Parking is complimentary.
—Torrey Pines Kiwanis