Violinist Omar Lopez to Open for Grammy-nominated Guitarist Craig Chaquico at San Antonio's Empire Theatre

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Internationally-renowned crossover violinist Omar Lopez will open for Grammy-nominated guitarist and multi-platinum selling recording artist Craig Chaquico at San Antonio's Charline McCombs Empire Theatre on Friday, June 20th, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.

On Friday, June 20th, 2008, internationally-renowned crossover violinist Omar Lopez will open for Grammy-nominated guitarist and multi-platinum selling recording artist Craig Chaquico on the stage of San Antonio's Charline McCombs Empire Theatre. The intimate evening of world-class, adult contemporary music begins at 7:30 p.m.

Craig Chaquico was the lead guitarist and also songwriter, producer and arranger of the legendary multi-platinum Jefferson Starship/Starship (1973-1990), one of the top ten most successful acts in rock history. Chaquico will showcase music from his million-selling contemporary instrumental solo CDs as well as the classic stadium rock hits that he wrote for Jefferson Starship.

Omar Lopez, a native of Austin, and his band will open the show and perform songs from his first two albums - "FOREVER RED" (released in 2005) and "EXPERIENCE" (released in 2007) - as well as new material from his as-yet-untitled, unreleased third album. The up-and-coming violinist, singer, and composer recently added an appearance as a featured opening act for 80s rock icon Pat Benatar to his ever-growing list of accolades, which already includes performances alongside international Latin music superstar Jose Feliciano and Broadway legend Jennifer Holliday ("Dreamgirls"). Omar's music has garnered critical acclaim in classical crossover and new age music communities around the globe, and his signature fusion of classical, jazz, rock, Latin, R&B, and electronica - along with his passionate performance style - are mirrored by the members of his six-piece backing ensemble. Visit for more information.


Tickets are now onsale via all Ticketmaster outlets, online at, or by calling:

(210) 226-9600 in San Antonio

(512) 494-1800 in Austin

CRAIG CHAQUICO featuring guest opening act VIOLINIST OMAR LOPEZ

Friday, June 20th, 2008 - 7:30 PM


226 N. St. Mary's Street

San Antonio, TX 78205


Violinist Omar Lopez - -

Craig Chaquico -


For bookings in TEXAS and the U.S. SOUTHWEST and WEST COAST regions, please contact:

Ed Kimbrell, Atlantic Eyes Entertainment - atlanticeyes @

For bookings in the U.S. MIDWEST and EAST COAST regions, please contact:

Robin Redfern -

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