United Farm Workers (UFW) Celebrate 50th Anniversary with a Concert Series by Kris Kristofferson and Friends

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The United Farm Workers(UFW) are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a benefit concert series with headliner Kris Kristofferson, beginning in San Diego on June 15th and culminating in San Jose on June 22nd. The proceeds of the concert series will support the organizing work of the UFW and its scholarship fund for needy students whose parents work in the fields.

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: Ozomatli, Los Lobos, Little Joe, 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 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. Hosted by Alex Reymundo
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, Ozomatli & Little Joe
Tuesday, June 19 - Bakersfield, CA - The Fox Theater, 8:00 pm,
                                                         Kris Kristofferson & Los Lobos. Hosted by Gilbert Esquivel
Friday, June 22 - San Jose, CA - San Jose Civic, 8:00 pm, Kris Kristofferson &
                                                         Los Tex-Maniacs featuring Mingo Saldivar

The 75-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.

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

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