East Los Angeles’ Los Lobos will bring their mesmerizing blend of music to the Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo on Saturday, Feb 26, kicking off Soka’s 2022 concert season.
Nestled within the hilltop campus of Soka University of America in Aliso Viejo, the 1,032-seat concert hall boasts world-class acoustics designed by master acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota (designer of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and Suntory Hall in Tokyo). Hosting concerts and music events since 2011, the Soka Performing Arts Center has grown into a cultural high point for Southern California, offering a wide variety of world class musicians within an intimate, yet spacious setting.
Tickets for An Evening With Los Lobos at the Soka Performing Arts Center are on sale now. Tickets range from $30-$80, with a military and senior discount of $27-$72 per ticket. In addition to Los Lobos, the Soka Performing Arts Center will also host Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra – New Orleans Mardi Gras Party, Angelique Kidjo, Conrad Tao, Booker T. Jones and more this concert season. Make sure to follow the Soka Performing Arts Center’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates and additional information on upcoming performances.
For nearly 5 decades, Los Lobos have represented the unique convergence of the ”American experience,” taking the melting pot metaphor and using it as the guiding post for their music, incorporating a sound that is steeped in the city of angels, where they formed in 1973, while also incorporating multiple genres that touch on the eccentricity of life in the US.
Sonically, the band ties in just about any and every genre of music including Tex-Mex, swing, doo-wop, rock n’ roll, Tejano, folk, country, R&B and more. In their latest album release, Native Sons, the band explores L.A. staples in music from Jackson Browne to the Beach Boys. With their reinterpretations and one original single, Los Lobos tap into the pulse of an idyllic Americana, but not without shying away from the growing pains we’ve faced collectively as a nation.
From multiple Grammy wins and nominations to being named Rolling Stones’ Artist of the Year, Los Lobos have crossed generations, borders and sound — their unconventionally always tethered to the unwavering love, compassion and curiosity that comes from a band open to the contrast, diversity and multiplicity of life. Catching Los Lobos live at the beautiful Soka Performing Arts Center will be a night unlike any other allowing for the band’s robust sound to truly shine through the venues first-class acoustics.
Words: Patti Sanchez