Kris Kristofferson Concerts Celebrate United Farm Workers’ 50th Anniversary

Written by Eric 'WizKid' Odom. Posted in Entertainment News

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Kris Kristofferson Concerts Celebrate United Farm Workers’ 50th Anniversary

Published on May 22, 2012 by Eric 'WizKid' Odom

Kris Kristofferson photo courtesy of Tamara Saviano.

Kris Kristofferson will help the United Farm Workers (UFW) celebrate its 50th anniversary with a series of six concerts. The Kris Kristofferson Friends Concert Series will run June 15-22 in cities across California and will pair Kris with renowned Latin artists to raise money to advance the work of the UFW.

Artists joining Kris throughout the series include Los Lobos, Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, Mariachi Divas, Nydia Rojas with Trio Ellas, and Los Tex-Maniacs featuring Mingo Saldivar. Tickets are on sale now through each venue’s box office and a select number of VIP Artist’s Circle seats will be available. VIP packages include premium seating, a commemorative poster, and a meet and greet opportunity after the show.

“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,” Kris said. “Joining forces with renowned Latino performers through these special performances offer fans great music with a great cause.”

The UFW is the largest farm worker organization in America and the oldest Latino organization to come out of the 1960s civil rights movement. The group focuses on protecting farm workers, ensuring a safe and just food supply and a safe working environment. Other 50th Anniversary celebration events  include the UFW Awards (May 17) and the UFW 50th Anniversary convention (May 18-20). 

Kris Kristofferson Friends Concert Series Schedule:

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

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