Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park will welcome not one, but two Grammy-winning bands this Thursday, August 11. Los Lobos and Los Lonely Boys will both take the stage at our outdoor amphitheater for a night of soulful rock and roll and smooth Latin blues.
After three decades together, Los Lobos is still turning out records that are fresh yet true to their roots. Their most recent album, Tin Can Trust, was released August 3rd and is the group’s first collection of new original material in nearly four years. Starting as a small rock band out of East Los Angeles in the 1970s, Los Lobos hit their stride when they started experimenting with sounds from their Mexican heritage. Their success would eventually lead to tours with Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead, U2, and The Clash, several albums, and three Grammy awards. With a long career rarely seen in today’s music scene, Los Lobos is still just as fresh, exciting, and rocking as they were 35 years ago.
Los Lonely Boys first started performing with their father before they were even teenagers. Now well out of their teens, the Los Lonely Boys are more like Los Lonely “Men,” and even more passionate. Under the wing of mentor Willie Nelson, the group found success with 2004’s smash single “Heaven” from their self-titled album. “Heaven” went on to earn Los Lonely Boys a Grammy for Best Pop Performance. Their soulful and raw music mixes with a self-described “Tex-Mex” sound and is sure to delight and entrance concert- goers Thursday night.
Tickets are still available for the August 11 show. Gates open at 5:30 PM and the show starts at 6:30 PM.