Tex Mex Rock: The Mavericks and Los Lobos Play Aurora's RiverEdge Park July 26
AURORA, IL, June 26, 2019 – Get ready for a fun night on Friday, July 26, when Aurora’s Thomas J. Weisner RiverEdge Park presents The Mavericks with special guest Los Lobos.
Los Lobos, the three-time Grammy Award-winners and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees, kick the night off with a sizzling live set of Tex-Mex rock, right on the banks of Aurora’s beautiful Fox River.
Next, The Mavericks will rock out RiverEdge with their singular mix of Latin and Caribbean influenced rock-and-roll, rockabilly, pop ballads, blues, R&B and jazz.
Gates open at 5 p.m. Los Lobos take the stage at 7 p.m. The Mavericks play at 9 p.m. Tickets are $45. For tickets and information, visit riveredgeaurora.com, call (630) 896-6666, or stop by RiverEdge’s satellite box office, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday–Saturday. Tickets will also be sold on-site. Fees not included.
RiverEdge Park is located in 360 N. Broadway in downtown Aurora, right across the street from Metra’s Aurora Transportation Center. At this event, the entire park is general admission. There will be standing room only directly in front of the stage, fixed seating behind (first come, first served). The rest of the park is general admission for bag chairs. Blankets are also allowed on lawn areas.
The Mavericks with special guest Los Lobos is sponsored by The Barry Family, Aurora Bank & Trust and the Support Companies LLC. The official radio station is 93.1 WXRT. The RiverEdge Park 2019 Season is sponsored by Dunham Fund, Superior Beverage and City of Aurora. Park sponsor is Hollywood Casino Aurora.
With 2019 marking their 30-year anniversary, The Mavericks continue to be staples of American music. They are stepping out on their own with Brand New Day, the first studio album released on Mono Mundo Recordings, the label they founded in 2016. Brand New Day is the follow-up to the widely praised albums Mono (2015) and In Time (2013).
Flashing the same exhilarating, beyond-category style that has defined The Mavericks, the new album introduces a collection of taut, energetic, economical songs sure to be embraced by both original fans of their top-10 albums and hit singles of the ‘90s and a new generation of listeners who have joined the party since their triumphant 2012 reunion. Co-produced like its immediate predecessors by the band’s golden-voiced singer Raul Malo and Niko Bolas (Neil Young, Warren Zevon, Melissa Etheridge), who is partnered with the band in the new Mono Mundo imprint, the new collection features the core members of the group since their reformation: Malo, drummer Paul Deakin, guitarist Eddie Perez, and keyboardist Jerry Dale McFadden, along with auxiliary members “the Fantastic Four” filling out the set’s brawny sound with their signature accordion and horns.
Ever since Los Lobos broke through the international charts with their massive hit cover of Ritchie Valens “La Bamba,” their name has been associated with high energy shows that leave audiences screaming for more. The group – who enjoyed calling themselves "just another band from East L.A." – have won over critics and a legion of loyal fans with their bracing mixture of rock, blues, Tex-Mex, country, R&B and Mexican folk sounds, with the band's sound ranging from gentle acoustic ballads to the outer limits of experimental rock. While often cited as one of the great bands of Latino rock, Los Lobos’ eclectic sound in fact defined them as a vital example of America's cultural melting pot. These three-time Grammy Award-winners and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees serve up a spicy mix of sounds that will please any music lover.
RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway St. in Aurora, Illinois, is an idyllic outdoor summer concert venue, serving up live music, delicious festival food, cool beverages and a great time, all overlooking downtown Aurora and the gorgeous Fox River. Find the full lineup of upcoming concerts at Aurora's RiverEdge Park at our #EnjoyAurora events guide or by visiting RiverEdgeAurora.com.