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Dr. Loco's Rockin' Jalapeño Band coming to San Juan Bautista

Lively concert, featuring Chicano music styles, to benefit art programs for local youth

Dr. Loco's Rockin Jalapeño Band will play a lively concert on Saturday, May 30 at the El Teatro Campesino Playhouse in San Juan Bautista with all proceeds benefiting art programs for local youth. The concert, presented by the San Benito County Arts Council, will showcase the award-winning band, which has a strong local and regional following and plays a mix of Chicano music, rock n' roll and R&B.

Dr. Loco's Rockin Jalapeño Band has been celebrating Chicano musical traditions since 1989, when founded by Texas-born/San Francisco-based saxophonist Jose B. Cuellar, who holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from UCLA, and serves as professor emeritus of Latino/a Studies at San Francisco State University.   Over the years, the critically-acclaimed Dr. Loco’s Rockin’ Jalapeño Band has featured some of the best musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area on four CDs and over 1,000 live performances at some of the best campus, community and commercial venues across the country.  

The 2015 lineup consists of New Mexican-born/San Jose-based guitarist Tomas Montoya, Texas-born/Modesto-based bassist Manuel Polanco, Ohio-born/Oakland-based drummer Joe Brigandi, and Bakersfield-born/San Francisco-based accordionist/trumpetist Miguel Govea.

To purchase tickets online, please visit 

Tickets are also available at ARTspace at 240 Fifth St. in downtown Hollister, Mars Hill Coffeehouse and at the El Teatro Campesino Playhouse.

For more information, contact the Arts Council at 831-636-2787 or


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San Benito County Arts Council (nonprofit) (sanbenitoarts)

The San Benito County Arts Council’s mission is to: *Promote diversity, quality and involvement in the arts for all residents in San Benito County *Encourage cultural and artistic growth and create opportunities for the production of art *Provide access to the arts through programs in the visual, performing and media arts *Establish a favorable climate for artists to live and work and for the arts to thrive


Submitted by (Monique Carrasco ) on

I met Dr Loco on the east side of San Jose near his home at the bus stop by Carl's jr he helped me out I just want to say thank u n God bless
1989 when there were playing down town sj

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