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Dr. Loco's Rockin Jalapeno Band coming to town May 28

San Benito County Arts Council presents concert to benefit community art programs

Dr. Loco's Rockin Jalapeño Band will play a lively concert at 8 p.m. Saturday ,May 28 at the Elks Lodge at 351 Astro Dr. in Hollister with all proceeds benefiting community art programs. This 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.

Last year's concert with Dr. Loco sold out with more than 180 attendees. With a larger venue this year, the Arts Council expects to sell 250 tickets at the price of $25 per person. Tickets can be purchased online at  To purchase tickets by phone, please call 831-636-2787 or you may also visit ARTspace at 240 Fifth St. in downtown Hollister. A no-host bar with wine, beer and spirits will be available at the concert for those 21 and over.

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 a thousand 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.

For more information, please contact the Arts Council or email

This concert is presented by the San Benito County Arts Council as part of the annual Arts in Education benefit fundraiser and is made possible by the support of the California Arts Council, Community Foundation for San Benito County, United Way and Monterey Peninsula Foundation.

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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

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