For 26 consecutive years the Latin Society has performed at one of Cal State San Bernardino's Summer Wednesdays concerts. The band is back again for number 27.
On July 2, founder Moe Estevene and his crew of more than a dozen musicians will perform its rhythmic Latin flavored music for the first Summer Wednesdays concert of the year. This performance is just one of many that the group, known for its big band Latin sound, has played in Southern California.
The Latin Society has had the privilege of performing their music alongside artists such as Etta James, Paquito de Rivera and Susie Hansen. In 2000, its unique tropical flavor and horn arrangements earned them the "Entertainer of the Year" award from Hispanic Lifestyle Magazine. That same year the band completed a CD, "Inspired Tributes."
Summer Wednesdays concerts take place in CSUSB's Lower Commons Plaza. Admission is always free, as is parking in Lot D. concerts begin at 7 p.m. and generally end around 9 p.m.
Concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets, although concession stands are also available.
Also performing during the Summer Wednesdays series will be the Mighty Joaquins on July 9, Keepin' the Summer Alive on July 16 and Latin Flair playing July 23. The group to perform on July 30 will be named soon.
For more information about Summer Wednesdays concerts, contact the Coussoulis Arena office at (909) 537-7360.
For more information about Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university's Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007, or visit the university's news site at news.csusb.edu.