El Grande de Zacatecas, Pepe Aguilar, is coming to Segerstrom Center for the Arts for ONE night in July. At 6’5″, his height is the first thing you notice when he takes center stage. Then he gears up the crowd with Mexican chants to show where his pride and joy is – “Mexico.” Pepe was born in America from Mexican parents who were also singers. He listens to The Who as well as Mexican mariachi music a true Pocho (Mexican-American).
Pepe Aguilar in concert at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
This duality comes through in his music. He has been able to stay true to his love of rock and mariachi by blending them. Why not? He is exactly that mix of American rock and Mexican traditionalism. This has paid off for him from winning eight Grammy awards and having 15 #1 hits on Billboard. He was also dedicated a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame right next to his father Antonio Aguilar. Even with all these achievements Pepe Aguilar still knows what is important – “familia.” His tour now includes performances from two of his children. The Aguilar name will definitely continue to be a stronghold in Mexican folklore.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts is making a push to showcase Orange County’s Latino culture. Pepe Aguilar will be the first Mexican singer to host a concert here. Sergerstom’s awesome acoustic will definitely do his vocals justice. Pepe sure knows how to throw a great concert with mariachi, banda and rock accompaniment. Pepe will have everyone on their feet doing “El Zapateado” or swaying to his balads. I know I will be the loudest one in the “Casa” singing “Por Mujeres Como Tu” to “El Jaliciense.”
Segerstrom Center does not know what is coming it’s way on July 9th at 7:30 p.m.. Make sure to bring a dance partner to Segerstrom Center or just grab the person next to you. Either way we are all Latinos so we are in “familia.” Tickets are still available for both nights for this historic concert at Segerstrom Center. See you at the dance party July 9th… bring your tacones and boots.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Segerstrom Hall July 9, 2016
Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $69 and will be available online at SCFTA.org, by calling (714) 556-2787 and at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa.
Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. dailyClick to buy tickets
images: Segerstrom Center for the Arts