Emmylou Harris and Los Lobos Bring Co-Headlining Tour to Cincinnati's PNC Pavilion

Harris and Los Lobos will be in town this August.

Jun 23, 2021 at 4:10 pm
click to enlarge Emmylou Harris - Photo: Kat Villacorta
Photo: Kat Villacorta
Emmylou Harris

Two iconic acts are co-headlining a show at PNC Pavilion this summer.

14-time Grammy Award-wining singer/songwriter Emmylou Harris and Grammy-winning Arocho/Norteño/Tejano/Folk/Country/Rock group Los Lobos will in Cincinnati on Wednesday, Aug. 4. 

Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday, June 25 via ticketmaster.com and pncpavilion.com.

Social activist and premiere songwriter Harris has been in the music business for more than four decades, snagging three CMA Awards and four Americana Awards in addition to her Grammys.

"Harris is known as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing," reads a release. "Admired through her career for her talent as an artist and song connoisseur, Harris shook up country radio in the 1970s, and established herself as the premiere songwriter of a generation selling more than 15 million records."

Los Lobos started in 1973, creating a name for themselves playing Mexican Folk music before edging into the Punk world with bands like Circle Jerks, Public Image Ltd. and the Blasters. 

The band won a Grammy for Best Mexican-American Performance for “Anselma” from their 1983 album …And a Time to Dance. And in 1989 for Best Mexican-American Performance for La Pistola y El Corazón, a tribute to Tejano and Mariachi music. And again in 1995 for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for "Mariachi Suite" from the 1995 movie Desperado.

In 1987, they rose to larger mainstream fame and chart-topping success by covering "La Bamba" for the Ritchie Valens biopic of the same name.

"Los Lobos has sold millions of records, won prestigious awards and made fans around the world. But perhaps its most lasting impact will be how well its music embodies the idea of America as a cultural melting pot," reads a release. "In it, styles like son jarocho, norteño, Tejano, folk, country, doo-wop, soul, R&B, rock ’n’ roll and punk all come together to create a new sound that’s greater than the sum of its parts."