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Los Lobos to Play Criterion Stage in September with Opener Dominic Lavoie

Bar Harbor –  Grammy award winning rock band Los Lobos will take the Criterion stage on Friday, September 15 with opener Dominic Lavoie. Best known for their chart topping 1987 version of “La Bamba,” Los Lobos’ Criterion show will feature songs from their new album, “Gates of Gold.”

“We’re a Mexican American band,
and no word describes America like immigrant. Most of us are children of immigrants, so it’s perhaps natural that the songs we create celebrate America in this way,” said Louie Perez, the primary wordsmith of Los Lobos, when describing the songs on

“Gates of Gold.”

The stories on “Gates of Gold”
are snapshots of experiences that Perez and his band mates have had, based on where they are emotionally and how they respond to evolving life circumstances.

“We live out loud most of
the time and share our life this way, but then there are more intrinsic things that happen, and our songs are part of the way we react to them,” Perez said. “We sit down and basically tell people what has happened. We certainly didn’t start this project with
aspirations to create the musical equivalent to great American literary works.”

Tickets are $60 for orchestra
premium and balcony seats and $40 for general orchestra seats. They can be purchased online at
criteriontheatre.org.

The 1932 Criterion Theatre is
Bar Harbor’s non-profit historic performing arts and movie house located at 35 Cottage Street. The theatre
has been a staple of the Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island arts community since its construction in 1932 and looks forward to a long future of welcoming theatre goers. For more information on how to become a member and purchase tickets visit
www.criteriontheatre.org
or call 207-288-0829.

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