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Los Lobos to Play Criterion Stage in September

Bar Harbor –  Grammy award winning rock band Los Lobos will take the Criterion stage on September 15, 2017. Tickets for the show go on sale to Criterion Members at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 16 and to the general public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 17. Best known for their chart topping 1987 version of “La Bamba,” the 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 starting Friday, June 16. The performance on Friday, September 15 will begin at 8 p.m. with a TBA opener. Los Lobos take the stage at 9 p.m.

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 or call 207-288-0829.

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