Tito Auger Acoustic Concert & Canned Food Drive
(Cantante de Fiel a La Vega - Rock en Español) a beneficio de la Texas Puerto Rican Foundation y el North Texas Food Bank.
Boletos: Por Adelantado - $25 General & $20 Estudiantes / En la Puerta - $30 General
Valet Parking: $5 ó Gratis con el donativo de 4 latas de alimentos (canned food goods)
Puertas abren a las 7PM - Meet & Greet Coctel de Bienvenida a las 7PM
(Comida ligera disponible para la venta. Agua/Sodas a la venta)
Alfonso "Tito" Auger is a Puerto Rican musician best known for being the lead singer of the Rock en Español band "Fiel a la Vega." Auger is also the band's main songwriter, together with Ricky Laureano. Singer Auger has been touring the island solo, and with a musician troupe called La Banda Acústica Rodante.
"Fiel a la Vega" is a Rock en Español band from Puerto Rico formed in 1994. The band consisted of members Tito Auger and Ricky Laureano (vocals and guitars), who come from the northern city of Vega Alta, Puerto Rico, along with brothers Pedro and Jorge Arraiza (drums and bass), who come from the neighboring city of Vega Baja. Their hometown is what gave name to the band. Since 1996, they were joined by percussionist Papo Román, who left the band in 2006 to dedicate time to his family. The band rose to prominence with their eponymous debut album, which was released in 1996. The album was a hit, spawning several hit singles like "Salimos de Aquí" and "El Wanabí", and turning the band into one of the most popular musical groups in the island at the moment. Fiel a la Vega followed their debut album with four more studio albums, three of which were released independently. After 20 years, the band is still considered by many as "the most important rock band in the history of Puerto Rico".
Aside of the band, Auger has contributed to other artists both performing and writing songs. Recently, he collaborated with popular Puerto Rican folk singer, Roy Brown, and American folk musician Tao Rodríguez-Seeger (from The Mammals), in an album called "Que Vaya Bien." The group toured the island together promoting a song called "El Banquete de los Sánchez" written by Brown, and based on a poem by Luis Rafael Sánchez. Brown is one of Fiel a la Vega's main influences and they had performed together previously. Brown's most famous song, "Boricua En La Luna", has been covered by the band and is a staple in the band's live set.
Tickets: *Limited Seating*
- Advanced: $25 General & $20 Students
- At the Door: $30 ALL
Doors open at 7pm - Meet & Greet Welcome Reception
(Light food available for purchase. Water/Sodas for sale)
Cash-Only Ticket Sales at: Adobo Puerto Rican Café (Irving, TX) and Jibarito’s Latin Kitchen (Bedford, TX) Starting Friday, May 6th, 2016. For group tickets or special seating, please contact event organizer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Credit card used for purchase along with valid ID must be presented to pick up tickets at Will-Call. After show has started, there will be no late seating during the performance. Late arrivals will be seated during the intermission. Tickets are non-refundable.
Community Partners/Sponsors/Media: Libby's Travel Agency, Adobo Puerto Rican Cafe, Jibarito Latin Kitchen, Ritmo102, City of Dallas' Office of Cultural Affairs and
the Sammons Center for the Arts.
Event's Benefitting Organizations: TexasPRF / NTFB
- The Texas Puerto Rican Foundation (TexasPRF) is an all volunteer nonprofit IRS 501c3 charitable organization dedicated to help empower the Puerto Rican/Hispanic community by supporting cultural programs, developmental workshops & hosting social activities while educating the public about its heritage, art and history.
On behalf of the North Texas Food Bank, thank you for helping to fight hunger in our community by attending this fundraiser and donating 4 or more canned food goods! Your heart and hands are invaluable.
Ask about our volunteer programs and join one or all of them - Plena Folklorica, SanSe DFW and Paseos de Puerto Rico. For more information: Please contact us at email@example.com.
- The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization, providing access to more than 170,000 meals each day for hungry children, seniors and families through a network of more than 1,000 programs and 200 Partner Agencies in our 13-county service area. In fiscal year 2015, NTFB provided access to some 63 million meals but the need for hunger relief in North Texas today is much larger. To combat increasing food insecurity in North Texas, the Food Bank recently launched a 10-year plan to provide access to 92 million nutritious meals annually by 2025, a nearly 50 percent increase from the current output. NTFB is a member of Feeding America, a national hunger relief organization.
This year, the North Texas Food Bank's goal is to provide access to 65 million nutritious meals to hungry children, families and seniors in our community. We can't do it without your support! The NTFB rely on food donations from individuals, community partners and food industry companies. Learn how you can make a difference and help provide hope for thousands of people in North Texas.