PENDLETON - Los Hermanos Carrillo will be featured at a bring-the-whole-family concert at 5 p.m.. Saturday, Aug. 14 at the Pendleton Arts Center.
The afternoon concert is designed for kids as well as adults. Free refreshments will be served during intermission.
The band will be introduced in both English and Spanish and will feature folk and modern music from Mexico.
"We will do three of the numbers sing-a-long style with the Spanish words and their English equivalents printed for the audience to use," said Antonio Carillo, band leader. "That will add to the fun for everyone"
The concert is part of a new Art Center initiative to provide family programming and reach out to the growing Hispanic community in the area. The concert is sponsored by Collins and Collins attorneys-at-law, Betty Klepper, and R. P. McKenzie.
The Carrillo family is from Nayarit State in southern Mexico. They came to the United States in 1985 and brought their guitars and accordions along with them. The family moved to the Hermiston-Stanfield area in 1995, and soon after began to play for Spanish masses at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Hermiston. The band currently consists of five Carrillo brothers and the oldest son of one of them. They have become a popular feature at local Mexican celebrations for weddings, quinceaneras, and birthdays.
"This show is part of our on-going effort to provide family-friendly activities on weekends.," said Jane Hill, executive director of the Arts Center. "Pack up the kids and we'll see you Saturday."
The Pendleton Arts Center is located at 214 N. Main St. Adult tickets are $4 and may be purchased at the door. Children will be admitted free.