A concert by Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) will ring in Mexican Independence Day on Sunday, Sept. 15 at Lewis Family Playhouse at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga.

The East Bay’s grassroots, Mexican-American heritage band will be performing at 6 p.m.

The group has recorded and performed with many renowned artists, including Linda Ronstadt, David Hidalgo, Jackson Browne, Ry Cooder, Taj Mahal, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Los Lobos, and The Chieftains.

Founded in San Pablo, California in 1994 by musician and educator Eugene Rodriguez, the Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy is a non-profit that provides the local community with a family-friendly setting that offers music, dance, arts and crafts, and workshops. The Los Cenzontles Touring Group has become recognized worldwide for its contribution to heritage music and cross-cultural collaborations.

Committed to amplifying the roots of Mexican culture, Los Cenzontles connects students of all ages with maestros of various regional styles through classes, events, media, and, performances. Attendees can join them before the show at 4:30 p.m. for a special Music Workshop and Fiesta ($5 admission or free with a concert ticket).

Families of all backgrounds are encouraged to attend this celebration of 25 years of “crossing barriers and building bridges.”

Tickets range from $32 to $40.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com or call (909) 477-2752.

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