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Win tickets to: Home for Vets Now Benefit Concert

hfvnThe members of Southern California’s Lowrider Band have been making Latin, R&B, funk rock since 1962 and were behind classic songs like “Slippin into Darkness” and “Low Rider.”

The band, which features Howard E. Scott, B.B. Dickerson, Lee Oskar and Harold Brown (all of whom were in the band War), play the Warnor’s Theatre Saturday night. Joining them will be Redbone (famous for the song “Come and Get Your Love”) plus percussionist Pete Escovedo, Bay area Latin bounce band The Kool Katz and locals, the New Monsanto Band.

The concert is a benefit for Home for Vets Now, a Fresno-based organization that is working to build sustainable communities for homeless veterans. Think housing made from reused shipping containers and land for an agricultural co-operative. You can find out more about the group on its website.

We’ll have more about the show in Friday’s 7 section, but if it sounds like a good time, The Beehive has tickets for the event (a few VIP tickets, at that) we’ll be giving away to a few lucky readers. To enter to win, just leave a comment on this post. Tell us your favorite “lowrider” song. “Lowrider” is too obvious. Deadline to enter is 8 p.m. Thursday. Please enter only once. Winners will be chosen at random and notified via email (so check yours Friday morning if you entered).

Full rules (plus video of the Lowrider band) on the jump.

Only readers who submit a comment on this post are eligible. Winners will be picked at random. Recipients will be notified by e-mail at the end of each giveaway period. No substitutions or transfer of winners/prizes. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Some prizes may have due dates for redemption/use. Employees and immediate family of The Fresno Bee, and any/all of the participating giveaway sponsors, are not eligible to win. By accepting a giveaway, recipient consents to allow the use of his/her name and/or photograph for advertising or similar promotions without further compensation. Winner releases all sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prizes. Tax liabilities and insurance, if any, are sole responsibility of the winner. No purchase necessary to win.

Responses to "Win tickets to: Home for Vets Now Benefit Concert"

Ben says:

So many great lowrider songs. “Nena” and “Suavecito” by Malo. Anything by Santana when Gregg Rolie was his organ player. “All Day Music” and “Summer” by War always take me back to a special place in the early 70s, my high school and college days. Redbone w the Vegas Bros. was and is truly one of Fresno’s greatest bands ever…actually from Coalinga, we considered them our own. Composers of “Niki Hokey”! I saw Redbone headline at Selland Arena in the early 70s, at the height of their popularity and loved their groove on the “Potlatch” album…”Maggie”, “Come and Get Your Love”, “Witch Queen of N.O” and everything else they did. Fender Strat played through a Leslie speaker! Awesome. RIP Lolly Vegas.

PTolentino says:

Come and Get Your Love, but all the songs in that era…my era are fantastic to listen to…..I would love to attend, I hope I can be lucky enough to win….Thanks!

Roxanna Gale says:

What a wonderful cause.

Precious says:

On a sunday afternoon…


I can’t attend this worthy event so please don’t put my name in the hat for tickets. I just wanted to make sure that people realize that the LOWRIDER BAND is WAR without their WAR name that they made famous. Four musicians from the LOWRIDER BAND created and recorded all those classic WAR songs we grew up with and they deserve to be respected and recognized while they are still with us, even without their WAR name. Do NOT miss out on seeing these legendary WAR artists and at the same time help out our homeless heroes. Peace.

Nancy l says:

My favorite “lowrider” songs would be “samba pa ti” written by Carlos Santana but also sung by Jose feliciano, also “sauvacito”by Malo.

Sheryl Goetz says:

I think I would pick “Why Can’t We Be Friends” as my favorite, but there have been many good ones.

Roy Goetz says:

My favorite song is all of them, Lowrider, Why can’t we be friends, etc. have known this band from the 80′s. Would love a chance to go see them, The Best Band Ever.

Juanita Rubio says:

I would love to see them, not only because they are a great group, but my sister and I had seen them together on our very first concert we attended. Way back when they came in the 70′s at Ratcliff Stadium :) My sister has since passed away but I have some very fond memories of that day. Thank you God Bless.

Zelda Dobbs Olmos says:

Why can’t we be friends…why can’t we be friends….and now I will be singing this all day! Earworm.

Rod Anderson says:

As founder of Homes for Vets Now I want to thank the Fresno Bee for holding this contest and also for the article coming out on Friday. The Lowrider band are indeed legendary. Also REDBONE who’s leader is Pat Vegas born and raised in Fresno will be appearing. They also have a great past and are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their mega hit. “Come and Get Your Love”

Leonor says:

Spill the Wine

Albert Yanez says:

“Slippin Into Darkness” is just one of my faves from my alltime favorite group!! Would love to see these guys perform again. They were awesome back in the day!!!

Estella Moreno says:

My favorite is All day music , it say what the lowrider is all about.

juanita ruiz says:

My favorite song is summer I just love hearing this song because it reminds me of sundays at the park watching the low riders cruise by

Sally Garcia says:

Would enjoy listening to the legendary War artists as well as participating in the benefit for Home for Vets. All Veteran’s deserve dignity and respect from our community. What a worthy cause and way to support our HERO’S …….

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