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Levitt Living Room Series – Ruben Ramos & the Mexican Revolution

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Levitt Living Room Series – Ruben Ramos & the Mexican Revolution
Friday, September 11, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Your Living Room
TX United States
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There are no more available spaces on the lawn for this concert. Please take time to read the important information at the bottom of this page if you are joining us on the lawn.

A Tejano legend with the hottest horns in Texas

Texas native Ruben Ramos sits at the helm of a family musical legacy born more than 80 years ago. Their legacy is firmly rooted in traditional Mexican artistry, then infused with the big-band sound of the 1940s, heavily influenced by blues and rock, and now perched at the pinnacle of Tejano music. Ruben’s uncles created the band, then called The Serenaders (Los Serenateros), after WWI. They were interrupted when five of the brothers went to fight in WWII. When they returned, the band was revived as Justin Perez & His GIs and became a topnotch big-band orchestra. As time marched on, Ruben and his brothers and sister joined the family band and introduced R&B, cha-chas, cumbias, boleros and rancheras. Ruben formed what would be the next level of the family legacy and renamed it “The Mexican Revolution” in light of the 1970s’ Chicano and civil rights movements. Ruben earned his first Tejano Music Award in 1987 along with a new nickname, El Gato Negro (The Black Cat). In 1998, Ruben and the band were inducted into the Tejano Music Hall of Fame. Later that year, Ruben teamed with David Hildago and Cesar Rosas (of Los Lobos), rocker Joe Ely, country legend Freddy Fender, accordion master and living Tejano legend, Flaco Jimenez; and country crooner Rick Trevino to form Los Super Seven. Los Super Seven’s self-titled CD earned them a Grammy Award for Best Mexican-American Performance at the 1999 Grammy Awards. That same year, Ruben Ramos & the Mexican Revolution received Best Male Vocalist and Video of the Year awards at the Tejano Music Awards. Ruben continues his family’s Tejano legacy with one of the hottest horn sections in Texas combined with Ruben’s distinctive, sincere voice.

Ruben Ramos’ website

Ruben Ramos’ music

If you are joining us on the lawn
Seating is in socially distanced squares marked on the lawn. You may have four people in your square (the people in your square should be family members). You must show proof of your reservation with your printed ticket or on your phone at the gates to enter the lawn. Everyone seated in your square must also have proof of your reservation to be admitted. Squares are first-come, first-served. Gates open at 6:45 p.m. The concert starts at 8 p.m. If you haven’t claimed your square by 8:15 p.m., you will be considered a no-show, and your square will be released to someone else who is waiting. If you were unable to reserve a square, you can come to the Levitt and take any open squares at 8:15 p.m. You must wear a mask to enter the lawn. Once you are in your square, you can remove your mask to eat and drink. You must wear a mask any time you leave your square. Once the concert is over, please leave the lawn as quickly as possible. While at the Levitt, please stay a socially distanced 6 feet away from Levitt crew, staff, artists and volunteers. Please bring your own food, beverages, chairs and blankets. No glass containers, please. Parking is free. For directions to the Levitt, please see Directions & Parking.

For your health and safety
The Levitt has taken required health and safety precautions to help make your visit to the lawn as safe as possible during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Antibacterial stations are located by the restrooms and throughout the concert area. A cleaning crew will sanitize the bathrooms before, during and after concerts. Please do not attend concerts if you are not feeling well, have a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, or have been exposed to the virus. Thank you for following safety protocols of social distancing and wearing a mask. Stopping the spread of COVID-19 is up to all of us.


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