Los Lobos to Headline Summer Concert Sponsored by Starbucks

The Dallas Museum of Art and Starbucks Coffee Company today announced Los Lobos will headline their annual free summer concert, Starbucks Presents an Evening with Los Lobos. The concert is part of the 2006 season of Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art Presented by Starbucks Coffee Company.

During the event, the American-Latino rock band will perform a 90-minute outdoor concert at 8 p.m., Friday, June 16 on the Museum’s Ross Avenue plaza. It is expected to draw more than 20,000 fans.

“We are pleased with the continued growth and popularity of the award-winning Late Nights series. Our partnership with Starbucks allows us to further our mission of engaging people through art,” said Judy Conner, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Dallas Museum of Art. “Late Nights is a one-stop venue for the visual, performing, and literary arts. There is something for the whole family.”

“Starbucks is excited to be the presenting sponsor of this exciting program and the free summer concert, bringing North Texans great programs and great entertainment,” said Rossann Williams, Starbucks’ Regional Vice President. “The partnership with the Museum continues to be an opportunity for us to produce worthwhile, social benefits to our community.”

This is the third year Starbucks Coffee has been the presenting sponsor of the Late Nights series and summer concert. In addition to monetary support for the series, Starbucks provides guided coffee tastings, education on the varieties of coffees, and complimentary beverages to Late Nights visitors.

The third season of Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art Presented by Starbucks Coffee Company series begins Friday, Jan. 20 during which the Museum will celebrate its 103rd birthday and include performances by Grammy-award-winning Brave Combo, a drum parade down the Museum concourse by the KUMAASI African Ensemble, a screening of the original 1933 film King Kong and after-hour sounds by DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid.

Arturo, the Museum’s mascot will host Bedtime Stories, Late Night Creations, Yoga for Kids! and other family activities, which will include making birthday hats to celebrate the Museum’s birthday. The January Late Night will feature a Literary Café with best-selling author Susan Vreeland, twilight and insomnia tours, artist demonstrations and culinary demonstrations.

Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art Presented by Starbucks are held from 6 p.m. to midnight on the third Friday of each month, except December. All Late Night events and programming are included in the price of general admission.

Additional dates for Late Nights are Feb. 17, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, and Nov. 17. The February through May Late Nights will be Maya-themed in celebration of the Museum’s special exhibition Lords of Creation: The Origins of Sacred Maya Kingship, which will be on view Feb. 12 through May 7.

About the Dallas Museum of Art
The Dallas Museum of Art, established in 1903, has an encyclopedic collection of more than 23,000 works, spanning 5,000 years of history and representing all media, with renowned strengths in the arts of the ancient Americas, Africa, Indonesia and South Asia; European and American painting, sculpture and decorative arts; and American and international contemporary art.

The Dallas Museum of Art is the anchor of the Dallas Arts District and, in all its vitality, serves as a cultural magnet for the city with diverse programming ranging from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary readings, dramatic and dance presentations, and a full spectrum of programs designed to engage people of all ages with the power and excitement of art.

The Dallas Museum of Art is supported in part by the generosity of Museum members and donors and by the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas/Office of Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

About Starbucks Coffee Company
The Starbucks Coffee Company Central Zone office is located in Dallas and operates more than 140 Starbucks in the Dallas–Fort Worth area since entering the market in 1994. The Central Zone office has one of the largest field staffs for Starbucks outside of the Seattle office with more than 80 corporate employees.

The office is responsible for stores in Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada. Since joining the North Texas community, Starbucks has been involved in a number of community initiatives including the Dallas Arboretum’s Cool Thursdays series, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and Starbucks Holiday Angels Joy Drive to name a few. Starbucks has been awarded the 2005 Obelisk “Juror’s Award,” for its partnership with the Dallas Museum of Art.