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Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Announces Lineup for Post-Race Concert

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10/19/2009 - 12:31

rnr_sa_10.gifLos Lonely Boys, Grand Funk Railroad to Headline Post-Race Concert; Del Castillo to Open - San Antonio, TX – October 15, 2009 – The second annual Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & ½ Marathon announced today the full lineup for the event’s post-race concert. Big names and diversity highlight this year’s performers, which include Grammy-winning Texas trio Los Lonely Boys, 70s rock group Grand Funk Railroad and Latin Rock band Del Castillo. Tickets are on sale now for the show at the Alamodome on Sunday, November 15.

The general public can purchase tickets online for $21 and at the door for $30. All ticket information for the concert can be found at www.san-antonio.competitor.com. Admission is free for all race participants and volunteers.

“We are offering a little something for everyone’s musical tastes, from Texas soul to rock and roll, and we are thrilled to present three acts at this year’s post-race concert,” said Lucy Diaz, Event Manager. “The concert is really a community event at its heart. We invite runners, their families and anyone in San Antonio to come enjoy the three unique groups, two of whom are from the event’s home state of Texas.”

The concert doors will open at 6:00 pm, with an awards ceremony at 6:30 pm. Music begins at 7:00 pm, starting with Del Castillo. Concert tickets can be also purchased at the Alamodome box office or at the event’s two-day Health & Fitness Expo on November 13 and 14.

Forming Los Lonely Boys when they were teenagers, the Garza brothers -- Henry, Jojo and Ringo -- have just released their third album. The band’s first two studio albums (multi-platinum 2003 debut, Los Lonely Boys, and 2006’s Sacred, a no. 2 arrival on the Billboard albums chart), solidified Los Lonely Boys place in the Rock genre. The group’s hit single, “Heaven”, reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart, #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and in 2005 the song earned a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance with Vocal. Powered by passion and true brotherly love, their third album, Forgiven, is in every note a rock and roll classic. For more information on Los Lonely Boys, please visit www.loslonelyboys.com.

Grand Funk Railroad is known as “The American Band,” and is celebrating its 40th birthday in 2009. The high-energy, five-piece group will play forty shows all over the USA this year. Grand Funk Railroad includes founding members Don Brewer (vocals and drums) and bassist Mel Schacher, singer Max Carl, and lead guitarist Bruce Kulick. Keyboardist Tim Cashion, affectionately called “Dr. Tim,” completes the group and helped carry the group to its April 2006 release of a new Grand Funk Greatest Hits package. Grand Funk performed 40 shows in 2008 and now, with the group's 2009 tour, seasoned Grand Funk lovers and contemporary rock fans discovering the group for the first time will be able to celebrate 40 years of funk with The American Band, Grand Funk Railroad. For more information, please visit http://www.grandfunkrailroad.com.

Del Castillo began as a CD project for family back in the winter of 2000 and has become a symbol of the cross-cultural power of music with their eclectic blend of Flamenco, Rock, Latin, Blues, and World music. In 2008, the band began playing major festivals all over the country and widening its audience. The band continues to tour throughout the country, thriving on performing live and building new audiences. Songwriting and recording are a priority during breaks in their tour schedule. For more information on Del Castillo, please visit http://www.delcastillomusic.com.

For more information about the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & ½ Marathon, or to register for the race, please visit www.runrocknroll.com or call (800) 311-1255.

About The Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & ½ Marathon

A Competitor Group event, the second annual Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon and ½ Marathon will run on Sunday, November 15, 2009. Live bands and cheer leaders will entertain participants along every mile of the scenic course that winds through San Antonio’s most historic neighborhoods. Event festivities begin with a two-day Health & Fitness Expo at the Alamodome on Fri., Nov. 13 and Sat., Nov. 14. The free Expo is open to the public and will feature the latest in endurance sports gear and nutrition products. For more information please visit http://san-antonio.competitor.com.

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