Los Lobos concert raises funds for Riverside Chicano Art Museum – Press Enterprise

Los Lobos rocked the Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Saturday night, May 7, while raising funds to support a Chicano art museum opening next month in downtown Riverside.

The concert benefited the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture, which opens June 18 in the renovated 61,420-square-foot building that once housed the city’s main public library.

  • Quetzal performs at a benefit concert for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Quetzal performs at a benefit concert for the Cheech Marin...

    Quetzal performs at a benefit concert for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Quetzal performs at a benefit concert for the Cheech Marin...

    Quetzal performs at a benefit concert for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Los Lobos performs at a benefit concert for the Cheech...

    Los Lobos performs at a benefit concert for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Quetzal performs at a benefit concert for the Cheech Marin...

    Quetzal performs at a benefit concert for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Quetzal performs at a benefit concert for the Cheech Marin...

    Quetzal performs at a benefit concert for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Quetzal performs at a benefit concert for the Cheech Marin...

    Quetzal performs at a benefit concert for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Cheech Marin presents Los Lobos as they headline a...

    Cheech Marin introduces Los Lobos as they headline a benefit concert for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press- Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Los Lobos performs at a benefit concert for the Cheech...

    Los Lobos performs at a benefit concert for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Cheech Marin presents Los Lobos, headlining a benefit concert...

    Cheech Marin presents Los Lobos, which headlined a benefit concert for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise /SCNG)

  • Fans await the benefit concert for the Cheech Marin...

    Fans await the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture benefit concert at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Los Lobos performs at a benefit concert for the Cheech...

    Los Lobos performs at a benefit concert for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Los Lobos performs at a benefit concert for the Cheech...

    Los Lobos performs at a benefit concert for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Los Lobos performs at a benefit concert for the Cheech...

    Los Lobos performs at a benefit concert for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Cheech Marin presents Los Lobos, headlining a benefit concert...

    Cheech Marin presents Los Lobos, which headlined a benefit concert for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise /SCNG)

  • Los Lobos performs at a benefit concert for the Cheech...

    Los Lobos performs at a benefit concert for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Cheech Marin presents Los Lobos at a benefit concert for...

    Cheech Marin performs Los Lobos at a benefit concert for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Los Lobos performs at a benefit concert for the Cheech...

    Los Lobos performs at a benefit concert for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Cheech Marin presents Los Lobos as they headline a...

    Cheech Marin introduces Los Lobos as they headline a benefit concert for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press- Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Los Lobos performs at a benefit concert for the Cheech...

    Los Lobos performs at a benefit concert for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Cheech Marin presents Los Lobos at a benefit concert for...

    Cheech Marin performs Los Lobos at a benefit concert for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Los Lobos performs at a benefit concert for the Cheech...

    Los Lobos performs at a benefit concert for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • A fan dances as Los Lobos perform at a fundraising...

    A fan dances as Los Lobos perform during a benefit concert for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/ SCNG)

  • Cheech Marin presents Los Lobos, headlining a benefit concert...

    Cheech Marin presents Los Lobos, which headlined a benefit concert for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise /SCNG)

The show was presented by Hot 103.9 and Katy 101.3, a press release said.

The center will feature nearly 500 paintings, drawings and sculptures donated by Marin, known for his role in the counterculture comedy duo Cheech & Chong that made millions laugh in the 1970s and 1980s.

In late April, the center received its first work of art – a 26-foot-tall, multi-faceted LED-backlit piece depicting an Aztec earth goddess that was commissioned for the museum.

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