Free Music for Kids

More than 400 kids got a surprise concert when the Grammy winning band “Los Lonely Boys” played an acoustic concert at North Central College recently.

The song “Heaven” is the hit that kept the fans cheering for more free music from the band at Wentz Concert Hall.

“There is nothing more important and at the same time fun, then spreading the message of love and peace, and letting the kids know they are the future of the world,” said bassist, Jo Jo Garza.

Los Lonely Boys took time out from their busy Ribfest schedule for a special concert to inspire children.

The families in the audience were invited because they are members of agencies like NCO Youth and Family Services, YMCA, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

“We grew up pretty hard too, and it’s pretty great that we can do something like this. We have the gift of music and that is all we have to give. We were very happy and honored to do this,” said drummer, Ringo Garza.

Children and adults jammed to the tunes from this Texas trio who played seven songs in the hour long acoustic set.

Fans of the band left with more than just the memories and music that they heard.

“I have a guitar pick, drumstick, and they signed my glasses,” said 12-year-old Natalie Negrete.

“I think they are a great inspiration for young adults, and telling them to work hard and to study. They are our future,” said Naperville resident, Maria Negrete.

For Los Lonely Boys, music is more than just signing autographs.

“Music should be free all the time and if it was up to us we would kill all the businesses. We should share the music the way it should be shared,” explained Jo Jo Garza.

Los Lonely Boys will come back to Illinois in October where they will play at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg.


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