Latin Grammy Nominated La Santa Cecilia to Perform at the Auto Club 400

Latin band exemplifying the modern-day creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock and world music

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif.  (March 16, 2012) – Latin band, La Santa Cecilia will perform on the DiscoverIE FanZone Entertainment Stage prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 race on Sunday, March 25 from 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

La Santa Cecilia exemplifies the modern-day creative hybrid. In an era and city in which Latin culture has given birth to many musical fusions, The Los Angeles based six-member band creatively combines up-tempo South American rhythms like Cumbia and Bossa Nova with the nostalgic Bolero and passionate Tango, blending in Afro-Cuban percussion, Rock with Jazzy tunes to bring about a mix that defies any particular label or musical genre. The band's sound is accentuated by singer Marisoul's haunting voice, which delivers its message of love, loss and heartbreak in a strong, sensual and powerful performance that leaves crowds mesmerized and women justified in La Santa's colorful and fiesta-like live shows.

La Santa Cecilia solidified its success with its new EP titled "Noche y Citas", which recently garnished a 2011 Latin Grammy nomination for the track "La Negra" produced by 4 time American GRAMMY® winner and 8 time Latin GRAMMY© Awards producer and engineer Sebastian Krys whose credits include a roster of Latin music's super star recording artists such as: Carlos Vives, Luis Fonsi, Rabanes, Kinky, Ricky Martin and Shakira to name only a few.

In addition to the Latin sound of La Santa Cecilia, race fans can enjoy a full weekend of Viva La Fiesta, the Latino Festival area located near Gate 14 in the Auto Club Speedway DiscoverIE FanZone.  Fans can enjoy great tacos, burritos and salsas from King Taco.  Race fans can also listen to the traditional Mexican melodies of Mariachi Torres de Mexico, a live mariachi band on the Viva La Fiesta stage throughout the weekend.

To experience the Latin sounds of La Santa Cecilia and the racing thrills of the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway, tickets are as low as $30.  For more information call 1-800-944-RACE (7223), visit the Auto Club Speedway ticket office located at 9300 Cherry Ave. in Fontana or log on to www.autoclubspeedway.com.

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About Auto Club Speedway:  Auto Club 400 tickets start at $30 and AAA members receive Show Your Card & Save discounts, including a special section with half-priced tickets for kids 12 and under.  In addition to 5-wide racing, free parking, unbelievable menu items and a full weekend of entertainment, live music and fun await fans in the Speedway’s DiscoverIE FanZone.  And don’t forget children 12 and under can sign up for the FREE Auto Club Speedway Lefty’s Kids Club membership to receive FREE admission on Friday and Saturday.  For more information or to purchase tickets, call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.  For more information on event lodging, visit the Hilton Garden Inn, Fontana, the official hotel partner of Auto Club Speedway.



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