Escondido, CA

Guitarist Ry Cooder to kick off Center’s new season

Multiple Grammy winner Ry Cooder with Joachim Cooder will be kicking off the 2018-19 Performing Arts Season at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Sunday, August 19, at 7:30 p.m.

Ry Cooder is an American musician, songwriter, record producer, and film score composer best known for his unparalleled skill on the slide guitar. Cooder has been the recipient of six Grammy Awards and praised for his work producing the classic album Buena Vista Social Club. 

Cooder has also played with a long list of legendary artists such as The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Randy Newman, and so many more. Joining Ry Cooder on stage will be Joachim Cooder, son and chief collaborator, where they will be showcasing his newest album, The Prodigal Son, with original and adapted gospel favorites.

Cooder will be performing at the Center’s Concert Hall on Sunday, August 19th,  at 7:30 p.m. 

The entire “2018-19 Presented Season” will be officially announced to the public on Tuesday, June 12, Members of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido will have an opportunity to purchase tickets during a 2-week pre-sale starting on June 12, 2018 and the public will get to purchase tickets for the new season starting June 26, 2018. 

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About California Center for the Arts, Escondido 

With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate the arts, California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County. 

The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. The Ticket Office can be reached at (800) 988-4253. Tickets can also be purchased online. To learn more, including performance dates, times, and ticket information, visit 

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