Lupillo Rivera is a charting, award-winning Mexican singer, producer, and songwriter. The younger brother of the late icon Jenni Rivera, he is affectionately known as “El Toro del Corrido” in honor of his uncle (“El Toro”), a famous Mexican boxer. Rivera, like his sister, is a traditional Mexican Regional singer of banda — lively Mexican roots music that originated in the 19th century and is recognizable in the modern era by its reliance on wind and brass instruments and percussion. Though he sings a wide variety of rancheras, corridos, cumbias, baladas, and boleros, he is best known as one of the leading exponents of corrido delivered in a rollicking, exuberant style with quirky, unpredictable, percussion-driven horn arrangements. Rivera has been on the recording scene since 1995, but it wasn’t until 2001’s chart-topping Despreciado that he became well-known. Since that time, he’s netted 15 Top 50 singles and numerous charting albums on the Hot Latin Albums and Mexican Regional Albums lists. Four of his albums (beginning with Despreciado) have reached the Top 200. He has been nominated for numerous Grammy Awards and won for 2009’s Tu Esclavo y Amo. His 2014 album, El Rey de Los Borrachos, reached number 13 at Top Latin albums.
This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30 AM-1:00 PM. If tickets remain at 1:00 PM, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open seating on the hill. The shows goes on rain or shine.
Presented by Miller Outdoor Theatre in partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico in Houston