Singer-songwriter, actor and activist Kris Kristofferson will play a series of six concerts across California in June, donating his performances to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the United Farm Workers (UFW). The Kris Kristofferson & Friends Concert Series runs from June 15 - 22 and pairs the legendary performer with renowned Latin artists in the various markets. Proceeds from the six shows will raise money in advancing the work of the UFW.

"It's an honor for me to share my talent with an organization such as the UFW and its cause of advancing the lives of thousands of workers that put food on all of our tables," says Kris. "Joining forces with renowned Latino performers through these special performances offer fans great music with a great cause."

Joining the musician in donating their respective performances are: Los Lobos, Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, Mariachi Divas, Nydia Rojas with Trio Ellas, and Los Tex-Maniacs featuring Mingo Saldivar. See details of the concerts below.

In addition to concert series tickets on sale now through each venue's box office, a select number of VIP Artist's Circle seats will be available, which will include premium seating within the first eight rows, a limited-edition commemorative concert poster, and a meet-and-greet opportunity with Kris Kristofferson & Friends after the show.

The UFW is the oldest Latino organization to come out of the 1960's civil-rights movement and the largest farm worker organization in America. The group continues to be at the forefront of protecting America's farm workers, ensuring a safe and just food supply and a safe working environment, free from intimidation and threats to achieve a higher standard of living for them and their families.

Kris Kristofferson & Friends California dates and venues:

Friday, June 15, San Diego, Spreckels Theatre

w/ Mariachi Divas

Saturday, June 16, Fresno, Warnors Center for the Performing Arts

w/ Nydia Rojas and Trio Ellas

Monday, June 18, Stockton, Bob Hope Theatre

TBD

Tuesday, June 19, Bakersfield, Fox Theater

w/ Los Lobos

Thursday, June 21, Oxnard, Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention Center

w/ Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano

Friday, June 22, San Jose, San Jose Civic

w/ Los Tex-Maniacs featuring Mingo Saldivar