Vikki Carr, Little Joe to headline ‘El Paso Strong Benefit Concert’ at Coliseum

El Paso native and immensely popular singer Vikki Carr will be returning to the Sun City to take part in a special benefit concert at the El Paso County Coliseum, organizers announced Friday morning.

Carr will join a lineup of well-liked borderland artists at the CommUNITY en Acción El Paso Strong Benefit Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 25, at the Coliseum, located at 4100 East Paisano.

Proceeds will be donated to the Paso del Norte Community Foundation’s El Paso Victims Relief Fund to support the victims of the August 3 shooting.

Also taking the stage will be Little Joe y la Familia, Los Rieleros del Norte, Mike Gonzalez y Mazz Tribute, Dirty River Boys, Archie Bell, Rick Trevino, Fusion 915 and Mariachi Los Toritos.

For the last six decades, El Paso-born Carr has been one of the world’s foremost classic entertainers. She has released more 60 best-selling recordings, won three Grammy Awards and has been honored with a Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Covering a variety of genres, from her first love of jazz, to mainstream pop and country, her pioneering crossover into Latin music solidified her international stardom.

The 78-year-old television, stage and film actress, who also is a dedicated philanthropist, continues to perform across the country.

Little Joe Hernandez, 78, born in Temple, Texas, has long been a favorite in the El Paso area. He has entertained crowds around the world for more than 60 years, on 70 albums and in countless shows.

Little Joe y la Familia has won two Grammy Awards and one Latin Grammy Award.

Tickets are $20 and $50, plus fees, and are available at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.

CommUNITY en Acción is a non-profit organization of business and civic leaders, united in the purpose to improve the lives of El Paso’s Latino community. It has partnered with the foundation to establish a scholarship fund for the minor children of shooting victims who lost their lives.