October 13 - 8:00PM
FirstOntario Concert Hall


with support from McKinley James

“The Mavericks are capable of doing everything from rock & roll to Tex-Mex to jazz & soul… a breathtaking collective that can do anything – everything, really – better than the rest. …The big band sound of the … wildly eclectic group …is an earthy but globetrotting place... [It’s impossible] not to get up and dance.” – Rolling Stone

“The Mavericks are a stomping, rowdy band that mix country, Latin, and rock & roll, creating the kind of music that makes you want to get off your ass and celebrate life while you still can.”- Vice

Widely respected as one of the most dynamic live music bands in the country, with a passionately dedicated fan base that embraces their genre-bending eclecticism, THE MAVERICKS will now be returning to the road with an added multi-cultural/bilingual energy added to their musical melting pot. Soon after the GRAMMY, ACM and CMA winning band recorded their first Spanish language album 'En Español’, the unexpected COVID-19 pandemic interrupted plans to quickly bring these additional high-energy songs to the stage.  But now, after a #1 chart debut, extensive best of the year picks from NPR, Rolling Stone and many more, and both longtime fans and Latin music lovers new to the Mavericks embracing the album, the Miami born, Nashville based touring road warriors plan to integrate the highlights of these distinctive take on Latin music classics, as well as new Mavericks originals into their live set alongside many of their longtime greatest hits and Raul Malo’s penchant for unexpected reverential covers. A sure highlight of these new live set additions will be perfect summer song  “Por Ti (Yo Quiero Ser)”- an up-tempo, horn extravaganza from the band’s just released “En Español Edicion Deluxe” album.

“The Mavericks are America’s greatest live dance band... Even if you're dance-challenged, it’s hard to resist moving your hips, feet or arms to the infectious rhythms of the Mavericks whether the vibe is Mexican, tango, R&B, rock, blues, country, western swing or unclassifiable.   Listing the highlights… of their outstanding concerts…  is like writing out the entire set list” – Minneapolis Star Tribune

“This is one of America’s sharpest bands… whose sound is synonymous with a good time… a wild, woolly and wonderful showcase of the group’s singular, irresistible style. Traversing the breadth of their eclectic, genre-blind catalog [and] the velvet-wrapped, honey-dipped, bourbon-soaked voice belonging to Raul Malo, which wraps itself lovingly around lyrics full of feeling. To hear the singer croon, is to witness one of music’s most life-affirming spectacles. …When the Mavericks lock into an irresistible groove, the band seems to be speaking to one another — and to the audience — through their instruments; sizzling guitar licks, piano runs and squeezebox solos abounding…. a melting pot musical extravaganza making America’s concert venues shake with satisfaction night after night.” – Dallas Observer