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East County News Service

January 15, 2018 (El Cajon) – The entertainment line-up at Sycuan’s Live & Up Close Theatre this season is widely varied, including Tejano musicians Flaco and Friends in April and Artrageous, an interactive art and music experience in July. 

The Artrageous troupe of artists, musicians, singers and dancers taking stage on July 24 pay tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons and musical genres culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings. With a palette that also mixes captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting audience interaction, Artrageous takes you on a unique visual journey packed with wild inspiration, creativity and fun.

Tejano musicians, Flaco and Friends will take the stage at Sycuan’s Live & Up Close theatre on Saturday, April 21. Flaco Jimenez is regarded as one of the most important contributors to Tejano music.

Performing with multiple conjunto groups around San Antonio, Flaco Jimenez became a stalwart in the Tejano community and eventually helped bring the genre to the attention of mainstream American artists in the 1980s and '90s. He has recorded with a variety of popular artists including Ry Cooder, Bob Dylan, Dr. John, Peter Rowan and The Rolling Stones and is known as an ambassador of the Tejano style.

Tickets for Artrageous and Flaco and Friends are on sale now.

Stay tuned for additional concert series announcements. Concert tickets can be purchased online at or at the Live & Up Close box office located at Sycuan Casino.

Other Upcoming Concerts at Sycuan Casino Live & Up Close include:

Sinbad, Thursday, Jan. 18, Buy Tickets $59-$69

Under the Street Lamp, Sunday, Jan 21, Buy Tickets $49-$59

Blue Oyster Cult, Thursday Jan. 25, Buy Tickets $49-$59

Motley 2 Tribute to Mötley Crüe, Friday, Jan. 26, Buy Tickets $10-$15

The Oak Ridge Boys, Saturday Feb. 3, Buy Tickets $59-$69

Poco and the Pure Prairie League, Sunday, Feb. 11, Buy Tickets $59-$69

Los Caminantes, Wednesday Feb. 14, Buy Tickets $29-$39

Little Anthony and The Imperials, Friday, Feb. 16 Buy Tickets $59-$69

Warrant and Quiet Riot, Friday, Feb. 23, Buy Tickets $59-$69

Human Nature, Thursday March 22, Buy Tickets $49-$59

Aaron Lewis, March 27 and 28, Buy Tickets $59-$69

The Commodores, March 29 and 30, Buy Tickets $79-$89

The Marshall Tucker Band, Monday April 16, Buy Tickets $59-$69

Ozomatli, July 11 and July 12, Buy Tickets $59-$69

Christopher Cross, Sunday, July 15, Buy Tickets $59-$69

Sycuan’s intimate 452-seat entertainment venue, Sycuan Live & Up Close, features national musical acts and comedians year-round and is adjacent to the Sycuan Casino and a new resort hotel now under construction. For more information about Sycuan Casino visit