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Occurs on Sunday October 2 2022

Approximate running time: 1 hour


Meng Concert Hall
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton CA 92831

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× Poncho Sanchez

Sunday, October 2, 2022 5:30pm
Meng Concert Hall

The Celebración de Cal State Fullerton: ¡Somos Titans! (We are Titans) event was created to both celebrate and generate vital funding to continue our life-changing Latinx Student Scholarships and Support Programs.

For more than three decades, conguero (conga player), Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery stew of straight-ahead jazz, gritty soul music, and infectious melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin American and South American sources.

Born in Laredo, Texas, in 1951 to a large Mexican-American family, Sanchez grew up in a suburb of Los Angeles, where he was raised on an unusual cross-section of sounds that included straight-ahead jazz, Latin jazz and American soul. Along the way, he taught himself to play guitar, flute, drums, and timbales, but eventually settled on the congas.

After more than two decades in music, Sanchez’s efforts paid off when his album Latin Soul received a Grammy award as Best Latin Album of 1999. Cal State Fullerton is honored to welcome Poncho Sanchez to the Meng Concert Hall stage.

Tickets for the concert portion of ¡Somos Titans! are available through the box office. For questions regarding sponsorship opportunities, or the Pre-Event Fiesta, contact Meghan Paradiso-Alva at or 657-278-2566
Admission Information

Tickets: $40 / $35 Titan Price
All orders subject to a $3 processing fee

Titan prices for advance sales only (students, senior citizens age 62+, & CSUF staff, faculty, Alumni Association, OLLI, & support group members).

NOTE: Discounts offered on advance purchases-ONLY. Regular-priced tickets are sold immediately prior to a performance.

Please keep in mind these events are subject to change pending state, county, and university health and safety regulations regarding COVID-19. The College of the Arts will host events as permitted insofar as these regulations allow us to operate safely. All ticket holders will be notified promptly of any changes.

Based upon recent changes to the COVID-19 guidance issued by the CDC and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the University has updated its requirements for wearing a face covering in indoor public settings.

Based on this new guidance as well as current COVID-19 community levels within the region, as of April 1, 2022, the University will no longer require wearing face coverings indoors.

The University values the personal choice of wearing a face covering and suggests that members of our community carefully consider the recommendations of the CDC and CDPH. Those who wish to continue to wear face coverings regardless of vaccination status are free to do so without fear of retaliation..

Thank you for your continued support. Now, on with the show!

Box Office Information

Tuesday–Friday: 12 pm to 4 pm
Closed on major holidays, Winter, Spring and Summer Breaks

The Box Office is also open one hour prior to scheduled ticketed performances (sale is limited exclusively to that day's performance's only).

Cash, check or credit card accepted

The Box Office located on the southwest corner of the Clayes Performing Arts Center. Free 15-minute parking is available off Arts Drive near the Box Office.

Parking for Performances: Parking on weekends is free starting at 5 pm, Fridays. At all other times, daily permits are required and can be purchased for $10 upon entering the parking structure. Cash is not accepted. Visa, MasterCard and Discover only.

Contact Information: Clayes Performing Arts Center Box Office (657) 278-3371

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