Carlos Santana & Three Square Partner Again to Fight Hunger in Southern Nevada

November 8, 2011 by  

Carlos Santana
In his continued efforts to contribute to the community of Las Vegas, Carlos Santana is once again partnering with Three Square Food Bank to help gather food and cash donations for the hungry this Thanksgiving season. Santana has invited Three Square to be on-site at the encore performances of his two year residency show Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits (Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/

The residency ended in April but Santana is returning to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for three final shows November 11-13.

“I am very honored to help raise funds for Three Square again,” Carlos Santana said. “Everyone should realize that the issue of hunger in Las Vegas is far from solved. We must do what we all can do as compassionate human beings to make sure that no one on this planet goes hungry. Three Square is a light of hope. Now that I live here, personally, it has become an even more important program.”

The donations gathered at the three November shows will help provide food in Southern Nevada where one in six families struggle with hunger. For every $1 donated, Three Square can provide 3 meals to Southern Nevadans in need. Concertgoers who bring five non-perishable food items or make a $5 donation to Three Square will receive a coupon for a free drink at LTO and $10 in free slot play at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Representatives from Three Square will be on hand before and after each performance to collect donations from participating fans. For more information visit

As the first rock ‘n’ roll residency show in Las Vegas, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits features a fluid set list including classics “Oye Como Va,” “Black Magic Woman,” “Evil Ways,” and “Maria Maria.” A favorite among fans and critics alike, each show explores a unique angle on the band’s repertoire to create an unparalleled experience for the audience. The Los Angeles Times said that Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits “proves what an unusual rock icon [Carlos Santana] is” and highlighted the “deeply energetic” performances of his long-time band members, who routinely have audience members dancing in the aisles.

Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits was inspired by the band’s 1999 release, Supernatural, that was destined to be the biggest of their career. Supernatural, a long-overdue reunion between producers Carlos Santana and Clive Davis, brought fresh collaborations with Cee-Lo, Eagle-Eye Cherry, Eric Clapton, Everlast, Lauryn Hill, Mexican supergroup Maná, Dave Matthews and bandmate Carter Beauford, producers the Dust Brothers, KC Porter, Wyclef Jean and others. The album includes two RIAA platinum No. 1 hits – “Smooth” featuring Rob Thomas of Match­box Twenty and “Maria Maria,” produced by Wyclef Jean – the first Hot 100 No. 1 hits of Santana’s career. The singles spent a cumulative half-year at No. 1 and paved the way for the album to amass chart honors and generate Grammy Awards beyond anyone’s expectations.

Tickets, starting at $55.00 (plus applicable service fees), are available at the Hard Rock Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.

About Three Square
Three Square was established to end hunger in the valley by providing wholesome, nutritious food to non-profit organizations that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans in need. A national model project inspired by Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with the gaming industry, businesses, non-profit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the CCSD, governmental entities, the media and thousands of volunteers to efficiently and effectively serve hope to those in our community struggling with hunger. Three Square currently provides more than 22 million pounds of food and grocery product – the equivalent of nearly 16 million meals – per year to more than 600 Program Partners including non-profit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites throughout Southern Nevada. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visit

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