Legendary musician Carlos Santana will help raise food, funds and awareness for America’s hungry children during the November performances of his multi-year resident show entitled Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

During the eight Santana performances in November, presented by AEG Live, concertgoers who bring five non-perishable food items or make a $5 donation to the Three Square Food Bank will receive a $5 gift certificate to participating restaurants Ago and Rare 120 inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Representatives from Three Square will be on hand before and after each performance night (Nov. 11, 13, 14, 15, 18, 20, 21, and 22) to collect donations from participating fans.  Coordinating the effort will be WHY (World Hunger Year). WHY is dedicated to fighting the root causes of hunger and poverty by supporting grassroots organizations that create self-reliance, economic justice and equal access to nutritious and affordable food.

“It is my honor to help World Hunger Year and those who are in need in Las Vegas,” Carlos Santana said. “This year above all others in recent memory is an important one to help our brothers and sisters of this family we call the human race. I encourage you to help and to participate in this more than worthwhile drive.”

“WHY has a long history of working with artists to support food banks and local anti-hunger charities across the country” said WHY’s Director of Marketing & Fundraising Noreen Springstead “At a time of ever increasing hunger, poverty, and joblessness we are honored to work with Carlos Santana to shine a spotlight on people who need help to feed their families, and we can bring food to the table thanks to generous fans and our grassroots partners like the Three Square Food Bank feeding those in need every day of the year.”

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About Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits

Starring legendary guitarist Carlos Santana and his prolific band, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits is Las Vegas’ first and only rock-n-roll resident show. Playing approximately 36 times per year at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the exclusive concert experience is part of a multi-year contract with AEG Live that makes the Joint the only U.S. venue west of the Mississippi where fans can see Santana. The show highlights Santana’s career-spanning classics such as “Oye Como Va,” “Black Magic Woman,” “Evil Ways,” and “Maria Maria,” but creates a one-of-a-kind experience for fans with an ever-changing set list and unique musical energy each night. For concert schedules, more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.supernaturalsantana.com.

About WHY

WHY (World Hunger Year, Inc.) is dedicated to fighting the root causes of hunger and poverty by supporting grassroots organizations that create self-reliance, economic justice and equal access to nutritious and affordable food. Founded in 1975 by the late Harry Chapin and current Executive Director Bill Ayres, WHY works to put an end to hunger suffered by 36.2 million Americans and nearly 1 billion people worldwide.  WHY’s main programs include the National Hunger Hotline 1-866-3-HUNGRY, which refers individuals in need of emergency food assistance to soup kitchens, food banks, government programs and community organizations in their neighborhoods; the Grassroots Action Network, which provides information, networking opportunities, capacity building and access to over 8,000 anti-hunger and poverty community organizations across the United States and around the world; and Artists Against Hunger & Poverty which is supported by Bruce Springsteen, Michael McDonald, Jackson Browne, Crosby Stills & Nash, Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, Joss Stone, Darryl McDaniels, O.A.R. and many others. www.whyhunger.org.

About Three Square:

Three Square was established in 2006 to end hunger in the valley by providing wholesome, nutritious meals 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, UNLV, the CCSD, governmental entities, the media and hundreds of volunteers to efficiently and effectively serve hope to those in our community struggling with hunger. Three Square currently provides 13 million pounds of food – the equivalent of 10 million meals annually – to more than 260 non-profit and faith-based organizations and 144 schools throughout Southern Nevada. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network for food banks. www.threesquare.org

About Carlos Santana:

Forty years and as many albums later, Santana has sold more than 90 million records and has performed to more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. To date, Santana has won ten GRAMMY® Awards, including a record-tying nine for a single project, 1999’s Supernatural (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for “Smooth”). In 1998, the group was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, whose web page on their induction notes, “Guitarist Carlos Santana is one of rock’s true virtuosos and guiding lights.” Among many other honors, Carlos Santana has also been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time,” and #90 on their 2005 survey of the “100 Greatest Artists Of All Time.”