Maldita Vecindad will perform at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach on Fiesta Friday, April 17. Courtesy photo.

The popular Mexican rock band Maldita Vecindad will return to the Acura Grand Prix to perform a free concert for the race fans at this year’s opening day of racing on April 17.

The band also performed at the 2010 Grand Prix and returns for an encore this year in a concert that will begin shortly after the day’s racing events at approximately 6:45 p.m. on the concert stage in the Terrace Theater Plaza.

Maldita Vecindad was formed in 1985, blending rock and traditional Mexican music with a high-energy ska sound. Their second album, 1991’s “El Circo,” sold a record one million copies in Mexico alone. Since then, the group has released a string of top-selling albums and in 2018, they ended a three-year tour celebrating the band’s 30th anniversary.

The concert is free to all Friday ticket holders. Prices range from $34 for a Friday-only general admission ticket, to $155 for a three-day ticket that includes Saturday and Sunday reserved seating. For tickets and information, click here.

Tim Grobaty is a columnist and the Opinions Editor for the Long Beach Post. You can reach him at 562-714-2116, email [email protected], @grobaty on Twitter and Grobaty on Facebook.