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Tito Puente Jr. to Honor Father's Legacy with Exhilarating Latin Rhythms

By University Relations Staff

DUBUQUE, Iowa - Tito Puente Jr. and His Latin Jazz Ensemble will bring exhilarating Latin rhythms to the 10th annual Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 16, 2022, in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center on the University of Dubuque campus.

WHAT: Tito Puente Jr. and His Latin Jazz Ensemble
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 16, 2022
WHERE: John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque





- Public: $30 - $45
- UD Affiliates (UD Faculty and Staff, UD Alumni, Parents of Current UD Students, Military/Veterans, Groups of 10 or More): $25 - $40
- UD Students: First ticket free. Additional tickets $25 - $40.

Free UD student admission made possible by the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement and Office of International Student Services and Study Abroad. Support also provided by the William P. Woodward Visiting Artist-in-Residence Endowment.

Ticket prices increase by $5 at midnight the day of the event.

Son of the legendary American salsa and Latin jazz musician Tito Puente, Tito Puente Jr. has big shoes to fill. And boy does he! Honoring his father's legacy, Tito Puente Jr. has made a name for himself as one of the most exciting Latin musicians touring today. He carries his father with him, imprinted on his physical being and locked in his soul, to fulfil a passionate mission to nurture the musical legacy left by his father.

Tito Puente Jr. and his hot 10-piece ensemble have become an audience favorite in casinos, performing arts centers, symphony halls, and jazz festivals worldwide. Crowds are captivated by the high voltage celebration on stage and exhilarating Latin rhythms that get their feet moving with Tito Puente Jr. and His Latin Jazz Ensemble.

A free pre-show reception will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Bisignano Art Gallery for "Quiet Power: Recent Work by Karen Kurka Jensen and Brent Rowley." The exhibit will be on display Monday, August 22, 2022, through Friday, September 30, 2022.

Jazz 88.3 FM KCCK is the exclusive radio sponsor for this performance. KCCK is a non-commercial, educational radio station operated by Kirkwood Community College.

Tickets for Tito Puente Jr. and His Latin Jazz Ensemble can be purchased from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by calling 563.585.SHOW; or by visiting The box office will also be open 90 minutes prior to events starting Monday, August 15, 2022.

New this season, the Heritage Performing Arts Loyalty System (H-PALS) allows patrons to earn rewards. For every $200 spent on eligible events, patrons receive one free ticket (valued up to $50) to their choice of eligible event. For more details, please visit

Conlon Construction is the presenting sponsor of the 2022-2023 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series.

To request a season brochure, please call the Farber Box Office at 563.585.SHOW.