Art Laboe has been spinning discs as a radio DJ for decades and his contributions to the record business are the stuff of which legends are made: the first disc jockey to play rock ‘n’ roll music on the West Coast airwaves; one of the first to play both black and white artists; and, Laboe had a hand in the first sold out rock ‘n’ roll concert at the Hollywood Bowl and continues to pack arena concerts today.  The beloved impresario has another outstanding lineup on tap for The Art Laboe Summer Love Jam VI coming to The Show this summer.
Zapp unleashes funky, high-energy music with a contagious groove built for dancing, loving and good times. Made up of masterful musicians who have been getting down together since the late 1970s, with memorable hits like “Computer Love” and “Dance Floor,” Zapp’s sizzling chemistry can be attributed to the fact that the group has always been a joyful family affair.
Midnight Star began as a party band in the P-Funk/ Earth Wind and Fire mode. The 80s brought the band a stream of hits like “Freak-a-Zoid” and “No Parking on the Dance Floor.” They broke into the 90’s with the smash “Do It (One More Time).” After extensive international touring, some of the members decided to pursue other various projects. Midnight Star is back and ready to do it now and beyond.
MC Magic is a Mexican American rapper, songwriter and record producer, known for rapping and singing, both in English and Spanish. In 1990, he established Nastyboy Records to showcase his productions and talent. MC Magic is as likely to sing and rap in Spanish as he is in English, with moves that get audiences on their feet and bringing it on with hits like “Lost in Love,” “Reasons,” “The Only 1” and “So Fly.”
Lighter Shade of Brown was formed in 1989 by One Dope Mexican (Robert Gutierrez) and Don't Try To Xerox (Bobby Ramirez). Their debut album, 1990's "Brown and Proud," brought the group a Top 40 single in the U.S. with "On A Sunday Afternoon," which contained samples of The Young Rascals' 1967 hit "Groovin' " and Tommy James and the Shondells' 1969 hit "Crystal Blue Persuasion" and peaked at #39 on the Billboard Hot 100. The duo provided songs for Latino-market movies such as Mi Vida Loca and I Like It Like That. Gutierrez continues the Lighter Shade of Brown tradition following the untimely death of Ramirez in July of last year.

Art Laboe brings his Summer Love Jam VI to the The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa on June 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets range in price from $45 to $65, depending on seat location, and are available starting March 11 online at or by calling (800) 585-3737.