Correction: An earlier version of this story gave the wrong last name for comedian Richard "Cheech" Marin.
Classic rock band Chicago, ventriloquist Jeff Dunham and comedy duo Cheech and Chong are among the first acts scheduled to perform this year at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles, organizers announced Monday.
Grammy Award-winning comedians Richard “Cheech” Marin and Tommy Chong will take the stage May 30 alongside funk band War, whose songs include "The Cisco Kid," "Low Rider" and "Why Can't We Be Friends." Tickets are $35 to $90.
Chicago, performing Sept. 14, is the Grammy-winning band behind such hit songs as “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day,” “Just You ‘n’ Me” and “Saturday in the Park.” Admission is $41 to $91.
Jeff Dunham, who found fame via a series of Comedy Central specials, will perform Sept. 21 with signature characters Achmed the Dead Terrorist, José Jalapeño on a Stick, Peanut and others. Tickets are $40 to $65.
Tickets for all three go on sale at all Ticketmaster outlets at 10 a.m. Saturday.
More upcoming acts will be announced soon, Scott Bauer of Nederlander Concerts said Monday.
Vina Robles Amphitheatre is on the grounds of Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery, 3800 Mill Road in Paso Robles. For more information, call 227-4812 or visit www.vinaroblesamphitheatre.com.